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i have always wondered how to use the ms dos screen, so can anyone teach me how to use this screen, anything would be appreciated thanx
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What are you looking to run from it
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no see i dont know what it is used for, so i wanted to expand my knowledge on computers, by this i heard that ms dos can be a very powerful tool, i was wanting to know how to do some stuff on it
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If you start from User interface in the article here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS

Continue through to see also, which has a list of MS DOS Commands

Click any blue bits

Let me know if this is not what you were looking for
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yes that is what i was lookin for, thanx but answer one thing for me, what is the point of using this
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With a complete list of the syntax you have more options

Windows 2000 and Windows XP chkdsk syntax

Checks a disk and displays a status report.

CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]]

volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name.
filename FAT only: Specifies the files to check for fragmentation.

/F Fixes errors on the disk.

/V On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file on the disk.

/R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F).

/L:size NTFS only: Changes the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified,
displays current size.

/X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid (implies /F).

/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.

/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder structure.

The /I or /C switch reduces the amount of time required to run Chkdsk by skipping certain checks of the volume.

Though the main one to use from the above is chkdsk /f /r which you can do by typing it in the run box and pressing enter
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oh ok so you can check your comps status and fix disk errors and alot of other stuff
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That's about it
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oh ok thanx thats what i wanted
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