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WIN95 does boots up!

ivanl
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I'm having problems with this new computer that brought win95 installed.  When booting and starting up win95 it stays idle.  I can only boot up and go in the system by using F8 and verifying step by step the win95 start-up encountering no problems.

Anybody know why?  Help!
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ivani,

Go to the following URL. It is a troubleshooter for Windows 95 startup problems. See if this leads you to a solution.

     http://support.microsoft.com/support/tshoot/w95startup.asp

Steve

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Thanks,

I alreADY did and it specifies the problem I have.  In their soluion the ask me to go to the START button and enter "tshoot" which it looks to be a file to troubleshoot the system.  I do not have that file if it exists in my system. So there I am.
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After walking through the autoexec.bat and config.sys line by line along with the Win 95 startup, where does it seem to stop and what error messages are you getting if any?

Mike

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Using the step by step start up the system starts up fine with no problems.  Also when I RESTART the machine it boots up fine.  The problems is when is booting when the computer is OFF.  In the step by step the last two questions are win.exe?  and do you want to load t5he win drivers?

Is it possible that the win drivers are not loading by itself when booting up the computer?
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Press F8 when Windows 95 starts and choose bootlog.txt for startup. Make sure this is a power on attempt when you do this. When you restart your computer again choose command prompt only and edit the bootlog.txt file and let me know what is not loading properly. It will be marked with a loadfailed type message.

Mike

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Cannot find the bootlog.txt file in my hard drive!!???
mikecrIT Architect/Technology Delivery Manager
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Sorry, from the C: prompt type attrib bootlog.txt -r -h and press enter and it should be there now. Check it out and let me know what is failing to load.


Mike

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Does the computer boot to the c: by itself? If it does then the problem is in the msdos.sys file. The line with GUI is set to 0 (zero) It needs to be set to 1. You will have to do this from dos and turn the read only & hiddedn attribs off before changing & change it back when done.
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