Yes/No answer in commands problem

Posted on 1999-12-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I use Windows 98. Lately something changed and I have problems with commands which ask Yes/No question, like del command or like fdisk. They stopped to accept Yes, the only possibility is to answer No. How to correct that behaviour?
Thank you.
Question by:shrldu
  • 2
LVL 25

Expert Comment

ID: 2309055
It sounds like you're having a keyboard problem.

Boot the PC to a bootable dos disk and at the dos prompt, run some tests on the keys by typing each letter in upper and lower case.

When you're done, use the dos editor (edit.com) and run through additional key tests, including the insert, DEL and other keys.

Let me know what you find.

You may also want to check the Bios settings for the motherboard to make sure nothing has changed.

Author Comment

ID: 2310098
I think I can now be more specific on the problem. Well, I use Windows 98 English Edition. Lately I installed a Microsoft patch (from CD disk Microsoft sent to his clients). It was Microsoft Resources for year 2000 or something like that. It was a Polish edition but nothing suggested it can cause any problems (the message was that it could check out the proper version). Now I have English-Polish Windows in that sense that the message is in English (question Yes/No), but I have to answer in Polish. The coincidence is that the answer in Polish is Tak/Nie, so the second answer works and the first no <G>. Now I understand the situation, but I do not like it. Can I correct this in some way? Thank you.
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

dew_associates earned 200 total points
ID: 2310790
Yes you can, but you're probably not going to like it either way. There's three possibilities.

1. Try and determine if this update can be uninstalled. If not, then go to #2.

2. You may be able to restore a registry that precedes the date of this installed update. You'll nee to determine exactly to the day when it was applied though.

3. And the least desirable would be to format and reinstall after saving off important data. Loading Win98 over top of the existing install won't fix this.

NOTE: You may also want to go into control panel and the keyboard settings and see if you can reset it there though, but this is a guess at best.

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, I read that Microsoft has analysed statistics for their security intelligence report. It revealed: still, the clear majority of windows users do their daily work as administrator. An administrative account is a burden, security-wise. My ar…
This is an update to some code that someone else posted on Experts Exchange. It is an alternate approach, I think a little easier to use, & makes sure that things like the Task Bar will update.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…

593 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question