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Dos mode i get cannot find operating system i try and reformat but says cannot run in dos mode but i never put it in dos mode can u help

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  • martinhutch Jan 18, 2009

    i am trying 2 do that but it says it cant creat a sub folder for ntfs files



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To reformat, you have to boot from another source like a CD. you can't reformat a drive while it's being used, so get yourself an operating system disc and you can reformat/reinstall.

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How ca i format the pc

Try running the check disk utility instead of reformatting and reloading everything.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
If all fails and you want to reformat as your say, just reinstall windows, it will reformat and delete everything for you.

May 21, 2012 | IBM (74P1644) Motherboard

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Not this computer but i have a laptop its running in dos mode how do i fix it?

Reformat your PC using an installation CD if you have on. Just follow the steps and youll have a new operating system. Note that you will prompted to reformat the drive to where you will install your OS. Be sure to backup all your files first by mounting your current drive to a different PC.

Mar 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My pendrive cant formate if i go for delet it shows specific path is not there

  • 1.Plug your flash drive into your computer's USB port.

  • 2.Click "My Computer" on the desktop to find out the letter of the drive you wish to reformat. For a flash drive, it should be removable disk F:, but check to make sure.
  • 3.Navigate to "Start," then "Run."
  • 4.In the Run window, type "cmd," which will bring up your MS-DOS window.
  • 5.In the MS-DOS window, type "Format F:/fs:FAT32." If your drive is designated with another letter, replace F: with that letter. Change FAT32 to NTFS if reformatting a drive larger than 10GB.
  • 6.Hit "Enter" three times, and you will have reformatted your drive

  • hope this helps you a little:
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    Feb 10, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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    Why cant i add files or remove from my transcend mp3 player?? computer is hanging if i connect it. and.. it is not getting formatted. files present are not displayed in the player.

    It has a virus, could be, try reformatting the mp3 in dos, or better yet windows 98, simply the file system of you mp3 player is corrupted. after reformatting it in DOS mode, you can now reformat it in windows and then load songs.

    Jun 27, 2010 | Transcend T.sonic 610 MP3 Player

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    My laptop was corrupted. what will I do? I cannot open it...DO I have to reformat it?

    1. If you have OS, XP, or Vista you have to insert it and try to click repair. See it heals. If it doesn't you have 50/50 chance of retrieving files in your laptop.
    2. If it can't be opened. try to run DOS and reformat drive. second option is insert OS for reformat.


    Jun 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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    No operating system

    Let the install disc for Windows or whatever OS you want to install reformat the drive. When asked, just delete the partition and then recreate it (everything will be gone). Otherwise you need to use a Startup disc.

    Jan 17, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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    I need to download a program that requires windows and my computer says the program wont run in dos mode how do i get it to work?

    if the program requires windows that means it was design to work with windows and not with DOS.. you may want to get an old version of the program that will actually run under DOS.. usually you may be able to do the opposite which is to run DOS program on windows.

    if possible try to get a DOS version of the program you are trying to run, or better.. upgrade your operating sytem so you can run your program and possibly other DOS programs.

    post the program you are looking to download and confirm what operation system you're running and I'll try to look for it with you.

    Sep 27, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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    DOS for gateway laptop model ML6720


    Pls try to download boot98se.exe and thereafter it will automatically install itself to a blank diskette. That would then be bootable and usable as a DOS boot disk. If you are running some other Operating System, this page may help you with making a bootable DOS disk.

    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Thank you for using FixYa.

    May 31, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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    Graphics devlopment

    sorry vishu Micro Soft Vista is not going to support full screen DOS mode in any mean.


    Mar 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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