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    Boot into win98 GUI not dos program

    Hello every one, I have a CNC machine which is operated by a regular PC software. This software is a DOS program. Now what happens is when I load windows, the boot process takes place then the win98 window shows up and the program loads right away. The problem is that I need to get to the normal windows to be able to load some drawing files into that program, that's the only way. I have access to dos I need to get access to normal GUI windows. Please help me out with this. Thank you in advance.

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    Alt Tab not working with the DOS screen? I seem to recall Ctr Enter or maybe Alt Enter switch between dos windowed and full screen.


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    Check this page: http://www.computerhope.com/ac.htm
    The C:\autoexec.bat and C:\config.sys files can have entries that control the boot process.

    Also, this tells about booting to DOS: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000132.htm
    Should be able to reverse that.

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    What happens when you type: win<enter> at the DOS prompt?

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