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May 18, 2005 11:17:06 PM

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My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same point
Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go, tried
copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off my
computer and back on his own.
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 3:34:13 AM

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Have a look here to edit the msdos.sys file:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.os.ms-windows....
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
> computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
> google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same point
> Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go, tried
> copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off my
> computer and back on his own.
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 3:35:31 AM

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....also, have a look here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
> computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
> google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same point
> Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go, tried
> copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off my
> computer and back on his own.
>
>
Related resources
May 19, 2005 3:35:32 AM

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glee, thank you for the response.

I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.

When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in there?
because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or file
name.

"glee" wrote:

> ....also, have a look here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
> > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
> > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same point
> > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go, tried
> > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off my
> > computer and back on his own.
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 5:19:10 AM

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Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...

HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
(a) Get a Startup Diskette from
http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from "Control
Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
(b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
(c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
(d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
| My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting
the
| computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well
as
| google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
same point
| Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
tried
| copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man
off my
| computer and back on his own.
|
|
May 19, 2005 5:19:11 AM

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PCR thank you for your reply.

I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing. When you said
from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I can't get into
windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?

I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and after resetting I'm
still in DOS mode.

"PCR" wrote:

> Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
>
> HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
> (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
> http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from "Control
> Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
> (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
> (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
> COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
> (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting
> the
> | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well
> as
> | google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
> same point
> | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
> tried
> | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man
> off my
> | computer and back on his own.
> |
> |
>
>
>
May 19, 2005 5:19:12 AM

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I should add, it asked me if I wanted to overwrite, so I am assuming that it
is already there. (I did overwrite)

"elle" wrote:

> PCR thank you for your reply.
>
> I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing. When you said
> from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I can't get into
> windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?
>
> I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and after resetting I'm
> still in DOS mode.
>
> "PCR" wrote:
>
> > Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
> >
> > HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
> > (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
> > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from "Control
> > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
> > (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
> > (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
> > COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
> > (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Thanks or Good Luck,
> > There may be humor in this post, and,
> > Naturally, you will not sue,
> > should things get worse after this,
> > PCR
> > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting
> > the
> > | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well
> > as
> > | google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
> > same point
> > | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
> > tried
> > | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man
> > off my
> > | computer and back on his own.
> > |
> > |
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 6:03:53 AM

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(1) The article never mentioned Autoexec.bat...
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
........Quote...........
RESOLUTION
• Edit the Config.sys file and remove the NOAUTO parameter from the DOS=
statement.

-or-
• Edit the Config.sys file and insert the required DEVICE= statements so
that the necessary devices are loaded during startup. The required
statements are as follows. Add these lines after the
"DOS=HIGH,UMB,NoAuto" line:
Device=C:\Windows\Himem.Sys
Device=C:\Windows\iFSHLP.Sys
NOTE: If Windows is installed in a folder other than the Windows folder,
adjust the two lines as necessary to list the folder in which Windows is
installed.
........EOQ.............

(2) Do you have a file named "Config.wos"? Then, perhaps that one should
be renamed to "Config.sys"...

(a) DIR C:\Config.wos /a
If it shows up, then...
(b)
REN C:\Config.sys Config.bad
REN C:\Config.wos Config.sys

Hopefully, you may now reboot to Windows.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
| glee, thank you for the response.
|
| I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
|
| When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in
there?
| because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
| starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command
or file
| name.
|
| "glee" wrote:
|
| > ....also, have a look here:
| > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
| > --
| > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
| > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
| > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
| >
| > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
| > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
resetting the
| > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as
well as
| > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
same point
| > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no
go, tried
| > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this
man off my
| > > computer and back on his own.
| > >
| > >
| >
| >
May 19, 2005 6:03:54 AM

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I don't know where I got the Autoexec.bat from, but the same with config.sys
there is nothing in there, there are no lines with anything so how do I edit
what is in there?

WHen I did step (2) I just got file not found :( 

"PCR" wrote:

> (1) The article never mentioned Autoexec.bat...
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> ........Quote...........
> RESOLUTION
> • Edit the Config.sys file and remove the NOAUTO parameter from the DOS=
> statement.
>
> -or-
> • Edit the Config.sys file and insert the required DEVICE= statements so
> that the necessary devices are loaded during startup. The required
> statements are as follows. Add these lines after the
> "DOS=HIGH,UMB,NoAuto" line:
> Device=C:\Windows\Himem.Sys
> Device=C:\Windows\iFSHLP.Sys
> NOTE: If Windows is installed in a folder other than the Windows folder,
> adjust the two lines as necessary to list the folder in which Windows is
> installed.
> ........EOQ.............
>
> (2) Do you have a file named "Config.wos"? Then, perhaps that one should
> be renamed to "Config.sys"...
>
> (a) DIR C:\Config.wos /a
> If it shows up, then...
> (b)
> REN C:\Config.sys Config.bad
> REN C:\Config.wos Config.sys
>
> Hopefully, you may now reboot to Windows.
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> | glee, thank you for the response.
> |
> | I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> |
> | When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in
> there?
> | because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> | starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command
> or file
> | name.
> |
> | "glee" wrote:
> |
> | > ....also, have a look here:
> | > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> | > --
> | > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> | > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> | > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> | >
> | > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> | > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
> resetting the
> | > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as
> well as
> | > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
> same point
> | > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no
> go, tried
> | > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this
> man off my
> | > > computer and back on his own.
> | > >
> | > >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 6:12:06 AM

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There is no Control Panel in DOS Mode. That was an alternative way to
have gotten a Startup Diskette. Did your MSDOS.sys file look good, per
the link Glee provided. Here is mine...

Here is how to Edit MSDOS.sys in DOS. (If you have a Winboot.ini, it
will override MSDOS.sys, though. So, check for that too. It has the same
format as the other.)...

C:\>DIR C:\Winboot.ini /a
Directory of C:\
File not found

C:\>DIR C:\msdos.sys /a
Directory of C:\
MSDOS SYS 1,784 06-15-04 6:40p MSDOS.SYS
1 file(s) 1,784 bytes

ATTRIB -S -H -R C:\MSDOS.sys
EDIT C:\MSDOS.sys
Alt-F-X-ENTER (pressed separately) will exit EDIT. (TAB may prove
helpful to navigate buttons.)
ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys

Report what you see. If you intend to make no change, you do not need
the "ATTRIB" statements.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File

Here is mine. If you use CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not include
Dblspace=0 & Drvspace=0. Do not include Network=0, if you connect to a
Network. Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.

[Paths]
WinDir=c:\windows
WinBootDir=c:\windows
HostWinBootDrv=c

[Options]
AutoScan=1
BootMenu=1 ;Per Win98
BootMenuDelay=10
Dblspace=0 ;Per Win98
Drvspace=0 ; Secrets
DoubleBuffer=1
Logo=0
Network=0
WinVer=4.10.2222

;
;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F4A02747-B9F0-47A4-90B8-DC83520802E7@microsoft.com...
| I should add, it asked me if I wanted to overwrite, so I am assuming
that it
| is already there. (I did overwrite)
|
| "elle" wrote:
|
| > PCR thank you for your reply.
| >
| > I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing. When
you said
| > from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I can't
get into
| > windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?
| >
| > I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and after
resetting I'm
| > still in DOS mode.
| >
| > "PCR" wrote:
| >
| > > Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
| > >
| > > HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
| > > (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
| > > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from
"Control
| > > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
| > > (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
| > > (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
| > > COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
| > > (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
| > >
| > >
| > > --
| > > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > > should things get worse after this,
| > > PCR
| > > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
| > > | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
resetting
| > > the
| > > | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as
well
| > > as
| > > | google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to
the
| > > same point
| > > | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a
no go,
| > > tried
| > > | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this
man
| > > off my
| > > | computer and back on his own.
| > > |
| > > |
| > >
| > >
| > >
May 19, 2005 6:12:07 AM

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OK, all of that just went right over my head, but I tried my best.

