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Windows 98 stuck in MS-DOS mode


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Somebody please help! I want to put my old computer in my daughters room. It was upgraded from windows 95 to 98 when someone gave it to me a couple years ago. It is stuck in MS-DOS mode. I have tried absolutely everything to fix it. I can run it in safe mode, but I keep trying different things to fix it, but to no avail. I cannot afford to take it somewhere for $50+ to have it fixed. Can somebody help me get it out of this mode, or is their away to delete and reboot it completely with win 98. I do not have any original disks because they are from win 95. Also, is it possible to use my Windows XP disks from my new computer to load on this one if I can't fix it? Please help soon. thanks. :tazz:
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at the dos prompt type win.exe what happens
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bad command or file name
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type cd windows
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invalid directory

I typed right after the prompt cd(space)windows.
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at the prompt type dir/p this should give you a list of directories can you see a windows directory?
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yes
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the whole thing says windows directory with a list of 200+ files, are you asking for one of those files to say windows?
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try cd\windows
if we can get windows to load from here then we just need t edit the autoexec file (i hope)
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at the prompt, I type it in and it just brings up the prompt again, nothing happens
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when you type cd\windows the prompt should be
c:\windows>
if yes type win.exe
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bad command or file name

the prompt is correct

Edited by sueym, 19 August 2005 - 12:30 PM.

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so you have the window prompt?
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yes

c:\windows>
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Will be back Just going to boot to 98
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