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My computer stays in dos

I have a campaq 7594 with windows 98 when it starts up it goes to dos sayig its doing a virus scan how can i get back to windows and stop it from going to dos when it starts up? its looking for a command c;> comes up on the screen.

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    thank you for your help. when i type in autoexec.bat c;/> comes up. when i type in config.sys it says bad command. ctrl esc it doesn't do anything.when i type in exit it does nothig. it will always come back to having c:/>

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Actually you'll have to look in the autoexec.bat or config.sys file to see what command is telling the anti--virus program to run. Remove that command and your computer will start in Windows, not DOS

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"ESC" or "Ctrl ESC"

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
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If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
  1. Reboot the computer
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Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
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3. Safe mode
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5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
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