When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
I didn't get file not found, it just said nothing.

when typing in c:\>DIR c:\msdos.sys /a
I got nothing also.

"PCR" wrote:

> There is no Control Panel in DOS Mode. That was an alternative way to
> have gotten a Startup Diskette. Did your MSDOS.sys file look good, per
> the link Glee provided. Here is mine...
>
> Here is how to Edit MSDOS.sys in DOS. (If you have a Winboot.ini, it
> will override MSDOS.sys, though. So, check for that too. It has the same
> format as the other.)...
>
> C:\>DIR C:\Winboot.ini /a
> Directory of C:\
> File not found
>
> C:\>DIR C:\msdos.sys /a
> Directory of C:\
> MSDOS SYS 1,784 06-15-04 6:40p MSDOS.SYS
> 1 file(s) 1,784 bytes
>
> ATTRIB -S -H -R C:\MSDOS.sys
> EDIT C:\MSDOS.sys
> Alt-F-X-ENTER (pressed separately) will exit EDIT. (TAB may prove
> helpful to navigate buttons.)
> ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys
>
> Report what you see. If you intend to make no change, you do not need
> the "ATTRIB" statements.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
> Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File
>
> Here is mine. If you use CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not include
> Dblspace=0 & Drvspace=0. Do not include Network=0, if you connect to a
> Network. Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
>
> [Paths]
> WinDir=c:\windows
> WinBootDir=c:\windows
> HostWinBootDrv=c
>
> [Options]
> AutoScan=1
> BootMenu=1 ;Per Win98
> BootMenuDelay=10
> Dblspace=0 ;Per Win98
> Drvspace=0 ; Secrets
> DoubleBuffer=1
> Logo=0
> Network=0
> WinVer=4.10.2222
>
> ;
> ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
> ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F4A02747-B9F0-47A4-90B8-DC83520802E7@microsoft.com...
> | I should add, it asked me if I wanted to overwrite, so I am assuming
> that it
> | is already there. (I did overwrite)
> |
> | "elle" wrote:
> |
> | > PCR thank you for your reply.
> | >
> | > I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing. When
> you said
> | > from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I can't
> get into
> | > windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?
> | >
> | > I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and after
> resetting I'm
> | > still in DOS mode.
> | >
> | > "PCR" wrote:
> | >
> | > > Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
> | > >
> | > > HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
> | > > (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
> | > > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from
> "Control
> | > > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
> | > > (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
> | > > (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
> | > > COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
> | > > (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
> | > >
> | > >
> | > > --
> | > > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > > should things get worse after this,
> | > > PCR
> | > > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> | > > | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
> resetting
> | > > the
> | > > | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as
> well
> | > > as
> | > > | google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to
> the
> | > > same point
> | > > | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a
> no go,
> | > > tried
> | > > | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this
> man
> | > > off my
> | > > | computer and back on his own.
> | > > |
> | > > |
> | > >
> | > >
> | > >
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 6:50:39 AM

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It is OK to have none of these files... Config.sys, Autoexec.bat, &
especially Config.wos. EDIT will appear to come up with empty ones in
that circumstance. However, EDIT is only looking in the folder you
specify or in the current folder if you specify none. Did you "EDIT
C:\Config.sys" or was "C:\" the folder showing at the prompt? Then you
do not have one in C:\, which is the only location of importance for a
boot. Also, Config.sys is not responsible for the "missing" Himem.sys.
Himem.sys will get loaded anyway, normally, by IO.sys, when
C:\Config.sys is missing.

Well, what did MSDOS.sys look like? And did you have a Winboot.ini?
Those also must be in "C:\" to matter.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:657E7B06-E368-4F05-8161-0C7B048C4D85@microsoft.com...
| I don't know where I got the Autoexec.bat from, but the same with
config.sys
| there is nothing in there, there are no lines with anything so how do
I edit
| what is in there?
|
| WHen I did step (2) I just got file not found :( 
|
| "PCR" wrote:
|
| > (1) The article never mentioned Autoexec.bat...
| > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
| > ........Quote...........
| > RESOLUTION
| > • Edit the Config.sys file and remove the NOAUTO parameter from
the DOS=
| > statement.
| >
| > -or-
| > • Edit the Config.sys file and insert the required DEVICE=
statements so
| > that the necessary devices are loaded during startup. The required
| > statements are as follows. Add these lines after the
| > "DOS=HIGH,UMB,NoAuto" line:
| > Device=C:\Windows\Himem.Sys
| > Device=C:\Windows\iFSHLP.Sys
| > NOTE: If Windows is installed in a folder other than the Windows
folder,
| > adjust the two lines as necessary to list the folder in which
Windows is
| > installed.
| > ........EOQ.............
| >
| > (2) Do you have a file named "Config.wos"? Then, perhaps that one
should
| > be renamed to "Config.sys"...
| >
| > (a) DIR C:\Config.wos /a
| > If it shows up, then...
| > (b)
| > REN C:\Config.sys Config.bad
| > REN C:\Config.wos Config.sys
| >
| > Hopefully, you may now reboot to Windows.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
| > | glee, thank you for the response.
| > |
| > | I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
| > |
| > | When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something
in
| > there?
| > | because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now
when
| > | starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad
command
| > or file
| > | name.
| > |
| > | "glee" wrote:
| > |
| > | > ....also, have a look here:
| > | > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
| > | > --
| > | > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
| > | > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
| > | > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
| > | >
| > | > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
| > | > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
| > resetting the
| > | > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum
as
| > well as
| > | > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to
the
| > same point
| > | > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a
no
| > go, tried
| > | > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get
this
| > man off my
| > | > > computer and back on his own.
| > | > >
| > | > >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 6:55:29 AM

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| When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a

You would just type...

DIR C:\winboot.ini /a

....at the prompt, which for me was "C:\>".


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AB0CC3E3-AA73-42B7-A49E-CA586D8DD250@microsoft.com...
| OK, all of that just went right over my head, but I tried my best.
|
| When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
| I didn't get file not found, it just said nothing.
|
| when typing in c:\>DIR c:\msdos.sys /a
| I got nothing also.
|
| "PCR" wrote:
|
| > There is no Control Panel in DOS Mode. That was an alternative way
to
| > have gotten a Startup Diskette. Did your MSDOS.sys file look good,
per
| > the link Glee provided. Here is mine...
| >
| > Here is how to Edit MSDOS.sys in DOS. (If you have a Winboot.ini, it
| > will override MSDOS.sys, though. So, check for that too. It has the
same
| > format as the other.)...
| >
| > C:\>DIR C:\Winboot.ini /a
| > Directory of C:\
| > File not found
| >
| > C:\>DIR C:\msdos.sys /a
| > Directory of C:\
| > MSDOS SYS 1,784 06-15-04 6:40p MSDOS.SYS
| > 1 file(s) 1,784 bytes
| >
| > ATTRIB -S -H -R C:\MSDOS.sys
| > EDIT C:\MSDOS.sys
| > Alt-F-X-ENTER (pressed separately) will exit EDIT. (TAB may prove
| > helpful to navigate buttons.)
| > ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys
| >
| > Report what you see. If you intend to make no change, you do not
need
| > the "ATTRIB" statements.
| >
| > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
| > Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File
| >
| > Here is mine. If you use CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not
include
| > Dblspace=0 & Drvspace=0. Do not include Network=0, if you connect to
a
| > Network. Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
| >
| > [Paths]
| > WinDir=c:\windows
| > WinBootDir=c:\windows
| > HostWinBootDrv=c
| >
| > [Options]
| > AutoScan=1
| > BootMenu=1 ;Per Win98
| > BootMenuDelay=10
| > Dblspace=0 ;Per Win98
| > Drvspace=0 ; Secrets
| > DoubleBuffer=1
| > Logo=0
| > Network=0
| > WinVer=4.10.2222
| >
| > ;
| > ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other
programs.
| > ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:F4A02747-B9F0-47A4-90B8-DC83520802E7@microsoft.com...
| > | I should add, it asked me if I wanted to overwrite, so I am
assuming
| > that it
| > | is already there. (I did overwrite)
| > |
| > | "elle" wrote:
| > |
| > | > PCR thank you for your reply.
| > | >
| > | > I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing.
When
| > you said
| > | > from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I
can't
| > get into
| > | > windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?
| > | >
| > | > I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and after
| > resetting I'm
| > | > still in DOS mode.
| > | >
| > | > "PCR" wrote:
| > | >
| > | > > Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
| > | > >
| > | > > HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
| > | > > (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
| > | > > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from
| > "Control
| > | > > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
| > | > > (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
| > | > > (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
| > | > > COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
| > | > > (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
| > | > >
| > | > >
| > | > > --
| > | > > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > > should things get worse after this,
| > | > > PCR
| > | > > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
| > | > > | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
| > resetting
| > | > > the
| > | > > | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this
forum as
| > well
| > | > > as
| > | > > | google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting
to
| > the
| > | > > same point
| > | > > | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's
a
| > no go,
| > | > > tried
| > | > > | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get
this
| > man
| > | > > off my
| > | > > | computer and back on his own.
| > | > > |
| > | > > |
| > | > >
| > | > >
| > | > >
| >
| >
| >
May 19, 2005 6:55:30 AM

