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ertech

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my friends computer restarted or they restarted it i dont kknow the whole story, but anyways when it rebooted it said type in command interpeter blah blah, i was wondering if you could tell me what that is and what i could do to help them fix it
 

TonyKlein

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Hi,

I found this on Google Groups:

"The error message about the command-line interpreter indicates, that COMMAND.COM is not found at the given location. To override the error message, just type in the path to COMMAND.COM at the prompt. By default (MS-DOS) this is: C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM Load the CONFIG.SYS, which is in the C:\ dir into an editor, search for the entry SHELL= and make sure, that the path to the COMMAND.COM is set up correctly here. Then load the AUTOEXEC.BAT into the editor and search for if there is a line beginning with SET COMSPEC= If so, in this entry you also should find the correct path to COMMAND.COM.

If there is no COMMAND.COM on your HDD, insert the MS-DOS installation disk #1 in your floppy drive and copy COMMAND.COM from here to your HDD (DOS dir). "


Good luck,
 

ertech

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Ok i think what it is, is that it is a packrd bell and isnt compatible but with only packard bell standard drives, now my question is can i get around this and use a differnt drive, it gives me the comand.com error as soon as it copys the files, the command com files is there but it chooses not to find it, so could yoi help me out
 
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