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I recently went through a shut down on my pc, I selected MS DOS mode.
Now my system boots up and goes into dos.
This is in my autoexec.bat and this is what i see when i reboot my pc.

@ECHO OFF
SET PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\
lh MSCDEX.EXE /D:IBMCD001 /l:G /M:8
MOUSE.exe
LH DOSKEY
ECHO ON
REM ************************************
REM Type "EXIT" to return to Windows
REM ************************************
ECHO OFF
REM
REM The following lines have been created by Windows. Do not modify them.
REM
C:
CD C:\WINDOWS
CALL C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM /WX
C:\essolo.com

then i get to the c:\windows prompt
i can type win then go into windows.

This is real annoying. I tried several things like go into msconfig and try to select normal mode, and selective start up.

Then I tried going into safe mode.. no problem with that. I rebooted my pc and went through sfc found a few missing files but no problem.. then I tried booted off a boot disk and i got the screen of death.
My Vfat was file were not found so i couldn’t load Vfat... well long story short.. My system still boots in ms dos mode.

Anyone have any ideas here... please help.
 

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oh yeah here is a copy of the Config.sys
DEVICE=C:\essolo.sys
FILES=40
BUFFERS=40
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=SINGLE
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\vide-cdd.SYS /D:IBMCD001

and last but not least SYSTEM.INI

[boot]
system.drv=atmsys.drv
drivers=mmsystem.dll
user.exe=user.exe
gdi.exe=gdi.exe
sound.drv=mmsound.drv
dibeng.drv=dibeng.dll
comm.drv=comm.drv
mouse.drv=mouse.drv
keyboard.drv=keyboard.drv
shell=Explorer.exe
*DisplayFallback=0
fonts.fon=vgasys.fon
fixedfon.fon=vgafix.fon
oemfonts.fon=vgaoem.fon
386Grabber=vgafull.3gr
display.drv=pnpdrvr.drv
atm.system.drv=system.drv
SCRNSAVE.EXE=c:\windows\webshots.scr

[386Enh]
device=dva.386
device=MF.EXE
device=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cisprint.386
device=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cis1284.386
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cisprint.386
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cis1284.386
dva.386
ebios=*ebios
device=*vshare
device=*dynapage
mouse=*vmouse,msmouse.vxd
device=*vcd
device=*vpd
device=*int13
woafont=dosapp.fon
keyboard=*vkd
display=*vdd,*vflatd
EMMEXCLUDE=C000-CFFF
minsps=2

[drivers]
wavemapper=*.drv
MSACM.imaadpcm=*.acm
MSACM.msadpcm=*.acm
wave=mmsystem.dll
midi=mmsystem.dll

[mci]
cdaudio=mcicda.drv
sequencer=mciseq.drv
waveaudio=mciwave.drv
avivideo=mciavi.drv
videodisc=mcipionr.drv
vcr=mcivisca.drv
MPEGVideo=C:\PROGRA~1\XING\XINGMP~2\xmdrv95.dll
QTWVideo=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MCIQTW.DRV
ReelMagic=C:\PROGRA~1\XING\XINGMP~2\xmdrv95.dll
MPEGVideo2=mciqtz.drv

[Password Lists]
DORIAN=C:\WINDOWS\DORIA000.PWL
MICAHEL=C:\WINDOWS\MICAHEL.PWL
MICHAEL=C:\WINDOWS\MICHAEL.PWL
*Rna=C:\WINDOWS\Rna.PWL
LUPAS=C:\WINDOWS\LUPAS.PWL
DORRIAN=C:\WINDOWS\DORRIAN.PWL

[boot.description]
aspect=100,96,96
display.drv=SR9 - 8MB SDRAM
keyboard.typ=Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
mouse.drv=Microsoft Mouse

[cis1284.386]
lpt1=0
lpt2=0
lpt3=0

[MSNP32]

[drivers32]
MSACM.imaadpcm=imaadp32.acm
MSACM.msadpcm=msadp32.acm
MSACM.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm
msacm.msg711=msg711.acm
MSACM.trspch=tssoft32.acm
vidc.CVID=iccvid.dll
VIDC.IV31=ir32_32.dll
VIDC.IV32=ir32_32.dll
vidc.MSVC=msvidc32.dll
VIDC.MRLE=msrle32.dll
msacm.lhacm=lhacm.acm
Vids.draw=dvideo.dll
VIDC.IV50=ir50_32.dll
msacm.iac2=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IAC25_32.AX
msacm.l3acm=l3codecp.acm
msacm.msaudio1=msaud32.acm
VIDC.MPG4=mpg4c32.dll
VIDC.MP42=mpg4c32.dll
msacm.sl_anet=sl_anet.acm
msacm.voxacm160=vct3216.acm
msacm.vivog723=vivog723.acm
VIDC.VIVO=ivvideo.dll
VIDC.TR20=tr2032.dll
msacm.msg723=msg723.acm
vidc.M263=msh263.drv
vidc.M261=msh261.drv

[keyboard]
subtype=
type=4
keyboard.dll=

[TTFontDimenCache]
0 12=7 12
0 13=8 13
0 14=8 14
0 15=9 15
0 16=10 16
0 18=11 18
0 20=12 20
0 22=13 22
 

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Have you, or someone else, loaded any game recently? Last time I saw your problem with those autoexec entries, the problem was that someone had loaded a pretty bad DOS game.
The fix was to boot to safe mode and uninstall the game and any other suspect programs.

If that doesn't work, there are a couple of other steps to take which we'll go through
 

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mmmm.... I dunno if anybody will agree with me here but I don't like the look of your autoexec.bat file. that win.com switch ( /WX ) looks invalid... here are switch commands for win.com

WIN [/D:[F][M][V][X]]

/D Used for troubleshooting when Windows does not start correctly.
:F Turns off 32-bit disk access.
Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI file setting: 32BitDiskAccess=FALSE.
:M Enables Safe mode.
This is automatically enabled during Safe start (function key F5).
:N Enables Safe mode with networking.
This is automatically enabled during Safe start (function key F6).
:S Specifies that Windows should not use ROM address space between
F000:0000 and 1 MB for a break point.
Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI file setting: SystemROMBreakPoint=FALSE.
:V Specifies that the ROM routine will handle interrupts from the hard
disk controller.
Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI file setting: VirtualHDIRQ=FALSE.
:X Excludes all of the adapter area from the range of memory that Windows
scans to find unused space.
Equivalent to SYSTEM.INI file setting: EMMExclude=A000-FFFF.

I would try renaming autoexec.bat to something else since autoexec.bat is not essential in 95 and 98

from a c: prompt type this

C:\>ren autoexec.bat autoexec.bad

press enter, then reboot your machine

Also, in the unlikely you end up not being able to boot at all make sure you have a startup disk handy so you can boot from it and then go rename your autoexec.bad file back to .bat

Hope this helps!
 

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Did you follow the instructions in this link, that IMM gave you on the other board? That is the standard fix for this problem, which is occuring because your normal autoexec.bat has been modified.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q130/4/48.asp

These entries are causing the problem:

C:
CD C:\WINDOWS
CALL C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM /WX
C:\essolo.com

If following the instructions in the link does not resolve it, either just remove those entries, or rename the autoexec.bat file as suggested above.
 
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