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Ok, now it looks the same. What do I do now?

"PCR" wrote:

> | When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
>
> You would just type...
>
> DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
>
> ....at the prompt, which for me was "C:\>".
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AB0CC3E3-AA73-42B7-A49E-CA586D8DD250@microsoft.com...
> | OK, all of that just went right over my head, but I tried my best.
> |
> | When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
> | I didn't get file not found, it just said nothing.
> |
> | when typing in c:\>DIR c:\msdos.sys /a
> | I got nothing also.
> |
> | "PCR" wrote:
> |
> | > There is no Control Panel in DOS Mode. That was an alternative way
> to
> | > have gotten a Startup Diskette. Did your MSDOS.sys file look good,
> per
> | > the link Glee provided. Here is mine...
> | >
> | > Here is how to Edit MSDOS.sys in DOS. (If you have a Winboot.ini, it
> | > will override MSDOS.sys, though. So, check for that too. It has the
> same
> | > format as the other.)...
> | >
> | > C:\>DIR C:\Winboot.ini /a
> | > Directory of C:\
> | > File not found
> | >
> | > C:\>DIR C:\msdos.sys /a
> | > Directory of C:\
> | > MSDOS SYS 1,784 06-15-04 6:40p MSDOS.SYS
> | > 1 file(s) 1,784 bytes
> | >
> | > ATTRIB -S -H -R C:\MSDOS.sys
> | > EDIT C:\MSDOS.sys
> | > Alt-F-X-ENTER (pressed separately) will exit EDIT. (TAB may prove
> | > helpful to navigate buttons.)
> | > ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys
> | >
> | > Report what you see. If you intend to make no change, you do not
> need
> | > the "ATTRIB" statements.
> | >
> | > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
> | > Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File
> | >
> | > Here is mine. If you use CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not
> include
> | > Dblspace=0 & Drvspace=0. Do not include Network=0, if you connect to
> a
> | > Network. Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
> | >
> | > [Paths]
> | > WinDir=c:\windows
> | > WinBootDir=c:\windows
> | > HostWinBootDrv=c
> | >
> | > [Options]
> | > AutoScan=1
> | > BootMenu=1 ;Per Win98
> | > BootMenuDelay=10
> | > Dblspace=0 ;Per Win98
> | > Drvspace=0 ; Secrets
> | > DoubleBuffer=1
> | > Logo=0
> | > Network=0
> | > WinVer=4.10.2222
> | >
> | > ;
> | > ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other
> programs.
> | > ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > should things get worse after this,
> | > PCR
> | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:F4A02747-B9F0-47A4-90B8-DC83520802E7@microsoft.com...
> | > | I should add, it asked me if I wanted to overwrite, so I am
> assuming
> | > that it
> | > | is already there. (I did overwrite)
> | > |
> | > | "elle" wrote:
> | > |
> | > | > PCR thank you for your reply.
> | > | >
> | > | > I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing.
> When
> | > you said
> | > | > from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I
> can't
> | > get into
> | > | > windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?
> | > | >
> | > | > I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and after
> | > resetting I'm
> | > | > still in DOS mode.
> | > | >
> | > | > "PCR" wrote:
> | > | >
> | > | > > Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
> | > | > >
> | > | > > HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
> | > | > > (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
> | > | > > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from
> | > "Control
> | > | > > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
> | > | > > (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
> | > | > > (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
> | > | > > COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
> | > | > > (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
> | > | > >
> | > | > >
> | > | > > --
> | > | > > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > | > > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > | > > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > | > > should things get worse after this,
> | > | > > PCR
> | > | > > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > | > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> | > | > > | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
> | > resetting
> | > | > > the
> | > | > > | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this
> forum as
> | > well
> | > | > > as
> | > | > > | google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting
> to
> | > the
> | > | > > same point
> | > | > > | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's
> a
> | > no go,
> | > | > > tried
> | > | > > | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get
> this
> | > man
> | > | > > off my
> | > | > > | computer and back on his own.
> | > | > > |
> | > | > > |
> | > | > >
> | > | > >
> | > | > >
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 11:12:19 AM

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elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was very long and
wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you followed the
instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?

Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
http://snipurl.com/f03v
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> glee, thank you for the response.
>
> I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
>
> When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in there?
> because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or file
> name.
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > ....also, have a look here:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
> > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
> > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same point
> > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go, tried
> > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off my
> > > computer and back on his own.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
May 19, 2005 7:27:03 PM

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To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
paste that onto another computer???

"glee" wrote:

> elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was very long and
> wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you followed the
> instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
>
> Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> http://snipurl.com/f03v
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > glee, thank you for the response.
> >
> > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> >
> > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in there?
> > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or file
> > name.
> >
> > "glee" wrote:
> >
> > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
> > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
> > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same point
> > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go, tried
> > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off my
> > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 11:00:57 PM

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Are you saying the Paths in yours looked like...?...

[Paths]
WinDir=c:\windows
WinBootDir=c:\windows
HostWinBootDrv=c

Then, as I know you have no Winboot.ini to override it & you have no
Config.sys or Autoexec.bat, NONE of these files is causing your problem.
Are you sure you scrolled all the way to the bottom of MSDOS.sys? Any
[Paths] under the filler "xxxx" lines would override the ones above. I
guess...

(1) Can you boot to Safe Mode?
Hold F5 or CTRL during boot to select it.
(Remove that Startup Diskette first.)

(2) At a DOS Prompt...
DIR C:\Windows\Himem.sys /a
...just to be very certain it does exist.

