Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion Discussion: STUCK AT COMMAND PROMPT (too old to reply) BANSHEE 2005-01-27 04:57:03 UTC PermalinkRaw Message Fiddling with my fathers' old Dell Lattitude laptop I found gathering dust inthe closet. Turn on the computer and begin pressing the F8 key in one-second intervals. it tries to start but, comes up with a read/write failure at o80000... get redirected here
i've been running win98 for sveral months without a single reformat! .Clueless 10-12-2002,04:40 PM #9 crozier Guest Re: Windows 95 Stuck in MS-DOS mode, can't exit >i've been running win98 for The time now is 05:46 PM. That is what might have caused this. If I boot fromthe floppy (A), it asks if I want to start windows with or without CD ROMsupport. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/184128-48-start-windpws-command-prompt
They can be replaced but the fact they are missing may mean that many others are too.But go ahead and rename config.sys and autoexec.bat, reboot and see what happens. Click here to join today! Please could you reply in the thread if possible, that way other people can benefit You have no windows directory, nor do you have an autoexec.bat or aything else for that To change the Swap File size, right-click My Computer, select Properties, highlight the Performance tab, and choose the Virtual Memory button.Create a Win98 Startup DiskDuring installation, create a Windows98 Startup Disk.
The procedure is easy:Restart the computer.Hold down the [Ctrl] key until you see the Windows 98 Startup menu.Select Command Prompt Only.Insert a blank, formatted floppy disk into drive A.Type these commands, I'm not sure what numeric value it would actually have it might be Windows.000 or Windows.001 The we need to go back and edit c:\msdos.xxx and see just what "windows" directory by jonah jones / May 29, 2005 10:33 PM PDT In reply to: Bootdisk is not being recognized by computer you said Is there a way to make a boot disk How To Start Windows 98 From Command Prompt I'm guessing once the virus was removed by norton the next reboot gave you this problem??
Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, Windows 98 Command Prompt List Click the General tab and check the Selective Startup box.Click tabs for the files you want to modify: System.ini, Win.ini, Config.sys, Autoexec.bat, and Winstart.bat. Uncheck the boxes for drivers you want Windows 98 to ignore. Recently my friends father had an old Dell Inspiron 3800 wiped clean.
I've used 4 different versions of bootdisks, but none will boot windows to the point where I can run anything, only gets to the empty desktop after the windows login screen.How Windows 95 Dos Commands If I boot fromthe floppy (A), it asks if I want to start windows with or without CD ROMsupport. From the menu, select Safe Mode Command Prompt Only, and then press the ENTER key. If the system hangs during boot-up, the last driver is likely to be the culprit.
When running scandisk from dos, in directory structure comes: "Scandisk detected an invalid long filename entry on this drive but was unable to fix it. normal, 2. Windows 98 Command Prompt Commands At start-up it gives me an C:\ prompt, and typingin 'ver' shows "windows 98 [version 4.10.2222]". How To Start Windows 95 From Dos Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.
Ask a question and give support. http://internetpasswordpro.com/windows-98/windows-98-se-or-upgrade-to-windows-2000.html post script: did you ever do a "sys c:" command as part of your previous fixes? Make that dir c: /p then when the screen pauses, hit enter to continue. The CD-Rom process builds a 2MB RAMDrive (virtual drive). How To Start Windows 98 In Dos Mode
If your CD-ROM drive does not function with the included default drivers, you must use the drivers that came with your CD-ROM drive or acquire them elsewhere. Richter915, Jul 15, 2005 #14 Rollin' Rog Joined: Dec 9, 2000 Messages: 45,855 command would be a directory. The 'windows is now starting your msdos based program' means your config.sys and autoexec.bat have been rewritten.Just use F8 and choose 'safe mode command prompt only' . useful reference Thought it might be fun to toy with but can't get past thein 'ver' shows "windows 98 [version 4.10.2222]".
Try entering edit Does the DOS editor open? Virtualbox Windows 98 Image Case is irrelevant:Note: Line #2 is not required for the actual creation of the Startup disk itself and may be left off since it is used only to speed the creation I can boot from either Cdrive or from boot disk in A, but that's as far as it goes.
Follow the numbered options to delete the existing partition. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Hardware Unboxed Google+ Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones Ms Dos Commands I did on the other hand see a file titled "msdos xxx" so...maybe that'll help?
I know this thing isn'tworth it, but now it has become a challenge, not to mention the fact it wouldgive me supreme satisfaction to show my father I got it runing Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. http://internetpasswordpro.com/windows-98/windows-98-client-using-windows-server-2000.html CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Web Hosting Forums News Apple Computers Deals
Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsWindows 95/98Configurations computer stuck in DOS MODE Tags:Axiom Axiom 80gb hdd dell inspiron 7000...broken tsparker October 15, 2009 at 13:46:18 Specs: Windows 98 I Jul 2, 2007 Add New Comment You need to be a member to leave a comment. If you complete this step correctly, a command prompt appears. 3.