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Kathy Carter-White
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 8:19 pm:   

Summary: My thing wouldn't work so I did some stuff and now Windows 98 begins to startup but ends up in the A Drive...

I don't know which of the VRAM workarounds did it (sys'ing? copying himem.sys? renaming config.sys and importing one from a wrong directory?), but now I can boot to the Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu, but my Gateway P5-60 hangs up and goes back to the A drive. My solution must lie someplace in doing a step-by-step startup, but I don't know how to eliminate the path-back. Any clues?
--Playing Pong in Purgatory
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 9:39 pm:   

What "thing" you were trying to do and perhaps one of us can walk you back through to correct whatever was done.
Kathy Carter-White
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 8:43 pm:   

I was trying to startup Windows 98. Sorry I didn't make that clear.
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 10:04 pm:   

If you can boot into safe mode (press F8 at the win98 splash screen) using word pad or note pad open up config.sys and autoexec.bat jot it down than post back here with what you have in them.

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