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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

By DCNAtlGA ·
I realize Windows ME does not come with "restart in dos mode" which causes lots of problems when installing various programs. Does anyone know a way to get around this? It would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

by dmiles In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

>Make a Windows Start-Up diskette (bootdisk) in add-remove programs and use it to
>boot up on to get you into DOS as there is no real DOS in Win ME. Iain.

Actually there is - exactly the same as in Win9x, just needs to be coaxed out of
hiding. See:

http://www.geocities.com/mfd4life_2000/

for one method as to how to add the DOS function back in.

(Back up all important data first - just in case.)

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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

by DCNAtlGA In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

It didn't work for me even though I have the same release as in the article. When I ran the program, my IO.sys did not need to be changed. The other files updated. I went ahead and tried the remainder of the procedure and it took me about 3 hours to get my computer booting from my hard drive again. Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

by mzy In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

if you want DOS try Start -> Run -> "Command" and you'll do the trick. I don't think there'll be a need to restart in DOS mode.

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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

by DCNAtlGA In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

No good. Windows is already loaded at that time.

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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

by pctech In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

There is no DOS support under WinME. ME is Microsoft's attempt to move away from the 9X kernel to the NT kernel and they produced the absolute worst OS of their career, short of MS DOS 4.0. I do not think it possible to invoke a DOS environment under ME. ME simply does not support DOS mode.

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by DCNAtlGA In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

by pacaleala In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

i am not using winMe but . . .

it seems that info is available at
http://www.geocities.com/dos8me/

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Windows ME: Restart in DOS Mode

by DCNAtlGA In reply to Windows ME: Restart in D ...

Same info as before

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