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Can not start windows

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by HKTO, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. HKTO

    HKTO Thread Starter

    Oct 2, 2008
    I find one old PC, when I turn on the PC, it's like run windows 98, but can not start up, just show me dll file have some problem. I use boot disk to check AUTOEXEC.DAT file and CONFIG SYS file, AUTOEXEC file looks no problem, but CONFIG.SYS is blank, could you advice me how to fix it.Thank you!:(
  2. Blue Zee

    Blue Zee

    May 18, 2007
    Please post the error messages.

  3. alisongrey

    alisongrey Banned

    Oct 4, 2008
    Sounds like you've got either a serious virus at work, or lasting damage has been done to the critical Windows files that are needed on boot. I know that it's possible to restore these using a floppy disk recovery, but you'll need to grab that from elsewhere.

    Judging by that, it looks like config.sys has been meddled with or maybe even deleted from your system files. Are you receiving any specific error message or is it just a blank screen? Either way, you will need to replace/repair these files to regain access to Windows.
  4. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Hi in most cases AUTOEXEC.DAT file and CONFIG SYS file are not needed to run 98 and 98se.
    Start with the boot disk.
    At the prompt type.
    sys a: c: [note spaces]
    That should copy the files from the foppy disk.
    Then type.
    fdisk /mbr
    That should repair the master boot record.
    Remove disk>reboot.
  5. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    That's correct. When I was using Windows 98SE or Windows ME, the AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files were kept blank.

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