Windows 95! loading up in safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Guybrush, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    Has anyone any advice for an old ailing computer running Windows 95. Everytime the computer starts up it always goes into safe mode. I cannot see any problems within the control panel, I have reinstalled all the drivers that I have been using before and still no joy. I have not altered anything in windows either.

    Is this a hardware problem or is this old computer on it's last legs?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    couple of things to try
    look in the MSDOS.SYS file for a line that say 'BootSafe=1' set it to 0 (if its not there try adding it)

    Try running a scandisk, or reinstalling windows over the top
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Windows 95 would start in safe mode if it detected that it failed to start up properly last time around.
     
  4. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    Many thanks for your replies. I have restarted Win95 many times but the same thing happens. How do I edit the MSDOD.SYS file?

    Again many thanks for your prompt replies
     
  5. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    Start, run:

    notepad C:\MSDOS.SYS

    also, post your Config.sys

    i had a similar problem recently...and the problem was from within, although i can't remember exactly how i fixed it.