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

Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
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?


(I'm running Windows 98SE)
Question by:shlomofu99
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    Accepted Solution

    See if this Microsoft article helps >
    "Computer Hangs When You Try to Restart in MS-DOS Mode":
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    Expert Comment

    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":
    You could try using one of the resolutions listed.
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    Expert Comment

    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":

    Author Comment

    It worked!

    Thanks very much. You've been a real help.
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    Expert Comment

    Good, glad you succeeded !

    Thank you.

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