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Old 08-04-2004, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows won't load

The other day I started my machine, and when it was "searching for boot record from IDE-0" it did not find anything. So I booted from the Windows startup disk, scandisk'ed, and ran sys. Now when I boot up, it finds the boot record, the Windows screen displays like normal -- but only for a couple seconds. Then I am sent to a C: prompt with no error message whatsoever. I've tried a couple of things, notably scanreg /restore, with no luck. It also will not let me go into safe mode, as holding Ctrl while booting up just goes to C: prompt also. Any suggestions?

Running Win98 SE on 350MHz, 128 meg RAM

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Old 08-04-2004, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re install win98 over the top. Will solve your problem hopefully, if not then you have a faulty drive.

Boot from floppy, the try to install win98, if it lets you its fixed, if not then, new hard drive.

Windows Loaded .... System In Danger.

Keyboard Not Found .... Press F9 To Continue.
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Old 08-04-2004, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sounds like a normal dos loop. Just type this in Dos:

check in the autoexec.bat and see if this is in there first:

Dos=single, call c:\window\ and c:\windows\ /wx

if it is remove and try again. if not, do the following:

ren autoexec.bat autoexec.123 <enter>
ren config.sys config.123 <enter>

then reboot
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