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trying to reboot my computer

by garybhoy / April 23, 2004 8:21 AM PDT

i am trying to reboot my computer from ms dos as it doesnt automatically boot from windows.I have the boot disc and the windows 98 installation disc but i cant get it 2 boot from the floppy and when i load on safe mode it almost boots up but at the end i get the error message......while initialising device shell : cannot find or load required file krnl386.exe. the file was not found press any key 2 continue but wen i do it shuts down can anyone help? thanx

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Re:trying to reboot my computer
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 23, 2004 10:05 AM PDT
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Re:trying to reboot my computer
by tread686 / April 24, 2004 5:07 AM PDT

In order to get your machine to boot from the floppy disk you will need to set the boot order in the bios.
This is usually done by pressing the delete key during the initial stages of startup, ( compaq F10 when you see the red Compaq on the screen, and some computers use F3 ) in the Bios file look under advanced options for a start up order and adjust it to be 1. floppy 2. CD rom 3. hard disk.
Instructions for changing bios options are usually at the bottom or side of the screen. Press ESC and F10 to save your changes and reboot with the floppy in the drive. I suspect that you are going to have to reinstall Windows to fix your problem.

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