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By captindannomdn ·
My computer has a burner that has been reinstalled and I need to use "DOS" to install a new driver for it, only i do not have a restart in DOS mode option in my shut down menu. How do i get to dos without being in windows and or get the option to show up in my shut down menu??

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by TheChas In reply to MS - Dos mode

First, unless you NEED DOS mode access to the CD drive, you should not need the DOS driver for it.

The driver for ALL IDE CD-ROM drives under Windows is handled by the IDE driver for the chip-set on your motherboard.

The burner function is handled by your CD burning software.

Now, the 'best' way to access DOS mode is to press F8 as soon as "Starting Windows" appears on the screen at boot.
This should bring up a boot menu.
One of the options will be Command Prompt. This is DOS mode.
NOTE: if your hard drive is formatted as a NTFS volume, DOS CANNOT access the hard drive by itself.
There is a free utility to access a NTFS volume from DOS posted at www.systeminternals.com

Chas

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