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Missing File ifship.sys...roughly

Posted on 1999-01-08
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Hi All

My Win 95 starts with safe menu, hit 1 normal boot and get missing or corrupt file...it then just gives me the c: prompt.

Can this be saved or do I need to reinstall win 95??

TIA
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by:rmarotta
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UKHostData,
Will it boot into "safe mode"?

See the following troubleshooter for information that may help you recover:

http://support.microsoft.com/isapi/support/apgts/apgts.dll

Let me know if you need more.

Regards,
Ralph
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May be the problem can be easily fixed:
at the commandline type: attrib -R -S -H MSDOS.SYS
then look into the file with any texteditor in the section [options] for the line BootGUI. Set BootGUI=1.
Then change the arrtibutes again using attrib +R +S +H MSDOS.SYS
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by:syzygy
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you could try installing over the top.  (make sure you use the same version!)

Or if you can access a working install of teh same version you may be able to copy the files over.


failing this, you may need to delete c:\windows and c:\progra~1 and reinstall.
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by:rmarotta
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Windows loads without drivers and startup files when starting in safe mode.  Something there is causing the problem.

The troubleshooter link I suggested might not have worked, so please try this one:

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

Let me know if it helps.
Ralph
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