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Its not letting me get out of DOS

It wont get out of DOS it says command or filename not recoginzed

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    how to get into dos in pdt3100


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CTRL + C will halt the process.

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I'm trying to send data from the PDT3100 to the computer but am receiving "error 96". How do I proceed?

if it is stuck in command prompt (DOS) carry out the following to get the system to reboot.

Power off the reader. Press folowing key and maintain them pressed: "Func" "Space" "M" "Power", release "Power" and release other keys. Now the system is reset.

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Windows won't start. I get the systemrecovery but it doesn't fix it. After 3 days I got the message that my system volume is damaged. I don't have an earlier recoverypoint, so the only thing I could...

Do you remember how to do a chkdsk? Get back to the black box for dos. At the c:\ prompt type chkdsk and let it test your harddrive.

If the harddrive is good and you have the original windows install disks, and it is Windows XP or Vista, you can reinstall without erasing. You may have to reload a couple of applications but the actual files should still be there.

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I have got a LS2208 scanner connected by usb. The scanner was manufactured in 2006. When I do a test scan in the OPOS software it works but does not work on notepad or word. Please advise.

Open a dos command window and see what data is inserted there. It should show the barcode and either step to the next line (If Enter is inserted by the scanner). If you are not getting anything in the dos window is it actually a USB scanner ?

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Hello, Our designer, who works on a Mac, put all his files on a G-drive Mini portable drive and sent it to me. I have a PC and am trying to get into the drive. It doesn't pop up on my computer when I plug...

Mac files normally have a Mac-binary, or double-fork structure that the PC cannot handle directly. Therefore, it is convenient to convert any Mac file prior to transferring it to a PC or a PC-based network (or to another Mac via a PC or an on-line service) so that its structure will resemble the binary structure of the conventional PC file. The Mac software to accomplish this is called MacBinary (formerly BinHex), and it is available as freeware from CompuServe (GO MACFF, filename BINHEX.HEX). It is also one of the utilities of Stuffit by Aladdin Systems, v. 3.07 or higher, and comes bundled with some communication programs. MacBinary adds a header consisting of a few (usually 128) bytes to the file. This header contains the file type and creator information and a filename that can be different from the original Mac filename. It acts as a "wrapper," hiding the double-fork Mac structure for transfer to and storage in a PC system.
When the file is transferred via modem, the MacBinary file transfer protocol (ZModem MacBinary, YModem MacBinary, etc.) automatically creates the binary PC header for the transfer. However, when the transfer is done via diskette or a typical network (or when a Binary, rather than a MacBinary, modem transfer protocol is used), the conversion from MacBinary to Binary format must be done prior to the transfer in a separate step.
If a Mac file is converted to a PC format, e.g. WordPerfect DOS or Microsoft Word Windows, on the Mac and subsequently transferred to a PC, no MacBinary conversion is needed, since the converted file no longer has the double-fork structure of the Mac. Also text-only files (which have no resource fork) need no MacBinary conversion prior to their transfer to the PC, unless they contain non-ASCII characters (accented and other non-English characters, special symbols, etc.) so really in a nutshell, it will have to be converted before it is transferred to the G-mini disc to be able to be read in PC format, you can try searching the net for programs that will convert MAC to PC but i think it will be very difficult to achieve ...hope this helps please vote and comment thanks

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My symbol pdt 3100 scanner is stuck in the command mode. I cannot get it back to the main menu.........any ideas

mine was stuck at the command prompt (DOS) and i did the following to get the system to reboot.

Power off the reader. Press folowing key and maintain them pressed: "Func" "Space" "M" "Power", release "Power" and release other keys. Now the system is reset.

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The first thing you will need for it if it is a PDT 3140 is the OS which you can still find under the support and download pages at and is called LWP and UPD. you will also find there Software Development Kits and instructions on how to write applications for this devices.

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You will need to reload the drivers and application. if the problem persists, there is a hardware fault.

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Symbol PDT 3100 with own made program

The terminals use DR Dos as operative system. Anything you want to download to them normally has to be built into a hex file and you will need a cradle, a null modem cable and winhex or the old dos command called sendhex.exe.

Is it a pdt 3100, 3140 or 3146?

I can send you the operative system files if the terminal is a 3140 or 3146 or you can do a search on the web for LWP and UPD.

Jan 27, 2009 | Symbol PDT 3100

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You need a cradle, a null modem cable, a pc running dos and the command rcvhex.exe which you can download from the net.

If you can get all this together, get back to me and I will give you full instructions on the process.

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