how can I boot to DOS without Config.sys and Autoexec.bat?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fedele, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. fedele

    fedele Guest

    I need to flash my bios , how can I boot to DOS without Config.sys and Autoexec.bat?...awflash utility readme file recomends this, how can i do it? thanks!
     
  2. Not sure you can in XP. However, with Win98 and all before you do not need autoexec.bat or config.sys to boot to DOS they just configure device drivers (mouse, cd etc) or set up locales.

    Sorry this doesn't actually answer the question.

    How about trying the Command Recovery Console ?
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    1. Format a disk and select Make DOS boot disk.
    2. Copy the flash utility to the disk.
    3. Reboot and flash the bugger! :)
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Whoa. The images that bring up. Mindbogling. :eek:
     
  5. fedele

    fedele Guest



    thanks for replies, Do i have to copy the new bios file into the disk too? I'm confused here, the awflash utility will only flash the bios and then I will have to select the new bios, right?
     
  6. I think flashing the BIOS means putting a new BIOS image on the BIOS. So yes, you have to copy the new bios file into the disk too
     
  7. fedele

    fedele Guest

    lol...ok ok got it....thanks mac
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Make sure you know what you are doing though. One false move & it's history. Be careful.
     
  9. fedele

    fedele Guest

    ok, I did it. I have a bit of problems now that I did this. when I right click on a picture or on the desktop. The menu takes too long to display....also IE navigation is very slow. did the new bios did this???
     
  10. Bob S

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    Did you clear your BIOs before rebooting. Have you reset up all your bios settings? If not this can be your problem. If you did and have the problems, consider going back. Did you need the bios enhancements? Alot of these are just the ability to run a faster cpu. If the answer is no...try going back.

    By the way, if you flash alot or make your own bios, consider a bios savior. they are made in Sweden, but are sold in the US for about $25.00.