What file change the boot process?

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 November 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The msdos.sys, is the file that change the way windows 98 boot, check the file and look for "BootGUI=1" --this the option that starts windows 98, if you don't have this option change to 1.

Before you edit the Msdos.sys, change the attributes by taking out the R, H, S out, do this at the command prompt of MSDOS program Also make a backup to your A:/ floppy disk so you won't mess up the file After you had edit changed it back what it was.

If this didn't work then restore the the Io.sys, Msdos.sys, Drvspace.bin, and command.com from the floppy and execute the sys c: command and reboot the PC.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 18, 2003