What are the wndows 98 initialization files?


Running WIN98SE: When I go into MSDOS to run programs, and then EXIT back to WIN98, when I "restart", or "shut down", and then "cold boot', I am forced into Safe Mode. However, when I then "shut down" from Safe Mode, I can cold boot back into WIN98.

What's going on? How can I fix whatever is "broken"?


This question was answered on November 17, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I really can't get of what you trying to say to me, this is what I understand is that when you exit from windows 98 by shut down by turning the switch off of your computer (this is call a cold boot) then when you turn on, It will take you to safe mode You again shutdown the computer and then when you turn on it will boot normal and win98 loads.

This what you can do is, check the msdos.sys file, in that file check the options you see, check option like bootmenu=1 or 0, bootmenudefault=1 or 0, bootmenudelay=number, or any line that is relate to startup menu You normally would have bootmulti=1, bootgui=1, bootmenu=0, network=0, Important ! before you make some change in the "msdos.sys", it is better in doing it in MSDOS command prompt, must take off the attribute of r, h, s and make a copy in to your floppy disk and then edit to it.

If this doesn't solve your problem then restore the Io.sys, Msdos.sys, Drvspace.bin and command.com by using your emergency startup disk and execute the "sys c:" if win98 is the c: drive and reboot.

Also check your CMOS setting to see where BIOS find the first boot drive.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 17, 2003