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Win95 does not start up in graphics mode (GUI)

Posted on 1997-02-24
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Yesterday I found an  extra option in my F8 startup menu 8) start with previous DOS version. Of course I tried this but now my win95 will not start automaticly anymore. Every time I reboot I will end up at the dos prompt (win95 DOS version). Even when I choose safe mode at the F8 startup menu I will get the DOS prompt. Then I have to type win to start win95 in safe mode. I have looked in MSDOS.SYS but I did not find any clue. However MSDOS.SYS doesn't seem to be read by win95. When I put in the sentence Logo=0 I just get the win95 logo screen. Also BootGUI=1 does not solve the problem. So it seems win95 does not react on lines in MSDOS.SYS. the file size is linger than 1024 bytes.

Gert van Cappellen
vancappellen@endov.fgg.eur.nl
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1. Make sure your MSDOS.SYS file is at least 1024 bytes.  The original should have had about 19 lines (71 chars long) starting with a semicolon (;), 69 x's and ending with a sequential letter of the alphabet - 1st line a, 2nd line b and so on.  Just pad it out with enough lines of x's but be sure to start each line with a semicolon (the same as REM in a batch file).
2. Add the line:
     BootGUI=1
   This should force Win95 to start.

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