ms dos

  kkkoolkev 15:16 25 Sep 2004
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does anyone know how to boot a pc in msdos mode with out windows starting any help would be much appriecated

  buscrew 15:36 25 Sep 2004

It would be helpful to say which OS you are using, and why you want to do this.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:17 25 Sep 2004

Press F8 at boot up and you should get a menu.

  kkkoolkev 20:04 26 Sep 2004

sorry xp and i want to run some old ms dos games that wont work in the cmd window

  Dan the Confused 20:22 26 Sep 2004

Make a Win98 bootup floppy from click here

  VoG II 20:24 26 Sep 2004

As per Diodorus Siculus and select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. This is about as close to DOS as you can get in XP. Unless someone knows differently.

  sattman 20:49 26 Sep 2004

I understand that you can run from start/run/cmd in the command prompt window) And Dos programmes will run from here.

  sat481 20:56 26 Sep 2004

Microsoft XP doesn't have DOS. It has a "command prompt" option and this is about as close to DOS as it comes. Alot of DOS programs still won;t work from this mode either.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, I'm not sure if there is a way around it either.

Sat

  Dan the Confused 21:04 26 Sep 2004

If you boot with a Win98 floppy it will take you into ms-dos.

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