How Do I Start XP in MS-DOS?

  s99Raj 10:03 05 Apr 2003

I'd like to start XP Home Edition in MS-DOS.
It's on a laptop and my CD drive is not with me at the moment so I can't use the XP CD to start it up.

The reason for going into DOS is to try and use the command UNDELETE to get at some files I've accidentally deleted on the hard disk, so if anyone can think of an alternative method I'd be grateful.

I also had the files on a floppy but the floppy is damaged, so if anyone knows of any program (shareware?) that can look at a floppy and retrieve files off of it I'd be grateful for that too!

  DieSse 11:59 05 Apr 2003

There are a number of programs around that can (try to) recover lost, damaged and/or deleted files.

Try click here

also put ... file recovery free software ... (or similar) into a Google search for loads more.

  HKspike 12:01 05 Apr 2003

MS-DOS as such doesn't exist in XP. However you can get to a Command Propmpt by typing cmd at Start/Run. Not all old DOS commands exist in XP. And there are some new ones.
Tried F8 and the POST beep during start up?
Tried an old Win98 start up floppy; that'll boot into DOS with not a lot running!

  s99Raj 23:34 06 Apr 2003

Thanks DieSse! That PC Inspectore File Recovery did the trick.

  s99Raj 23:34 06 Apr 2003

Thanks DieSse! That PC Inspector File Recovery did the trick.

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