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    Win98 Boot CD

    I'm able to boot from my Win98 Boot CD. However, when I attempt to run "Hard Drive Mechanic", the error "Found Extended Memory Handler" pops up. The suggested solution is to remove the "autoexec.bat" and "config.sys" files. The problem is that, I think that if I do, I will loose CD support. Am I right? Is there a workaround to this? Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Win98 Boot CD

    Wow, it's been so long that I can't remember! Back when I was active with Win98, I never booted from the Windows CD, but ran the installer after booting with a floppy. My first question is about this Hard Drive Mechanic. Is this worth your effort or might there be some other free software out there that would do whatever you want to do with drive diagnostics?

    Meanwhile, it seems you could try out the suggestion by RENAMING rather than removing the two files. That way you can put them back in place when you need to do so.

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    Re: Win98 Boot CD

    Thanks, Big Al, for your prompt response. My second hard drive is dead. Before I throw it out, I will try some software that might diagnose/fix the problem (the BIOS doesn't recognize it). My last attempt will consist of technically dropping it from 6" to 3'. If it still doesn't work, I guess I'll have to buy a new one. Thanks in advance for any guidance!

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    Re: Win98 Boot CD

    If there is data on it that you want to try to recover, try putting it in the freezer overnight (put it in a ziploc bag first to prevent condensation) then attach it as a slave to your system or put in in a drive enclosure and quickly mirror the drive to another drive or partition on your main drive or extract the data you want to preserve to another drive or partition. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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