computer stuck in DOS Mode please help!

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Xenos

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I recently made the mistake of helping out a friend install a game called Redneck Rampage, a DOS game on his computer. Well, when i restarted the computer is DOS mode, it put me on a black screen and described the game stuff and at the end of it said : C:/ Windows I didnt know what to type after that...got bad error/file name. So, I tried rebooting my computer to get into normal mode(not DOS MODE). Well it wont let me go back to normal mode, I cant get to windows desktop or nothing...just that black screen. What do I do to get back to normal windows and have it not go into DOS Mode?

Computer Specs:
IBM Pentium 2 400 Megahertz
128 megs of ram
Windows 98
 
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Try renaming Autoexe.bat to Autoexec.sav and Config.sys to Config.sav. Then reboot. If that not the problem, edit MSDOS.SYS and it should look like:

[Paths]
WinDir=C:\WINDOWS
WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
HostWinBootDrv=C

[Options]
BootMulti=1
BootGUI=1
BootDelay=0
DoubleBuffer=1
Dblspace=0
Drvspace=0
AutoScan=1
 
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Just type in Win and press enter. You should be able to run RR from a DOS window inside of windoze. I have done it before.
 

Xenos

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So if I type WIN, will it let me out of DOS Mode? or will let me play the game and then when you restart the computer you are in regular mode?
 
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You need to restore your normal autoexec.bat file, or just bypass it altogether, which is what Dan O is suggesting. The DOS game has altered it.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q130448

Once you are in Windows, if you are continuing to have a startup problem, post the contents of the autoexec.bat file. If you haven't renamed it, you can view it by going to start and running:

notepad /autoexec.bat

or notepad /whatever you renamed it
 
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