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Boot-to-DOS

Hello everbody. I am working on a project (which you wil find out about in a few months) and I need to know how to boot a windows PC int MSDOS or DOS. I need to be able to run windows programs whil in dos. EXE programs, not self contained. Can someone please help me?

Topic by gimmelotsarobots    |  last reply


Multi-Boots

So, i tri booted my computer with Xp, Vista, and Windows 7, with Vista installed first. Anyone else do this? Please comment with your accomplishments.

Topic by tanmanknex    |  last reply


Dual Boot

I was following the instructions on apcmag for dual booting XP and Vista with Vista installed first and ran into a problem. Once I had gotten to the part about adding an entry for XP to easybcd I got stuck. The drive letter selection was grayed out. I added XP to the list anyway, and went into change settings. I set XP to the correct drive letter there, but when I rebooted and selected XP from the menu, I got a ntldr error immediately. Any help would be much appreciated.

Topic by jasper28    |  last reply


Dog boots

Where is the link to download the instructions to make dog boots?

Question by apden    |  last reply


Shift boot???

Would anyone like a DIY on making a shift boot for your car?

Topic by Morte_Moya    |  last reply


Dual boot

I am looking towards creating a dual boot scenario on my computer (XP, and Ubuntu) and I am in need of a bit of assistance. Some background and foundation: Present OS = XP SP2The main partition is NTFS, however the "backup" partition is FAT(16 or 32, I am not sure)Now, to my main question: I realize I can partition this further so I can have a dual boot situation, but I am worried about losses that may occur. I haven't had much time lately to read up on the process, but I have seen warnings about loss of data files, etc. and my being cautious to a fault, I haven't proceeded any further in my quest. So, what precautions should I take, and what is going to be the process I need to follow to get to where I want to be?

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Mini Utility Boot CD or boot drive......

I often work with computers installing OS's...changing mobos, adding and removing hardware, some of you already know this ( your annoyed of all my computer questions lol :) )but lately I have started working in batch ( I MADE THE BEST APRIL FOOLS PRANK ( I will put the code on sometime)) So i know basic stuff @echo off,echo,cls,......(very basic) To the point now, I want to make a disc that I can boot form Bios that will allow me to run some basic utility's (eg:scan disk, format, check disk......maybe even a dos interface) It would be nice to have a screen that i could choose options from via keyboard. dose anybody got any ideas ? if anybody got ideas on possible utility's that would help too the image is what i woul like it to look like

Topic by littlechef37    |  last reply


DIY Boot Waterproofing?

I have a nice ($15) pair of steel-toed work boots that are great, but they aren't waterproof. Being too lazy to buy actual boot waterproofer, I would like to know if anyone knows whether spray enamel (clear coat) would do the same thing. My boots are leather (synthetic, I'm sure) and nylon (I think). I could probably mask the leather off, so it would not be affected by overspray. I was just wondering, in case anyone ha ever done this before. Thanks!

Topic by Bran    |  last reply


Boot from usb.....

Ok I have a server compaq proliant running UBUNTU ( and i love ubuntu but i need to boot into SLAX ) And I am trying to set my computer to boot from usb but it dosent have that option because the usb ports are pci cards. So my question is is there a floppy disk image or cd image that will tell bios to boot from the usb port ?

Topic by littlechef37    |  last reply


Boot-up Options? Answered

I had installed Ubuntu as a program that I can run within windows, just to try it out. Turns out it didn't quite fit my needs. When my computer boots up, it gave me the option to boot from windows or Ubuntu. Well, since I no longer want Ubuntu, I uninstalled it following the directions given by their website. I still have the option to boot Ubuntu when my computer starts up, but when I select it, It won't boot. I want Ubuntu out of my options to boot from. Anybody know how I would remove it from the list?

