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beckham
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
how do i restart my pc in dos?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Windows XP is not based on MS-DOS, therefore there is
no MS-DOS to boot into.

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Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
By setting up the computer for dual booting, installing DOS on a second
partition and then choosing DOS when the boot manager appears during bootup!

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"beckham" <ricky@hornsby647.fsnet.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid> wrote in
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> how do i restart my pc in dos?
>

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
1.Insert a blank Floppy in the Floppy disk Drive.
2.Open My Computer.
3.Right Click on Floppy disk drive and select Format.
4.Click Create an MS-DOS Startup disk and then click Start.

The MS-DOS startup disk will allow you to boot in an MS-DOS prompt.The
disk contains no additional tools.

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ssg MS-MVP

beckham wrote:

> how do i restart my pc in dos?
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Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
In news:4288bb31$1_2@alt.athenanews.com,
beckham <ricky@hornsby647.fsnet.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid> typed:

> how do i restart my pc in dos?


Only by booting from a diskette (or creating a dual-boot
scenario). There is no MS-DOS in Windows XP to boot to.

What is it that you are trying to accomplish?

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Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

> Windows XP is not based on MS-DOS, therefore there is
> no MS-DOS to boot into.
>

There's enough MS-DOS included in XP to make a bootable MS-DOS floppy.

Steve

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
beckham wrote:
> how do i restart my pc in dos?
>


Not to put too fine a point on it, you can't.

There is no way to reboot a WinXP PC into Real Mode DOS unless
you've set up a dual-boot system. The WinNT family of 32-bit
graphical operating systems, of which WinXP is the latest generation,
has never used, included, or "ridden upon" MS-DOS. The Recovery
Console's CLI (Command Line Interface) is the closest you can come to
the old "DOS mode."

What, exactly, are you trying to accomplish?

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Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Bruce Chambers wrote:

> beckham wrote:
>
>> how do i restart my pc in dos?
>>
>
>
> Not to put too fine a point on it, you can't.
>
> There is no way to reboot a WinXP PC into Real Mode DOS unless
> you've set up a dual-boot system.

An MS-DOS startup disk or a Win9x/ME CDROM will get you into MS-DOS just
fine, no problem.

The WinNT family of 32-bit
> graphical operating systems, of which WinXP is the latest generation,
> has never used, included, or "ridden upon" MS-DOS.

What about "create an MS-DOS startup disk" is so hard to understand?

> The Recovery
> Console's CLI (Command Line Interface) is the closest you can come to
> the old "DOS mode."
>
> What, exactly, are you trying to accomplish?
>

Ah, the question of the day... everyday.

Steve

Plato
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
beckham wrote:
>
> how do i restart my pc in dos?

Use a dos bootdisk.

Plato
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Bruce Chambers wrote:
>
> beckham wrote:
> > how do i restart my pc in dos?
> >
>
> Not to put too fine a point on it, you can't.

Any pc can be started in dos, either with a 1.44 or a dos bootable cd.

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Hi Ed,

Is Ian <?> back on H2 yet?

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"Plato" <|@|.|> wrote in message
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> Bruce Chambers wrote:
>>
>> beckham wrote:
>> > how do i restart my pc in dos?
>> >
>>
>> Not to put too fine a point on it, you can't.
>
> Any pc can be started in dos, either with a 1.44 or a dos bootable cd.
>
>


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