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How to start into DOS instead of starting windows?

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  1. skytech

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    My motherboard is Asus P7P55D-E PRO. I have tried pressing F2, F8, F10, DEL during PC starting, but I am unable to get to the DOS.

    I want to go into DOS to do CHKDSK /R because my hard disk has bad sectors and I cannot go into Windows.

    How to go into DOS?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    To "get to the DOS" you would need to have a version of the DOS operating system installed. You probably want instead to enter Command Prompt to run chkdsk. Look for "Command prompt" in those F8 or other menus.
     
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    You may be looking for 'Recovery console'. If it is not found thru F8, then insert your Windows DVD.
     
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    You don't really mean DOS.
    What you man is Windows Command Prompt only; that is Windows minimal boot before the GUI is loaded.
    That is actually different to the recovery console (though that will work)
     
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    You can also open a command prompt when the OS is loaded, and then run CHKDSK /R. It'll tell you it cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. However, just hit "Y" to run the process when the system restarts, and then reboot the PC.
     
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