Question by dkop1    |  last reply


Disk boot error? Answered

Last night, I wanted some files off my laptop drive, so I stuck it in an external enclosure and plugged it into my desktop (whilst on). I then turned off the desktop without unplugging my laptop drive and turned it on again today, forgetting to unplug it. I have USB booting enabled, so it tried to boot from the laptop drive and as I was out of the room when it was booting, it entered the recovery partition as the hardware is incompatible. I have done this before, so I just turned off my computer, unplugged the drive, and restarted. Instead of booting from my primary internal drive, it got stuck on the post screen. It detected it, but wouldn't go any further. I then thought that it was still looking for the USB drive, so changed the boot order and removed usb boot, same problem. Removing my primary drive just returned the error "disk boot error, insert boot drive and press enter to continue", so I inserted the primary hard drive (I have it in a hot-swap bay, so it can easily be removed, although being my primary hard drive, not "hot"). After doing so, it kept returning a similar error. I then figured that it was still looking for my laptop drive as a primary boot device, so I cleared CMOS with the jumper and after setting it up again, disabling every other bootable interface except the sata port my primary drive is connected to, and it still just gets stuck on post. I have left it about 10 mins and still get the same problem. It is also hard to enter BIOS or any of the other utilities, as it waits until after post, so I have to either remove all drives or insert the laptop drive in it's enclosure. How can I get my desktop to boot from the primary hard drive again? Inserting the install disk is also hard, because I don't actually have a DVD drive yet, so I installed Windows 7 extended trial through a memory stick from my laptop with a disk drive. I have since deleted it off my memory stick, and my laptop is now in pieces hooked up to my monitor/keyboard/mouse instead of my desktop. It is on it's back and the hard drive bay is open in case I need it again. My BIOS is award with additional features on a Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 board. Both drives are Hitachi sata-II drives, one being 3.5" and one being 2.5".

Question by andy70707    |  last reply


Boot disk error?

I recently built two computers with amd fx-4300 processors, geforce 650 ti video cards, generic 4Gb memory, generic power supplies and GIGABYTE 78LMT-S2P motherboards. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the systems and began installing various programs I needed. When I was done for the day I shut down the computers and turned off the powerstrip. The next day when I went to start them up, I was getting a boot error. After inserting an Ubuntu live disk into the computer, I checked the hard drive, which opened up no problem and still contained all of the files from the os. The rule out the software I was installing, I reinstalled Linux on both computers, and rebooted, after which point there seemed to be no problem, until I turned off the powerstrip again and I got another boot error when I went to turn them back on. Thinking it might be the disk I was using to install linux, I burned another disk with the same os and tried that, and the problem persisted. The fact that it happened on both systems leads me to beleive that it isnt a hardware defect, but possibly and incompatibility between hardware parts, or a bios issue. Has anyone else ever encountered a situation like this where the os doesn't load after the power supply is switched on and off? If so, what causes it and what can I do to fix it? Edit: It seems that it actually fails to boot every time it is shut down, though it works fine when it is only rebooted. Edit#2: Interestingly enough, if i run a hard disk check from the live dvd, and then reboot with the disk in, it loads from the hard drive, but then after the next shutdown, it does the same thing Edit#3: After doing a disk check and it says no errors, it says to click a button to reboot. When I do this it gives me this message after it reboots, "Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. Press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore, S to skip mounting, or M for manual recovery" on the one computer I hit f to automatically fix it, which isn't a permanent fix because the drive coninues to have problems, but will boot after i hit f, and then not after i shutdown again. On the other computer, I hit m, and it gave me the message, "Root filesystem check failed. A maintanence shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and reboot the system." The shell is from the hard drive, not the cd.

Question by danielemur    |  last reply


tabi boots for parkour?

Tabi boots are the split toe'd canvas boots that "ninja"/'shinobi' wear, what do you guys think?

Question by l96470fps    |  last reply


Piston jump boots

I dunno if you have ever seen this guys 'rocket boots' (not really rocket powered) but they are sort of neat. They do not get the same results as simple mechanical leaf spring sort of moon boots I see, but the concept is pretty interesting for those of us who are fans of combustibles.  this is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7s-tnzPZ3c article http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News-Comments.asp?NewsNum=740 Now my question: How would you improve this sort of unimpressive piston powered boot? I was thinking if one could double or even triple the chamber size of that piston, or use multiples of them, maybe use a more potent combustible than gasoline.

Topic by ThorsMitersaw  


Boot lacing hooks?

Im trying to find hooks that are used most commonly on boots. These boots are a good example: http://www.whitesboots.com/assets/img/categories/boots.jpgIve looked all over the web, but can't seem to find anything even similar. I don't make shoes, so I really don't know where to start to find them, I may not even have the right name. I need them to make a type of corset. If anyone knows what Im talking about and could help I'd appreciate it alot! I just am completely clueless! Please help!!

Topic by ricecrispytreats    |  last reply


Help with USB booting? Answered

I really nead some help. I am trying to run a bootable linux from a flash drive. but my computer won't boot from a flash drive. I found this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Boot-from-usb-on-an-old-pc-without-modding-the-BIO/ Howeverthe file that is linked in this instructable is not there anymore. It is the key to the whole thing. If somebody could help me find this or something like this I would appreciate it. Many thanks.

