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DOS command on Startup of Windows 98

by bonnylass / February 28, 2004 12:08 AM PST

A friend of mine pieced together a PC for me and installed the Executive Software Diskeeper program. When I boot my system, after the "starting Windows 98" line, I get the following DOS command. c:\>set path=c:\windows;c\windows\command;"c\program files\executive software\diskeeper\". I don't know what this is and my friend doesn't know what it is either. It delays the start up of windows by about 5 minutes and is very annoying. I tried deleting Executive Software Diskeeper and it still happens. Any suggestions on how to make this stop so my system will get on with starting windows?? Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

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Re:DOS command on Startup of Windows 98
by HerbChong / March 1, 2004 10:02 AM PST

the line doesn't do anything that can be slowing down the bootup. something else has changed and whatever it is happens to leave whatever was last on the screen while it is doing its work.

what do you mean by "deleted" Diskkeeper. you should never delete any program from Windows. you always uninstall. deleting can break many things and may leave things littered around that cause problems later even if they aren't causing problems now.


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Re:Re:DOS command on Startup of Windows 98
by bonnylass / March 2, 2004 12:36 AM PST

I did use uninstall to remove the program. I didn't just delete it. Do you think I should have someone take a look at and try to fix it or just leave things alone? I don't want this to screw things up down the road. Everything else seems to be working ok right now. Thanks.

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Re:Re:Re:DOS command on Startup of Windows 98
by HerbChong / March 4, 2004 8:47 AM PST

after you see that DOS command, what else do you see before you can start working with Windows? i think that the uninstall didn't clean up everything and what's left over is still on your system. you can contact Executive Software or read their web site to see whether this is something they know about or not. i assume that when you first installed the software, the same delay happened. you can try booting and creating a log file to see if that helps. pressing F8 as soon as you see the Windows startup screen should give you a menu to choose the kind of startup. choose logged. then you will have to run a program to analyze the file and see if it shows what might be slowing things down.


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