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Windows 98 stuck in MS-DOS mode


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my house just roared with happy screams. you are the BEST. it worked.

thank you thank you thank you

one more thing, sorry
back when the kids first messed it up, somehow they deleted games out of accessories, is their any way to reload them or find them?
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You did it your a geek now.
sorry we got a bit out of sink my eldest started to down load songs
and speed on internet went down
I should have got the answer earlier sorry about the time it took
But some times I take the long and carefull route

Ok- pulling the disc out of the drive while it was reading caused the problem
as for the games did they delete them of just take them out of the accessories? have you looked in the recycle bin? you can restore from there
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WOW Guys...I am thoroughly impressed...way to stick with it you two!

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they're not in the recycle bin, so I'm really not sure

guess what, my daughter just restarted the computer to make sure it still works and it went back to dos mode, what now :tazz:
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now she typed in exit in the dos mode, it went to the win 98 screen, went black, then went to win 98 screen again, loaded for a few minutes and then popped up normal

their has to be a glitch somewhere
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she restarted again and it went back to dos, she types in exit and then it does work again,

it looks like everytime you restart it takes you to dos, then you exit dos and then it will be normal
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ok you can start windows?
go start >run type in msconfig press ok
on the general tab click seletive startup un tick process config.sys
click ok
then try a restart
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it went back to ms dos
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go back in and untick every box in the general tab
does this help?
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the only thing checked in the general tab is normal start up, we restart the computer and it goes back to the original ms dos screen with the c:\windows>

it says to type exit to return to windows, we did that and now it's back at windows

should we try another restart?

Edited by sueym, 19 August 2005 - 07:31 PM.

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click selective statup 1st then un tick the config.sys and the autoexec.
then ok then restart
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ok we did that, it restarted and worked, just to make sure we restarted it again and it worked

now for some reason it does go back to ms dos, is their something i should go do right away or just try to find you? :tazz:
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it won't (trust me)
however when you get that one on line that's if you do
I would like to look at the autoexec.bat & config.sys files
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i'm waiting for another ethernet cord that I ordered on-line, as soon as i get that i will be hooking up the dsl to that computer.

should i try to contact you through this site so that you can look at those files?
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yeah just pm me
They are not imporant, all will run fine
just for my own learning really to see if i can find what is missing
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