Here is mine...
C:\>DIR C:\Windows\Himem.sys /a
Directory of C:\WINDOWS
HIMEM SYS 33,191 04-23-99 10:22p HIMEM.SYS
1 file(s) 33,191 bytes


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:539E0DB2-099C-42C3-95D3-B491E495C6C2@microsoft.com...
| Ok, now it looks the same. What do I do now?
|
| "PCR" wrote:
|
| > | When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
| >
| > You would just type...
| >
| > DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
| >
| > ....at the prompt, which for me was "C:\>".
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:AB0CC3E3-AA73-42B7-A49E-CA586D8DD250@microsoft.com...
| > | OK, all of that just went right over my head, but I tried my best.
| > |
| > | When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
| > | I didn't get file not found, it just said nothing.
| > |
| > | when typing in c:\>DIR c:\msdos.sys /a
| > | I got nothing also.
| > |
| > | "PCR" wrote:
| > |
| > | > There is no Control Panel in DOS Mode. That was an alternative
way
| > to
| > | > have gotten a Startup Diskette. Did your MSDOS.sys file look
good,
| > per
| > | > the link Glee provided. Here is mine...
| > | >
| > | > Here is how to Edit MSDOS.sys in DOS. (If you have a
Winboot.ini, it
| > | > will override MSDOS.sys, though. So, check for that too. It has
the
| > same
| > | > format as the other.)...
| > | >
| > | > C:\>DIR C:\Winboot.ini /a
| > | > Directory of C:\
| > | > File not found
| > | >
| > | > C:\>DIR C:\msdos.sys /a
| > | > Directory of C:\
| > | > MSDOS SYS 1,784 06-15-04 6:40p MSDOS.SYS
| > | > 1 file(s) 1,784 bytes
| > | >
| > | > ATTRIB -S -H -R C:\MSDOS.sys
| > | > EDIT C:\MSDOS.sys
| > | > Alt-F-X-ENTER (pressed separately) will exit EDIT. (TAB may
prove
| > | > helpful to navigate buttons.)
| > | > ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys
| > | >
| > | > Report what you see. If you intend to make no change, you do not
| > need
| > | > the "ATTRIB" statements.
| > | >
| > | > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
| > | > Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File
| > | >
| > | > Here is mine. If you use CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not
| > include
| > | > Dblspace=0 & Drvspace=0. Do not include Network=0, if you
connect to
| > a
| > | > Network. Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
| > | >
| > | > [Paths]
| > | > WinDir=c:\windows
| > | > WinBootDir=c:\windows
| > | > HostWinBootDrv=c
| > | >
| > | > [Options]
| > | > AutoScan=1
| > | > BootMenu=1 ;Per Win98
| > | > BootMenuDelay=10
| > | > Dblspace=0 ;Per Win98
| > | > Drvspace=0 ; Secrets
| > | > DoubleBuffer=1
| > | > Logo=0
| > | > Network=0
| > | > WinVer=4.10.2222
| > | >
| > | > ;
| > | > ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other
| > programs.
| > | > ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
| > | >
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > should things get worse after this,
| > | > PCR
| > | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > news:F4A02747-B9F0-47A4-90B8-DC83520802E7@microsoft.com...
| > | > | I should add, it asked me if I wanted to overwrite, so I am
| > assuming
| > | > that it
| > | > | is already there. (I did overwrite)
| > | > |
| > | > | "elle" wrote:
| > | > |
| > | > | > PCR thank you for your reply.
| > | > | >
| > | > | > I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing.
| > When
| > | > you said
| > | > | > from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I
| > can't
| > | > get into
| > | > | > windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?
| > | > | >
| > | > | > I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and
after
| > | > resetting I'm
| > | > | > still in DOS mode.
| > | > | >
| > | > | > "PCR" wrote:
| > | > | >
| > | > | > > Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
| > | > | > >
| > | > | > > HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
| > | > | > > (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
| > | > | > > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one
from
| > | > "Control
| > | > | > > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
| > | > | > > (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
| > | > | > > (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
| > | > | > > COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
| > | > | > > (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
| > | > | > >
| > | > | > >
| > | > | > > --
| > | > | > > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > | > > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > | > > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > | > > should things get worse after this,
| > | > | > > PCR
| > | > | > > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > | > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > | > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
| > | > | > > | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer
after
| > | > resetting
| > | > | > > the
| > | > | > > | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this
| > forum as
| > | > well
| > | > | > > as
| > | > | > > | google search, and have tried many things. We keep
getting
| > to
| > | > the
| > | > | > > same point
| > | > | > > | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and
it's
| > a
| > | > no go,
| > | > | > > tried
| > | > | > > | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help
get
| > this
| > | > man
| > | > | > > off my
| > | > | > > | computer and back on his own.
| > | > | > > |
| > | > | > > |
| > | > | > >
| > | > | > >
| > | > | > >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
May 19, 2005 11:00:58 PM

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"PCR" wrote:
I'm not sure what you meant by this:

> Are you saying the Paths in yours looked like...?...
>
> [Paths]
> WinDir=c:\windows
> WinBootDir=c:\windows
> HostWinBootDrv=c

But when I followed the two steps you provided I got:

Volume in drive c is Windows_98
Volume serial number is...
Directory of C:\windows

Himem.sys 33,191 05-11-98 8:01p
1 file(s) 33,191 bytes
0 dir(s) 675.11 MB free
> Are you saying the Paths in yours looked like...?...
>
> [Paths]
> WinDir=c:\windows
> WinBootDir=c:\windows
> HostWinBootDrv=c
>
> Then, as I know you have no Winboot.ini to override it & you have no
> Config.sys or Autoexec.bat, NONE of these files is causing your problem.
> Are you sure you scrolled all the way to the bottom of MSDOS.sys? Any
> [Paths] under the filler "xxxx" lines would override the ones above. I
> guess...
>
> (1) Can you boot to Safe Mode?
> Hold F5 or CTRL during boot to select it.
> (Remove that Startup Diskette first.)
>
> (2) At a DOS Prompt...
> DIR C:\Windows\Himem.sys /a
> ...just to be very certain it does exist.
>
> Here is mine...
> C:\>DIR C:\Windows\Himem.sys /a
> Directory of C:\WINDOWS
> HIMEM SYS 33,191 04-23-99 10:22p HIMEM.SYS
> 1 file(s) 33,191 bytes
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:539E0DB2-099C-42C3-95D3-B491E495C6C2@microsoft.com...
> | Ok, now it looks the same. What do I do now?
> |
> | "PCR" wrote:
> |
> | > | When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
> | >
> | > You would just type...
> | >
> | > DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
> | >
> | > ....at the prompt, which for me was "C:\>".
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > should things get worse after this,
> | > PCR
> | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:AB0CC3E3-AA73-42B7-A49E-CA586D8DD250@microsoft.com...
> | > | OK, all of that just went right over my head, but I tried my best.
> | > |
> | > | When I typed in c:\>DIR C:\winboot.ini /a
> | > | I didn't get file not found, it just said nothing.
> | > |
> | > | when typing in c:\>DIR c:\msdos.sys /a
> | > | I got nothing also.
> | > |
> | > | "PCR" wrote:
> | > |
> | > | > There is no Control Panel in DOS Mode. That was an alternative
> way
> | > to
> | > | > have gotten a Startup Diskette. Did your MSDOS.sys file look
> good,
> | > per
> | > | > the link Glee provided. Here is mine...
> | > | >
> | > | > Here is how to Edit MSDOS.sys in DOS. (If you have a
> Winboot.ini, it
> | > | > will override MSDOS.sys, though. So, check for that too. It has
> the
> | > same
> | > | > format as the other.)...
> | > | >
> | > | > C:\>DIR C:\Winboot.ini /a
> | > | > Directory of C:\
> | > | > File not found
> | > | >
> | > | > C:\>DIR C:\msdos.sys /a
> | > | > Directory of C:\
> | > | > MSDOS SYS 1,784 06-15-04 6:40p MSDOS.SYS
> | > | > 1 file(s) 1,784 bytes
> | > | >
> | > | > ATTRIB -S -H -R C:\MSDOS.sys
> | > | > EDIT C:\MSDOS.sys
> | > | > Alt-F-X-ENTER (pressed separately) will exit EDIT. (TAB may
> prove
> | > | > helpful to navigate buttons.)
> | > | > ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys
> | > | >
> | > | > Report what you see. If you intend to make no change, you do not
> | > need
> | > | > the "ATTRIB" statements.
> | > | >
> | > | > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
> | > | > Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File
> | > | >
> | > | > Here is mine. If you use CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not
> | > include
> | > | > Dblspace=0 & Drvspace=0. Do not include Network=0, if you
> connect to
> | > a
> | > | > Network. Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
> | > | >
> | > | > [Paths]
> | > | > WinDir=c:\windows
> | > | > WinBootDir=c:\windows
> | > | > HostWinBootDrv=c
> | > | >
> | > | > [Options]
> | > | > AutoScan=1
> | > | > BootMenu=1 ;Per Win98
> | > | > BootMenuDelay=10
> | > | > Dblspace=0 ;Per Win98
> | > | > Drvspace=0 ; Secrets
> | > | > DoubleBuffer=1
> | > | > Logo=0
> | > | > Network=0
> | > | > WinVer=4.10.2222
> | > | >
> | > | > ;
> | > | > ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other
> | > programs.
> | > | > ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
> | > | >
> | >
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > --
> | > | > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > | > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > | > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > | > should things get worse after this,
> | > | > PCR
> | > | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > | > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > news:F4A02747-B9F0-47A4-90B8-DC83520802E7@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | I should add, it asked me if I wanted to overwrite, so I am
> | > assuming
> | > | > that it
> | > | > | is already there. (I did overwrite)
> | > | > |
> | > | > | "elle" wrote:
> | > | > |
> | > | > | > PCR thank you for your reply.
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > I tried doing this already, but I tried again, and nothing.
> | > When
> | > | > you said
> | > | > | > from "control panel" I wasn't sure what you meant because I
> | > can't
> | > | > get into
> | > | > | > windows. Is there some kind of control panel in DOS mode?
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > I did follow you directions from A: prompt and down, and
> after
> | > | > resetting I'm
> | > | > | > still in DOS mode.
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > "PCR" wrote:
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > > Did you copy it to the right folder... "C:\Windows"...?...
> | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > > HIMEM.sys is on a Startup Diskette...
> | > | > | > > (a) Get a Startup Diskette from
> | > | > | > > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one
> from
> | > | > "Control
> | > | > | > > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab".
> | > | > | > > (b) Insert the diskette, & boot.
> | > | > | > > (c) At the A:\ prompt, type...
> | > | > | > > COPY Himem.sys C:\Windows\Himem.sys
> | > | > | > > (d) Remove the diskette, & Ctrl-Alt-Del to Windows.
> | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > > --
> | > | > | > > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > | > | > > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > | > | > > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > | > | > > should things get worse after this,
> | > | > | > > PCR
> | > | > | > > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > | > | > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > | > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | > > | My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer
> after
> | > | > resetting
> | > | > | > > the
> | > | > | > > | computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this
> | > forum as
> | > | > well
> | > | > | > > as
> | > | > | > > | google search, and have tried many things. We keep
> getting
> | > to
> | > | > the
> | > | > | > > same point
> | > | > | > > | Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and
> it's
> | > a
> | > | > no go,
> | > | > | > > tried
> | > | > | > > | copying and many other things and nothing. Please help
> get
> | > this
> | > | > man
> | > | > | > > off my
> | > | > | > > | computer and back on his own.
> | > | > | > > |
> | > | > | > > |
> | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > >
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 2:46:11 AM

