98 DOS mode

By AtK SpAdE
May 20, 2005
  1. I just help set up a neighbors new HDD and upgrade them to XP. For payment they gave me their old K6 machine. Well i have got it all assemled and in order here are the specs.

    AMD K-6 300MHz
    64 MB PC100 RAM
    4 GB seagate HDD
    12x CD Rom drive

    Well after putting it all togther, i booted up (the HD already had 98 on it) and it goes through normal boot, and then a black screen that says Windows 98 is starting DOS then i get C:\Windows DOS screen. I have no disks or anything of the sort. I can get to the utilitys, (FDISK REGEDIT) stuff like that. IS there somthing that i could put in the DOS to make it boot, or do i need to reformat...

  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    at the command prompt, type 'win' to start windows.
  3. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    and if that works, you may find that editing the boot files will help if you want to boot staight to windows.
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