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How do I get my old computer to go back when in dos

I have an old windows 98 system that will only start in DOS, how do I get it to "go back"

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Re: how do I get my old computer to go back when in dos

U can try a repair by a CD. In Dos type sfc /scannow after inserting ur 98 CD

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Remove to your BIOS password download the CmosPwd, and follow the mention below instruction.
Typical Usage for DOS and all Windows users:

1) Identify your BIOS manufacturer (usually displayed at boot-up)

2) Start in DOS, or start a DOS session in Windows 95/98/ME. For Windows NT or Windows 2000 boot from a DOS or Windows 95/98 boot disk (you can find boot disks at, and run CMOSPWD from your boot floppy (or another floppy).

3) C: [Enter] cd CMOSPWD [Enter]

4) Type CMOSPWD at the DOS prompt and press Enter.

5) CMOSPWD will display a list of possibilities. Use the possibilities itemised against your BIOS manufacturer. Remember :

a) For AWARD BIOSes, use the Numeric Keypad (with NumLock ON).
b) AWARD 4.50PG BIOS always accepts "AWARD_SW", or "d8on", or "589589".
c) Old Phoenix BIOSes will accept "phoenix".

6) If the standard method does not work, then try to kill the CMOS password with CMOSPWD /K (and press Enter), and then see if you can get into the CMOS without a password. If you can, you successfully "killed" the old CMOS password. DO NOT KILL THE CMOS ON LAPTOPS!

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Cannot Print from Internet Explorer

Issue: Cannot Print from Internet Explorer
Symptoms : When you attempt to print a document or look at it in print preview, you may receive the following error message:
Line: 539
Char: 2
Error: Invalid argument.
Code: 0 URL: res://C:WINDOWSSYSTEMSHDOCLC.DLL/preview.dlg
CAUSE : This issue can occur if the Iepeers.dll file is corrupted or is the incorrect version
Resolution: To resolve this issue, replace the Iepeers.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode or with a startup disk.
a. For Windows 98 and Windows 95 , click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode, and then click Yes.
b. For Windows Millennium Edition (Me), use a Windows Me startup disk and click Start Computer without CD-ROM Support.

For additional information about how to create a Windows Me startup disk, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
267287 ( How to Create a Startup Disk in Windows Me

2. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

3. Extract a new copy of the Iepeers.dll file to the WindowsSystem folder. You can extract the Iepeers.dll file from the following location:
The cabinet file included with Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 98.

4. Register the Iepeers.dll file. To do this, click Start, point to Run, and then type the following line:
regsvr32 IEPEERS.DLL

5. Click OK.

6. Restart your computer normally.

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Why billgates succesful in his business

Bill gates is both a programming genius and an excellent businessman. He formed Microsoft Corp. in 1965 and he and other visionaries like Joe Wozniac & Steve Jobs (Apple) realized that Intel's invention of the Microprocessor "chip" would make it possible to redude the "closet" size of the computers down drastically to the size of what we refer to as personal computers today.

Bill acquied the rights to the DOS (Disk Operating System) software which was installed on the early IBM and Compaq PC's starting in 1981. While more and more people were buying DOS (and Apple) machines in the 80's, Bill realized that DOS was a character based operating system No Icons, or graphics/pictures appeared on the monitor sceen - only letters and numbers - so he designed the Windows operating system to provide a Graphical User Interface (GUI) which, he realized, would be a lot more popular with users than DOS.

Windows releases 1 and 2 were not too popular - they were limited in what they could do. But Starting with Windows 3 and especially with Windows 95, the Windows operating System became a hugh success and made Bill a Billionaire.

By the way, if you want to see what it was like working with PC's in "DOS days", just click on Start, Run, and type in CMD and press enter. You will get a command box (frequently referred to as a dos box) and if you know DOS, you can create batch programs, program in Basic or Asembler language, use the Debug program (if you know how to) and live in the world of DOS like we had to in the 80's. One big difference -- In the eighties, we couldn't just key-in "Exit" forrowed by ENTER and get back to windows - Windows didn't exist!!

If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please rate my solution using FixYa's "Solution Helpful" rating scale.
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Ms dos command prompt

is not present in any operating system after Windows Millennium (the last iteration of the Windows 9x family).
What we currently have is a command line interface- accessible via start > run > type command or cmd and then press enter, or start > all programs > accessories > command prompt.
Now, some of the commands w/in the modern day command line interface (CLI) are throwbacks to the original dos days, however they *ARE NOT* the same as the original dos versions. If you wish to experience original DOS there are currently 3 methods: one use an emulator like DOSBOX; two, run a virtual machine (for instance VMware client) of DOS; three, do some garage sale/dumpster diving and get an older system to be your guinea pig system ( I like this approach the best since it's fun getting an old system up and running then playing with an actual live copy instead of a VM machine or emulator)

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Divide Overflow Error msg

well, in DOS the game Wizardy - Bane , still shows up the divide error msg

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and it worked!

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You need to use floppy disks (called boot disks) to boot DOS with cd-rom drivers, because the win98 cd isn't bootable by default.

I suggest you to go to and grab the respective windows 98 boot disk.

You will need a functional computer to write the disk image into the floppy.

After that put the boot order in BIOS as floppy first.

Once you see DOS prompt A:\> just access your cd-rom drive like d: or e: and then type install


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Unable to load

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.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type "command" and press enter.
This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Shutdown
  3. Choose the option to restart the computer into a MS-DOS prompt.
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
  2. As the computer is booting, press the F8 key when you hear a beep or when you see "Starting Windows 95" or "Starting Windows 98". Windows 98 users sometimes may find it easier to press and hold the left CTRL key as the computer is booting.
  3. If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
============================= 1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
F5=Safe Mode Shift+F5=Command prompt Shift+F8= Step-by-step confirmation [N]

4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run or click in the "Start Search" field if you're running Vista
  3. Type "cmd" or "command" and press enter.
Additional information about the difference between "cmd" and "command" can be found on document CH000395. If you're attempting to get into a MS-DOS prompt to troubleshoot the computer boot the computer into safe mode. Additional information about how to get into safe mode can be found on document CHSAFE. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users who are unable to boot the computer into Normal Windows mode or Safe mode can also enter the recovery console to manage their computer from a prompt. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000627. Finally, if you are experiencing issues getting into Windows NT, 2000, or XP, it may be necessary to run troubleshooting steps from a MS-DOS prompt. It is recommended that the Network Administrator get into the MS-DOS prompt by using either a standard MS-DOS boot diskette (note: will not be able to access data using a standard MS-DOS bootable diskette) or the ERD diskettes created after the installation of Windows NT, or boot from the Windows XP CD.

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