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July 7, 2005 12:36:19 AM

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I accidently Deleted my System ini. file. I know how to restore it but
I need to Restart In MS-DOS mode first. But since I deleted my System
file, windows only starts up and them shuts down in 6 secs. So I can’t
access my Restart in MS-DOS mode.

How Can I fix all of this?

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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 2:10:38 AM

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-Start the computer and hold down the CTRL key till the Windows 98 Startup menu
(boot menu) appears.
OR
- Repeatedly tap the F8 key after the memory count to bring up the boot menu.
-Use the arrow keys to select "Command Prompt Only" and press Enter.
-Type the following and press Enter after each line:
smartdrv
scanreg /restore
Follow the prompts and select most recent rb###.cab file dated prior to the problem.

The backup files will be listed in rb###.cab format, and dated. The ###'s in the
file names won't be in date order. Don't use the one named rbbad.cab. Don't
restore a backup dated more than a couple of weeks old. The backups contain copies
of the registry files, and the system.ini and win.ini files, in compressed form.

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"David" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> I accidently Deleted my System ini. file. I know how to restore it but
> I need to Restart In MS-DOS mode first. But since I deleted my System
> file, windows only starts up and them shuts down in 6 secs. So I can't
> access my Restart in MS-DOS mode.
>
> How Can I fix all of this?
>
> --
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> Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 4:19:14 PM

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Boot to DOS instead.

....Alan

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In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion, David
<UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote:

>I accidently Deleted my System ini. file. I know how to restore it but
>I need to Restart In MS-DOS mode first. But since I deleted my System
>file, windows only starts up and them shuts down in 6 secs. So I can’t
>access my Restart in MS-DOS mode.
>
>How Can I fix all of this?
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