April 1st, 2001, 04:32 AM
windows won't start
my computer tells me the following file is missing or corrupted:himem.sys, and that there is an error in my config.sys file on line 21. cannot type edit config.sys, tells me bad command or file name, and i don't know what to do, anyone have ideas, i am basically novice in some aspects. thanks
April 1st, 2001, 10:20 AM
Windows 98 doesn't really need the C:\CONFIG.SYS or a C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT files.
[list=1][*]Click Start|Run, type command and press [Enter]
[*]At the DOS prompt, type the following three commands, pressing the [Enter] key after each:
ren c:\config.sys *.bak
ren c:\autoexec.bat *.bak
[*]Click Start|Shutdown...|Restart the computer?|Yes[/list=a]
Note: If one of the old program you use ever starts to fuss you can rename C:\CONFIG.BAK back to C:\CONFIG.SYS and C:\AUTOEXEC.BAK back to C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT to reactivate them.
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