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    HELP ME PLEASE ,my DOS DIED!!!!!!!

    Hi
    I'm running WIN98 ,and 10 minutes ago i wanted to run good 'ol NETSTAT ,and WHAM,
    ALERT MESSAGE ERROR SAYING:

    C:\windows\start menu\Programs\MS-DOS PROMPT.pif
    a device attached to the system is not functiniong.

    >>>NEXT MESSAGE(when i press OK)<<<<<
    The object that 'C\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\MS-DOS Prompt.pif'
    refers to has been removed or is unaccesible
    >>>>>END<<<<<

    So when i go to search for dos prompt(in the windows folder) it gives this message:
    C:\WINDOWS\dosprmpt.pif
    a device attached to the system is not functioning.
    >>>end<<<<


    So does that mean i'm gonna hav to reinstall WIN(AGAIN!!!!!)?????

    hav anyone got any advice for me??

    Thank you for STRUGGLING WITH ME on this one



    nad jus now i found out that I CANT REINSTALL WINDOWS->CAUSE I CANT RUN ANY OF ITS PROGRAMS IN DOS!!! and my connection freezes but doesn't disconnect(these two lines were added a day after the rest)
    CHEERS
    ******

    sorry about the last two lines added-> like i said i could type this thing online(by the time i'm done my connection would be frozen STIFF) so when i came online i saw those needed saying.

    and i saw that i dont have a DOS FOLDER no more ->damn DOS,they alwayz run away and DIE.
    i checked some WIN98 cd and didn't much that i could use,since anything that is *.EXE in dos,
    cant be run.
    i ran scandisk in windows and it says my config file is kinda ****ED
    Well imported an old REG and diddn't help
    Hope this one goes through(due to my damn ICE BALL connection)

    cheers
    *****

  2. #2
    AO's Mr Grumpy
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    Try this, note the parts relating to MS-DOS

    The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows 95
    Microsoft Windows 98
    Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

    This article was previously published under Q139434
    SYMPTOMS
    When you try to run a Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 program in Windows, or try to start an MS-DOS session, you may receive the following error message:


    A device attached to the system is not functioning

    When you click OK, the program or the MS-DOS session may not start.
    CAUSE
    This error message can occur if either of the following files is damaged or missing:

    Vbrun300.dll
    Winoa386.mod
    RESOLUTION
    To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method:

    Method 1
    If you receive the error message when you try to run a Visual Basic 3.0 program in Windows, reinstall the Vbrun300.dll file. To do so, reinstall the Visual Basic 3.0 program that includes the Vbrun300.dll file on its Setup disks.

    Method 2
    If you receive the error message when you try to start an MS-DOS session, extract a new copy of the Winoa386.new file from your original Windows disks or CD-ROM to the Windows\System folder, and then rename the Winoa386.new file to Winoa386.mod. To do this, follow these steps:

    Extract the Winoa386.new file from your original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM to the Windows\System folder. The Winoa386.new file is located in the following locations:


    The Win95_03.cab cabinet file on the Windows 95 and Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) CD-ROM.
    The Win95_03.cab cabinet file on disk 3 of the original Windows 95 DMF floppy disks.
    The Win95_04.cab cabinet file on disk 4 of the original Windows 95 non-DMF floppy disks.
    The Win98_45.cab cabinet file on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
    For information about using the Extract tool, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    ARTICLE-ID: 129605
    TITLE : How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files

    At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

    cd\windows\system
    ren winoa386.mod winoa386.old
    ren winoa386.new winoa386.mod


    Restart your computer.
    Computer says no
    (Carol Beer)

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