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Booting windows from c prompt

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Milkchoc, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. Milkchoc

    Milkchoc Thread Starter

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    Here's a silly question.....but can anyone tell me how to load windows from the dos prompt, C:? I'm running windows 98. I'd just like to know the correct command to go from there to windows without restarting.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Just enter win

    you may need to enter it as c:\windows\win but that is usually not needed if correct path statements in msdos.sys are present.

    exit may work as well. And ctrl-alt-del will always do it.
     
  3. SyscoKid

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  4. Milkchoc

    Milkchoc Thread Starter

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    Thanks for responding. No, it does not. It does boot to windows, however there have been times when I was working at the dos prompt, wanted to go to windows without booting from scratch, however, the old command that I was aware of, C: win does not work. I was just curious as to the proper command
     
  5. SyscoKid

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    Then did you check Rollin' Rog's comment? Do you literally type

    C: win

    For example

    C:\Program Files\MSOffice>C: win

    That won't work. It's either

    C:\Program Files\MSOffice>win

    or

    C:\Program Files\MSOffice>c:\windows\win

    or

    C:\Program Files\MSOffice>exit

    or press Ctrl-Alt-Del and end task the command prompt.
     
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