1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

prompts

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by chaity465, Sep 6, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. chaity465

    chaity465 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    I am using widows 95 and am stuck at the following prompt:
    "c:\windows\desktop"
    I would like to get back to my windows. :) Thank you
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    Hi and welcome.

    Is there a history behind the problem?

    Can you access safe mode?
     
  3. chaity465

    chaity465 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    There is no history behind the problem. How can I get in the safe mode from this prompt. All I can get is the prompt is c:\windows\desktop.
    Thanks
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    You can't. You have to restart, tap the F 8 key and you should receive a menu to choose safe mode from.

    So, one day, you just turned the computer on and this is where it booted to? What was the last thing you were doing when it worked correctly?
     
  5. brushmaster1

    brushmaster1

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2002
    Messages:
    3,337
    [tsg=welcome] Welcome to TSG! [/tsg]

    Try typing EXIT and hitting Enter. If that doesn't work, type WIN and hit Enter.
     
  6. chaity465

    chaity465 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Thank you for your response. I have tried the F8 key and gone into the safe mode. This allowed me to get back into windows. When I shut down to PC and came back on again, I was back at the DOS prompt. Actually I was working on the PC and clicked on the dos prompt by mistake. Since then, I have not been able to return to windows (except in the safe mode)
     
  7. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    Type EXIT
    and hit return at the dos prompt.

    See, there was a history to the problem ;) If you'd mentioned that little fact at the beginning, you wouldn't have had to run in circles testing safe mode for me :)
     
  8. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/270908

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice