Saturday evening, I installed a new modem (Not exactly sure what brand, it was an OEM v.92 I got for about $7 online) and as I slid it into the PCI slot, the computer spontaneously booted, and proceeded to give me a VXD error, 000:00000013, and since then I've gotten 000:00000009, and several others.
Originally, the config.sys file was missing, but I restored it from D, and I can't find any other file that might be having a problem on the backup.
Right now I'm at school on a teacher's computer, with my computer in the next room, waiting for the tech to help me out, but he's busy, and I was hoping someone here could be able to help.
I have an old Compaq 5838, and the only modifications I've made to it are the new modem I put in (replacing it with the old or just taking it out doesn't help), a stick of 128MB RAM, a new CDR/DVD drive (A Lite-On, not sure of the model offhand, and I can't just disassemble my computer to look at the moment, lol) and an Optorite 4x DVD Burner. I'm still running the Windows 98SE that was preloaded, and I can boot to safe mode and a command prompt, but not to Windows' standard mode.
Any help would be, as always, greatly appreciated.
I'll be checking back a few thousand times today, so if anyone needs more information to be able to help me I'm sure I can find a way to get it for them. If the computer tech gets here and helps me out before anyone else, I'll share his diagnosis in case it helps anyone else out at some point.
Thanks in advance