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skipjo

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:confused: I don't know why when I turn my computer on it opens in DOS.
I have to view two black screend and hit my return key and wait to get out of this, in order to get to my WINDOWS SCREEN. Then my desk top appears. Can anyone tell me how to stop these black screens from popping up?
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When I turn my computer on it starts up in DOS, i.e., the Microsoft Windows 98 Start Up page appears, twice before my Windows Screen, this takes a couple of minutes to get out of. I don't know how to fix of this. Anyone who can help me, it would be appreciated.
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Hiya Joann

When the screens appears, do they have any writing which prompts you to hit Return, or are they blank? Did this happen at the same time as the previous error in the other thread, straight after the defrag?

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Hi! Eddie,
Hope you get this...I'm wondering if I'm "Threading" right? Anyway, this all did start after my husband defragged. What I get upon booting up is the Black Screen on top it says it's in MicrosoftWindows 98 Startup Menu. I have 6 options, first is Normal, which I'm in, however, I have to hit return key to get out of this. A quick view of
Window screen appears, then another Windows Menu 98 black screen (a split second) can't read what's on it, but it automatically closes to open Windows Screen. Hope this is explanatory. Can you help?
Thanks, Joann
 

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skipjo said:
Hi! Eddie,
Hope you get this...I'm wondering if I'm "Threading" right? Anyway, this all did start after my husband defragged. What I get upon booting up is the Black Screen on top it says it's in MicrosoftWindows 98 Startup Menu. I have 6 options, first is Normal, which I'm in, however, I have to hit return key to get out of this. A quick view of
Window screen appears, then another Windows Menu 98 black screen (a split second) can't read what's on it, but it automatically closes to open Windows Screen. Hope this is explanatory. Can you help?
Thanks, Joann
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Howdy folks...

skipjo...

There are a coulpe of things that can cause this...

1) The computer isn't being shut down properly...

2) In the Advanced Trouble Shooting Section, Enable Start Up Menu is checked...

To check and see if it is checked, click on Start - Run - in the run box type in msconfig click on the Advanced button - and see if it is checked, if it is uncheck it...
 

skipjo

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Thank you, I did as you said and went into the Advanced Trouble Shooting System and unchecked. When my computer booted back up DOS was gone Windows Screen appeared! Hip Hip Hooray! Moocho thanks for your "two pennies".
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Great, glad its working again

Thanks Jedi for replying :)
 
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