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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 4:31:05 PM

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How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system is
Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?

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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 5:49:27 PM

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First you have to acquire MS-DOS. Windows XP doesn't have it.

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In news:76477EA8-8284-4585-94B1-B9497841EA3E@microsoft.com,
sheva <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system
> is Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 7:37:47 PM

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"sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:76477EA8-8284-4585-94B1-B9497841EA3E@microsoft.com...
> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system
is
> Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?

Unless you first installed DOS and then XP, you don't. DOS is not
included.

You*can* start XP in Safe Mode - Command Prompt Only if you really want the
look of a command window, but there are few benefits from this. The type
of program that will not run under XP's GUI won't run in the command window
either, even in Safe Mode.

What is it you are actually trying to do?

If you wish to install DOS on your system, you must first install DOS and
then XP from a bare drive. You cannot use NTFS if you wish DOS to have any
access to the hard disk areas that XP looks at, since DOS knows nothing of
NTFS.

If you need to run a simple task (such as flashing a BIOS) you can just boot
from a DOS floppy. However, bear in mind that if your system is formatted
NTFS as many are now, you won't have any access to the hard disk.

HTH
-pk
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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 7:37:48 PM

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Thanks for everyone.
I would have liked to run ms-dos to delete an unuseable file with norton
commander.
I have a file that i can not open or delete. I could delete these files with
the help of norton commander earlier (when i had win 98).


"Test User" wrote:

> "sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:76477EA8-8284-4585-94B1-B9497841EA3E@microsoft.com...
> > How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system
> is
> > Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
>
> Unless you first installed DOS and then XP, you don't. DOS is not
> included.
>
> You*can* start XP in Safe Mode - Command Prompt Only if you really want the
> look of a command window, but there are few benefits from this. The type
> of program that will not run under XP's GUI won't run in the command window
> either, even in Safe Mode.
>
> What is it you are actually trying to do?
>
> If you wish to install DOS on your system, you must first install DOS and
> then XP from a bare drive. You cannot use NTFS if you wish DOS to have any
> access to the hard disk areas that XP looks at, since DOS knows nothing of
> NTFS.
>
> If you need to run a simple task (such as flashing a BIOS) you can just boot
> from a DOS floppy. However, bear in mind that if your system is formatted
> NTFS as many are now, you won't have any access to the hard disk.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 8:37:18 PM

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"sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7E72CC7-D199-4F1E-AA63-197673D51F14@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for everyone.
> I would have liked to run ms-dos to delete an unuseable file with norton
> commander.
> I have a file that i can not open or delete. I could delete these files
with
> the help of norton commander earlier (when i had win 98).

Not if the disk is formatted NTFS, you couldn't.

Set up the system so that the Recovery Console can see more directories (if
needed for that file) and then boot from the CD and use the RC to delete the
file.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310497/

First, though, restart in Safe Mode - Command Prompt and locate the file,
and check its attributes. Some spyware/trojans/viruses will put a $ in the
filename, which makes it more difficult to delete. You may need to take a
few attempts at renaming it first.

What is the file?

-pk


>
>
> "Test User" wrote:
>
> > "sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:76477EA8-8284-4585-94B1-B9497841EA3E@microsoft.com...
> > > How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation
system
> > is
> > > Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
> >
> > Unless you first installed DOS and then XP, you don't. DOS is not
> > included.
> >
> > You*can* start XP in Safe Mode - Command Prompt Only if you really want
the
> > look of a command window, but there are few benefits from this. The
type
> > of program that will not run under XP's GUI won't run in the command
window
> > either, even in Safe Mode.
> >
> > What is it you are actually trying to do?
> >
> > If you wish to install DOS on your system, you must first install DOS
and
> > then XP from a bare drive. You cannot use NTFS if you wish DOS to have
any
> > access to the hard disk areas that XP looks at, since DOS knows nothing
of
> > NTFS.
> >
> > If you need to run a simple task (such as flashing a BIOS) you can just
boot
> > from a DOS floppy. However, bear in mind that if your system is
formatted
> > NTFS as many are now, you won't have any access to the hard disk.
> >
> > HTH
> > -pk
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 11:36:26 PM

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sheva wrote:
> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system is
> Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
>


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
desktop 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, specifically, are you trying to accomplish?


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August 16, 2005 12:43:16 AM

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sheva wrote:

> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system
> is Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?

You can't. Period. There IS no "MSDos" in XP.

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August 16, 2005 12:49:26 AM

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Start/Programs/Accessories........Command Prompt
Or from bootup Safe Mode
If you mean a full system backup, Then eg Ghost, Acronis True Image

"sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system
is
> Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
>
August 16, 2005 12:55:13 AM

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DL wrote:

> Start/Programs/Accessories........Command Prompt

That's NOT Dos - it's a Dos emulator. And the Op was asking if he could BOOT
into Dos as well.

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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 1:43:54 AM

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As there is not any MS-DOS in Windows XP, you cannot do this.

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"sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> escribió en el mensaje
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> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation
> system is
> Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
>
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 2:26:51 AM

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To delete undeletable files use the excellent program by Cedrick Collomb
called Unlocker
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/unlocker170.exe

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"sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7E72CC7-D199-4F1E-AA63-197673D51F14@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for everyone.
> I would have liked to run ms-dos to delete an unuseable file with norton
> commander.
> I have a file that i can not open or delete. I could delete these files
> with
> the help of norton commander earlier (when i had win 98).
>
>
> "Test User" wrote:
>
>> "sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:76477EA8-8284-4585-94B1-B9497841EA3E@microsoft.com...
>> > How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation
>> > system
>> is
>> > Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
>>
>> Unless you first installed DOS and then XP, you don't. DOS is not
>> included.
>>
>> You*can* start XP in Safe Mode - Command Prompt Only if you really want
>> the
>> look of a command window, but there are few benefits from this. The
>> type
>> of program that will not run under XP's GUI won't run in the command
>> window
>> either, even in Safe Mode.
>>
>> What is it you are actually trying to do?
>>
>> If you wish to install DOS on your system, you must first install DOS and
>> then XP from a bare drive. You cannot use NTFS if you wish DOS to have
>> any
>> access to the hard disk areas that XP looks at, since DOS knows nothing
>> of
>> NTFS.
>>
>> If you need to run a simple task (such as flashing a BIOS) you can just
>> boot
>> from a DOS floppy. However, bear in mind that if your system is
>> formatted
>> NTFS as many are now, you won't have any access to the hard disk.
>>
>> HTH
>> -pk
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 11:19:07 AM

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XP doesn't have "DOS Mode".

"sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:76477EA8-8284-4585-94B1-B9497841EA3E@microsoft.com...
> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system
> is
> Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 11:19:08 AM

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Of course, there's the "command prompt" under Accessories, but it's not
really a DOS prompt.

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 16:19:07 -0700, Andrew Murray
<Noadmurray@SPAMiinet.net.au> wrote:

> XP doesn't have "DOS Mode".
>
> "sheva" <sheva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:76477EA8-8284-4585-94B1-B9497841EA3E@microsoft.com...
>> How can I start my computer in MS-DOS mode? (In case my operation system
>> is
>> Windows XP) And how can I back to XP?
>>
>
>



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