[pcductape] Re: help it that dos again

  • From: "Martha Bagwell" <mabagwell@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 14:23:55 -0600

Half a floppy? Wow, you may never know how that happened.

Martha

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  -----Original Message-----
  From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Elaine
  Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 2:08 PM
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: help it that dos again


  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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