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How to get to the Dos prompt

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Old 02-13-2008
JamieSummers
 

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How to get to the Dos prompt
When I turn on my laptop and before windows starts, how can I get to the DOS
prompt command window? I need to run a check disk. Thanks
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Old 02-13-2008
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RE: How to get to the Dos prompt
Press F8 after POST (may have to tap it repeatedly) to get to Advanced Boot
Options. Select Safe Mode with command prompt.
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"JamieSummers" wrote:

> When I turn on my laptop and before windows starts, how can I get to the DOS
> prompt command window? I need to run a check disk. Thanks

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Old 02-14-2008
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: How to get to the Dos prompt
Hi,

Do as Paul states. Be aware that there is no underlying DOS layer in Vista.
What you are running is simply the command line interface to Vista.

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