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By isanswers ·
I have a Windows 98SE box that I inherited. None of the command prompt or DOS Prompt menu options exist. I am not able to execute command.com to access a command prompt. When I attempt this, I receive an error message stating that there are not enough system resources available. I receive the same error message when I attempt to run any command line executable i.e. ping, tracert etc. . No other applications or services are running.
Any ideas? Thanks.

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by Ann777 In reply to Unable to access command ...

Can you start over with the computer? Essentially, boot with a Win98 boot floppy, fdisk and format and then reinstall Win98? That would be the best situation for a computer that you do not need anything from... because there's no way to tell what has been done with it previously.

If you cannot, then see if you can run msconfig from the start-run and click on selective startup and see what's eating all the system resources on the last tab. There may be a virus or a corrupt registry withinthat hdd.

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by saihib In reply to Unable to access command ...

You don't need to type command.com, just command from the Run box.
What happens when you go to \start\programs\dos prompt? How much room do you have on your HDD? How much memory do you have in your machine and what is it? What DOS programs are loading at startup? Look in autoexec.bat and config.sys to observe. Those are just my ideas. You can also try booting to the F8 prompt and trying those commands. Also, what is your hardware configuration? Win98SE + Old Hardware = Difficulties.

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by BobHo In reply to Unable to access command ...

I came across this in a different newsgroup awhile back and for some unknown reason I saved it:

http://snipurl.com/2zu

Try it a see what happens.

Enjoy,

Drbob:&gt

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