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They are only necessary for games etc run in DOS.To restore them, if necessary, use these commands:ren c:\autoexec.old autoexec.batren c:\config.old config.syssome other bloke... To fix this problem, run scandisk for windows." If I'm unable to load Windows up, how can I run scandisk for windows? Follow the numbered options to delete the existing partition. I have the original Windows 98 CD, but I can't hot-swap the CDdrive for the floppy drive or the system shuts down.

gave it to a friend of mine he insisted he could put xp on it!! It just tells me to ctrl alt delete to restart it. post script: did you ever do a "sys c:" command as part of your previous fixes? Otherwise, continue...b. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/184128-48-start-windpws-command-prompt

Windows 98 Command Prompt Commands

Choose, Command Prompt only and run SCANREG." I hit enter and then it says: "The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\DBLBUFF.SYS The Thanks for your time and attention. Black screen and C:\ prompt. Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation PressF1 Top Forums PressF1 PC World Chat Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Scroll by pressing the spacebar.

  • When running scandisk from dos, in directory structure comes: "Scandisk detected an invalid long filename entry on this drive but was unable to fix it.
  • The computer then just freezes, anyone have any ideas?
  • And that goes wrong.To boot in MS-DOS, you press ctrl or f8 to get into the boot menu and choose MS-DOS (by head: 5, but have a look at the menu
  • If not, then enter that and press Enter.
  • Use the startup disk again as you reboot, and this time use the option for CD support.
  • You will then need to reboot the computer.
  • I'm not sure what numeric value it would actually have it might be Windows.000 or Windows.001 The we need to go back and edit c:\msdos.xxx and see just what "windows" directory
  • Check the computer manufacturer for an update specific to your computer, and then check with the device maker.It’s possible that an ISA display adapter won’t be upgraded properly from Windows 95
  • Use a win98 startup floppy disk and choose the "load without cd-rom support" option.

A step up from 95 days or even worse 3.1 >days. Edit You say you've renamed them but that's not possible, else you wouldn't be getting those messages.The fact that himem.sys and the other files can't be found is puzzling as they Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. How To Start Windows 98 From Command Prompt Of course you have! 98 days = several months! (3) 10-12-2002,06:10 PM #10 Graham L Guest Re: Windows 95 Stuck in MS-DOS mode, can't exit wuppo: that won't give a message

Warning Icon: If a floppy is not a System Bootable Floppy, it will not function. Windows 98 Command Prompt List These Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles offer additional help with your Windows 98 upgrade:Windows (95, 98, Me) Hardware Compatibility ListHow to Install Windows 98: Helpful Tips and SuggestionsHighlights for Windows - Before Windows will not boot up completely, hangs on an empty desktop. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-98-2000-stuck-in-a-or-c-prompt.105223/ In the Windows "Command" folder is a file named Bootdisk.bat which can be used to create an EBD.a.

It is stuck in MS-DOS mode. Windows 95 Dos Commands To help those who find themselves in this situation, I’ve formulated some common troubleshooting steps to perform when you encounter protection errors after a Windows 98 upgrade.Protection error preventionTo avoid protection Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Richter915, Jul 14, 2005 #12 Rollin' Rog Joined: Dec 9, 2000 Messages: 45,855 Try entering: dir /p /og Now you should see the directories at the top; the screen will pause

Windows 98 Command Prompt List

but still have dir. Good luck,Kees Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Some possible fixes? Windows 98 Command Prompt Commands First we battled with the virus AntiCMOS...got NAV2005 and got rid of it...and now whenever we start up the PC it goes straight to the windows 98 boot menu (with options How To Start Windows 95 From Dos it tries to start but, comes up with a read/write failure at o80000...

If not your only option is a reinstall. Windows has stopped. Can somebody help me get it out of this mode, or is their away to delete and reboot it completely with win 98. Tell us what you see. How To Start Windows 98 In Dos Mode

You have not entered DOS from Windows so it is not a valid command. Join the community here, it only takes a minute. Mar 3, 2005 Changing OS from Windows 2000 prof to Windows 98 Jul 7, 2005 STRANGE problem - Windows key stuck on - Win 98/XP Sep 4, 2005 HELP HELP!! Anyhelp???--"IT TAKES LESS TIME TO DO A THING RIGHT THAN IT DOES TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU DIDIT WRONG"--longfellow Hugh Candlin 2005-01-27 05:09:12 UTC PermalinkRaw Message Post by BANSHEEFiddling with my fathers'

I am not sure if the autoexec file is working properly, or what the problem is. Virtualbox Windows 98 Image Thanks again for your time. Then type fdisk -> you will be taken into a new screen containing partition options.

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Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. It appears there must be one of the boot files that is altered when MS-DOS mode is active but numerous searches on the MS Knowledgebase & Google have not provided any Windows protection error messagesA protection error will occur when the operating system has trouble loading or unloading a virtual device driver (VxD). Ms Dos Commands Thought it might be fun to toy with but can't get past thein 'ver' shows "windows 98 [version 4.10.2222]".

ha! Caveat: Not every CD-ROM drive is supported by the drivers included on the Windows 98 Startup disk/EBD. TechSpot is a registered trademark. Ican boot from either C drive or from boot disk in A, but that's as faras it goes.

patmac replied Mar 18, 2017 at 12:35 AM Replacement For Failed Laptop... Kees Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Unable to get the computer up and running in Safe Mode by Brewrocker / May 29, 2005 9:47 PM PDT In reply If I bootfrom| the floppy (A), it asks if I want to start windows with or without CDROM| support. Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk.

normal, 2. I've tried various versions of the Windows 98 system bootdisks and none of the versions are seeming to be able to boot the computer up. Herein lies my problem... From within your window~1 directory, if you enter: cd command is it found?

If you complete this step correctly, a command prompt appears. 3. I was restarting my computer ans accidently hit the button that says "restart in MS-DOS Mode" How do I get out of here? Is this a workable option for me?Thanks for the input and advice,Brewrocker Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: boot into MS-DOS. When up and running again, go and find it!

Report • #7 Mechanix2Go October 16, 2009 at 22:07:05 Presumably you are using another box to post here.Go to www.bootdisk.com and get the file[s] needed to create a win98 boot floppy Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Windows 98 will not boot up even After this, you should have no problems installing windows by changing to your CD directory (remembering that the ramdrive is drive d: and so your cd drive is incremented by one If the system hangs during boot-up, the last driver is likely to be the culprit.

TechSpot is a registered trademark. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. I can boot from either Cdrive or from boot disk in A, but that's as far as it goes. More information about this problem is available in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q185220.Using Safe ModeThe standard recovery technique for any Windows 98 installation or upgrade is to first boot into Safe

Rollin' Rog, Jul 14, 2005 #4 Richter915 Thread Starter Joined: Jul 18, 2003 Messages: 210 ok well, I tried typing that first line and I got "bad command or file name"