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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:17 pm     Post subject: Please, Please Help! Reply with quote

I think this is the right forum for this...
I can't open up DOS, let alone DOS games!
It gives me this error:

"The keyboard driver specified by the KEYBOARD= line in the [386Enh] section in the SYSTEM.INI file is incompatible with the current version of windows.

To correct the problem, run Windows Setup again."

I have been able to use DOS before, so I have no idea what's wrong, please help! Crying
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:57 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Boot disk
2. Deltree windows
3. Reinstall
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm, before you try 486 player's rather ... err extreme "solution" Shocked You may want to look at your SYSTEM.INI file ...

Open the Run box and type "sysedit". An app will open with several system files in windows, click SYSTEM.INI. Look for the "KEYBOARD=" line that is mentioned in the file. You don't mention what OS you are running, but I have WinXP and I don't have any KEYBOARD= line in my SYSTEM.INI. If you wanted to try removing that line (not sure what that line DOES so if you do this, anything that happens is not my fault Violent ) you can put a semicolon ; in front of it to comment it out. Then reboot and see if DOS works ...

Alternatively, you could download DOSBox, a free MS-DOS emulator, from:

You can use that instead to run DOS programs and it often works better than the default DOS prompt.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

For Windows 95 or 98 or ME try running sysedit (Start, Run, then type in sysedit and hit enter) and changing the line to -


If it's that already then Sad .

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2003 2:50 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

System.INI is invalid. You can't run Windows with an erroneous(is that a word?) SYSTEM.INI. I would recommend a boot disk, then type:

CD C:\Windows\System\
edit system.ini

and change the keyboard line to:

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