Question by nurdee1    |  last reply


Oil used for boots

I've had my pair of Danner boots for 5 years, going on six. I do everything in them, hiking, welding, motorcycle riding,  only taking them off to go to sleep, so they get alot of abuse. I use Mink oil on mine, heating them up a little from the inside then applying the oil. Of course I clean them off first with a damp rag and a little bit of soap if needed. I've had my Danners re-soled once so far and had a few seams re-sewn. Who knows how long they'll last. They have a little crack where they get toe creased but other than that they're great. 

Topic by iwelder43    |  last reply


Dell inspiron 1800 wont boot porperly

AHH this is like the 5th time my friend asked me too fix his WINDOWS computer... windows users just don't get it.... But anyways when the machine shows its startup screen, the loading bar fills and it goes to a gray screen asking for a password. he says he hasn't set a password. I am positive I cant blame this on windows though. I am not on dells side either though. Anybody got any ideas ?

Topic by littlechef37    |  last reply


Why wont my computer boot? And how can i fix the problem? Answered

I have a Dell Dimension E521 and i try to boot it and all that happens is the power button blinks. any ideas?

Question by gantyman    |  last reply



Switching to alternate Mac partition without keyboard? Answered

I just noticed on my iMac that somehow the default partition was set from my Mac partition to the Boot Camp partition -- which currently has nothing on it. This is a major problem, because someone decided to restart the computer, and as you know, when a partition with nothing on it is loaded, no drivers for my bluetooth keyboard and mouse loaded. I got past the "No bootable device available -- Please insert bootable disk and press any key to continue" by turning off the computer and booting it from a Windows 7 disk. Unfortunately, the disk isn't compatible with the partition format, so I can't even load Windows to reset the default partition. I was going to try a Vista disk, but alas, the eject key is incapacitated due to the lack of drivers. I'm most likely to buy a new USB keyboard, but does anyone know how to switch partitions without a keyboard?

Question by ALogan97    |  last reply


Can somebody help a curious girl?

I had ubuntu 12.04 + win 7 installed, i didn't like ubuntu hence i deleted the partition. But i forgot to fix mbr. Also i cannot access the mutiboot option using f12 at startup. So when i start ,i get the lenovo screen with f2 f12 options but none work,and then the screen shows unknown filesystem grub rescue- with commands ls i get (hd0) (hd0,gpt6) (hd0,gpt5) (hd0,gpt4) (hd0,gpt3) (hd0,gpt2) (hd0,gpt1) (cd 0) and with set i get prefix=(hd0,gpt3)/boot/grub root=hd0,gpt3 may be because i had installed my ubuntu in gpt3 partition can anybody fix this problem?

Question by tlon2    |  last reply


Work boot making classes?

I'm interested in making boots and shoes, so if anyone can make that happen it would be fantastic!

Question by macopeland    |  last reply


How to boot up a computer

I just changed the motherboard in my computer and i dont now how to boot it up whit out a floppy drive(cause i dont have one). Can anyone please help me!!!

Topic by industructable    |  last reply


Startup file to copy a picture

I have a school tablet that was forced upon us by my school. The IT department at my school insists that the computers stay 'uniform' by having the same background for desktop and log on etc. As the mischief making students that we are, we quickly tracked down the destination file and replaced the image with one of our own. But the IT found a way to stop this by changing the file back every few times we boot. So I was wondering if I could get some help with the coding for copying a file on boot. All help is appreciated. 

Topic by 2685866    |  last reply


Is it possible to turbo boost a turbo? Answered

Question says it all, and is kinda overkill, but did anyone tried it?

Question by ARJOON    |  last reply


Anyone know how to use their Android Phone as a Bootable USB Drive?

I have a Droid Phone and purchased a 32 GB SD card for it. I would love to be able to stop carrying the Bootable Flash Drive that I use to troubleshoot PC's (and often forget to bring, or leave when I am done) and instead carry a small USB cable that I can attach to my Droid and use that to boot to Yumi. Has anyone figured out how to do this yet?

Topic by grnerd    |  last reply


How do I determine if my computer's CMOS is totally fried? Answered

Yesterday I got a call from my wife that she was bringing the computer back up (there had been a storm and she SAI(D she shut everything down normally and unplugged everything),  and she has this "message" that CMOS had failed and was loading default......press F1 to continue or F2 for set up. Sadly, neither option actually works.  It  "sounds" like it is processing (looping?) but nothing happens.   Turning it off, waiting and back on again produces the same results and it doesn't get far enough into the boot process to access either the CD or the HD. Give it to me straight....it's brain dead, right?

