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[Solved] Stuck In Dos Mode

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Bonka, Jan 27, 2002.

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  1. Bonka

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    My other computer has Windows 95 installed. I had a game on there called Nibbles. It is Dos based. Played fine for 8 months. All of a sudden couldnt get out of it. I have rebooted, shut down etc. Nothing works. I can only get to windows in safe mode. Any other way tells me invalid file path or invalid directory. Please help. I went to safe mode and uninstalled the game. When I go into the Dos prompt in safe mode it says i am running windows, but can't get out of safe mode into regular windows. Any suggestions or does anyone know what is missing or corrupt?
     
  2. angel

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    It says you're running windows?
    Just for kicks, hit Alt+Enter or type 'exit'. What happens or what does it tell you?
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Recieived PM from Bonka (Sue):


    Sue, follow steps 1 and 2 in the MS link above, I think that willl cause your "normal" autoexec.bat file to be restored.

    If it doesn't, just edit the one you posted and delete the following, close the file and save changes when prompted.

    rem
    rem The following lines have been created by windows. Do not modify them
    rem
    C:
    cd C:\mydown~1\nibble~1
    Call C:\mydown~1\Nibbles~1\nibbles.exe
    C:\windows\win.com/w



    Forget what Windows says about not modififying them :D
     
  5. Bonka

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  6. Bonka

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    I have done everything everyone has suggested. Now, I am still in safe mode. It keeps asking me if I want to return to normal and I keep typing the "Y" as requested and hitting enter and it returns me to the same question.
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    Are those lines still in your autoexec.bat file? Another way of opening it is to go to start and run:

    notepad /autoexec.bat

    Make sure the changes are saved by reopening it again.

    You may also need to open msdos.sys (it is by default a "hidden, readonly" file on the c:\ directory.

    Check "show all files" in Folder Options>View. Then find msdos.sys in c:\>

    Right click on it and select properties. Remove the 'read only' and 'hidden attribute'

    Then open it in notepad. You can run: notepad /msdos.sys


    >> Look for a BootGUI entry. It should read

    BootGUI=1

    If BootGUI=1 and you still are starting to a command prompt, see...

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q136416
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    Are you able to actually boot in safe mode?

    Try this, choose the command prompt option, at the c:\> prompt enter:

    ren autoexec.bat autoexec.old
    ren config.sys config.old


    ctrl-alt-del

    Can you boot straight to Windows now?

    See if you have a winboot.ini file present and delete it if you do.
     
  9. Bonka

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    Rollin,

    Just wanted to thank you for your patience and help. I finally solved the problem.

    Went into the config.sys root directory and deleted :

    DOS=single.

    That took care of it!

    Thanks again
     
  10. Rollin' Rog

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    Bonka, thanks for the follow-up. I have rarely seen that one and overlooked it. Good to have the reminder.
     
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