Solved Booting to dos

July 21, 2006 at 23:29:15
Specs: XP, 2.44/256

I WANT TO BOOT TO DOS INSTEAD OF WINDOWS. MY COMPUTER NOW RUNS WIN-XP IN NTFS FILE SYSTEM.
I WANT TO DO IT FROM OS SELECTION MENU

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July 22, 2006 at 08:21:48

If you want to boot in DOS, you need to *HAVE* DOS. [surprise]

You will need to make a FAT, install DOS, then install XP, which will set up a multi-boot.


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#1
July 22, 2006 at 00:31:07

Windows XP has no MS-DOS, if you want to use DOS based software emulation software is the way forward:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx

Please be aware that there is no version of "MS-DOS or compatable" which will natively install on NTFS3.1 file system:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306559/en-us


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#2
July 22, 2006 at 04:29:21

AMAZING ,I HAVE NEVER EXPECTED SUCH QUICK REPLY,ANY WAY THANK U.
BUT HOW CAN I DIRECTLY BOOT TO COMMAND PROMPT WITHOUT GOING THROUGH WINDOW


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#3
July 22, 2006 at 06:36:17

Windows XP does not have a Command Line Option as it is intergrated into the O/S, unlike MS-DOS:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/en-us

As an aside putting your email address is an invite to spammers and writing ALL IN CAPITALS is classed as shouting in forums.


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#4
July 22, 2006 at 08:21:48
✔ Best Answer

If you want to boot in DOS, you need to *HAVE* DOS. [surprise]

You will need to make a FAT, install DOS, then install XP, which will set up a multi-boot.


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If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2



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#5
July 23, 2006 at 19:05:29

And then be aware that most current hardware has no DOS drivers.

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#6
July 23, 2006 at 19:45:21

But hopefully the capslock will work in DOS.


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#7
July 24, 2006 at 01:16:26

"If you want to boot in DOS, you need to *HAVE* DOS."

Definitely.

Check for FreeDOS or Enhanced Dr-DOS.

"You will need to make a FAT, install DOS,
then install XP, which will set up a
multi-boot."

YES. DOS does not support NTFS. You will
have to convert it (no freeware for this)
or erradicate the NTFS and create new FAT
partitions instead. BTW, good DOSes do
support FAT32 and FreeDOS comes with a
bootmenu allowing to boot XP also if you
still want to keep it.

"And then be aware that most current
hardware has no DOS drivers."

DOS does no need so many drivers as XP ;-)

"But hopefully the capslock will work in DOS."

For me it works without any driver :-D



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#8
July 26, 2006 at 23:15:35

i 'm not a dos geek anyway. I just want to relieve my comp. while programming c ,c++ etc u have to boot and load entire windows and also while working they continue to be with u though they r not needed atall ,consuming u'r reources .if u have ever noticed while running turbo c etc.. u'r processor remains stressed.
those who want to verify goto
taskmanager>performance
so my aim is to do the programming without windows(& i feel dos is the only way out)
I'll be glad to receive any suggestion & methods possible .Remind u my file system is ntfs(can not be converted to fat using windows tools)


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#9
September 4, 2006 at 08:39:31

You can try with ntfs4dos. http://www.bootdisk.com/ntfs.htm


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