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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by love monkey, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. love monkey

    love monkey Guest

    i have a stupdi questions i knwo on windows 98 if u hold cctrl to go to ms dos mode how do i get in ms dos mode on windows xp profecional ?:confused: :mad:
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    WindowsXP is built on the NT/2k kernel and does not have dos mode. The closest thing is the recovery console which can be obtained by booting from the CD. You could also get a bootdisk from http://www.bootdisk.com

    Also note that if you have an NTFS then you will not be able to read any of those drives using older bootdisks.
     
  3. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    O&O BluCon Is about the closest you can get...
     
  4. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Isnt BlueCon just like the XP Recovery Console...except you have to pay for it :D
     
  5. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    Pretty much... It lets you into the console a lot easier, has some extra commands. Lets you do backups and restores... I never really used it to it's full.

    I never saw anything about paying... :D...
     
  6. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Ok, my mistake then :)
     
  7. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    Stop me if i have read your question wrong.... although XP pro doesnt have DOS it does have a command prompt which is more user friendly than DOS in win 98.... all you do is go to start run cmd and carry oin as normal in there.... if you type in help then you get a useful load of command entries.
     
  8. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    I saw a tip someone to install the console as a boot option in 2k,,, even did it once... I'm sure it would work with Xp...

    Don't remeber where that was now...
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    This is not true real-time DOS (or something ;) ) If you want to update a CDROM/DVDROM firmware, flash the bios or your graphics card, you are advised to boot into dos, and not run it from a window - this way errors are less likely to occur. Errors that that fry the hardware!