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The "Restart in MS-DOS mode" feature doesn't work

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In the Shut Down menu, I am given the choice

"Restart in MS-DOS mode"

For some reason, this choice never works. When I choose it, all I get is a blinking cursor on the top left of the screen. How do I fix it?

Thanks

(I'm running Windows 98SE)
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See if this Microsoft article helps >
"Computer Hangs When You Try to Restart in MS-DOS Mode":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232657
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If unsuccessful, take a look at this next MS KB Article >

"Windows 98 Second Edition May Not Shut Down or Restart in MS-DOS Mode":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q232915/
You could try using one of the resolutions listed.
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You'll find further helpful comments in this article which discusses shutdown problems in 98SE.  
There's a reference to your inability to use "Restart in MS-DOS mode", and a possible cure > 
"Windows 98 SE Shutdown Problems":
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/windows98/troub-51.html
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It worked!

Thanks very much. You've been a real help.
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Good, glad you succeeded !

Thank you.
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