can't start windows stuck in dos

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airtaxi

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I could get my computer to open windows so I put in recovery dick. Now I'm stuck in dos at a c propmt with a message "Path not found c:\PBNV30\PBNEW\EXIT2.MSG
 
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Hi airtaxi, welcome to TSG.

What version of Windows are you running? And can you describe in more detail the original problem of not loading Windows?

Best to take out the recovery disk for now and see if we can deal with the basic Windows problem. What happens when you do a ctrl-alt-del with no recovery disk?

Have you tried starting in safe mode? Tap the f8 key repeatedly as soon as you've done a ctrl-alt-del, do you get a "startup menu" with safe mode?

You should review the options in this startup troubleshooter as well...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q188867
 
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Negatory on the phone call airtaxi; not exactly a local for me. It's your call, but it might be prudent to edit that out of your post.

To help you we need more detailed information on the operating system and what happens when you try to boot.

Have you tried safe mode? What exactly happens. In Win98 you can also try restoring a prior registry by selecting the "command prompt" option from the startup menu.

At the c:\> prompt enter:

scanreg /restore

use the arrow keys to select a prior started registry. This will nullify any settings changes or installs following that date.
 
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