|Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 2:44 pm: |
I wanted to clean my temporary files from my hard drive so I followed the directions on the Hardware Hell directory to clean my temporary files and cookies from Window's 98. I entered this into Dos under the autoexec:
rem - By Windows Setup - c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe /D:aspicd0 /M:12 /L:I
if exist c:\windows\smartdrv.exe c:\windows\smartdrv.exe 2048 16
DELTREE /y c:\windows\history\*.* > NUL
DELTREE /y c:\windows\tempor~1\*.* > NUL
DELTREE /y c:\windows\temp\*.* > NUL
DELTREE /y c:\windows\cookies\*.* > NUL
DELTREE /y c:\windows\applic~1\micros~1\office\recent\*.* > NUL
DELTREE /y c:\windows\ShellIconCache
Now my computer will not reboot, it is stuck on the large Windows picture. Upon further research I noticed the follwing:
"NOTE: Some program installations that require a reboot, may be using the temp folder to store files needed to complete installation upon the reboot. (98lite is one) If so, just put a REM before the DELTREE /y c:\windows\temp\*.* > NUL line. After the installation, go back and remove the REM."
DOH!!!! Obviously I did not read the directions correctly as I should have before I entered the command. Is there any way to fix this. The computer sits at the large Windows picture and does not finish booting. Can I fix the Dos command? Thanks you very much for your assitance.
|Posted on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 7:20 pm: |
If you can get into real DOS mode you can use the edit command and edit the line that is referred, save it and than you can complete the procedure.
|Posted on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 7:21 pm: |
To get into DOS mode press F8 before the Windows splash screen and select DOS mode from the menu.
|Posted on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 10:50 am: |
I will Try that, I will let you know if it works. Thanks so much for your help.