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Rhionin

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Is there any way that I can boot my computer to the DOS prompt before it loads windows? I don't have any old windows boot disks, but I do have blank floppy disks, so if there is some possible way to create one, or just load to DOS directly, that would be great! :tazz:

P.S. I have already tried holding F8, it takes me to the OS choices menu, but windows XP is my only choice.
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waynescheffler

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At the F8 menu there should be a selection for safe mode command prompt only.
That usually works, If not try XP Quick Boot Diskette at http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
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Yeah, the F8 setup doesn't work cause it still loads windows... and at that link, which one do I choose? There's a whole friggin lot and I'm not trying to reformat windows, I'm just trying to access DOS without accessing my hard drive at all.

Edit: If I try any of the links in the first section, it attempts to write to my floppy, but then I get this.

Disk error on reading Track 0, Head 0
Error in reading

Abort Retry Ignore

Edited by Rhionin, 21 January 2006 - 11:26 AM.

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Bump, notice edit as well.
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