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Booting Up In Dos


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#1 shortyman

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:18 PM

I have a computer that runs windows 98 and my friend messed with it and now when it boots up, it boots into DOS mode. How do get it out of DOS and into Windows?

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:46 PM

I have a computer that runs windows 98 and my friend messed with it and now when it boots up, it boots into DOS mode. How do get it out of DOS and into Windows?


I have seen this happen before. Once you boot to DOS no matter what you do it keeps booting to DOS.
At the DOS prompt type EXIT and hit enter.

Typing EXIT and hitting enter will take you out of DOS mode and load windows. The next time you reboot Windows should load not DOS.

I know this looks simple but it really did work on a system we had that kept booting to DOS even if the system was shut down and turned off and back on. I typed EXIT and it stopped doing this.

Edited by bicycle bill, 27 July 2006 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:11 PM

When that comes up you can type WIN.COM and windows will load.
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:06 PM

And make sure the "Restart in DOS" option is not being used while shutting down.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:24 PM

fixed it. thanks alot guys!

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:10 PM

In case anyone is interested there is a simple soltion to this problem.
At the command line type:

win /w:x

and hit enter.

MSDOS mode basically only copies over config.sys and autoexec.bat to *.dos.

The above soliton should take care of it

Edited by Eyesee, 27 July 2006 - 10:13 PM.

In the beginning there was the command line.




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