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Starting Windows 98 | Windows98 |


Normally Windows98 starts automatically simply by turning on the computer.

If it does not start automatically you can use one of the following methods to start Windows98.

Starting Windows98, in Safe Mode

To enter the safe mode you will need to reboot the computer and before windows98 starts to load (i.e. just after the memory test is completed, hold down the CNTRL key on the keyboard.

The following Safe Mode screen will appear.

Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu
==========================

1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt oly
6. Safe mode command prompt only
7. Previous version of MS-DOS

Enter a choicde: 1 Time remaining: 24

F5=Safe mode Shift+F5=Command prompt Shift+F8=Step-by-step confirmation [N]
=================================

 

Using win.com

Win [ /d:[f] [m] [n] [s] [v] [x]

f - turns of 32-bit disk access

m - start in safe mode

s - does not use ROM address F000:000

v - makes ROM routines handle interrupts

x - exclude all adapter areas from memory

 

Problems

Windows always starts by showing the "Start-Up" Menu

Change the "msdos.sys" BootMenu Entry from '1' to '0'

1) open explorer, go to the root folder, find the file msdos.sys,
2) right click on the msdos.sys file name and select Properties from the pop-up menu
3) Click the Read Only attribute so it is blank (unchecked), click OK to close the properties window
4) Open the file 'msdos.sys' using Notepad
You can also use Explorer to launch notepad by finding the file msdos.sys  and right clicking on the file name, and selecting Open. If Open is not an option then select Open With  and select Notepad.
5) When msdos.sys is open you will see a listing like the one below...

[Paths]
WinDir=c:\windows
WinBootDir=c:\windows
HostWinBootDrv=c
[Options]
BootWIN=1
BootMenu=0
BootMulti=0
BootGUI=1
DoubleBuffer=1

Look at the entry BootMenu= , if it says 1 then you've found the problem, change it to read BootMenu=0.

Select "File Save" from the top menu  and close Notepad

6) Again in Explorer, find the file 'msdos.sys' and as above, right click and select properties. In the properties window click the "Read Only' property so it is checked, and click OK.

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