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Dos File I have run a dos command to back up a directory, but instead of the files being copied to a directy it copied itself to a file! eg: cd\test copy *.* c:\test (the directory test did not exists at the time) so the files were copied to test itself (test.fil) How can i extract the data from the file test.file to the acutal test directory

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  • Nizam Mar 04, 2008

    THANK you for your reply, i will check my command options

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Check your command options by typing copy /?.  I don't have access to dos anymore, but it should provide you with some solutions.  I don't think dos can extract files like a zip program.  I will need some time to think about possible solutions.  Did your original files all go into this new file?  You then lost the originals as a result?

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The drive database cdrw32.bdb cannot be found i tied to replace file still didnt work now also says nti has stopped working


The following is installation instructions for CD-Maker Professional. For Backup Now, the instructions are the same, however, you will install it in the NTI Backup Now directory, rather than the NTI CD-Maker directory.
To install, please copy the "cdrw32.bdb" file use Windows Explorer or My Computer to copy the database file into the main folder for CD-Maker 2000 Professional. If you installed our software in a different directory then you will need to copy the file into your alternate location.
Example where database file is located:
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI CD-Maker 2000 Professional

You can also use the find feature in Windows to find the exact location of the database file. Click "Start", the "Search", then "for Files and Folder", then type in cdrw32.bdb and click "Search Now". After it finds the file then you can read under the "In Folder" heading for the correct path where the database file is located. Use Windows Explorer or My computer to copy the database file into this location.

NOTE:
(1) It works only on full retail versions of NTI software
(2) For CD-Maker, it works for Version 5.1.1 or later.
(3) For NTI Backup Now, it works for Version 2.2.33 or later.
(4) For supported DVD burner models, CD-Maker V5.1.XX and Backup NOW! (and DriveBackup!) V2.X will support only the CD burning function of these models, not DVD burning. DVD burning is supported starting from Version 6.0 of CD&DVD-Maker, and Version 3.0 of Backup NOW! and DriveBackup!, respectively.
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Sep 13, 2009 | NTI Computer Utilities & Maintenance

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How to Recover Windows 2000 Password


Forgot administrator password on a system running Windows 2000 can be problematic when the administrator to perform maintenance. There is a trick that allows a computer user to reset his password, if you forgot. The process to recover a password in Windows 2003 and XP is different from the process used for Windows NT and Windows 2000.
Step 1. Insert the installation CD of Windows 2000 / DVD into the drive of the computer and then restart the computer.
Step 2. Select the destination directory for the alternative Windows operating system when the program asks you to do. This directory is not the same as the default installation of Windows. This is the computer is a dual-boot system.
Step 3. When the computer restarts, select the alternate Windows installation from the dual-boot menu.
Step 4. Find the logon.scr file. It should be located in the %systemroot%\System32 folder of the Windows folder.
Step 5. Rename logon.scr and move it into the C: folder of the hard drive. You can choose to move it to a different directory. The important thing is to remember where the file gets copied.
Step 6. Find cmd.exe and make a copy of it in the %systemroot%\System32 folder. Move this file to the C: folder of your hard drive.
Step 7. Right-click on the original cmd.exe file and select "Rename." Delete the cmd.exe text and replace it with logon.scr.
Step 8. Restart the computer and start Windows installation. Do not touch the computer until the start of the screensaver. Since the screen saver file, get the default is replaced with the file cmd.exe, then a command prompt instead of the screen saver.
Step 9. At this prompt type: net user administrator <password>
Step 10. Delete logon.scr from the %systemroot%\system32 folder.
Step 11. Issue the following commands from the command prompt:
copy c:\logon.scr c:\windows\%systemroot\system32
copy c:\cmd.exe c:\windows\%systemroot\system 32
Step 12. Restart the computer in the original. From here you can remove the additional installation if desired. If the administrator installation alternatives are on a different drive or partition to reformat the hard disk or partition is the easiest way to achieve this goal.

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How can I run a dos app without using a command prompt console?


vbscript should be able to do that you can swap between wscript ( which uses the gui ) or cscript ( which uses the command prompt )

May 07, 2009 | Computer Utilities & Maintenance

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Spysweeper program damaged after a.exe download


isass.exe is registered as the Optix.Pro virus which carries in it's payload, the ability to disable firewalls and local security protections, and a backdoor capability

