Booting XP Pro system to DOS

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by moparmartin, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. moparmartin

    moparmartin Guest

    I tried to use the "repair" function by booting from the XP CD but it crashed, saying that my BIOS was not fully ACPI compliant. OK, so I go to HP and get an updated BIOS and read the instructions which say that I must create a startup disk by going to Add/Remove programs and select the Startup Disk tab but it is not there on my PC! I presume you need to boot to DOS prior to Windows starting because the insruction then go on from the A:/> prompt. I cannot find any info on how to get to the DOS prompt prior to starting XP Pro so how do I implement the BIOS upgrade?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    your gonna have to goto and download their emergency boot disks, they did away with the whole make boot disk thing in 2K, XP...there is also a file on this forum somewhere that is a bootdisk that will boot almost any OS, I can't find the thread right now cause apparently i'm having a brain lapse so just look around for it, if ya wanna try that heheh
  3. LPDad

    LPDad OSNN Addict

    You can obtain the a bootdisk from.... (are you ready for this ??)...

    (well, what did you expect ???)
    it is easier than trying to find bootdisk files at microsoft

  4. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

    San Diego, California
    at a loss if your just flashing your BIOS why can't he just use a win98 boot disk and flash the bios not even looking at the os yet...then when it is done flashing take the disk out and boot to the os