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Hi my name is shaun and i am having a problem installing imperium glactica 1 it keeps sayin somethink about ms dos 5.0 do i need it as i have got windows xp if so where would i be able to get it

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Hello Shaun.

Well this isnt my subject but im going to throw a link your way which should help you out with the whole Microsoft Data Operating System (MS-DOS) issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/102901

Good luck ;)

Carl

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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Unable to install xp in acer t650


while in ms-dos type in

"format: c"

C is usually your hard drive, if it isn't then use the right name. If you're upgrading to a newer version of Windows then you can use the instillation CD to reformat your hard drive.

Apr 27, 2011 | Acer Aspire T650 (AST650UC3601) PC Desktop

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Check for DOS, Check to see if you are infected...


When you first turn on your computer (BEFORE DIALING INTO YOUR ISP), open a MS-DOS Prompt windows (start/programs MS-DOS Prompt).
Then type netstat -arn and press the Enter key.
Your screen should display the following (without the dotted lines which I added for clarification).
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Routes:

Network Address Netmask Gateway Address Interface Metric
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 0.0.0.0 1

Route Table

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State

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If you see anything else, there might be a problem (more on that later). Now dial into your ISP, once you are connected; go back to the MS-DOS Prompt and run the same command as before netstat -arn, this time it will look similar to the following (without dotted lines).

Active Routes:

Network Address Netmask Gateway Address Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 216.1.104.70 216.1.104.70 1
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
216.1.104.0 255.255.255.0 216.1.104.70 216.1.104.70 1
216.1.104.70 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
216.1.104.255 255.255.255.255 216.1.104.70 216.1.104.70 1
224.0.0.0 224.0.0.0 216.1.104.70 216.1.104.70 1
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 216.1.104.70 216.1.104.70 1

Route Table

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 0.0.0.0:0 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 216.1.104.70:137 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 216.1.104.70:138 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 216.1.104.70:139 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
UDP 216.1.104.70:137 *:*

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What you are seeing in the first section (Active Routes) under the heading of Network Address are some additional lines. The only ones that should be there are ones belonging to your ISP (more on that later). In the second section (Route Table) under Local Address you are seeing the IP address that your ISP assigned you (in this example 216.1.104.70).

The numbers are divided into four dot notations, the first three should be the same for both sets, while in this case the .70 is the unique number assigned for THIS session. Next time you dial in that number will more than likely be different.

To make sure that the first three notation are as they should be, we will run one more command from the MS-DOS windows.
From the MS-DOS Prompt type tracert/www.yourispwebsite.com or .net or whatever it ends in. Following is an example of the output you should see.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tracing route to /www.motion.net [207.239.117.112]over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 128 ms 2084 ms 102 ms chat-port.motion.net [216.1.104.4]
2 115 ms 188 ms 117 ms chat-core.motion.net [216.1.104.1]
3 108 ms 116 ms 119 ms www.motion.net [207.239.117.112]
Trace complete.

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You will see that on lines with the 1 and 2 the first three notations of the address match with that we saw above, which is a good thing. If it does not, then some further investigation is needed.

If everything matches like above, you can almost breath easier. Another thing which you should check is programs launched during startup. To find these, Click start/programs/startup look at what shows up. You should be ableto recognize everything there, if not, once again more investigation is needed.

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Now just because everything reported out like we expected (and demonstrated above) we still are not out of the woods. How is this so, you ask? Do you Netmeeting? Do you get on IRC (Internet Relay Chat)? Or any other program that makes use of the Internet. Have you every received an email with an attachment that ended in .exe? The list goes on and on, basically anything that you run could have become infected with a trojan. What this means, is the program appears to do what you expect, but also does just a little more. This little more could be blasting ebay.com or one of the other sites that CNNline was talking about.

What can you do? Well some anti-virus software will detect some trojans. Another (tedious) this is to start each of these "extra" Internet programs one at a time and go through the last two steps above, looking at the routes and connection the program uses. However, the tricky part willbe figuring out where to tracert to in order to find out if the addresses you see in step 2 are "safe" or not. I should forewarn you, that running tracert after tracert, after tracert might be considered "improper" by your ISP. The steps outlined above may not work exactly as I have stated depending upon your ISP, but wuth a true ISP it should work. Finally, this advise comes with NO warrante and by following my "hints" you implicitly release me from ANY and ALL liability which you may incur.

Other options

Display protocol statistics and current TCP/IP network connections.
Netstat [-a] [-e] [-n] [-s] [-p proto] [-r] [intervals]

-a.. Display all connections and listening ports.
-e.. Display Ethernet statistics. This may be combined with the -s option.
-n.. Diplays address and port numbers in the numerical form.
-p proto..Shows connections for the protocol specified by proto; proto may be
TCP or UDP. If used with the -s option to display per-protocol statistics,
proto may be TCP, UDP, of IP.
-r.. Display the routing table.
-s.. Display per-protocol statistics. By default, statistics are shown for TCP
UDP and IP; the -p option may be used to specify a subset of the default
interval..Redisplay selected statistics, pausing intervals seconds between each
display. If omitted. netstat will print the current configuration information
once

Good luck!


on Jan 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have a problem because my VGN-LS25ME hard disk is dead. I replace the hard disk and install a new license of win vista but i cant install the tv tuner of my all in one. I think that the tv tuner card ...


