M-s Dos Prompt

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mom4711

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A M-S DOS Prompt box comes up and says Specified COMMAND search directory bad. This happens when I first start my computer and windows 98 is running. I close this box and everything seems fine, but is there anyway to fix this? I ran my boot disk through but that did not seem to work. Thanks so much for your help!:)
 
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As test open Notepad or any editor enter: EXIT and save the file as: C:\win95xt.bat

Then reboot to test. This problem has been reported to a bad reference in the boot sequence. What I suggested is only a workaround. Let us know if it worked or not. Also if you would like to dig deeper and you like playing with computer system files let us know.

Good luck.
 
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Nice find Tony. Tony's find may be the problem as well. An easier method of correcting the COMMAND.COM file is to go to an MS-DOS prompt or MS-DOS Mode and type: SYS C:
 

mom4711

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Ok I tried the MS DOS Prompt and it said cannot specify default drive
 
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that message is normal. You cannot transfer the system from the same drive you are using.

Get a bootdisk. If you don't have one, go here and Dowmload it. Run the exe and make a boot floppy.
www.bootdisk.com
Be sure to Download the correct disk for your version of Windows.
Boot with the floppy in the drive. At th A:\>

type


Sys C: and press enter
 
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