August 1, 2005 12:27:39 PM
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)
"DaleB" <DaleB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:978AC789-417D-4EFD-823E-66B5F12B6152@microsoft.com...
> 1) I am having trouble booting Windows 98.
> Is there a way for me to boot directly into a DOS Window ?
> If so, what command do I needto give to start Windows 98
> from the command line ?
To start the computer in DOS, tap the F8 repeatedly during bootup
and select "Command Prompt". Typing "win" normally starts Windows,
but this is essentially what happens during a normal bootup.
> 2) Assume that I boot from a System Backup disk in floopy drive A:
> Can I boot Windows frroma command prompy and if so,
> what command do I need to give ?
Boot floppies are typically used for diagnosis and repair, not as
an alternative method of starting Windows. I suggest you repost with
more information, including the kind of problem you are having and
any error messages you are receiving.