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Windows 98 stuck in MS-DOS mode


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i restarted to get the c:\WINDOWS prompt, i typed in type config.sys and it comes up with file not found.
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lets try a quick one
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

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This has worked for me, except after selecting a date prior to the safe-mode problems, we restarted the machine and it loaded with a normal display.
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it has to be at the C: prompt then change back to c:> then type in
dir|sort|more the | is on the back slash key
we are looking for config.sys and for msdos.sys
we may have to replaace your msdos.sys file
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I did what you said, after I selected an old file it said to click restore and it restarted and went back to dos mode
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ok lets look for the config & msdos file.
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their is one called config.sys, but nothing with msdos.sys
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At the prompt put in 'type config.sys' press enter leave out the '
what is the 1st line
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the first line is

REM *****************************************
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Is there a line dos = single ?
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nothing like that
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ok there has to be a file called msdos.sys
boot in to safe mode go to start> find>files and folders
in the top box type in msdos.sys
does this show the file?
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it says

their are no items to show in this field
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was it looking in c: ?
sound like your dossys file has gone walkabout
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yep, sure did. just my luck that it's off somewhere not to be found. any other suggestions?
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ok go back to the c:>
type in
attrib -s -h -r c:\msdos.sys
then go
dir *.sys
can you see the file now?
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