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Microsoft Windows 98 se (full product)
September 21, 2009 at 20:38:55
Specs: Windows XP
I am running Windows 98 on an old computer. I had previously attempted to load a DOS based chess game but was unsucessful. While in Windows i saw a program icon ofr DOS Chess probaly installed during teh earlier attempt. Upon clicking on the DOSchess icon Windows was closed and a command line came on teh screen noting "starting your DOS program" but the screen stays completely blank. I ahve tried to enter Dos exit and end commands to no avail. How can i reopen the Windows 98 program?

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#1
September 22, 2009 at 12:32:51
Type exit and hit the enter key.
This should bring you to the normal windows.

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#2
September 22, 2009 at 13:46:12

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#3
September 25, 2009 at 08:55:55
alt-tab


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#4
September 25, 2009 at 09:49:53
at start up the computer screen notes "Windows 98 is opening your DOS application" after which the screen is blank, no cursor and will not accept any DOS commands. Have tried exit-enter, end-enter, alt-tab, ctrl-alt-delete. Any suggestions?

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#5
September 25, 2009 at 11:09:13
Boot on a floppy and get rid of the DOS app.


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#6
September 25, 2009 at 11:35:19
What happen, when you get to DOS screen and simply type win and press enter?


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#7
September 25, 2009 at 11:48:49
at start up, aside from teh firt message the Windows 98 will run the DOS appication, the DOS screen never comes on, the screen remains blank.

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#8
September 25, 2009 at 11:54:52
You got nothing, not even a e.g.
C:>

???


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#9
September 25, 2009 at 17:48:04
The application rewrote your config.sys and autoexec.bat so it would boot to dos and automatically run the program. All you had to do was click on my link in #2 above to find the fix.

If you can't get to a dos prompt just start tapping F8 before the OS starts to load and choose 'safe mode command prompt only' from the boot menu. Then edit, rename or delete those 2 files.

After all this time I thought you had fixed it and were merrily on your way.


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#10
September 25, 2009 at 18:09:06
Oh, different poster. Well, still the same fix.

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