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Windows 98 stuck in MS-DOS mode


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microsoft ® windows 98
©copyright microsoft corp 1981-1999.

ms-dos Mode C:\>
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ok step by step but remember if not sure do nothing
1) at C> type in rename auotexec.bat autoexec.old
this should say 1 file copied if yes continune if no come back
2) type in edit autoexec.bat
this will bring up the blue screen
go to the bottom line that reads
C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM /WX
REM and a space befofe the C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM /WX
When you put the REM in the config.sys file did you put a space?
Will it start now
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after i enter it goes right back to the C>
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Sorry did you save the change?
chec the file at the prompt put in
type autoexec.bat
is the rem in front of the line?
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yes i did save the change and i went back to check, their is a space

when i enter type autoexec.bat it says file not found
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It must be you just checked it
do dir/p
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before typing in autoexec.bat autoexec.old it went back to c>, it never said one copy filed

i just did the dir/p and the only file is autoexec.old
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ok You must read everything and if not sure or you do not get the answer
come back
Ok at the c> type in copy autoexec.old autoexec.bat
does this copy the file?
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yes
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ok
edit autoexec.bat
go to the bottom line that has C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM /WX
and delete it. then alt F save

edit config.sys
delete the dos= shell
alt f save

Edited by peterm, 19 August 2005 - 06:42 PM.

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ok, i did the edit autoexec.bat and deleted that line and saved it

i went to edit config.sys and their is no line that says dos=shell, their is one that says REM dos=single and down farther one that says dos=high
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delete the dos = shell and save then reboot
if this does not work whe you reboot go to safe mode
I have 1 trick left
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their is no dos = shell
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sorry no dos shell
ok reboot
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sorry was re reading when I noticed no dos shell
if it does not reboot in windows go to safe mode
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