|When you click on the dos icon, windows swaps its config.sys and autoexec.bat with versions the dos program needs and then reboots. Those two files ensure the computer boots to dos and starts the program. If you exit the dos program normally the 98 config.sys and autoexec.bat should be swapped back so the next bootup goes into windows. But sometimes that doesn't happen and you get stuck in a dos boot loop.|
If that's the problem you're having my post in this old thread may help:
It's not mentioned there but sometimes just typing EXIT and enter at the dos prompt will set things right. Or running the dos program again and exiting normally may fix it. And I'm not sure if all dos application use wos and app as the renamed file extensions so if you're going to manually rename things you need to look through all the config and autoexec files on c:\ and see what you have.
As to your specific question, deleting config.sys and autoexec.bat will not delete the dos icons on the 98 desktop.
If you delete config.sys and autoexec.bat while in windows, the dos versions are still there so if you click on the dos icons the PC should reboot and the dos program should start.
Deleting the dos versions of those files should cause the icons not to function but I suppose it's possible the icon's pif files could rewrite them.
Anyway, if that doesn't answer your question you need to post back with more details of whatever problem you're having.
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