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Problem Booting to Windows 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mareena, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. mareena

    mareena Thread Starter

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    Hello there,
    My friends computer is having problems booting to Windows 98. for some reason his computer just shut down and when he tried booting again, he received the following message;

    type the name of the Command Interpreter(e.g. C:\Windows\Command.com

    What would I need to do to correct this?

    thanks
    marina
     
  2. deanas

    deanas

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    Are you able to boot windows startup
    disk?
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    In most cases it means that the drives partition information has been corrupted -- perhaps by a boot sector virus.

    Boot with a startup disk and enter:

    fdisk /status

    If the partition information is correct there may be a chance to save things by transfering system files from the boot disk to the drive. See the link below for a full explanation of the situation.

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000012.htm
     
  4. thib4

    thib4

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    if you can boot up with a boot disc
    then type at the a prompt

    sys c:

    that should restore the command com file
     
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