Windows 3.1 windows doesnt start N E E D H E L P

December 19, 2012 at 09:46:47
Specs: windows 3.1

Windows doesnt start and it goes to DOS

It says C:/
if i type c:/windows/win, or C:/win, it says "invalid command or file name"


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#1
December 19, 2012 at 16:42:26

You should be able to access Windows 3.1 by just typing "WIN" (without the quotes) from the root directory. That assumes there's both a proper Windows installation and a PATH=C:\WINDOWS statement somewhere in the autoexec.bat file.

To be certain Windows is installed properly type the following:

CD WINDOWS (return)
WIN

If nothing happens, then likely somehow the WIN.COM file has either somehow been damaged or is missing from the C:\WINDOWS directory:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIN.COM

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
December 19, 2012 at 17:03:29

And, of course, you DO know your slashes are pointing the wrong way:
C:\windows\win

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