Can't leave DOS

By cableman
Mar 31, 2009
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  1. I have an older laptop and wanted to upgrade the os from 98 to me but it wanted me to do so in DOS and now I can't upgrade or get back to windows. All I want to do is get back to windows
    Can some one please advise me?
  2. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse Newcomer, in training Posts: 405

    I am assuming you're installing XP or 2000? How are you upgrading? From where?

    Type "windows"? It's been a while since I've used DOS :)

    Why are you doing it in DOS anyways? Just put in the CD (if you have one), make sure that your CD drive is set to boot first (in the bios or pressing C sometimes) and install it that way.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  4. cableman

    cableman TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 175

    Problem Fixed

    Thank you for your responses. I finally restored windows by repeatedly rebooting. It is an older laptop but still can serve a small purpose but I needed it upgraded a little. I was actually going to install windows millenieum but my millineum disk is for a gateway so I had to settle for what I had and go with 98 fopr now. I just need it for testing purposes on the go and I will soon get a new laptop when I can afford one.
    Thanks for all the replies especially to the guys who helped me get into the bios.
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,335   +49

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