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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by tarheelsouth, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. tarheelsouth

    tarheelsouth Thread Starter

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    when i go into my computer, then performance, it say i am in a compatibility -mode because mill. me was unable to identify a real-mode driver or memory-resident program in my config.sys or autoexec.bat file. drive c and drive a is in dos mode. drive c is my main drive and a is for floppy use. does anyone know what this means? when i start up my computer it goes to a black screen that has 1,2,3 or 4. i think that is dos, i don't know. if i hit 1 everything comes in, but it says it makes my computer have less system resources. this is confusing to me. help.
    thank you tarheelsouth
     
  2. flavallee

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    Windows 98 and Windows ME normally do not need anything listed in the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. Type in a semi-colon ( ; ) at the beginning of each line, save the changes, then reboot. This will prevent Windows from reading those commands during startup. See if that helps.
     
  3. tarheelsouth

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    hi thanks for trying to help me. when i start up my computer it goes to a millennium me startup screen. on the screen is 1: normal 2: logged boot log.txt 3 safe mode 4 step by step confirmation. i can click on 1 and everything loads and the computer starts up. i had a new harddrive installed last dec and he put millennium me in for me. are some of my programs supposed to be in dos mode? i really don't understand about dos mode. on the startup screen i can't put in the semi-colon you are telling me about. how low can my system resources go before something happens. when i play games on the internet, my systems resources drop from 86% to 30% in about two games. this is on pogo.com. that is why i am trying to find out about about the dos. i have a gateway ev 700 computer. it has 190 rams of memory and 37 gbs. am i just worrying too much, after all the computer works.
    thanks tarheelsouth
     
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    I've known a few poeple who have a conflict with using Windows ME and playing games on the POGO site, but I don't know why it happens.

    You should be able to access the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files by looking in the C:\ root directory or by typing the file names in Start - Run.
     
  5. tarheelsouth

    tarheelsouth Thread Starter

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    thank you for helping me. the franks tips are great. i am new with computer, so can'r figure out what you are trying to tell me.since the computer works like this, will leave it alone. thanks again tarheelsouth
     
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    If you click Start - Run, type in CONFIG.SYS, then click OK, that file should open. You can access the AUTOEXEC.BAT file by doing the same thing.

    Another way of doing it is to click Start - Search - All Files And Folders, then typing in the file name. When it appears, right-click it, then click Open or Open With - - Notepad.
     
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