Error Message: Error Loading. You Must Reinstall Windows.

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SYMPTOMS

When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:
Error loading. You must reinstall Windows.

CAUSE

This error message can occur if the "shell=" line in the System.ini file is missing the reference to the Explorer.exe file.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to open the System.ini file in the Windows folder.
  2. Modify the "shell=" line so that it reads:
    shell=explorer.exe
  3. Save and then close the System.ini file, and then restart Windows 95.

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Article ID: 172378 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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