Windows 98 wont boot

March 5, 2012 at 03:38:12
Specs: WINDOWS 98

Windows wont boot it sais Compaq and then a quick flash of windows then it sais Type the name of the Command Interpreter(e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM)
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March 5, 2012 at 10:40:40

If necessary see this:

By the way, when you get this fixed I can supply fully tested batch files (with instructions) that enable you to save known good registries and restore them at the drop of a hat. The restore can be from DOS Prompt, Safe Mode, a floppy or about anywhere else. Send me a PM (personal message) via "My Computing.Net" with your email address if you want them. Don't type your email address on here - spammers will find it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 6, 2012 at 00:31:08

Make sure the hard drive is properly identified in cmos/bios setup. Also, did anything happen to it between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?

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March 8, 2012 at 08:29:32

You have to understand something first I am PC illiterate I work on macs so if you could tell me what to do In laymans terms. I went to microsoft support and followed directions and it sais bypassing startup files and then the same thing command Interpreter (e.g. ect.

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March 8, 2012 at 08:32:05

I remember it was working my husband went on it the next thing I knew it was in safe mode then it wouldn't go to windows. If you could help it would be greatly appreciated.

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March 8, 2012 at 09:46:29

Unfortunately, as with most things, they were working fine until they stopped working. These things just happen...

As you are already in Safe Mode you could try the registry restore given in response #1. It is quite easy if you take it step by step, the main thing being that you must type the commands "exactly as given" and then hit the Enter key. You should be able to restore a registry with a date that is before the computer failed.

If that doesn't help we could try some simple commands that might fix it.

All we can do from here is suggest ways to help YOU to fix it. With Win98 this almost always means typing in commands - sadly there is no quick mouse click or other that is likely to help with this particular issue.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 8, 2012 at 20:16:56

When it leaves you at the C:\> prompt , type SCANDISK and enter. Let it finish the scan and post back the results.

Oops, didn't see your # 5. Just run scandisk and post back results.

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March 18, 2012 at 14:12:20

Your computer thinks that you are advanced boot and IT guy.
just reinstall windows. no better answer

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