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No Gui only c prompt in Wins ME

By Everett Alvarez ·
Hello All! I recently upgraded Wins Me and i am having the following problem;
I shutdown my pc on Friday with a normal shutdown. When booted my pc on Monday i started to see the normal screens then saw wins 98 and gave me a c prompt! That's it. It is not taking me to the Gui interface. It allows me to go to safe mode menu, but when i choose option 3 it goes to the c prompt. I tried to reinstall but nothing. It takes me to the c prompt. I am able to see that the directories are there, butno GUI. Help please,,,,,

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No Gui only c prompt in Wins ME

by dmiles In reply to No Gui only c prompt in W ...

Boot into safe mode,you mat need to use the system boot disk to reload the system.ini files,if htis was an upgrade you will have dto load WIN98 then reload WIN ME.

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No Gui only c prompt in Wins ME

by mphoffar In reply to No Gui only c prompt in W ...

I think the same holds true in ME and did 98, in which you want ot open the msdos.sys and changed the bootgui=0 to bootgui=1

Mark

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No Gui only c prompt in Wins ME

by Bryan Guffey In reply to No Gui only c prompt in W ...

I think #3 is on the right track. You REALLY need to examine your MSDOS.SYS file. If you made a bootable floppy and used it to SYS your drive for any reason during the upgrade, there's about a 75% chance your MSDOS.SYS file contains nothing more than "SYS:" or "FDISK:" or something.

If that's the case, you're best bet is to find another computer with either ME or 98SE and replace your MSDOS.SYS file. Just using the plain COPY command to get it from good computer to floppy to bad computer should work, but remember to change the attributes appropriately if needbe.

Good luck...

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