how do I start Office 2000 from dos?

Ibm / Netvista
May 2, 2009 at 16:08:52
Specs: windows xp
Hi all. I have somehow ended up back at the dos prompt on my PC. I have my Windows XP boot disk in, and my Office 2000 cd in. When I try to start the computer without the boot disk, it says "error loading operating system". When I enter "winnt or winn" at any drive promt, I get nothing. I don't know what I've done, but I sure hope someone can help me fix it! Thanks.

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#1
May 3, 2009 at 11:08:25
As there is no DOS in Windows XP you dont have a DOS prompt but a Command Promt. If you got the Command Promt from the boot CD you are in the Recovery Console and there are limited things that you can do with it, especially if you don't have a fully functioning operating system. DOS is an operating system in its own right, which you dont have.

If you are trying to repair the existing installation ignore the first repair option and wait till the CD has detected the existing installation then select repair. If you are trying to reinstall Windows XP just follow the prompts but keep out of the Recovery Console

You cannot do anything with Office 2000 from a command prompt without a working installation which you don't have.

Stuart


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#2
May 3, 2009 at 15:24:46
While informative, your reply did not help. Maybe I wasn't clear; when I start the computer, it goes straight to the command promp. I have no other options other than setup. It is from the command prompt that I am trying to start the Office program.

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#3
May 3, 2009 at 15:41:52
The information you give is contradictory. The only way that it will go straight to a command prompt is booting form the hard disk yet you say you get no Operating system found when booting from the hard disk.

If you are booting from the CD you shouldn't get a command prompt without you requesting it.

You need to get your operating system working properly before you even think about running Office 2000 and that means booting from the CD and reparing or reinstalling the operating system..

Stuart


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