wont boot to 98 boots to dos

December 14, 2009 at 15:49:38
Specs: windows 98 se
starts to load 98 but goes to dos instead

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#1
December 14, 2009 at 15:58:15
How about you provide a better description of your problem.
Include full system specifications and exact detail of the bootup sequence, where it hangs and what is on screen.

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#2
December 14, 2009 at 17:30:14
What happened between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?

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than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#3
December 15, 2009 at 11:28:19
iI have a windows 09 machine that was working fine,down loaded some pictures ok but the next time i turned it on came on with the windows 98 screen as if it was booting, then went to a DOS screen with a prompt of c:\windows Help

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#4
December 15, 2009 at 12:29:41
Type exit and hit enter at that c:\windows> prompt and post back what happens.

Also, try typing win and enter at the prompt. If that causes it to go into windows then go to START--RUN and type in SYSEDIT, click OK and post back contents of config.sys and autoexec.bat.

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than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#5
December 21, 2009 at 08:41:40
Windows 09?

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Keyboard not detected. Hit F1 to Continue. BREAKFAST.SYS HALTED Cerial port not Responding!!


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#6
December 27, 2009 at 00:43:26
From a command prompt, type
It is possible that your msdos.sys has been changed.

c:
cd \
attrib -r -s -h msdos.sys
edit msdos.sys

Where it says
BootGUI=0

Change it to
BootGUI=1

Save the file
attrib +r +s +h msdos.sys

Then reboot


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#7
January 14, 2010 at 07:32:39
Way back when I had similar problem.

I then had to alter the AUTOEXEC.BAT file to enable it to automatically go into 98. Then, went there every time.

Wm.


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