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    run-time error

    A friend gets the follow error message when starting her computer

    run-time error '62':
    input past end of file

    She can then hit a key and the computer goes on to start just fine. This does not happen on a RESTART - just a cold boot.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: run-time error

    Where in the cold boot does it happen? Is it before the Windows Splash screen, etc...

    Just a thought... there could be an 'END' statement in one of the system files, such as Autoexec.bat and/or config.sys... check these out... even a line that appears to be blank could have a "space" character in it...
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: run-time error

    One way to find out where it is occuring is to have the person boot-up with line-by-line confiramtion -- and then see what line is causing the error.

    There are a couple of way do this. If it is Win9x, I think that can be done by opening a run box and typing "msconfig" (no quotes) and Enter. In the resulting "System Configuration Utility", select the "Diagnostic startup - interactively load device drivers and software". Then reboot. I think this runs you through the bootup process asking you Yes or No to each step. If you, I *think* you can trigger the same thing by holding F8 during a reboot and selecting the appropriate choice when offered.

    Once the "bad" command is run, the message should appear. If it MUST be done on a cold reboot, then obviously do it then.

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