Question by Goodhart    |  last reply


How to remodel this into a dog boot?

I'm trying to make my dog some boots. I've found the perfect material that I would like to use...it's a soft silicone.. I'd like to use this that is pictured...but of course if anyone knows where I can buy this material to make to measure I'd really appreciate it. Or ideas on how to cut/ mold or reshape this into a boot for my dog?

Topic by Lemonpoppyseed    |  last reply


Boot from usb on a mac

Ok I need to know exactly how to (if possible) boot via usn on a mac ?

Topic by littlechef37    |  last reply


Dual booting fedora and ubuntu?

I want to dual boot the FEL fedora distro and ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop which seems very capable of supporting both separately, but not yet together. I want to know if its possible to have them dual boot or if I need a different version of one or both for it to be compatible.

Question by The Ideanator    |  last reply



os has trouble booting? Answered

Hello, my os sometimes has trouble booting, it mostly occurs before starting work in the morning. any advice?

Question by knutknackebröd    |  last reply


What paint for Wellington boots?

Hullo. I was wondering if anyone could advise me on a suitable paint to be used on Wellington boots (aka gumboots). It would have to be flexible and waterproof so that it doesn't crack when the boots are worn. I have some plain black boots and it would be nice to jazz them up a bit, and I don't want to buy ridiculous 'designer' boots.

Topic by aliciaecm  


help with linux (dual-booting)

I have ubuntu currently installed. it is working fine, its just that i wanna use slackware too, i know that they can be dual booted together and all that fancy stuff. so i guess what i wanna know is how to dual boot them together. and if you could add some pictures that would be a real help. but if you cant than can you make your directions as specific as possible that would work. Thanks.

Topic by girrrrrrr2    |  last reply


on boot there are lots of colors pc?

I cleaned my pc and when i put everything back onto the mother board i tried to turn my pc on but a blue screen came up so i restarted it and then lots of colors appeared and it started blinking.Please help.

Question by martex    |  last reply


Re:Faulty Raspberry Pi. Wont Boot? - Solved

I have 2 RP's . One made in the UK. one Chinese Version. the same SD card that boots up with no issues on the UK one , doesn't boot up on the other. only the power LED comes on. The faulty one did work for a week or two. is it possible to repair ? Thanks

Question by talicohen    |  last reply


My computer won't boot fully after installing new graphics driver

A long time ago I messed with something on my computer, and after that it can't display resolutions about 1024x768. It used to be able to display a higher resolution. (It is a inbuilt GPU, not a seperate card) I tried searching for a new driver, but after I install it, and reboot (BTW: I am using Windows XP), it just ''cycles'', it will boot up to the Windows XP loading screen, then it just reboots, and goes back to where you can select safe mode etc. Then it just tries to do it again. When i choose boot with last known good configuration, it will boot properly, but that doesn't solve my original problem. Any ideas on how I can update the driver without that happening? Thanks, Thermoelectric!

Topic by thermoelectric    |  last reply


i have a motherboard that can boot from usb, can i install windows to a flash drive? Answered

If i had a high enough capacity flash drive (8GB +) would i be able to install windows onto it and use it like a hard drive? if so, would the same idea work with a SD card and a good card reader? im asking because my motherboard is reading the flash drives faster than the IDE hard drive i have.

Question by zack247    |  last reply


Perfecting DIY dog boot? (Any cobbler gurus out there?)

