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how to use dos

scottb8855

OSNN One Post Wonder
#1
well i have windows xp pro and i installed Service pack 2 which sucks ass. I restarted the computer after installing it. I got a screen that said that windows has a missing or courpt file which is:

windows\inf\biosinfo\inf

how do i get into dos and take the file off a floppy and install it to windows it has been a long time i total forgot how to use dos. can someone give me run down how to do this. i dont want to lose anything off the computer. thanks much scott
 
#2
xp does not have dos
you cannot do this.
try hitting f8 when booting and go into safe mode.
or putting the harddrive ina different PC and copying the file
 
#5
DOS = Disk operating system

Windows XP is one of those.

the recovery console is plani and simple a command line interface to NT DOS :D

hehe sorry had to be pedantic there :D
 

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#6
why not make a dos bootable floppy disc with the file on it and:

copy a:fielname.xxx c:\path\filename.xxx

this what you are looking for?

EJ
 

Zaphod1620

OSNN Junior Addict
#7
Making a DOS boot disk will not work unless you formated the HD as FAT32 before installing XP. Otherwise, DOS will not recognize the NTFS drive. You can download a "Live" Linux OS will boot and run from a CD-ROM. Knoppix is good one. They will recognize NTFS hard drives, and you will be able to use a "Windows-like" interface, a GUI.

-Zaphod
 
#8
Zaphod1620 said:
Making a DOS boot disk will not work unless you formated the HD as FAT32 before installing XP. Otherwise, DOS will not recognize the NTFS drive. You can download a "Live" Linux OS will boot and run from a CD-ROM. Knoppix is good one. They will recognize NTFS hard drives, and you will be able to use a "Windows-like" interface, a GUI.

-Zaphod
But you can't write to the NTFS drive, so you're out of luck anyway. Unless they've changed that since 3.4. I've tried using all the tricks and tweaks to make the ntfs driver work in writable mode, but no luck.

Apart from that, Knoppix has saved my life on more than one occation. Allways have a Knoppix CD around! :)
 

jpom

OSNN Addict
#9
You can try a progam called winternals. It's not "free" like knoppix, but it works the same way, boot up into a windows interface and run the OS completely off the CD. I use Winternals Admin Pack, because your working in a XP Enviroment, just off of CD, you have complete read write access to all your NTFS drives, you can also edit the registry, accounts, reset passwords (including the Admin's), partitioning tools, nero, anti-virus, full network support, USB drives etc etc etc. Between it and knoppix there's not too many problems you can't get around.
 

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