Get out of DOS

May 13, 2009 at 14:47:40
Specs: Macintosh

I want to get out of DOS mode. I get emails with
attachments that need windows media player and i
can not get them on my computer. A box with a
whole bunch of symbols and letters pop up and at the
top it reads " can not view in DOS mode" I tried to
download windows media player for mac but it says
the same thing. How do I get out of DOS mode?

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#1
May 13, 2009 at 16:49:39

Mac's cant read Exe files/.Msi because there only for windows
xp. Thats why u get the DOS error.

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#2
May 13, 2009 at 18:22:34

how can i change that? How do i get rid of DOS?


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#3
May 14, 2009 at 05:20:08

DOS on a mac?

huh?

please elaborate.


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#4
May 14, 2009 at 08:46:59

I have a mac and i cant get out of my DOS mode. I would like
to download windows media player for mac. I have already
tried downloading and it was successful but it couldnt be
opened because of my DOS. How do i get out of this system?

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#5
May 15, 2009 at 06:02:35

There is no DOS mode for OS X. Unless you used Boot Camp to put Windows on there and boot to it. Windows has DOS, Macs do not.There is a command line app called Terminal that LOOKS like DOS (Black Screen/Window with white text) but the commands are different and just like DOS yu can royally screw up your computer if you mess around in there.
I'd 'zap the PRAM' first (Hold down Option+P+R at the same time) 2-3 times. It's Mac Voodoo but it's known to fix little issues that may crop up with your Mac. Hold the Option Key to select a Startup Disk.
These Key combos and more are found here:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article....

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#6
June 1, 2009 at 10:46:01

"I want to get out of DOS mode. I get emails with
attachments that need windows media player and i
can not get them on my computer. A box with a
whole bunch of symbols and letters pop up and at the
top it reads " can not view in DOS mode" I tried to
download windows media player for mac but it says
the same thing. How do I get out of DOS mode?
"

You're in the wrong section, go over to the "Windows" section and they'll help you out there.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#7
June 12, 2009 at 10:42:03

Hey, yeah i get the same problem with my mac computer. When i try to install mobile phone software it comes up with a box with loads of writing, and saying 'This program cannot be run in DOS mode' at the top. Its really annoying, have you figured it out yet?

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#8
June 12, 2009 at 15:32:07

STOP POSTING DOS/WINDOWS RELATED PROBLEMS IN THE MACINTOSH SECTION!!!

THERE ARE SEPARATE "WINDOWS" AND "DOS" SECTIONS FOR THIS ISSUE!!!!

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#9
August 12, 2009 at 06:36:37

Take a chill pill

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