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love monkey

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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:
 

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willalwaysbewithyou
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#2
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.
 
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Speed4Ever

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Originally posted by MiseryQ
O&O BluCon Is about the closest you can get...
Isnt BlueCon just like the XP Recovery Console...except you have to pay for it :D
 
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MiseryQ

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#5
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...
 
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noah472

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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.
 
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MiseryQ

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#8
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...
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
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#9
Originally posted by noah472
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.
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!
 

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