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How do I restore a missing or corrupted configsys file

Guest (Visitor) (OP)
2 Oct 01 15:36
I can't start windows 98 because there is an "error in line 5 of the config.sys file"

The message says Missing or corrupted file C:\CDROM\CDROMDRV.SYS

Can anyone tell me how to fix or restore this file?
debonairOne (MIS)
11 Nov 01 21:12
You may not actually need to do either...  You can edit the file and correct the error...

To repair the problem you can do several things...

1.  restore the original file from the windows cabs to the path stated in the config.sys

2.  rem the line out so that it does not attempt to load the missing or corrupted file

or

3.  reinstall the dos real mode drivers... that is what the line is for... win98 really doesn't require that line in the config.sys to load...

To replace the corrupted config.sys, first look for a file named config.bak or something similar...  These files were original config.sys files until a program that was installed altered them and appended them with another extension, in case of problems...  If you find one of these files, open it with a text editor and see if it has the bad line in it.. if not, first rename the original config.sys to config.old (or something), then rename the backup file to config.sys... and reboot...

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