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Forget about the pasting part in cquirke's reply.....look at Alex Nichol's reply
further up.

Boot with a startup floppy and type the following, pressing Enter after each line:
C:
CD\
EDIT MSDOS.SYS

The Edit screen will open with the text of your msdos.sys file. The PATHS section
of the file should look like this:
[Paths]
Windir=C:\WINDOWS
WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
HostWinBootDrv=C

Does it?
(Press ALT-F, then X to exit Edit)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2FDAAFAF-71EA-4091-97C0-88A7FC22BD36@microsoft.com...
> To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
> The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
> paste that onto another computer???
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was very long
and
> > wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you followed
the
> > instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
> >
> > Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> > http://snipurl.com/f03v
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > > glee, thank you for the response.
> > >
> > > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> > >
> > > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in there?
> > > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or file
> > > name.
> > >
> > > "glee" wrote:
> > >
> > > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
> > > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
> > > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same
point
> > > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
tried
> > > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off
my
> > > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
May 20, 2005 5:54:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

After typing that in, and when the blue screen pops up all that is on the
screen is:

;SYS

I did go to Alt-F and open and went into Himem.sys and it said:

Error: Himem.sys requires MS-DOS 3.00 or higher

he has 2.0


"glee" wrote:

> Forget about the pasting part in cquirke's reply.....look at Alex Nichol's reply
> further up.
>
> Boot with a startup floppy and type the following, pressing Enter after each line:
> C:
> CD\
> EDIT MSDOS.SYS
>
> The Edit screen will open with the text of your msdos.sys file. The PATHS section
> of the file should look like this:
> [Paths]
> Windir=C:\WINDOWS
> WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
> HostWinBootDrv=C
>
> Does it?
> (Press ALT-F, then X to exit Edit)
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2FDAAFAF-71EA-4091-97C0-88A7FC22BD36@microsoft.com...
> > To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
> > The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
> > paste that onto another computer???
> >
> > "glee" wrote:
> >
> > > elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was very long
> and
> > > wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you followed
> the
> > > instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
> > >
> > > Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> > > http://snipurl.com/f03v
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > > > glee, thank you for the response.
> > > >
> > > > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> > > >
> > > > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in there?
> > > > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > > > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or file
> > > > name.
> > > >
> > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting the
> > > > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well as
> > > > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the same
> point
> > > > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
> tried
> > > > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man off
> my
> > > > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
May 21, 2005 3:49:50 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

If ;SYS is the only thing in his msdos.sys file, that is the problem. Rather than
trying to re-create the correct contents for the file, you may find it easier to
*copy* the msdos.sys file from your working computer, to a floppy disk, in Windows;
then bring the floppy disk to his computer and run some DOS commands to replace his
nearly-empty file with the copy on the floppy disk.

First, find your msdos.sys file on your working computer:
- insert a blank floppy disk in your floppy drive
- click Start> Find> Files or Folders, look in the C:\ drive for the file named
msdos.sys, and click Find Now
- when found (it should be found in the C:\Windows folder), right-click the
msdos.sys file, and click Send To> 3½" Floppy [A:]

Start his computer...it should boot to DOS as you have said it does earlier in this
thread.
Insert the floppy disk in his floppy drive.
At the DOS prompt on his computer, type the following, and press Enter after each
line:
CD\
ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
DEL MSDOS.SYS
COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:

When it is done, and you are back at the command prompt, remove your floppy disk and
press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart, hopefully into Windows.

(Those commands should remove the Hidden, Read Only, and System ATTRIButes from his
msdos.sys file, allowing you to then DELete the file, followed by COPYing the file
from the floppy A:\ drive to his C: drive)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E7D8A7E0-2C33-4937-B2CE-71DD377CCF58@microsoft.com...
> After typing that in, and when the blue screen pops up all that is on the
> screen is:
>
> ;SYS
>
> I did go to Alt-F and open and went into Himem.sys and it said:
>
> Error: Himem.sys requires MS-DOS 3.00 or higher
>
> he has 2.0
>
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > Forget about the pasting part in cquirke's reply.....look at Alex Nichol's reply
> > further up.
> >
> > Boot with a startup floppy and type the following, pressing Enter after each
line:
> > C:
> > CD\
> > EDIT MSDOS.SYS
> >
> > The Edit screen will open with the text of your msdos.sys file. The PATHS
section
> > of the file should look like this:
> > [Paths]
> > Windir=C:\WINDOWS
> > WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
> > HostWinBootDrv=C
> >
> > Does it?
> > (Press ALT-F, then X to exit Edit)
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:2FDAAFAF-71EA-4091-97C0-88A7FC22BD36@microsoft.com...
> > > To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
> > > The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
> > > paste that onto another computer???
> > >
> > > "glee" wrote:
> > >
> > > > elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was very
long
> > and
> > > > wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you
followed
> > the
> > > > instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
> > > >
> > > > Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> > > > http://snipurl.com/f03v
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > > > > glee, thank you for the response.
> > > > >
> > > > > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> > > > >
> > > > > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in
there?
> > > > > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > > > > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or
file
> > > > > name.
> > > > >
> > > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting
the
> > > > > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well
as
> > > > > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
same
> > point
> > > > > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
> > tried
> > > > > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man
off
> > my
> > > > > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
May 21, 2005 3:49:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Does it matter that I have XP and he has 98?

