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DOS mode problems???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RCLang64, Dec 28, 2001.

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  1. RCLang64

    RCLang64 Thread Starter

    Dec 28, 2001
    i really need some help here. i have windows 2000 pro right now and i can't get my computer to start up in DOS mode. i press F8 at the startup and the options it gives me doesn't allow me to start in DOS. i need to format my hard drive and re-install windows 2000 pro. i tried formatting it using the command prompt, but that didn't work. i just need to know how to start in DOS so i can format my c: drive. PLEASE HELP ME
  2. Charlton


    Sep 16, 1999
    If you have Win2k Pro running or you have another system running, you will need to create a Win2k boot disk. You will need 4 empty-formatted disk and on the Win2k pro CD you will need to browse to folder called "bootdisk" open it. then launch the makeboot.exe. This will create the boot disk for you.

    Therefore, when you are done you will need to place the bootdisk #1 in to the floppy drive and reboot your machine. this will bootup from the floppy and will walk you through formatting and recreating your partition for your fresh install of Windows2000.

    Good luck!
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