Access Dos prompt at start-up of XP

  Newuser1819 16:09 23 Dec 2003
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Hello,

Can I access the Dos prompt before XP starts?

  Jester2K 16:20 23 Dec 2003

As soon as your PC beeps on the POST screen start tapping F8. You should then get a menu.

Is there a problem we can help you with?

  Newuser1819 19:52 23 Dec 2003

Hello Jester2K,

When I originally installed XP I suffered two false starts and so I now have two part installations and one complete installation.

I wish to format my hard drive and re-install XP but I am unable to do so from XP and I cannot access DOS.

Help please!

  VoG II 19:54 23 Dec 2003

click here may help you.

  Jester2K 20:35 23 Dec 2003

Just pop the XP CD in, boot from the CD (Change Boot order in BIOS) and then follow prompts to format and install XP (don't need DOS for this)

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