|Hosed in PDX|
|Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 8:28 pm: |
I am stuck in MS-DOS mode. Typing "exit" only returns me to MS-DOS mode.
I reloaded Win 98 and the problem is still there.
Should I hide the DOSPRMPT.PIF file and shortcut?
Corrupt MSDOS.SYS file?
Thanks for any help.
|Posted on Friday, February 9, 2001 - 1:08 pm: |
did you fdisk and format c: /s and then re-install
or did you run setup over win98.
if you change directories to windows and type win will windows bootup?
c:\cd windows hit enter
c:\windows\win hit enter
does windows now boot?
if your wondering about your msdos.sys file, open it up in editor and see what statements are there.
i use win 98
this is what my msdos.sys contains. you can compare them
;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
|Posted on Friday, February 9, 2001 - 8:12 pm: |
This article describes how to restore a backup copy of the Windows 98
or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) registry
Follow the prompts and select a registry dated prior to the problems .
|Posted on Monday, February 12, 2001 - 10:57 am: |
Go to Start, Shutdown, Restart in MSDOS.
You'll be at c:\windows. Type in cd\ and press enter.
Once at the c prompt type in the following
ren autoexec.bat autoexec.moo (acutally any 3 letter will do for the
last part...which i have chosen to be moo) then press enter. You'll
be at a c prompt again. Then type ren config.sys config.moo press
You'll be at a c prompt.
Press CTRL-ALT-DEL or just shut down the system and turn it back on.
That will get you out of a DOS Loop most of the time.
|Posted on Monday, February 26, 2001 - 11:28 am: |
Hello out there
I would be great full if any one could help me with my PC problem.
The problem is that, when I have installed Windows 98 on my PC and start it again, it ask for a dll file and then the PC freeze. How do I install the dll file and is there any program I can use for that.
|Posted on Monday, April 22, 2002 - 12:21 am: |
HELLO OUT THERE,
I NEED HELP,YOU SEE WHEN I WAS GOING TO TURN OFF MY COMPUTER I CLICKED ON MS-DOS. WHEN I TURNED IT BACK ON MY SCREEN WAS JUST BLACK,MY WINDOWS WERE ALL GONE. AFTER MESSING WITH IT I GOT MY WINDOWS BACK,NOW THE PROBLEM IS THAT I CAN'T GET TO THE AOL. I WAS WOUNDERING IF THE MS-DOS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT? ALSO,HOW DO I FIND OUT IF I HAVE THE MS-DOS? OR HOW TO GET RID OF MS-DOS,SAFEMODE?
SORRY FOR TAKING YOUR TIME. BUT I REALLY NEED THE HELP,I HOPE SOMEONE CAN COME THROUGH ME FAST.
PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted on Monday, April 22, 2002 - 4:21 pm: |
Going into ms-dos shouldn't be the cause of aol software problems. What do you mean you can't get to aol? MSDOS is a base part of your OS. You don't want to get rid of it, or safemode. Safemode can be your friend in times of trouble. Is your PC booting into safemode? Can you give a better description of what is going on?
|Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 12:40 am: |
What i mean is,when i start my laptop its on ms-dos. After messing with it i got my windows back,but on every corner of the screen it says safemode. So when i go to sign on its unable to initialize to aol. Thats why i was wondering if the ms-dos had anything to do with it. Because since it being on ms-dos im unable to sign on. Every time i try to sign on to aol it says unable to initialize. But if thats not the problem what will it be? all i want is to go back to normal.
ive tryed everything i can, and its still the same. I hope i kinda explained it better,because i dont know how else to explain it. I'll try any help to get it running the way it was. Thanks for your help once again.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 9:48 am: |
Rosie what version of Windows are you using?
|Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 1:19 pm: |
Im using windows 98
but now when i sign on it says TCP\IP connection might not work properly.I dont know why,if the connections are the same way and i have not changed any.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 6:26 pm: |
try the repair tools in system information.
start>programs>accessories>system tools>system information
up in the menu under the TOOLS list try system file checker to see if it finds any problems.
Hopefully it will get you booting back into normal mode.