Error message on boot-up
Posted on 1997-11-02
When ever I boot-up I get this message:
>Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run Windows or a Windows application.
The Windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.
If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.
If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling this application to replace the missing file.
press any key to continue<
I press any key and continue but this wipes out all my passwords (I'm prompted for a Win 95 password and I must reenter all my Dial-up networking passwords).
Also I can't get to the DOS prompt from the programs menu. I get theis message:
>Cannot find the file 'C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM'.
Make sure that the file exists in your system and that the path and file name are correct.<
I don't know if these two things are realted.