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Command prompt at boot instead of WinXP

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    When I upgraded an old PIII/500 (a year or so ago) from Win98 to XP Pro, everything was fine. Soon after, I loaned it to someone. It has just been returned to me, and there’s a problem that I can’t figure out:

    On a cold boot, it says: “BootWorks, Starting Win98” then displays a command prompt (C:>).

    If I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, it then says: “BootOrg” before booting to WinXP.

    I can find nothing in Set-up(BIOS) or Config.sys to explain it, and the autoexec.bat file is there but is just a comment line.

    I’d rather not go through the whole process of reinstalling XP because of the time and effort that takes (including finding a modem to put into it that computer so I can reactivate).

    I can live with it this way, but I’d greatly appreciate it if someone knows some simple way to fix it.

    Thanks!

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