"glee" wrote:

> If ;SYS is the only thing in his msdos.sys file, that is the problem. Rather than
> trying to re-create the correct contents for the file, you may find it easier to
> *copy* the msdos.sys file from your working computer, to a floppy disk, in Windows;
> then bring the floppy disk to his computer and run some DOS commands to replace his
> nearly-empty file with the copy on the floppy disk.
>
> First, find your msdos.sys file on your working computer:
> - insert a blank floppy disk in your floppy drive
> - click Start> Find> Files or Folders, look in the C:\ drive for the file named
> msdos.sys, and click Find Now
> - when found (it should be found in the C:\Windows folder), right-click the
> msdos.sys file, and click Send To> 3½" Floppy [A:]
>
> Start his computer...it should boot to DOS as you have said it does earlier in this
> thread.
> Insert the floppy disk in his floppy drive.
> At the DOS prompt on his computer, type the following, and press Enter after each
> line:
> CD\
> ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
> DEL MSDOS.SYS
> COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:
>
> When it is done, and you are back at the command prompt, remove your floppy disk and
> press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart, hopefully into Windows.
>
> (Those commands should remove the Hidden, Read Only, and System ATTRIButes from his
> msdos.sys file, allowing you to then DELete the file, followed by COPYing the file
> from the floppy A:\ drive to his C: drive)
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E7D8A7E0-2C33-4937-B2CE-71DD377CCF58@microsoft.com...
> > After typing that in, and when the blue screen pops up all that is on the
> > screen is:
> >
> > ;SYS
> >
> > I did go to Alt-F and open and went into Himem.sys and it said:
> >
> > Error: Himem.sys requires MS-DOS 3.00 or higher
> >
> > he has 2.0
> >
> >
> > "glee" wrote:
> >
> > > Forget about the pasting part in cquirke's reply.....look at Alex Nichol's reply
> > > further up.
> > >
> > > Boot with a startup floppy and type the following, pressing Enter after each
> line:
> > > C:
> > > CD\
> > > EDIT MSDOS.SYS
> > >
> > > The Edit screen will open with the text of your msdos.sys file. The PATHS
> section
> > > of the file should look like this:
> > > [Paths]
> > > Windir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > HostWinBootDrv=C
> > >
> > > Does it?
> > > (Press ALT-F, then X to exit Edit)
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:2FDAAFAF-71EA-4091-97C0-88A7FC22BD36@microsoft.com...
> > > > To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
> > > > The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
> > > > paste that onto another computer???
> > > >
> > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was very
> long
> > > and
> > > > > wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you
> followed
> > > the
> > > > > instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
> > > > >
> > > > > Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> > > > > http://snipurl.com/f03v
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > glee, thank you for the response.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in
> there?
> > > > > > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > > > > > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or
> file
> > > > > > name.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting
> the
> > > > > > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well
> as
> > > > > > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
> same
> > > point
> > > > > > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
> > > tried
> > > > > > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man
> off
> > > my
> > > > > > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
May 21, 2005 3:49:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

ALthough he has 98 and I have XP I tried it anyway. It said 'file not found
a:\msdos.sys c:'

When told to copy from the disk before it would say 1 file copied.

"glee" wrote:

> If ;SYS is the only thing in his msdos.sys file, that is the problem. Rather than
> trying to re-create the correct contents for the file, you may find it easier to
> *copy* the msdos.sys file from your working computer, to a floppy disk, in Windows;
> then bring the floppy disk to his computer and run some DOS commands to replace his
> nearly-empty file with the copy on the floppy disk.
>
> First, find your msdos.sys file on your working computer:
> - insert a blank floppy disk in your floppy drive
> - click Start> Find> Files or Folders, look in the C:\ drive for the file named
> msdos.sys, and click Find Now
> - when found (it should be found in the C:\Windows folder), right-click the
> msdos.sys file, and click Send To> 3½" Floppy [A:]
>
> Start his computer...it should boot to DOS as you have said it does earlier in this
> thread.
> Insert the floppy disk in his floppy drive.
> At the DOS prompt on his computer, type the following, and press Enter after each
> line:
> CD\
> ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
> DEL MSDOS.SYS
> COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:
>
> When it is done, and you are back at the command prompt, remove your floppy disk and
> press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart, hopefully into Windows.
>
> (Those commands should remove the Hidden, Read Only, and System ATTRIButes from his
> msdos.sys file, allowing you to then DELete the file, followed by COPYing the file
> from the floppy A:\ drive to his C: drive)
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E7D8A7E0-2C33-4937-B2CE-71DD377CCF58@microsoft.com...
> > After typing that in, and when the blue screen pops up all that is on the
> > screen is:
> >
> > ;SYS
> >
> > I did go to Alt-F and open and went into Himem.sys and it said:
> >
> > Error: Himem.sys requires MS-DOS 3.00 or higher
> >
> > he has 2.0
> >
> >
> > "glee" wrote:
> >
> > > Forget about the pasting part in cquirke's reply.....look at Alex Nichol's reply
> > > further up.
> > >
> > > Boot with a startup floppy and type the following, pressing Enter after each
> line:
> > > C:
> > > CD\
> > > EDIT MSDOS.SYS
> > >
> > > The Edit screen will open with the text of your msdos.sys file. The PATHS
> section
> > > of the file should look like this:
> > > [Paths]
> > > Windir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > HostWinBootDrv=C
> > >
> > > Does it?
> > > (Press ALT-F, then X to exit Edit)
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:2FDAAFAF-71EA-4091-97C0-88A7FC22BD36@microsoft.com...
> > > > To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
> > > > The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
> > > > paste that onto another computer???
> > > >
> > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was very
> long
> > > and
> > > > > wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you
> followed
> > > the
> > > > > instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
> > > > >
> > > > > Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> > > > > http://snipurl.com/f03v
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > glee, thank you for the response.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in
> there?
> > > > > > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > > > > > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command or
> file
> > > > > > name.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after resetting
> the
> > > > > > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as well
> as
> > > > > > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
> same
> > > point
> > > > > > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no go,
> > > tried
> > > > > > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this man
> off
> > > my
> > > > > > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
May 21, 2005 7:21:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I see from your reply to Glee that you do not have a proper MSDOS.sys
file. You cannot get one from an XP machine. Take mine or cquirke's, &
put it in "C:\". Here is mine again...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File

(a) If he uses CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not include Dblspace=0
& Drvspace=0.
Very likely he doesn't.
(b) Do not include Network=0, if he connects to a Network.
Probably he doesn't.
(c) Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
(d) "WinVer=4.10.2222" means Win98SE;
Use "WinVer=4.10.1998" for Win98FE.

;===== Copy this to a text file ========
;===== Name it... MSDOS.sys ========
;===== It starts AFTER this line ========
[Paths]
WinDir=c:\windows
WinBootDir=c:\windows
HostWinBootDrv=c

[Options]
AutoScan=1
BootMenu=1
BootMenuDelay=10
Dblspace=0
Drvspace=0
DoubleBuffer=1
Logo=0
Network=0
WinVer=4.10.2222

;
;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
;===== It ends BEFORE this line ========

After you have it on a floppy, boot his machine from the Startup
Diskette. Remove that one, insert the floppy with MSDOS.sys on it, &...

COPY A:\MSDOS.sys C:\
ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys

Now, remove the floppy, & Ctrl-Alt-Del hopefully to Windows.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E5002353-ED95-49D1-A1C7-9B07382FB0D8@microsoft.com...
....snip
Anonymous
May 21, 2005 11:34:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Yes, it matters! I assumed you were both using Win98. Windows XP does not use the
msdos.sys file, so it is usually blank.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...