How Do You Remove Isass.exe Files in Windows XP and Vista:
  1. Click your Windows Start menu, and from “Search,” click “For Files and Folders….”
  2. A speech bubble will pop up asking you, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
  3. Type a Isass.exe file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
  4. Click “Search.” Once the file is found, delete it.
How to stop Isass.exe processes:
  1. Click the Start menu, select Run.
  2. Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys ALT + CTRL + DELETE or CTRL + Shift + ESC.
  3. Click Processes tab, and find Isass.exe processes.
  4. Once you’ve found the Isass.exe processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Isass.exe.
How to remove Isass.exe registry keys: (Do not delete anything other than what is listed below.)
  1. Select your Windows menu “Start,” and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK” to open up your Registry Editor.
  2. Registry Editor will open as a window with two panes. The left side Registry Editor’s window lets you select various registry keys, and the right side displays the registry values of the registry key you select.
  3. To find a registry key, such as any Isass.exe registry keys, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of Isass.exe’s registry keys.
  4. As soon as Isass.exe registry key appears, you can delete the Isass.exe registry key by right-clicking it and selecting “Modify,” then clicking “Delete.”
How to delete Isass.exe DLL files:
  1. First locate Isass.exe DLL files you want to delete. Open your Windows Start menu, then click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.”
  2. To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press your “Space” key, and enter the full directory where the Isass.exe DLL file is located. If you’re not sure if the Isass.exe DLL file is located in a particular directory, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, enter “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
  3. When you’ve located the Isass.exe DLL file you want to remove, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press your “Enter” key.
That’s it. If you want to restore any Isass.exe DLL file you removed, type “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and press your “Enter” key.
Did Isass.exe change your homepage?
  1. Click Windows Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options.
  2. Under Home Page, select the General > Use Default.
  3. Type in the URL you want as your home page (e.g., “http://www.homepage.com”).
  4. Select Apply > OK.
  5. You’ll want to open a fresh web page and make sure that your new default home page pops up.
Block Isass.exe sites: www.eKerberos.com
Stop Isass.exe processes:
Get rid of Isass.exe DLLs: %PROGRAM_FILES%\ eKerberos\ Hook.dll
Delete Isass.exe folders: %PROGRAM_FILES%\ eKerberos\

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Feb 08, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

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Rename a file by providing input and out file name


ren current.name new.name

this would rename a file called current.name to the name new.name

Jan 26, 2009 | Computer Utilities & Maintenance

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Defragment failed to start in c drive how to solve it


Source: https://www.diskeeper.com/support/faqs.aspx?Page=5&Subpage=2&cust=1&RId=1220&CId=1&SId=1

This is likely due to a permissions issue where the drive we are attempting to defragment does not have System and Administrators credentials listed with FULL CONTROL.

To repair this, you may employ the command below to apply those permissions to the volume from the root on down.

1. Bring up a DOS prompt by clicking Start -> Run and typing the CMD command. 2. Go to the root of the drive we are having difficulty with 3. Type CACLS * /e /t /c /g Administrators:F System:F 4. Press ENTER and this command should start to go through each of the files on that volume.

Note: This same command is also used in the SetDKACLS.bat command file and is found in the directory folder where Diskeeper is installed. Example: C:Program FilesDiskeeper CorporationDiskeeper

After this has completed and the file security permissions have been added, you should find that Diskeeper will handle the volume properly.

Jan 24, 2009 | Executive Software Diskeeper 9 Server...

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Dos Problem


If you are only trying to move your data file, then create the new directory using the cd command e.g.  cd test.  Then move the file to the new directory either using the move command or the copy command eg. copy test.file c:\test\test.file
Alternatively you should try using the old text editor program in dos to load your file and then save to the directory of  your choice.   good luck
shane67

Mar 03, 2008 | Computer Utilities & Maintenance

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Sorting string


If you are using windows XP, click the start button. Choose 'Run' , type : cmd
and press enter to open a dos command window. Inside the dos command window, type the command: sort
then press enter.
enter some names and press enter after each name like:
john
terry
bill
howard
arthur
gary
fred
^Z
Press control and z at the same time when you are finished and press enter. The names will be output in order

(In windows vista, just enter the command cmd in the search start and press enter)


To output the names to a file, type
sort > filename.txt
press enter and then do the same as above. The names will be in a file called filename.txt

Feb 28, 2008 | Microsoft AccRepair DS2 2004 for Fr...

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Microsoft works 7.0


From the Microsoft Office 2003 Web site:

Excel 2000 or later versions cannot directly open files created in Microsoft Works version 3.0 or later. To open a Works file in Excel, first open it in Works and use the Save As command to convert it to one of the file formats listed below. Then close the Works file and open the converted version in Excel.
  • Works for Windows 2.0/Works for DOS SS
  • Excel SS
  • Lotus 1-2-3
To open a Microsoft Works database file in Excel, first save the file in Microsoft Works as a dBASE file, and then open the dBASE file in Excel.

Feb 11, 2008 | Computer Utilities & Maintenance

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Bypassing system/ adminestative pass keys


=). Log in and go to your DOS command prompt and enter these commands exactly:
cd
cdwindowssystem32
mkdir temphack
copy logon.scr temphacklogon.scr
copy cmd.exe temphackcmd.exe
del logon.scr
rename cmd.exe logon.scr
exit

So what you just told windows to backup is the command program and
the screen saver file. Then you edited the settings so when windows
loads the screen saver, you will get an unprotected dos prompt without
logging in. When this appears enter this command that’s in parenthesis
(net user password). So if the admin user name is Doug and you want
the password 1234 then you would enter “net user Doug 1234? and now
you’ve changed the admin password to 1234. Log in, do what you want to
do, copy the contents of temphack back into system32 to cover your
tracks.

Jan 15, 2008 | Computer Utilities & Maintenance

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