The Zip Drive is noted at
My 98 CD is bootable and offers a reinstall, but before that, try
At that DOS prompt and go back a day or two.
My computer crashed last night. It froze up when trying to get online, and I couldn't ctrl-alt-delete to restart it, so I had to reboot it. When it rebooted, all kinds of files needed to run Windows were not there including turbovbf.vxd, nwredir.vxd, nwlink.vxd, nscl.vxd, vgartd.vxd, c:/windows/system/gxpmw.vxd, wpsrcom.386, wpssem.386, wpsrbnd.386, turbovcd.vxd, and also "error loading mouse.drv you must reinstall windows"
So, I need to reinstall Windows to get my computer to boot up. I could not start the computer in safe mode. Another major problem, is that my floppy drive (drive ASmiley does not work. So, I can't use a boot disk in the floppy drive to get the computer booted up.
How can I reinstall Windows 98 without a floppy disk drive or boot disk? Is it possible. I can get MS DOS prompts, and I do have the Windows 98 CD, but I can't figure out how to boot up the computer or reinstall windows 98 from the CD in MS DOS mode. I do have a functioning Zip drive. Can I use the Zip drive as a boot up disk?
Any help would be appreciated!