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Command Interpreter

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fell, Nov 28, 2001.

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  1. fell

    fell Thread Starter

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    When I turned on my computer, it did not load anything but came up with the c> and then said 'Type the command interpreter. (e.g. c:\windows\command.com) I have no idea how to fix this. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Paul Nagel

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    The file is probably damaged somehow. If you have a boot disk, boot with it and when at the A:\ prompt, type Sys C: and it will reinstall the basic system files. Remove the floppy and reboot.
     
  3. fell

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    What if I don't have a boot disk?
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    I hate to be the bearer of really bad tidings, but to be honest with you I have never seen this error posted and resolved short of a full fdisk (repartition) and reformat. It is usually an indication that the hard drive is thoroughly corrupt, either due to viral infection of disk failure.

    But you can try the suggestion indicated, also covered in these two links:

    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q120/8/22.asp

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000012.htm

    If the operating system (Windows version) you are on is the same as the one with the problem, you can create a boot disk with in (go to Add/Remove programs)

    Or you can download one from www.bootdisk.com
     
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