Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

invalid command.com

Posted on 1997-07-03
4
Medium Priority
?
404 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I recently upgraded my system from a 486DX2 to a Pentium-S and am running Windows 3.11.  Whenever I set my system to 32-bit access, everything seems to run fione until I exit. I then get the message "invalid command.com  system halted".  I have removed all references to command.com in the DOS directory from my autoexec.bat and config.sys files.  When I rename the command.com in the DOS directory and restart, I still get an error "Cannot find PATH:C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM".  This does not stop the system from loading and I still get "invalid command.com" on exit.
Does anyone know why this path is still present or how to change it?
Also, is this the answer I am looking for or do I need a new version for the Pentium?
0
Comment
Question by:dgo4th
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:humberto063097
ID: 1803422
You couldn't remove command.com from c:\, because if you do
that, because if you do that the computer wouldn't start. When
you exit windows and get "invalid command.com" put in config.sys:
shell=c:\command.com.

ATTENCION: the file command.com must exist in c:\
0
 

Author Comment

by:dgo4th
ID: 1803423
This answer has already been tried.  The problem does not concern accessing a correct command.com.  The problem has to do with 32-bit access.  When The system is set to 16-bit access, there is no problem.
Thanx, anyway
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
glon earned 400 total points
ID: 1803424
It sounds like you need the correct 32-bit device driver for your hard drive. Determine the manufacturer of your hard drive then check their web site for the appropriate driver. Without it, you should leave 32-bit disk access off.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dgo4th
ID: 1803425
I think you have hit it on the head.  This driver had been inadvertently deleted when the system upgrade took place.  However, upon obtaining this file and entering it in the system.ini file I obtained some more conflicts which will take a little work on my part to rectify.
Thank you

0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
By default Outlook 2016 displays only one time zone in the Calendar. The following article explains how to display two time zones in one calendar view.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question