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Error in config.system file, need help please

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dawgoner, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. dawgoner

    dawgoner Thread Starter

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    When I boot my computer, W98 SE, it tells me that there's an error in config. system file, line 3. I have no clue what that means, or how to fix it. Can anyone help me shed some light to this please? I am afraid to mess with it on my own.

    I had to uninstall VAG yesterday, because after upgrading to VAG 7, the computer started messing up on me. Loading in safe mode, or not loading at all. As soon as I removed AVG, everything went back to normal, except for this warning about the config. system file's error.

    Now I am running avast antivirus, but the problem was there before I downloaded this new program, so I don't think this is what caused it.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    Start - run - sysedit

    List the contents of config.sys
     
  3. dawgoner

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    DEVICE=C:\essolo.sys

    DEVICE=C:\CDROM\IDE.SYS /D:IDECD000 /UDMA /Q

    Here's the list, and thank you for the prompt answer. By the way, the error is on line 3, but I don't see line 3..
     
  4. MFDnNC

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    See if this file is on your system

    C:\CDROM\IDE.SYS
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Generally you don't need any CD ROM drivers in the config.sys file. Try simply putting a REM before that line, reboot, and make sure you can still access your CD ROM from Windows.
     
  6. dawgoner

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    I am practically computer illiterate. Can you please tell me exactly how to do that?
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

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    The config.sys file is a plain text file so any program that can edit these will work.

    For example, you could use notepad.

    Start / Run / notepad c:\config.sys

    The add a REM to the beginning of the problem line
    Save the file
     
  8. dawgoner

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    Done! Thank you..
     
  9. Bob Cerelli

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    dawgoner,

    Good job and glad the simple text edit did the trick.
     
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