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    windows start up trouble...

    I just downloaded DJGPP and figured out how to edit my autoexec.bat, and I did it just like the readme said. Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information. Then Tools > System Config, and clicked on the autoexec.bat. I then added the lines. I restarted my computer, but Windows 98 said that it couldn't find the WIN.COM file, and it boots into DOS mode. I don't know how to edit the autoexec.bat from dos, could someone help me please? Thanks.

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    Use the EDIT.COM command. Like so...

    EDIT [filename.ext]

    so...

    edit autoexec.bat

    You may need to boot off a bootdisk to get the edit command.

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    Ok, this is what I did (I don't know if this is bad or not):

    i put the boot disk in, and copied the autoexec.bat from there to my C:\ drive. Then, I restarted and noticed that it was the EXACT same so it was just like my C:\ was an A: drive, so I went into dos, and 'edit autoexec.bat'. I then deleted EVERYTHING inside of autoexec.bat. It then restarted and everything was fine...did I do a BAD thing by deleting everything in there?

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    I don't think so: If you rarely use DOS mode or a dos window, you probably will not see any difference.
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    Depends... If everything seems to be working fine then you should be fine. I think win98 was like the last windows version to even have a autoexec.bat file and it only had it for backwards compatibility.

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    *whew* That's a relief. I Thought I totalled my computer.

    BTW: When I was booting up in DOS mode with the Boot Disk, I did indeed try using the 'edit autoexec.bat' command, and it gave me a 'bad command or file' error. Could this be a problem in the near future? Even though I can go to start > run > command and type edit autoexec.bat right now, it WILL work, why didn't it work before?


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