Please follow these steps to restore your hard drive
1. RUN DISK DEFRAGMENT FROM WITHIN YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM OR DURING STARTUP 2. RUN FISK DISK COMMAND FROM MS DOS 3. RUN CHKDSK COMMAND FROM MS DOS 4. IF YOU CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS, PLEASE RETURN

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Uninstalling vista


Well i Suggest That You Should Install Windows XP On This System Because The Configuration Of Hardware Would Mess Up Everything In Case Of Windows Vista Installation..

There are 2 ways of UNINSTALLING WINDOWS VISTA


1) Using MS-DOS PROMPT and for that u need to have good expertise with the MS-DOS so that u can RUN DEBUG COMMAND on the hard drive

2) Method Is Easy .. it is to install WINDOWS XP and after its installation WINDOWS VISTA would be uninstalled

Temme if u need HELP in re-installing WINDOWS XP....

May 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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No PBR3 or PBR4


Hi,
The loading PBR descriptor error that you are getting could be because of two reasons. An invalid DOS partison on the harddrive and second a bad hardrive.
Use the following link to debug the harddrive ie. low level format of the hardrive. if the issue is still unresolved, it would require a replacement the harddrive.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/topic.aspx/la/shared/support/dsn/en/alt_dsn_07302457082c47eda1a8f9619885f51f?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Thanks for using Fixya
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Apr 30, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Do not know how to install software


How to install a software program can depend on the operating system being used and the program being installed. Because of all the different possibilities, we have created the below steps as guidelines for installing programs in each of the major operating systems.
Notice: This document has been created as a basic overview on how to install software programs, games, and utilities on your computer. If errors are encountered during the installation, this document will not cover those errors.
General Tips
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP users
MS-DOS Users
General Tips
  • Make sure your computer meets the requirements of the program, game, or utility you are attempting to install.
  • The manuals for the program or the readme file located in the same directory as the install commonly contain exact instructions on how to install a program.
  • After installing or during the installation, a program may need to install other programs, files, or utilities before it is able to run. If this is the case, the program will commonly prompt you to install the program or you may need to run a separate install before the program can be fully used.
  • When installing a program, utility, or game, it is always a good idea first to close or disable any other programs that are running.
  • After installing a new program if it prompts you to reboot the computer, do it.
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP users Many software programs, games, and utilities have an AutoPlay feature that will automatically start the setup screen for the software program when the CD is placed in the computer. If your program, game, or utility contains this feature, run the installation through the screen that appears after inserting the disc.
If you are installing a program, game, or utility that does not contain this feature or you are installing a program from a floppy diskette, follow the below steps.
  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Within the My Computer window, open the drive that contains the installation files. For example, if the files are on a floppy diskette, open the A: drive. If they're on a CD or DVD open the D: drive or the letter of the disc drive.
  3. Within the drive that contains your files, locate either a setup or install file. Double-clicking on this file should start the installation for the program, game, or utility. If you see multiple setups or install files, try to locate the Application file or double-click each of setup or install files until you find the file that starts the installation. Many times the icons associated with the installation files have the same name.
An alternate method of starting the installation in Microsoft Windows
  1. Click Start and Run.
  2. In the Run Window, type x:\setup or x:\install where x is the letter of the drive you wish to start the installation from. For example, if you are attempting to install a program from the floppy disk drive you would type a:\setup or a:\install.
MS-DOS Users Users installing a program from Microsoft DOS should have a basic understanding of the MS-DOS commands. If you are unfamiliar with any of the commands listed below, click the link to get additional information and examples on the commands.
  1. Before installing a program in MS-DOS, you must switch to the drive and/or directory that contains the installation files. If you are installing a program from a CD or diskette, switch to that drive. Additional information about switching drives in Microsoft DOS can be found on document CH000515. If the installation files are located in a different directory, use the dir command to list the directories and the cd command to switch into the appropriate directory.
  2. Once you are in the directory or drive that contains the installation files, run the executable for the setup. Many times this can be done by typing setup or install at the prompt to start the installation. If both of these commands give a bad command or file name error message, type dir *.exe or dir *.com or dir *.bat. These commands will list any executable files; if any files are listed, attempt to execute these files to run the installation or setup of the program. If no files are listed when typing all three of the above commands, it is possible that either you are in the incorrect directory or drive letter, or that the program.
Additional information about running an file from MS-DOS can also be found on document CH000598.
Additional information:
  • Information about problems that can occur after an install can be found on document CH000123.
  • See document CH000506 for information about how to extract a file that you've downloaded before installing a program.

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Program Vista Home Error Message: config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and windows applications.


Hi VincB49,

Without getting too technical what you have is trying to run a 16-bit program in an 32-bit environment. When a 16-bit trys to run in windows 2000 it runs in windows nt dos environment, anyway, try this: Click Start>control panel>system>Advanced- click on "Environment Varialbles"> In the user name for User_Name list click "TMP" and click edit> In the Variables Value box type:

c:\winnt\temp and click OK three times, close control panel. I hope this helps you, if not, hit me back, we have other options i.e. pathway applications.

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Oct 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I need to know how to reformat my acer extensa 4220. I have no boot disk and I have a virus that is not allowing me to see my system information or MYcomputer and so forth


first create a boot disk.
Create MS-DOS bootable diskette
When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
  1. Place diskette in the computer.
  2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
  3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
  4. Click Start
You Will Have your own Boot Disk.
Backup Your Data.
Boot With the help of BootDisk.
Load a new XP.
Virus Scan All the Drives and Data.

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