Windows 98 stuck in MS-DOS mode
Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:44 PM
Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:50 PM
then at the c> prompt put in "type autoexec.bat"
without the "
what comes up
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:08 PM
REM ** LH is required to load items in upper memory
REM ** MSCDEX is required to access the CD ROM in MS-DOS mode
REM ** Specify a CD ROM drive letter with /L:[drive letter]
REM LH C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001
rem TShoot: ECHO ** Windows 98 MS-DOS Mode **
rem TShoot: ECHO ** Extended Memory (XMS) Support **
rem TShoot: ECHO ** **
ECHO ** Type EXIT to return to Windows 98 **
REM ** Install MS-DOS support for hardware in this environment
REM The following lines have been created by Windows. Do not modify them.
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:18 PM
Has this always been stuck in dos since the upgrade or did this just start?
what happens if you typ exit at the prompt?
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:22 PM
After the upgrade it was perfectly fine. We used it for about a year. I bought a newer computer and put this one down in the kids room, but without internet access. One of my kids pulled a floppy out when something was loading, i believe, and it got all screwed up and somehow ended up like this. We stored it away for awhile, got DSL so we brought it back out to hook it up. Same thing. That's where I'm at now.
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:31 PM
at the dos prompt type in scanreg /restore (space between scanreg and /)
does this give you a list of 5 files to choose from? pick an old one
yes it could be the disc was loading a dos program and that is the line in the autoexec. file
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:34 PM
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:41 PM
like thisWindows 95 or 98 is now starting your MS-DOS-based-program.
If yes as soon as it starts press escape (within 3 sec)
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:44 PM
Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:47 PM
ok change to the c> prompt and typein *.wos
do you have 2 files ?
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