[SOLVED] bootup/registry? error

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kevcro

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Hello all, I am a NOVICE. I have this message which displays just long enough for me to see it when booting up my comp. I was told to hit control s to freeze the screen and it doesn't. However the message that I think is there says: there is an error in your
config.sys file on line 9. C\:MWW\MANAGER\VHD50420.EXE. I have
been wrestling with this problem by myself and with help from someone at protonic but he gave up on me. I don't honestly think I was doing anything unusual. When I go to START/PROGRAMS/
ACCESSORIES/NOTEPAD AND tried to copy and paste to the forementioned techs e-mail so he could check it out I could not.
The first few times I tried to open either C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT or..
C\:CONFIG.SYS it would open onto the page so I could see what
I call DOS commands but when I went to paste it or move it to his e-mail I did not know how to (I know how to now). The problem is that when I click open..now....so as to select all for highlighting in order to paste to his e-mail on either of these commands they no longer "open" onto the screen for copy/paste purposes.
I suspect this corrupted file is causing a lot of problems yet I am able to pretty much go about my business.. just with a lot of irritation. I have a 1996 IBM pentium 166 mhz w/ 80mg ext. ram
It is a model 2176-c65. I have never used a forum like this before and may be leaving soon as it is late here. Pls help. thanks kevcro. Also. I ran the advanced diagnostic test on the disc which
came with this computer. It says that I have 63 bad or corrupted
sections on my hard disc (I think). What gives techmeisters??
 
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Well, until some techmeisters come along, here's what I think:
1) You can hit the "Pause" key to freeze the screen as the pc boots.
2) You can run "edit autoexc.bat" from DOS to access it and your config.sys to edit or remove line #9.
3) Make sure when you run scandisk you have the options set to mark the bad sectons and not use them.
 

TonyKlein

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Try this:

Go to Start > Run, and type Msconfig.

On the Config.sys tab, remove the check markt at the line referring to HD50420.EXE.

Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot.

Tell us whether that helps.
 

kevcro

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Flawed cat; How do I "enter dos" to edit (I know I've been there before") and if I edit line #9 what do I type in? I'm a bit hesitant to remove anything completely for fear of what will transpire next.

TonyKlein; On the config.sys tab is DEVICE=C:\essolo.sys---- However, I can enter a new "line or command"---- (my choice of words) directly under it --- or I can edit C:\essolo.sys. Also on the general tab (the first screen before my config.systab) "process Winstart.bat file is NOT checked (just happened to notice this), could this have anything to do with the problem or should I disregard?
 
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If you are running Win95 or 98 you should have an option when
you shutdown to "Restart in MS-DOS mode. On WinME, I guess
you wouldn't...and I'm not familiar with ME.

"there is an error in your config.sys file on line 9: C\:MWW\MANAGER\VHD50420.EXE"

If your OS is 95 or 98, after you open your config.sys
you can type REM in front of that line #9 with a space
or just remove it. Being careful and noting any
changes you make in case you need to edit it back.

If
REM C:\MWW\MANAGER\VHD50420.EXE
fixes the error you could then go back and completely
edit it out.

One more thing, after you uncheck items with msconfig
you want to be able to run in "Normal" mode as opposed to
"Selective" mode, which is for diagnostic purposes.
 

~Candy~

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Just an idea here, expanding on Tony's suggestion....on the msconfig....just uncheck the config.sys file from loading...you shouldn't need it anyway.......
 

TonyKlein

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You can also go to Start > Run, and type notepad /config.sys (space after 'notepad')
Your config.sys will open in Notepad, and you'll be able to edit it.
 

kevcro

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If I restart in dos mode; it displays C:\Windows >with the cursor . What exactly do I type here to open config.sys? I tried
numerous commands w/ and as well as just config.sys? I tried
" edit" and that puts me into what looks to be some type of "technicians" screen. I dallied around a bit in that only to get frustrated then quit. If I try to open notepad (as before) or notepad /config.sys I get

NOTEPAD
The text in the Untitled file has changed
do you want to save the changes?

If I click yes.. or no.. it goes into My Documents.

In notepad I cannot open or...select all. Is it possible that the
info on line 9 controls these functions?? Thanks for your help.
kevcro.
 

~Candy~

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At that prompt, you need to type

c:
and press enter

now at the c: prompt type

edit config.sys
and press enter (be sure to put the space after the 't' in edit)

a blue box should appear with the contents.

Type

REM followed by one space in front of that problem line.....then exit, saving changes and restart the computer.
 

kevcro

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Thank you all. problem resolved. I don't know if I am supposed to close this thread somehow? I suppose the sys. admin. does it
automatically?? Thanks again - kevcro
 
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