"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E8CBB9A4-6D1D-477F-A203-A1CD4DDC61F3@microsoft.com...
> Does it matter that I have XP and he has 98?
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > If ;SYS is the only thing in his msdos.sys file, that is the problem. Rather
than
> > trying to re-create the correct contents for the file, you may find it easier to
> > *copy* the msdos.sys file from your working computer, to a floppy disk, in
Windows;
> > then bring the floppy disk to his computer and run some DOS commands to replace
his
> > nearly-empty file with the copy on the floppy disk.
> >
> > First, find your msdos.sys file on your working computer:
> > - insert a blank floppy disk in your floppy drive
> > - click Start> Find> Files or Folders, look in the C:\ drive for the file named
> > msdos.sys, and click Find Now
> > - when found (it should be found in the C:\Windows folder), right-click the
> > msdos.sys file, and click Send To> 3½" Floppy [A:]
> >
> > Start his computer...it should boot to DOS as you have said it does earlier in
this
> > thread.
> > Insert the floppy disk in his floppy drive.
> > At the DOS prompt on his computer, type the following, and press Enter after
each
> > line:
> > CD\
> > ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
> > DEL MSDOS.SYS
> > COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:
> >
> > When it is done, and you are back at the command prompt, remove your floppy disk
and
> > press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart, hopefully into Windows.
> >
> > (Those commands should remove the Hidden, Read Only, and System ATTRIButes from
his
> > msdos.sys file, allowing you to then DELete the file, followed by COPYing the
file
> > from the floppy A:\ drive to his C: drive)
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:E7D8A7E0-2C33-4937-B2CE-71DD377CCF58@microsoft.com...
> > > After typing that in, and when the blue screen pops up all that is on the
> > > screen is:
> > >
> > > ;SYS
> > >
> > > I did go to Alt-F and open and went into Himem.sys and it said:
> > >
> > > Error: Himem.sys requires MS-DOS 3.00 or higher
> > >
> > > he has 2.0
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Forget about the pasting part in cquirke's reply.....look at Alex Nichol's
reply
> > > > further up.
> > > >
> > > > Boot with a startup floppy and type the following, pressing Enter after each
> > line:
> > > > C:
> > > > CD\
> > > > EDIT MSDOS.SYS
> > > >
> > > > The Edit screen will open with the text of your msdos.sys file. The PATHS
> > section
> > > > of the file should look like this:
> > > > [Paths]
> > > > Windir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > > WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > > HostWinBootDrv=C
> > > >
> > > > Does it?
> > > > (Press ALT-F, then X to exit Edit)
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:2FDAAFAF-71EA-4091-97C0-88A7FC22BD36@microsoft.com...
> > > > > To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
> > > > > The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
> > > > > paste that onto another computer???
> > > > >
> > > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was
very
> > long
> > > > and
> > > > > > wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you
> > followed
> > > > the
> > > > > > instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> > > > > > http://snipurl.com/f03v
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > glee, thank you for the response.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in
> > there?
> > > > > > > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > > > > > > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command
or
> > file
> > > > > > > name.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
resetting
> > the
> > > > > > > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as
well
> > as
> > > > > > > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
> > same
> > > > point
> > > > > > > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no
go,
> > > > tried
> > > > > > > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this
man
> > off
> > > > my
> > > > > > > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
May 21, 2005 6:32:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

PCR and Glee. I would like to thank you both for your time, help and
expertise in this matter. We are both truly greatful, the computer is now
working as before.

Many Thanks
~elle

"PCR" wrote:

> I see from your reply to Glee that you do not have a proper MSDOS.sys
> file. You cannot get one from an XP machine. Take mine or cquirke's, &
> put it in "C:\". Here is mine again...
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
> Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File
>
> (a) If he uses CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not include Dblspace=0
> & Drvspace=0.
> Very likely he doesn't.
> (b) Do not include Network=0, if he connects to a Network.
> Probably he doesn't.
> (c) Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
> (d) "WinVer=4.10.2222" means Win98SE;
> Use "WinVer=4.10.1998" for Win98FE.
>
> ;===== Copy this to a text file ========
> ;===== Name it... MSDOS.sys ========
> ;===== It starts AFTER this line ========
> [Paths]
> WinDir=c:\windows
> WinBootDir=c:\windows
> HostWinBootDrv=c
>
> [Options]
> AutoScan=1
> BootMenu=1
> BootMenuDelay=10
> Dblspace=0
> Drvspace=0
> DoubleBuffer=1
> Logo=0
> Network=0
> WinVer=4.10.2222
>
> ;
> ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
> ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
> ;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs
> ;===== It ends BEFORE this line ========
>
> After you have it on a floppy, boot his machine from the Startup
> Diskette. Remove that one, insert the floppy with MSDOS.sys on it, &...
>
> COPY A:\MSDOS.sys C:\
> ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys
>
> Now, remove the floppy, & Ctrl-Alt-Del hopefully to Windows.
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E5002353-ED95-49D1-A1C7-9B07382FB0D8@microsoft.com...
> ....snip
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 21, 2005 9:02:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Get a blank floppy disk.
On your XP computer, insert the disk into the floppy drive.

On the XP machine, click Start> My Computer> Tools menu> Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings scroll box, REMOVE the check-marks from the boxes for these
items:
_ Hide extensions for known file types
_ Hide protected operating system files

Also, select the radio button for "Show hidden files and folders".
Click Apply, then OK.

Open Notepad:
Click Start> All Programs> Accessories> Notepad

Copy and paste all the following into the open Notepad window, starting with the
line [Paths] and ending after the lines with all X's:

[Paths]
WinDir=C:\WINDOWS
WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
HostWinBootDrv=C

[Options]
BootMulti=1
BootGUI=1
DoubleBuffer=1
AutoScan=1


;
;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxm
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxq
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxr
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs


----
(note that each line with xxxx's ends with a letter of the alphabet, in case your
reader wraps them)

When you have pasted all that into Notepad, click the File menu> Save.
In the Save dialog box, in the 'Save in" dropdown box choose the floppy drive.
In the box for 'File ame', type in MSDOS.SYS (do NOT include a .txt extension at
the end)
In the dropdown box for 'Save as Type', choose "All Files"
Click the 'Save' button, to save the file as msdos.sys, on the floppy disk.

Now start the Win98 machine and let it boot up to the DOS prompt; then take that
floppy disk to the Win98 machine and insert it into the floppy drive.

At the DOS prompt on the Win98 machine, type the following and press Enter after
each line:

CD\
ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
DEL MSDOS.SYS
COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:\

Please note where the spaces are....I will type it below with <space> wherever you
need to type a space:
CD\
ATTRIB<space> -H -R -S <space>MSDOS.SYS
DEL<space> MSDOS.SYS
COPY<space> A:\MSDOS.SYS<space> C:\
(Make sure you include the \ in C:\ at the end....I left it out last time)

When done, remove the floppy disk from the drive, and press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to
restart (we hope) Win98.

