"Cannot find win.com, unable to continue loading windows"
Posted on 1997-12-26
I formatted my h/d the other day, and after reinstalling my soundcard & bonus software, I started getting the following message about 5 seconds into the bootup process:
"cannot find win.com, unable to continue loading windows"
I have the same soundcard I've had for quite awhile now (Gravis Ultrasound Max), and I've formatted and reinstalled everything at *least* half a dozen times without having this problem.
Win.com *is* in my windows dir, and I've got "c:\windows;c:\windows\command" as part of the path statement in my autoexec.bat. I've checked all of the following files for errors or anything that didn't look right, but things seem just fine: autoexec.bat, config.sys, msdos.sys, win.ini and system.ini
In order to get into Win95, I have to change to the windows dir and type "win". If I do it from any other dir, including the root, I get the "bad command or file name" msg. Like I said, I checked msdos.sys, and everything seems kosher; the dirs are pointing to the proper places and bootgui is set to "1"