Boot up in DOS

Question

My computer only boot up in Dos. I am prompted to open in Windows but it does not happens. I attempted to boot the PC with a Window 98 SE CD and I still cannot open in Windows or use Windows as an operating system. Do I need a new hard drive or is there something else that I can do to get this computer up and running again?

Answer

This question was answered on October 26, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello this arturo, what you might do when you are in DOS prompt, try to find the file name "Msdos.sys", then type "edit msdos.sys" and check where it say's BootGUI=1, if is Zero change it to "1" and solve the problem, if is not then the boot up GUI process is corrupt.

Then trying to go in the statup options of Windows 98 by pressing Ctrl key at the bootup find the file call System.ini and changeits extension to system.sav Then find another file call System.cb in the Windows directory and make it copy of it Then paste to where the original file of system.sav is located REname it to system.ini Important donot rename the Original system.cb file.

Add a line in the System.ini file by edit and add, drivers=mmsystem.dll, and save it

And the last part change the name of the Win.ini or in the windows directory to Win.sav and RESTART your computer

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 26, 2003