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Windows 98 stuck in MS-DOS mode


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go to c> prompt and type in what?
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sorry at the c>prompt you should have typed
dir *.wos (space between dir & *)

Edited by peterm, 19 August 2005 - 01:57 PM.

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it says

Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is 2B14-140B
Directory of C:\WINDOWS

File not found
243,499,008 bytes free

then prompt again
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c:> prompt type in
dir *.wos with a space between dir and *
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it comes up with the same things I just wrote, but at the prompt it says C:\WINDOWS>dir
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you need to change back to the C:> prompt where we found your autoexec file
if the prompt is now C:\windows> type in cd .. (space between cd and ..)
then type in dir *.wos (space between dir and *)
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same as before file not found
volume in drive C...
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you said you can start in safe mode? if so try this
1. Right-click the taskbar, click Properties, and then click the Start Menu Programs tab.
2. Click Advanced, click Programs, right-click MS-DOS Prompt, and then click Properties.
3. On the Program tab, click Advanced, and then click the MS-DOS Mode check box to clear it.
4. Click OK, and then click OK.
5. On the File menu, click Close.
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If you have not tried the taskbar method I gave you yet try this 1st
start in safe mode command prompt
At the command prompt, type "win /wx" (without quotation marks), and then press ENTER.
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I did all of that. I'm back to the main screen in safe mode. What do I do now?

to get to safe mode I typed exit in the dos mode, when the computer was restarting I hit F8 then clicked on safe mode.

Edited by sueym, 19 August 2005 - 02:20 PM.

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if you unticked the ms dos box restart Does it start in windows
if not restart in the SAFE MODE COMMAND PROMPT and type
win /wx" (without quotation marks), and then press ENTER.
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i restarted, it went back to ms dos mode, i went to safe mode command prompt, typed win /wx and enter and it restarted and went straight back to ms dos mode
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I assume you put the space in between win and / (sorry I should have said to)
ok can you go back to c:\> and type in type config.sys
is the 1 st line dos = single?
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yes i did put the space.

this one comes up with bad command or file name
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ok this should be where you found the autoexec file?
try at the windows prompt then type config.sys- use the word type like we did for the autoexec
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