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Windows XP - MS DOS Help


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In trying to reboot my PC in safe mode, I was on the DOS screen. Typed in an old dos command to change from c: to a: Now I cannot change it back to access the c: drive. When I attempt to reboot using my recovery disk, it shows a:\>. I've tried all known dos commands, and cannot get the c: prompt back.
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did u do "cd C:"

also what was teh old dos command you used to change from c: to a:
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yep - first thing I tried. I can't remember the exact designation of characters I typed before typing a: but was typing in commands I remembered from the old dos commands such as chdir, cd, or something very close to that. I understand many of the old dos commands do not work with xp. I get "invalid drive specification" when typing in cd c:
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Simply type C: and press enter <_<
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Doesn't work - even on rebooting my computer the a: prompt comes up. I finally was able to get the c: prompt, but when I reboot, and try to start in safe mode, if I try to boot Windows from my restore disk, it only gives me the a: prompt.
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What are you trying to do? <_<
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