Why does my system only boot to DOS?

Question

Why does my machine always boot to DOS only?

Answer

This question was answered on September 16, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Chances are your system has been told to boot without the Graphical User interface (GUI) possibly from running a legacy 16-bit game or program that did not cleanly transfer back to your 32-bit system The "msdos.sys" file has been edited by the offending program and now you will have to manually edit it At a DOS Prompt type

edit msdos.sys

then find the line that says

BootGUI=0

and change the value to 1 The 0 turned the GUI off and the 1 will turn it back on.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 16, 2000