windows start up in 98

July 10, 2013 at 17:02:53
Specs: windows xp pro
Hi.i have just managed to get rid of the bios password problem by doing the pin thing in pc but now when I start pc I get on black screen (starting windows 98) and just below it says Microsoft(r) windows 98 then (c)copyright Microsoft corp 1981-1998. then I got A:/> with flashing bar thing and I don't know what to type in to carry on process..Paul

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#1
July 10, 2013 at 17:23:56
Can you still get into the bios?

Can you get into Safe mode?


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#2
July 10, 2013 at 18:51:02
This is the XP forum, which OS are you running? I'm guessing Win98. After doing the "pin thing", did you enter the BIOS & correct all the settings (not just date & time)? Do you have a Win98 startup floppy?

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#3
July 11, 2013 at 14:32:08
Seems to be an old computer.
So remove disk from floppy drive and reboot the computer by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Report back the result.


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#4
July 11, 2013 at 21:34:04
Yeah, it's either a 98 floppy bootdisk you're booting from the 98 cd. When booting from the 98 cd it sets up a virtual drive at A: so you will get the a:\> prompt the same as with a floppy disk.

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