Issue TA00192 | Windows98 | Exception Errors |
How to Use the System Configuration Editor (SYSEDIT) utility -
The sysedit utility is a program that allows you to modify 4 of the windows configuration files, the Autoexec.bat, config.sys, win.ini and system.ini. One of the important features of sysedit is that it automatically saves a copy of each of the files when it is first opened making it safer in case you make a mistake by giving you the chance to retrieve the previous copy.
It is opened as follows:
1) Click the "Start" button.
2) Select Run from the pop-up menu
3) Type SYSEDIT in the white text box and click the OK button.
4) A new window will open which will have within it four other windows, each one containing a file.
You can simply click on the title of any of the windows and that will change the focus to that window and then by clicking anywhere within that window you can modify the contents.
5) When you are done, Click on the File option at the top left of the main window, and select Exit
6) If any changes were made, the computer will present you with a warning pop-up window asking if you want to save the changes. You click on the "Yes" button to continue. At that time the files will be saved and the sysedit program will close.
7) The changes will take effect the next time you reboot your computer.
A similar method for making changes to the above files from within DOS is to use the EDIT function.
This would be done by going to a DOS prompt and typing the command
EDIT autoexec.bat <enter>
A DOS based window would open allowing you to make changes. When you are done you would use a similar method of exiting by selecting File Exit from the top menu.
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