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Guys Im new here. Just registered. This is a cool site. :tazz: Dont knw if this problem has been posted by someone else.

Well, I am using Windows 2000 Professional (v 5.00.2195) with SP 4. The problem is with my DOS. I cant seem to get back to Windows after running a DOS program in Full screen. Everytime I key in exit, all I get is a blank screen. But I knw that Windows runs in the background. The Dos programs work fine. Its just that I cant switch to Windows. And also, I dont have problems closing the DOS window(when its not in FullScreen). I also tried a software called Tame and it still cant solve my problem ;) Is there any more information I need 2 specify? Please ;) :) Thanks a lot.
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I'm not sure if this will help, but here goes.

Using win3.1(in the old days), I believe exit would take you back to a command prompt, c:>. Then you would type a command like 'win', to restart windows.

Question: when you type exit, is the next screen completely blank or is there a command prompt shown? If a command prompt is there, then we need to find out the command to restart windows. If the screen is completely blank, I'm not sure what to look at.
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No typing 'exit' shud quit Dos and switch to Windows. But all I ever get is a blank screen :tazz: By the way, the 'Win' command ur talking is probly the Command Prompt while booiting. But Im talking abt Dos which runs under Windows ;)
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I agree, 'exit' should take you back to windows. I was hoping it took you back to a command prompt. Too bad. Like stated in my previous post - I'm not sure what to look at regarding the blank screen, sorry.
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^^^ Thanks anyway 4 the :tazz: ;)
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try using the key combo alt+tab and see if it shows your cmd promt window and desktop (you may want to have some windows program open, like a document or web browser to try this). As you hold the alt key and press tab it will alternate selection between those. You can also use task manager (ctrl+alt+del once) and view the applications running. You can easily kill that dos window here. Also, there is an icon in the tray at the far left that will display your windows desktop no matter how many programs you have running (Win2K only). Click that and see if you can get back to the windows desktop.

I am using XP pro and I can close the dos emulator by typing "exit" and hitting enter, or by clicking the x at the top right corner, or by using task manager. Same thing should work in W2K Pro. :tazz:
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How are you entering the command shell (technically, in windows 2000 and up, it is no longer DOS)

Shortcut?
Start > run "cmd"
Start > run "command"
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try using the key combo alt+tab and see if it shows your cmd promt window and desktop (you may want to have some windows program open, like a document or web browser to try this).  As you hold the alt key and press tab it will alternate selection between those.  You can also use task manager (ctrl+alt+del once) and view the applications running.  You can easily kill that dos window here.  Also, there is an icon in the tray at the far left that will display your windows desktop no matter how many programs you have running (Win2K only).  Click that and see if you can get back to the windows desktop.
I am using XP pro and I can close the dos emulator by typing "exit" and hitting enter, or by clicking the x at the top right corner, or by using task manager.  Same thing should  work in W2K Pro. :tazz:

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Well Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Del doesnt work. Sorry 4 not mentioning it in my post. Also, all these problems happen when I run it in Full Screen. I have no probs when its run in Windowed.

How are you entering the command shell (technically, in windows 2000 and up, it is no longer DOS)
Shortcut?
Start > run "cmd"
Start > run "command"

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Well Command Prompt ;) Not Dos. And it is Start > run "cmd"
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ok...

let's try something.

open a command shell
What directory are you in?
type exit
Does it fail or close

Now,
open a command shell
cd to c:\windows\system32
now try exit

same result or different?
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Did u mean
c:\windows\system32
or
c:\winnt\system32 ???

I have both Win2k and Win98 installed :tazz:
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winnt then
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It doesnt work that way also :tazz:
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press "Ctrl+C" or exit.
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Hi friend!Are you want a switch between fullscreen and normal screen in dos?
use this combination Alt+Enter ,it will work
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Nope. None of these work.
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