win 95 bypassing start up files

  [DELETED] 16:03 29 Oct 2003

my old win 95 is bypassing start up files & going directly to command prompt i dont know what to do next,i have no rescue or back up discs help me please

  [DELETED] 16:06 29 Oct 2003

At the command prompt, enter


this should at least get you into Windows so you can find what's wrong.

  [DELETED] 16:09 29 Oct 2003

There could be a missing line in autoexec.bat which tells the PC to run Windows, but I cannot remember the correct wording now. It's probably just "win"

  [DELETED] 16:11 29 Oct 2003

tried that bad command or file name

  [DELETED] 16:20 29 Oct 2003

Was that typing win at the command prompt, or editing autoexec.bat

  [DELETED] 16:23 29 Oct 2003

Memory's a bit vague now, but I think that from the C prompt you can type

edit autoexec.bat

The file will load and you can add the missing line if necessary.

  [DELETED] 16:33 29 Oct 2003

plese help me

  [DELETED] 16:38 29 Oct 2003

ok a bit slow there autoexec got me onto a blue screen what do i do next?

  woodchip 16:41 29 Oct 2003

If you have a Win95 CD. Go click here and download a Win98 Startup disc as it as more CD drivers on it. Put a blank floppy disc in comp and double click the download to create the startup disc, then star comp with disc, have your Win95 CD in comp. Choose start with CD-ROM support, then at A:\> if your CD-ROM drive letter was D:\ it will be E:\ it moves up one temporary so Type E:\Setup and press enter to load windows over it's self. This will not harm you programs etc

  [DELETED] 16:45 29 Oct 2003

i have no discs at all for win 95

  [DELETED] 16:49 29 Oct 2003

From what he says I don't think .d has any discs to install from. There is no reason why the advice given by VoG should not have worked. I cannot remember now, but I'm sure the command to run Windows was built into Win95, and not part of autoexec as it was in 3.1. The advice I have been giving was a bit of long shot. The only other option I can think of is to change to a few directories (eg cd windows) and do a DIR to see if anything's there.


I assume the blue screen is the autoexec file. What does it say please, and do any lines have rem at the beginning.

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