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OK. The path is C:\windows\wininit.exe

Written down!
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I'm not going to touch anything until I hear back from you. I don't want to have come this far to screw it up.

Edited by defdumbandblind, 16 May 2005 - 09:23 PM.

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ok write this or print it out
open your floppy and rename the file wininit.new
restart your computer in dos mode.
put the floppy in the drive, you should be at the A:> prompt
change to c drive (type c: press enter ) change to windows (type cd windows)
the prompt should now be C:\windows> type copy a:*.* press enter
I ASSUME wininit is the only file on the floppy. IF NOT LET ME KNOW 1ST
when you have done this do a dir|more(the | is a pipe command normally below the backspace key with the backslash\)
Is the file wininit.new there ? if yes we will move to step 2.
IF NOT CLEAR OR SURE OF THIS PLEASE DO NOTHING AND ADVISE ME
I WILL TRY AND BREAK IT DOWN FURTHER

Edited by peterm, 16 May 2005 - 09:54 PM.

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So, I understand what you're saying but when I an a C:\WINDOWS: and I type a:*.* it tells me that it's a bad command or file name. I double checked my floppy again and yes, wininit.exe is the only file on there. I'll restart and try again though.

Edited by defdumbandblind, 16 May 2005 - 10:00 PM.

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SORRY READ THE REST OF MY POST I HIT THE SEND BUTTON EARLY
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Ok! Cool. It says "WININI~2.EXE 1 file(s) copied. I did a dir|more search in both a: and c:\windows: and both times it said "file not found". Did I miss something or skip an important step?
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did you rename the file on your A drive
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yes. it's now on the floppy as wininit.new. Is that what it should be?
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yes
now at the a prompt change to the windows directory
c: press enter cd windows
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Ok, I'm there...
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all right
you missed part of a step type (copy a:*.*) press enter
then type (dir|more) this will give a list of all the files in the windows directory
to go to a new page press the space bar do you see the file wininit.exe and wininit.new
in the list
TYPE WHAT IS IN THE BRACKETS THERE IS A SPACE BETWEEN COPY AND A:

Edited by peterm, 16 May 2005 - 10:25 PM.

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Well, i typed in "copy a:*.*" and it now says "Overwrite C:WININI~2.EXE? Yes/No/All?" That's where I'm getting stuck.

So if I say yes, then it overwrites it. Then I attempt to enter "dir|more" and it says "Bad Command Or File" everytime.
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did you say yes?
if you renamed the file wininit.new it should not have asked to overwrite
anyway did you say yes?
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no.
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ok lets step back
are you sure the file on the floppy is called wininit.new?
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