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my other computer was powered down while it was in DOS mode playing a pinball game. now i cant get the thing running again. I did step by step and after it runs the DOS program it locks up. Ive even skipped over the dos program stepps and went right to the WIN /WX line. it keeps telling me to press enter to quit dos mode. I do and it just reboots and i go through the whole thing over again! please help. Im not sure what other info you may need, but im pretty literate so ask away. It will come up in SAFE mode but when it reboots, the whole things starts over again!
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You should boot into Safe mode command prompt to run WIN /WX...  Is that where you run this command line?

Or if you can, boot into Safe mode command prompt, look through your root directory and try to look for a file that's being created on the same date you start having trouble.  I don't remember what that file name should be, maybe something like restart.bat or something like that, delete it and reboot.
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Oops, forget my comment earlier, here's your answer...


    The information in this article applies to:

         Microsoft Windows 98

    SYMPTOMS

    After you run a program in MS-DOS mode, you may not be able to start Windows. Instead, every time you restart your computer, you
    see the message "Windows 98 is now starting your MS-DOS-based program" and then the MS-DOS-based program starts.

    CAUSE

    This behavior can occur if you run a program in MS-DOS mode and the program terminates abnormally.

    RESOLUTION

    To resolve this issue, try the following method. If one method does not resolve the issue, try the next method.

    Method 1

    Restart your computer. As soon as the computer finishes its Power On Self Test (POST), press the ESC key to start Windows.

    Method 2

    Restart your computer. Let the MS-DOS-based program start, and then quit the program normally.

    Method 3

    Restore your orignal Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files. To do so, follow these steps:

       1.Restart your computer. Press and hold down the CTRL key until you see the Windows 98 Startup menu.

       2.Choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu.

       3.At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:

               ren config.sys config.app
               ren config.wos config.sys
               ren autoexec.bat autoexec.app
               ren autoexec.wos autoexec.bat

       4.Restart your computer.
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