[pcductape] Re: help it that dos again

  • From: "Elaine" <zona01@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 20:08:25 -0000

Thanks Eric

Its ok, its sorted there was half a floppy disk in the floppy drive once out it 
started up ok.
Now to find the culprit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elaine
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Eric Skeen 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 7:52 PM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: help it that dos again


  Elaine,

  You do not state what version of Windows you are using. Sounds like you might 
have a corrupt Autoexec.bat or Config.Sys file. If you're using Win98, then 
type "MSCONFIG" in the Start / Run  Box and disable these two files. 

  What Soundcard are you using? I seem to remember that the SoundBlaster Live 
Value! card calls for DOS emulation. This can also be removed in either the 
Config or Autoexec files, I forget offhand which. If this is the case, simply 
place a "rem" before the relevant line in the Autoexec.bat file, or a ";" 
(semi-colon) before the relevant line in Config.sys.

  In all cases above, ignore the "" marks when entering the command.

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Elaine
    Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 9:46 PM
    To: pcductape freelists.org
    Subject: [pcductape] help it that dos again


    Any one know how I can solve this

    I turn on the comp, after the pci listings I get a message saying "cannot 
load DOS!" Press any key ...
    and then the machine restarts.  The system searches the disk about 1-2 
minutes but then the message appears again. 

    I have gone into the bios and told the computer to boot from IDE-O which it 
dose and windows starts up

    Any ideas

    Elaine


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