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25-10-2001, 07:32 AM
When I enter 'echo 597v113.exe >>c:\autoexec.bat' after re-booting it reads '597v113 not a valid file name' Any suggestions?

25-10-2001, 08:23 AM
Excuse me butting in, but the problem is one of DOS not knowing where the file is, a path problem.
Move or copy the file to the root directory c:\, and then use the command; echo c:\597v113.exe >>c:\autoexec.bat or as Graham said just add the line c:\597v113.exe to the file autoexec.bat in the c:\ root directory using Notepad.

Incidently the combination of IBM/Cyrix mmx cpus with SIS chipsets was very very flaky. One unsatisfactory semi-cure against BSOD was to drop the cpu speed, alternatively go to Intel cpu.
The attraction of Cyrix was the price.

25-10-2001, 03:59 PM
mmm ... The echo command worked. That error message indicates that the file is in the wrong place. While in AUTOEXEC.BAT, a file in c:\ will be found, so 597v113.exe must be elsewhere -- probably where it got downloaded to. Just move it to c:\ and you won't have to change autoexec.bat. You can move it from inside Windows if that's what you're happy with.
Just remember that Windows word processors can make system script files (autoexec.bat, config.sys, anything.ini, etc) unusable --they must be saved as straight text files. Notepad is OK if you have it.