How do I exit MS DOS mode in Vista

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May 31, 2010 at 03:07:46
Specs: Windows Vista
How can I get out of dos mode on my windows vista computer? I don't understand what people mean type in exit? Type exit where?

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#1
May 31, 2010 at 03:56:46
First of all there is no DOS in Vista since it is a NT kernel operating system. So stated if you are running a (black) window resembling DOS prompt, driven by cmd.exe, to exit you have to type EXIT in it.

What you believe to be DOS mode may be the BIOS screen displayed at startup if anything fails. To exit that ( I repeat may signal malfunction) depends on the computer model and is related to hardware not software.


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#2
May 31, 2010 at 04:04:21
Yeah, you're right about the cmd.exe thing. But I can't run command prompt with this. I've tried putting it in safe mode with command prompt a few times, but exit never worked?

And thanks. Sorry. I'm not that good with computers. ;S


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#3
May 31, 2010 at 13:05:12
What exactly do you see when you boot your computer?

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#4
May 31, 2010 at 23:15:50
It boots up normally. It's just the setout is like in classic view. And when I try to get into a program it says:

"Choose the program you want to use to open this file:

File: iexplore.exe" Which is internet explorer.

Then a list of recommended programs and other programs.

Also when I click on the file, it doesn't work. So I have to choose another option which is "If the program you want is not in the list or on your computer, you can look for the appropiate program on the web."


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#5
June 1, 2010 at 14:27:42
I forget the ways to fix that but it sounds like an association problem. I know it has been asked on either xp,vista or w7 forums in the last month.

I think this is one of the ones that some other helper suggested.
Opps forgot the link.http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html

Do a search for fix associations vista.

If you want you can do a Microsoft Restore. It is not the restore to the original data but a built in program to go back in time. See help and support for restore. You go back to a time when it worked. It is about the most safe way to try stuff. It can be un-done too.

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#6
June 1, 2010 at 17:49:45
Try THIS

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#7
June 1, 2010 at 23:28:15
Thanks. I used the winhelponline.com link but after doing all the steps it come up with this "cannot import C:\users\shani\desktop\exe_fix_w7.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.

What does that mean?

By the way, I tried doing system restore a few times a while ago, but it said the last good start up was the same day, so it was still starting properly.


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#8
June 2, 2010 at 12:51:49
I think you are confused to on restore. Restore points never say last good start up. That is a boot time deal. Restore points are snapshots in time of your computer. MS has a program to make and go back in time. See help and support.

You would have to run these programs in admin or save the file and run as with admin. I tend to open a command prompt with run as administrator and then run programs that way to get to higher access levels.

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#9
June 3, 2010 at 04:05:55
oh okay then. but it's alright now.
that link worked. thanks heaps for your help.
it is much appreciated. (:

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#10
June 3, 2010 at 12:47:11
I should have gotten a kiss out of this deal.

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