Hi, I have a dog who I adopted off the street who has a stub for a paw. The padding on his stub is deformed and since he has not toes/claw he is always getting this stub cut up when he runs around (just barely more than a year old and runs around like a nut). He is a real sweetheart and a big lug at the same time (100lbs) which has made it a bit more of a challenge. (I tried to put the photos inline with the post but when i tried to publish the whole post was blank so I just attached them). Design Issues Sleeve/leg durability To resolve this problem I have been trying to make a shoe that will #1 Actually stay on snugly and #2 Last more than a few weeks. It has been an evolution starting off with bought doggie “booties” which were pretty much worthless, to a old indestructible (until now) hiking sock + “shoe goo” to a sewn nylon sleeve thingy + shoe goo. This is the best we have been able to come up with as he destroys (since he is so active), I was going to go to the dump to see if I could get some used airbag material as I had made a dog bed cover from the stuff before (previous dog who was hell bent on digging through her rubber foam bed) and it was friggin bullet proof. Keeping it on So the shoe goo + nylon sock is the closes we have come so far, the sock/sleeve part kind of works because it allows us to “strap it on” above his hock so it doesn’t slip down/off, that worked great when we were using a softer material but this more durable nylon stuff (from an old suit travel bag) seriously rubs around his hock, I am guess I will try some sort of padding (shoe insole?) around the inside where we strap it on, bulky but just using a thick sock to provide a protection wasn’t enough. I’m not in the US (or a western country) at the moment so I haven’t been able to get my hands on proper Velcro and the Velcro I managed to get he has decimated (I think mostly due to crappy Velcro but also again his just scraping up against just about everything) so I was going to try a belt of sorts but am hoping someone has a better idea. Durable Sole that Stays on Shoe goo is the best we have come up with so far for a sole as everything else I tried just didn’t work (tried rubber pipe stopper thingy, Ear Bulb Syringe, modified mini-plunger) either because they didn’t fit how he walks on that foot (can’t describe it but a ball type shape is needed) or they were too hard to affix to a sleeve in a way that they would stay. The best version we have come up with so far has involved the afore mentioned nylon sleeve (durability) with shoe goo smeared in layers on the end. This has been workable but the shoe goo doesn’t stick to the material as well as I would like and is starting to come off after about 2 months. As with the other issues, any suggestions would be appreciated!

Topic by gaikokujinkyofusho    |  last reply


Is leather considered a man-made material? Answered

You see, I recently bought a pair of boots that I assumed were leather. When I checked the materials list though it said it was "Constructed of All Man-Made Materials. So what gives???

Question by Bardouv    |  last reply


Missing Hard Drive

My teacher's laptop booted up one day and gave the message "internal hard disk drive not found". The hard drive makes a kind of clickin clunking sound on startup. His college class files are on there, along with our yearbook. Any ideas?

Topic by gimmelotsarobots    |  last reply


Power problems

A friend of mine recently blew a fuse and now his desktop isn't working. Is there anything I can do to to help him so he doesn't have to get a new computer?

Topic by computerfaker3    |  last reply


How can I make a menu for my boot CD?

I use both Acronis and Parted Magic from boot CD’s, How can I make a custom menu that would use the arrow keys and enter to choose either Acronis or Parted magic (or another bootable program/ os) and then boot that?

Question by XOIIO    |  last reply


Is there any way to dual-boot Windows and Xbox 360/PS3 firmware?

For christmas, I am trying to build a custom PC made for gaming.  I wanted to know if it was possible to dual-boot Windows 7 and Xbox 360/PS3 firmware on the PC.  What I mean is that when you turn the PC on, you get a choice on whether to boot into windows or the 360/PS3 firmware.  So is it possible?

Question by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Getting around school firewalls?

I am in highschool and was wondering if you could get around school firewalls by booting off of an external hardrive. I have a bootable back up of my computer and would there be any reason you could not boot off of an external hardrive at school and use all your programs provided you have the drivers for the computer installed.

Question by snowluck2345    |  last reply


Windows 10 in auto repair loop and user accounts disappeared from windows directory ?

I have a Lenovo 100s netbook with Windows 10. I was prompted to use Real-image to clean up and restore the Registry. When the computer rebooted it went to the auto rep[air and diagnostics process and then into the reinstall/recover options. The computer does not have a DVD reader and no boot option to allow for booting from a DVD or USB recovery medium. I have tried to restore the Registry using the C:/ prompt and scripting, but I can only obtain the Windows Directory. The User Directory is not listed. Can anyone help please?

Question by don1949    |  last reply


Macintosh powerbook g3, on startup. Shows apple symbol then does the no entry sign ,

Power button wont turn it off command things dont seem to have any affect.? any ideas whats up with it apart from its unwell,  Thanks.

Question by crazyg  


could you turn a pair of wellington boots into some awesome hiking boots? Answered

I've been thinking about this all day, and have even doodled a few ideas down. if you were to say cut the front of the wellys open, cover the boots in a canvas like material through which the laces would flow, made a tongue out of some sort of rubber stuff, maybe lined them with something nice an soft, i was thinking felt, and maybe even add a few extra straps, and finally some kind of water proofing layer over the canvas so as to keep the boots watertight...could it work?

Question by Kynan4th    |  last reply


another and hopefully the last dual booting question

Okay, i've found a site that tells step by step how to set up a dual boot system(?). Problem is i'm not a computer genius, but i'm not a total computer idiot. So my question is, is this site helping or trying to misguide me? http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp(in case it doesn't post)

Topic by wingman246    |  last reply