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Posted by Bonnie Tharpe on August 06, 2000 at 15:27:51:

In Reply to: Re: system.ini recover posted by Joey on August 24, 1999 at 16:15:34:

When I hit f8 my computer just goes back off.Do you know whats doing that?
I was going to try to get my INI. back, but I cannot get into safe mode, or anything else.

: : how do I get back my system.ini file someone deleted it by accident. Do i copy system.---

: What type of os do you have? 95 or 98? If it is 98, you can try booting to a safe mode command prompt (hit f8 at the system post beep, select safe mode command prompt from the screen). at the prompt type> scanreg /restore. then select a date prior to the date when your friend deleted your sys.ini. if that doesn't work, take a look at the system.---, see what is contains.
: I have also copied a Microsoft Technet article which explains how to create a sys.ini from scratch. i've used it before and it works well. if you use that, once you get up, you might want to uninstall and reinst drivers video, sound etc...

: Hope this helps,
: Joey

: Creating a New System.ini File Without
: Third-Party Drivers

: The information in this article applies to:

: Microsoft Windows 95
: Microsoft Windows 98


: This article describes how to create a new System.ini file without third- party drivers.
: You may need to create a new System.ini file if, after using standard troubleshooting
: procedures to determine the cause of a problem, the System.ini file becomes incorrect,
: missing, or damaged.


: To create a new System.ini file without references to third-party device drivers, follow
: these steps.

: NOTE: These instructions assume that Windows is installed in the Windows folder on
: drive C. If you are using a different drive or folder, adjust the following instructions
: accordingly.

: 1.Restart your computer to a command prompt. To do so, restart your computer,
: press the F8 key when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, and then
: choose Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu. In Windows 98, restart
: your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key until you see the Windows 98
: Startup menu, and then choose Command Prompt Only.

: 2.Type the following line to change to the Windows folder:

: cd \windows

: 3.Type the following line to rename the current System.ini file:

: ren system.ini

: 4.Type the following line to create a new System.ini file:

: copy system.cb system.ini

: 5.Type the following line to edit the new System.ini file:

: edit system.ini

: 6.Add the following lines at the top of the file:

: [boot]
: mouse.drv=mouse.drv
: drivers=mmsystem.dll

: Add the following line in the [386Enh] section of the file:

: mouse=*vmouse

: 7.Save the System.ini file and then exit the editor. To save the file, press ALT+F,
: press X, and then press Y.

: 8.Type win to start Windows.

: NOTE: If your mouse does not work when Windows starts, it is likely that it is not
: supported by the standard Windows mouse driver. You can install the Windows
: 3.1 driver included with your mouse to regain mouse functionality. For information
: about installing the driver, consult the documentation included with the mouse.

: 9.Click the Start button, click Run, type the path to the Windows Setup program in
: the Open box, and then click OK.

: For example, if your Windows CD-ROM is in drive D, type the following line:

: d:\setup Or, if you are using Windows disks, insert disk 1 in drive A and then
: type the following line:

: a:\setup

: 10.When the Setup dialog box appears, click Continue, and follow the instructions to
: set up Windows again. If you see the "Restore Windows files that are changed or
: corrupted" option, choose it. If you do not see this option, choose to reinstall
: Windows.

: If, after Setup is finished, you find that some of your programs, tools, or peripherals are
: not working correctly, reinstall the program or device.

: Default Entries for the System.ini File

: The following entries are the default entries for a new System.ini file:

: [386Enh]
: device=*vshare
: device=*dynapage
: device=*vcd
: device=*vpd
: device=*int13
: keyboard=*vkd
: display=*vdd
: mouse=*vmouse, msmouse.vxd
: woafont=dosapp.fon
: device=*enable

: [keyboard]
: layout=kbdus.kbd
: subtype=
: type=4
: keyboard.dll=
: oemansi.bin=

: [Intl]
: ACP=1252
: OEMCP=437
: SystemLocale=00000409

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

: [power.drv]

: [drivers]
: wavemapper=*.drv

: [iccvid.drv]

: [mciseq.drv]

: [mci]
: cdaudio=mcicda.drv
: sequencer=mciseq.drv
: waveaudio=mciwave.drv
: avivideo=mciavi.drv
: videodisc=mcipionr.drv
: vcr=mcivisca.drv

: [NonWindowsApp]

: [vcache]

: [nwnp32]

: [boot.description]
: keyboard.typ=Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
: aspect=100,96,96
: display.drv=Standard Display Adapter (VGA)
: mouse.drv=Standard mouse
: system.drv=Standard PC

: [MSNP32]

: [display]

: [drivers32]
: vidc.CVID=iccvid.dll
: VIDC.IV31=ir32_32.dll
: VIDC.IV32=ir32_32.dll
: vidc.MSVC=msvidc32.dll
: VIDC.MRLE=msrle32.dll

: Additional query words: clean build rebuild

: Keywords : kbenv win95 win98
: Version : 95
: Platform : WINDOWS
: Issue type : kbhowto

: Last Reviewed: January 23, 1999
: 1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use.

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