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By vicram ·
I am having problems in booting to win98-I am getting a message that the config.Sys device is corrupted. Could you advise how to reset the config.sys.

I am not booting to win98 either on safe mode - only to the c prompt

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by DKlippert In reply to Config.sys Devices

Config.sys is a text file in the root directory C
It can be edited and the divice disabled bt putting the letters REM in front of the offending line.

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by vicram In reply to Config.sys Devices

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by 7nt In reply to Config.sys Devices

Not booting into Windows may be caused by a statement in your MSDOS.SYS which says: "BootGUI=0". But because MSDOS.SYS is a hidden and read-only file, you have to do the following:

1. Double click on My Computer and navigate to View/Folder Options/View. Select the radio button that says "Show all files", then click Apply and OK.
2. In Explorer, click on the C Drive on the left side and right click on MSDOS.SYS in the right side panel. Untick everything, then open the file in Notepad. If theline there says "BootGUI=0", change the 0 to 1, save the file, then right click on the file again and tick the Hidden and Read Only boxes.

Try rebooting. If still can't log onto Windows (or if the BootGUI was set to 1 in the first place), open CONFIG.SYS in Notepad and put a REM in front of each line until you are able to log onto Windows. I can't suggest any particular lines to REM or not because I don't know what you have in there and what you need.

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by saihib In reply to Config.sys Devices

You don't need config.sys to boot your machine. Run msconfig and go to Selective Startup and uncheck config.sys and reboot.

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by bb11772 In reply to Config.sys Devices

When you get to the C prompt, type this and let us know what it says exact from the print out of your computer screen.

"cls" (Hit the enter Key)
"c:\type config.sys" (minus the "" of course)
(Hit the enter Key)

Give it back to us exactly theway it's shown. Also type this aftwards ang give us that information aslo.

"cls" (Hit the enter Key)
"c:\type autoexec.bat" (minus the "" of course)
(Hit the enter Key)

It's dependent on what device those two are trying to call up. We can take it from there. It may be as easy as a missing path state to direct the computer to know where to find certain files.

BTW, does it go straigth do DOS or does it get to the Windows splash screen first before it stops?

Ben

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by vicram In reply to Config.sys Devices

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by Gary McP In reply to Config.sys Devices

As far as I recall, win98 creates a couple of backups of the config.sys file. Try renaming one of these to be config.sys.

Type "ren config.sys config.old
ren config.bak config.sys"

Then try rebooting and see what you get.

HTH,
Gary

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