By daniel.morgan68 ·

I'm new to this and am not really a one that knows much about computers but I would appreciate it if anyone could give me some help in an idiots guide style answer.

I have a Toshiba Satellite 1670CDS using Windows 98. I turned it on one day and a message came up saying 'operating system not found'

I searched on this site and someone had a similar problem to me and after following some advice (taking the whole thing apart and removing then replacing the hard drive) I fired it up and I got the Windows 98 logo screen. The logo screen stayed on for ages then I got an error saying 'The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS'

Now having searched this site again I've found a couple of threads that may be of help however I am not in possesion of any software for the laptop.

My questions are 1) How can I overcome this problem of not having any relevant software and 2) What exactly will I need to do if I manage to find the HIMEM.SYS file to put on the laptop?

Any help would be very appreciated

Thanks in advance


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The original error message was because the HDD

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Missing HIMEM.SYS

Was not being read. When you removed it did you take any notice of the makers name? If so you really should test the HDD with the makers Testing Utility to see if the drive is OK. If you can not remember the Makers Name you can try Seatools as a Universal Test available from here


It should work and tell you if you have a HDD Problem but if you don't have a Seagate HDD the error codes may be wrong but the end result will be right.

As for the HiMem file this is a DOS File and should be in the Configuration File if I remember correctly if it's not there it's in the Autoexe File both of which are on the root of the C Drive Root means directly on the C Drive without being in any folders and can be accessed with a Boot Disk. If you don't even have a Boot Floppy you can download one from any of these places



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Perhaps this will help

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Missing HIMEM.SYS

HAL is correct (as usual). It is most likely either a HD or physical memory issue.

I hope the info on this page will help in your quest:

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In addition to what's already been said...

by tonylewis In reply to Missing HIMEM.SYS

You mentioned that you didn't have the disks. You can download boot disks here: http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm . This will allow you to boot and copy the himem.sys file from the boot disk to your hard drive.



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