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Old 11-29-2011, 08:59 PM
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Question WIN.com missing or corrupted file

Hey guys, I have somehow managed to get my IBM thinkpad type 2626 to run only in MS-DOS mode. the error message it is giving me is the missing or corrupted WIN.com file. I know it is not a virus, because this computer does not have any internet or anything that could load a virus onto. I've tried to load the file manually, I've tried to extract it, and I've even tried to create a new WIN file but for some reason, it is still not working or load. I know the BIOS battery is going bad, but I'm pretty sure there's something else here. can anyone help me?
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:12 AM
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Hey guys, I have somehow managed to get my IBM thinkpad type 2626 to run only in MS-DOS mode. the error message it is giving me is the missing or corrupted WIN.com file. I know it is not a virus, because this computer does not have any internet or anything that could load a virus onto. I've tried to load the file manually, I've tried to extract it, and I've even tried to create a new WIN file but for some reason, it is still not working or load. I know the BIOS battery is going bad, but I'm pretty sure there's something else here. can anyone help me?

you need an XP disc to do this.

Try a System File Check
go to Run - type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes and note the space after sfc) - have the xp or recovery disc available in case sfc needs to repair or replace any files

Also look at this http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...e-missing-boot
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