I can get to the prompt.
However, any of the lines below all = Parameter missing, or Path not
bad mommand or file name.
If you are trying to get into Windows using a Startup disk, that is not
going to work. What it does is just get you to a command prompt when
you can't get the PC to that point. Here are the things I would try:
First, see if you can get to a command prompt with the system. Shut
down the computer if running, then start it again after hard drive
stops. After you see the memory test on screen, press and hold the Ctrl
key until you get to a menu with various choices -- choose command
If you are unable to get to that point, boot with the Startup floppy and
wait till it shows the A: prompt. The rest of the steps are the same
for either method.
1) Try renaming autoexec.bat and config.sys. From the command prompt,
type the following lines and press Enter after each:
ren c:\autoexec.bat autoexec.old
ren c:\config.sys config.old
Reboot and see if you get to Windows now. You may want to examine the 2
renamed files to see what they contain. There may be some original
commands in them that you want. Copy contents and post back here if any
questions about contents.
2) If no luck, restore an old Registry from a date before the mishap.
Boot to command prompt as before and type the following line:
Follow the on-screen instructions to restore a prior Registry, rebooting
I believe you will be OK now -- if not then post back to this same
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> I don't know what I'm doing here. I'm lost.
> This is the kids pc and I need it to function or they'll be on mine!
> Kids played a game, changed the keyboard settings within the game.
> PC locked up, on reboot....Nada. Finally after using boot disk, I'm able
> to get to Startup menu. However, A: to
> C: promt will not let me start Windows. I tried many different prompts,
> commands, all boot disks in the house, and CD's for Win95/98/98SE. I
> can't use safe mode, it won't let me. I get an error for, Keyboard 103
> but I can't go anywhere to fix it. Once I made it to load Win98SE and
> got the following errror.
> HPFS or NTFS MSDos boot partiton. I don't know what they are? I hope
> that you do.
> This is a Compaq Pressaro 4714 Win98SE, P-I, 200Mhz.
> Thanks in advance.