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Can anyone tell me how to boot into dos from a netbook without a CD
Aug 6, 2010, 10:27 PM
I need to be able to boot into dos from a samsung netbook. It currently has windows XP installed on it.
The reason I need it to boot to dos is test is to test ram memory modules.
I have been using a hiren boot cd to on my desktop, unfortunetly this is netbook and does not have a cd drive.
It might be possible to boot hiren from a usb, but I dont have acces to one at the moment(on order)
I need to put the application somewhere on my hard drive, then run it from dos, but I need to get into dos instead of windows.
Please advise how to do this please
PS Im using memtest64 on the hiren boot CD to test the memory.
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Aug 7, 2010, 12:16 AM
I don't think XP has a boot into dos feature. It has a dos shell you can run once your in windows. If that doesn't work, perhaps dosbox?
Aug 7, 2010, 1:24 AM
Besides booting from usb flash drive, I think, there's only Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
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Aug 11, 2010, 10:56 AM
Thanks for replies guys.
I went out and bought a USB save the headache
May 19, 2012, 2:24 AM
The other day I used qemu to install DOS 6.22 to an SD card, which boots beautifully on my eee1005HA, but for some reason, EMM386 hangs the system.
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