When all done, you can go back to the folder options on your XP computer and set
them back the way they were before.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 847B42D-5824-4CDB-B911-A4ABE08B4DDE@microsoft.com...
> ALthough he has 98 and I have XP I tried it anyway. It said 'file not found
> a:\msdos.sys c:'
>
> When told to copy from the disk before it would say 1 file copied.
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > If ;SYS is the only thing in his msdos.sys file, that is the problem. Rather
than
> > trying to re-create the correct contents for the file, you may find it easier to
> > *copy* the msdos.sys file from your working computer, to a floppy disk, in
Windows;
> > then bring the floppy disk to his computer and run some DOS commands to replace
his
> > nearly-empty file with the copy on the floppy disk.
> >
> > First, find your msdos.sys file on your working computer:
> > - insert a blank floppy disk in your floppy drive
> > - click Start> Find> Files or Folders, look in the C:\ drive for the file named
> > msdos.sys, and click Find Now
> > - when found (it should be found in the C:\Windows folder), right-click the
> > msdos.sys file, and click Send To> 3½" Floppy [A:]
> >
> > Start his computer...it should boot to DOS as you have said it does earlier in
this
> > thread.
> > Insert the floppy disk in his floppy drive.
> > At the DOS prompt on his computer, type the following, and press Enter after
each
> > line:
> > CD\
> > ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
> > DEL MSDOS.SYS
> > COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:
> >
> > When it is done, and you are back at the command prompt, remove your floppy disk
and
> > press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart, hopefully into Windows.
> >
> > (Those commands should remove the Hidden, Read Only, and System ATTRIButes from
his
> > msdos.sys file, allowing you to then DELete the file, followed by COPYing the
file
> > from the floppy A:\ drive to his C: drive)
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:E7D8A7E0-2C33-4937-B2CE-71DD377CCF58@microsoft.com...
> > > After typing that in, and when the blue screen pops up all that is on the
> > > screen is:
> > >
> > > ;SYS
> > >
> > > I did go to Alt-F and open and went into Himem.sys and it said:
> > >
> > > Error: Himem.sys requires MS-DOS 3.00 or higher
> > >
> > > he has 2.0
> > >
> > >
> > > "glee" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Forget about the pasting part in cquirke's reply.....look at Alex Nichol's
reply
> > > > further up.
> > > >
> > > > Boot with a startup floppy and type the following, pressing Enter after each
> > line:
> > > > C:
> > > > CD\
> > > > EDIT MSDOS.SYS
> > > >
> > > > The Edit screen will open with the text of your msdos.sys file. The PATHS
> > section
> > > > of the file should look like this:
> > > > [Paths]
> > > > Windir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > > WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
> > > > HostWinBootDrv=C
> > > >
> > > > Does it?
> > > > (Press ALT-F, then X to exit Edit)
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:2FDAAFAF-71EA-4091-97C0-88A7FC22BD36@microsoft.com...
> > > > > To be honest with you I just don't understand what they are saying to do.
> > > > > The only clear directions on there is to past at the bottom, but how do I
> > > > > paste that onto another computer???
> > > > >
> > > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > elle, The first link I gave you in my first reply....the one that was
very
> > long
> > > > and
> > > > > > wrapped a few lines....deals with editing the msdos.sys file. Have you
> > followed
> > > > the
> > > > > > instructions by Alex Nichol and cquirke in that link?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Here is a shortened version of the link to make it easier to click:
> > > > > > http://snipurl.com/f03v
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:8F683528-A1F7-4251-897E-8C47C21818D3@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > glee, thank you for the response.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I followed the directions on both links and still nothing.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > When I open an edit autoexec.bat is there suppose to be something in
> > there?
> > > > > > > because it is just empty. but I did add the device= thing and now when
> > > > > > > starting the computer it tries to start up but then says bad command
or
> > file
> > > > > > > name.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > ....also, have a look here:
> > > > > > > > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=116253
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:A32F5B59-9B73-400B-953C-0042F08C52D5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > > > My BF deleted a game he had installed on his computer after
resetting
> > the
> > > > > > > > > computer it now starts in DOS mode. I've searched this forum as
well
> > as
> > > > > > > > > google search, and have tried many things. We keep getting to the
> > same
> > > > point
> > > > > > > > > Himem is missing. I've tried copying from a: to c: and it's a no
go,
> > > > tried
> > > > > > > > > copying and many other things and nothing. Please help get this
man
> > off
> > > > my
> > > > > > > > > computer and back on his own.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 3:51:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

BTW, the msdos.sys file you were trying to copy, using the DOS COPY command, was an
empty (and therefore 0-byte) file.....COPY will not copy a zero-byte file.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 847B42D-5824-4CDB-B911-A4ABE08B4DDE@microsoft.com...
> ALthough he has 98 and I have XP I tried it anyway. It said 'file not found
> a:\msdos.sys c:'
>
> When told to copy from the disk before it would say 1 file copied.
May 22, 2005 3:51:58 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

PCR and Glee. I would like to thank you both for your time, help and
expertise in this matter. We are both truly greatful, the computer is now
working as before.

Many Thanks
~elle

"glee" wrote:

> BTW, the msdos.sys file you were trying to copy, using the DOS COPY command, was an
> empty (and therefore 0-byte) file.....COPY will not copy a zero-byte file.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 847B42D-5824-4CDB-B911-A4ABE08B4DDE@microsoft.com...
> > ALthough he has 98 and I have XP I tried it anyway. It said 'file not found
> > a:\msdos.sys c:'
> >
> > When told to copy from the disk before it would say 1 file copied.
>
>
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 3:55:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:uPoS6hkXFHA.3528@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> snip
> Now start the Win98 machine and let it boot up to the DOS prompt; then take that
> floppy disk to the Win98 machine and insert it into the floppy drive.
>
> At the DOS prompt on the Win98 machine, type the following and press Enter after
> each line:
>
> CD\
> ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
> DEL MSDOS.SYS
> COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:\

Small addition: there should be one more command at the end:
CD\
ATTRIB -H -R -S MSDOS.SYS
DEL MSDOS.SYS
COPY A:\MSDOS.SYS C:\
ATTRIB +H +R +S MSDOS.SYS
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 1:38:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Glad to hear it, and I am sure PCR is too. Nice to have your computer back, eh?
;-)
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C24E260D-6C43-491B-B360-74D526276A63@microsoft.com...
>
> PCR and Glee. I would like to thank you both for your time, help and
> expertise in this matter. We are both truly greatful, the computer is now
> working as before.
>
> Many Thanks
> ~elle
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > BTW, the msdos.sys file you were trying to copy, using the DOS COPY command, was
an
> > empty (and therefore 0-byte) file.....COPY will not copy a zero-byte file.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> >
> > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:D 847B42D-5824-4CDB-B911-A4ABE08B4DDE@microsoft.com...
> > > ALthough he has 98 and I have XP I tried it anyway. It said 'file not found
> > > a:\msdos.sys c:'
> > >
> > > When told to copy from the disk before it would say 1 file copied.
> >
> >
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 4:36:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

You are welcome. Glad to hear, as predictably was Glee. Naturally, he
was named for occasions such as this.

--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4AE9A673-8767-48B1-AA3E-5CCA19C67451@microsoft.com...
| PCR and Glee. I would like to thank you both for your time, help and
| expertise in this matter. We are both truly greatful, the computer
is now
| working as before.
|
| Many Thanks
| ~elle
|
| "PCR" wrote:
|
| > I see from your reply to Glee that you do not have a proper
MSDOS.sys
| > file. You cannot get one from an XP machine. Take mine or cquirke's,
&
| > put it in "C:\". Here is mine again...
| >
| > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q118579/
| > Contents of the Windows Msdos.sys File
| >
| > (a) If he uses CVFs (Compressed Volume Files), do not include
Dblspace=0
| > & Drvspace=0.
| > Very likely he doesn't.
| > (b) Do not include Network=0, if he connects to a Network.
| > Probably he doesn't.
| > (c) Logo=0 suppresses the Windows logo at boot.
| > (d) "WinVer=4.10.2222" means Win98SE;
| > Use "WinVer=4.10.1998" for Win98FE.
| >
| > ;===== Copy this to a text file ========
| > ;===== Name it... MSDOS.sys ========
| > ;===== It starts AFTER this line ========
| > [Paths]
| > WinDir=c:\windows
| > WinBootDir=c:\windows
| > HostWinBootDrv=c
| >
| > [Options]
| > AutoScan=1
| > BootMenu=1
| > BootMenuDelay=10
| > Dblspace=0
| > Drvspace=0
| > DoubleBuffer=1
| > Logo=0
| > Network=0
| > WinVer=4.10.2222
| >
| > ;
| > ;The following lines are required for compatibility with other
programs.
| > ;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxb
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxd
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxf
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxh
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxk
| >
;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl
| >
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| >
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| > After you have it on a floppy, boot his machine from the Startup
| > Diskette. Remove that one, insert the floppy with MSDOS.sys on it,
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| > COPY A:\MSDOS.sys C:\
| > ATTRIB +S +H +R C:\MSDOS.sys
| >
| > Now, remove the floppy, & Ctrl-Alt-Del hopefully to Windows.
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| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "elle" <elle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:E5002353-ED95-49D1-A1C7-9B07382FB0D8@microsoft.com...
| > ....snip
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| >
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