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Error 7308

by balmain_bob / February 12, 2004 1:53 AM PST

Windows 98se.
Just recently at start up & prior to windows loading,I get a message 'Error 7308 cannot find driver.you may have to re-install driver type NET HELP at dos prompt & type 7308.'
Tried that & it says to re-install driver,but when I try & use my Windows 98se disk to re-install it states I'm using an updated version & can't install from disk.
Went to Microsoft site & used knowledge base & 7308 is referred to floppy drive,but my floppy is working alright.If my PC is idle for a half hour or so I get a Message regarding NETWORK DRIVER on repeat (I cancel & it reappears)have to go to Ctrl+ Alt Delete to reboot.
Anyone got any ideas.It would be appreciated.
Bob Phillips

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Re:Error 7308 = You did something odd. DOS NETWORKING?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 12, 2004 2:07 AM PST
In reply to: Error 7308

You can remark out those DOS NETWORKING "NET" commands and such now.

Bob

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Re:Re:Error 7308 = You did something odd. DOS NETWORKING?
by balmain_bob / February 13, 2004 3:16 AM PST

How?
Bob Phillips

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Re:Re:Re:Error 7308 = You did something odd. DOS NETWORKING?
by Cursorcowboy / February 13, 2004 4:16 AM PST
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Re:Re:Re:Re:Error 7308 = You did something odd. DOS NETWORKING?
by balmain_bob / February 13, 2004 7:44 AM PST

Many thanks Cursorcowboy.Will get right on to it.
Bob Phillips

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Re:Error 7308
by JenDScot / February 15, 2004 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: Error 7308

It sounds like you get this issue when your system goes into power save or stand by mode. How is your network set up, are you password protected when you leave your system idle? Recheck your power management settings and look for password protects.

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Re:Re:Error 7308
by balmain_bob / February 16, 2004 11:48 AM PST
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Thanks Jen
Will have a look there.But still can't work out what driver it is looking for in DOS.
Bob Phillips

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Let me be blunt. DOS networking is RARE! You don't want it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 11:58 AM PST
In reply to: Re:Re:Error 7308

Edit your config.sys, autoexec.bat to not use such.

BOb

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Re:Error 7308
by jpierce / May 23, 2004 11:17 PM PDT
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I am running WIN98 on a Gateway Essential. I have talk fax talk software. Each time I boot up as the system goes into the DOS mode for the brief moment I keep getting the 7308 error. I can not seem to find and correct the error. I even tried a reinstall of 98 but it won't let me reinstall.

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Re:Re:Error 7308. Reinstall won't fix it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2004 11:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:Error 7308

The windows installer won't touch your autoexec.bat and config.sys files.

Remember that 98 is from a time when you were expected to edit these files as well as know what they do. While this sound terrible, this OS has been out some 6 years and hasn't been offered for many years. No upgrades to make it easier on you are expected.

So dive into the mentioned files to remark out the dos networking.

Bob

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