entering dos mode fully from windows

August 12, 2011 at 11:16:03
Specs: Windows 7
how to enter dos mode in a windows pc without still remaining in wondiws interface.

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#1
August 12, 2011 at 12:24:18
Technically, beginning with Windows 2000 Pro, there is no more DOS base. If you are talking about the command prompt, for Windows 2000 Pro or XP, Go to Start - Run, type cmd in the Open field, and click OK. For Windows Vista or 7, just type cmd in the Search field at the bottom of the Start menu and hit Enter.

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#2
August 12, 2011 at 12:31:41
As najitech says, there is no DOS mode, just a command prompt. Perhaps if you could explain what you are trying to do, why you need to enter this mythical DOS mode, someone could suggest a solution.

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#3
August 12, 2011 at 15:25:56
its an assignment, from my windows 7 desktop i'm required to enter the DOS interface(totally dark with just that blinking sign '';'') not just that small window you get when you type 'cmd'

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#4
August 12, 2011 at 15:29:04
blinking sign is referred to as a command prompt and is usually in the form c:\>

you would enter a dos prompt as you describe by booting DOS. You would do this from a cd or floppy disk

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#5
August 12, 2011 at 16:27:03
thanks wanderer. but i dont have a floppy cd.

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#6
August 13, 2011 at 08:46:21
In XP you could make the command window into a full-screen applications, but I believe that is impossible under Vista and 7. It's down to the graphics model. I have heard that you can do it by installing an XP graphics driver, but it's not something that I've ever tried. I find a command window is good enough for my needs.

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#7
August 13, 2011 at 08:54:48
thanks ijack

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#8
August 14, 2011 at 11:13:31
Keep tapping F8 as soon as you turn on your PC, until the Advanced Startup Options appears.

Using the up/down keys, highlight "Safe Mode with Command Prompt"
Then press <Enter> key.

This opens a command prompt window without loading the normal Windows interface.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

However, as others have said, to use "pure" DOS on a Windows 7 PC you would need to use a bootable CD containing a version of DOS.


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