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config.sys error message

by nondaj / February 15, 2005 1:13 PM PST

just recently got an error message that said my config.sys was either missing or corrupted
THEN it mentioned third line

I did a thorough disk scan and it came up with message all errors fixed.

Does this mean the config.sys has been repaired?

If not what should I do to repair that third line which reads C:\windows\setver.exe

Have no idea what I did to cause this error. Have been playing a game called Under a Killing Moon and having many problems with it. Have adjusted hardware settings and resolution but beyond that nothing else.

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error message- need more to work on.
by Papa Echo / February 15, 2005 1:58 PM PST

If the error message appears again, copy the full and complete message to paper or highlight-copy and paste to the forum. If it does not appear again, forget it.

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config.sys error message
by nondaj / February 16, 2005 12:34 AM PST

Thanks for feedback Papa Echo and hopefully you will not see me here copying and pasting:) but if so will be back.

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config.sys error message
by nondaj / February 16, 2005 12:45 AM PST

Well, success was short lived. Unfortunately I do not know how to copy/paste when the error message is in the startup screen. I did pause the screen and was able to copy by hand the exact message - hope this will suffice. If not could you tell me how to copy/paste when in this startup window?

Message reads exactly:

The following file is missing or corrupted: C\windows\setver.exe
There is an error in your config.sys file on third line

I went to the config.sys file and the third line reads exactly:

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\setver.exe

Hope you can advise.

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There's an oddity here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2005 1:03 AM PST

XP doesn't use CONFIG.SYS, but config.nt. In either case, the SFC program (you run it) should check it for validity.

Bob

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config.sys error message
by nondaj / February 16, 2005 2:41 AM PST

No you misunderstand - it is on my 98 that the error message is appearing. I think I mentioned that in a previous posting.

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Wrong Forum. But here's how to extract original 98 files.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2005 2:48 AM PST
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