Boot in DOS

Intel / 945
February 25, 2009 at 04:38:13
Specs: Windows XP, Intel 2G
hi
i am using window xp, i want to now which version of DOS i have and when i boot system from cd, it give
C:\
but i cannot access my hard disk drives.
is there any issue for Fat32 and NTFS drives.



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#1
February 25, 2009 at 06:00:59
There is no DOS in XP. What are you trying to do as far as your file access?

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What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 25, 2009 at 06:01:05
WinXP has no DOS. It is based on the NT kernal. There are command prompts available for limited uses.

What are you trying to accomplish?


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#3
February 25, 2009 at 06:05:45
1--i want to boot my system from usb and want to access my drives.
2-- i have a ghost image on my drive and my system crash i want to boot it go to that drive and want to run that ghost

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#4
February 25, 2009 at 08:50:10
You were supposed to make an emergency boot disk for that purpose.

You best course of action now is to boot the the Ghost CD and you should be able to storage a partition or drive from an existing image that way.


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#5
February 25, 2009 at 09:25:18
the thing is how guide i will be grateful if any one of you can guide me

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#6
February 25, 2009 at 11:47:54
Boot your Ghost CD, and if Ghost can access your USB drive, it should be able to restore from the image on it.

You cannot access a NTFS drive from DOS.

NT DOS is DOS, just like MSDOS, PCDOS, FreeDOS, PRODOS and DRDOS are all DOS.


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#7
February 25, 2009 at 12:47:12
Is the ghost image on a separate partition and is it bootable? If so you can sometimes set that partition as bootable in cmos/bios setup. If not there then a program like PTEDIT can usually do it.

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#8
February 25, 2009 at 13:09:47
What version of Ghost do you have?

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#9
February 25, 2009 at 13:44:10
You can access ntfs from dos. When you made the floppy it should have created it with support.

My guess would either get a ghost with ntfs support made on another machine or maybe use a newer version say ghost 10-12 to access the system. The newer versions have old and new ghost and boot to WinPE 2.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#10
February 25, 2009 at 13:50:47
"There are command prompts available for limited uses."

NTDOS has 191 commands. Reference http://www.ss64.com/nt/


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