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#1 sallyb

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 06:39 AM

As stated, I am using win98 se. Recently, I clicked to shut down and restart in ms-dos mode. But I now cant get computer to go back to "normal". I have used the start-up floopy and went through a number of setups using
that win98 SE cd disk. But still cannot disengage from the ms-dos mode.

Can anyone tell me how to get back to normal win98 operating system. Might have something to do with me getting into Fdisk and clicking on the wrong things?? Thanks for your help and advice. Sally

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:46 PM

When you reboot the machine, without any disks in any drives, what does the DOS screen say?
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:21 PM

If you are stuck in MS-DOS mode at the command prompt type

WIN /W:X

and hit enter. That should return you to Windows

But if you were in FDISK you may have deleted the partition.
Exactly what did you do in FDISK?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:52 PM

When you select Restart in MS-DOS Mode it isn't true DOS its only Command.com DOS. You normally just type Exit to return to Windows. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 04:04 AM

Strange...but I replied to the several who are trying to help but dont see that post.
So, I will repeat: have tried the suggestions but still stuck in DOS. I cant figure it out.
I suppose I will have to once again go to the fix-it shop to have him gig me for what might
be a simple matter. With this computer - when I get it fixed -




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