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HOW DO I GET INTO MS-DOS PROMT

I want to format c:/ but i dont remember how to get into ms-dos prompt
in windows xp professional edition

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You can't get to a true dos prompt from a running system in order to format c:. You have to boot off of the XP cd and tell it that you want to enter a recovery console by pressing "R". It will log you in as administrator and give you a command prompt (although still not DOS, it's not the kernel on C so you can then run "format c: /q ) (the /q is for a quickformat, you don't need it if you don't want it.)

Or just run through the XP setup and delete the partition (select and hit "d" and then confirm) and create a new partition that it will format and load XP on to (if this is your end goal, this is far easier).

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  1. click 'start' 
  2. click'run'
  3. type 'cmd.exe' without the quotes
  4. press enter
Let me know how you made out, and please rate my answer.

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  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type cmd or command and press enter.

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Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
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