Lost in DOS

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  1. southerncape

    southerncape Registered Member

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    Lost in DOS.

    My friend's computer is lost in DOS. How can he return to Vista Home Basic.

    Help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    Hello

    What happens if you type EXIT and hit enter?

    What happens if you hit Control/Alt/Delete twice?

    What happens if you type: shutdown -r -t 01 ?

    philby
     
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  3. southerncape

    southerncape Registered Member

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    Dear Philby.
    Thank you for your help. I have informed my friend accordingly. I will let you know if it is successful!

    This is the second time I have been indebted to you. An earlier occasion was with regard to losing the "Safely remove icon in Vista Home Premium.

    Thank you.


    spoutherncape
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    What do you mean "Lost in DOS"?
    There is no "DOS/MSDOS" in Windows NT. There is a "Command prompt" which has also allows many DOS commands to run an DOS virtual machine which provides an environment for DOS emulation.

    Start==>Run==>CMD brings up the command prompt which looks similar to the old DOS prompt...except it's running in a window..which you can exit by typing exit, enter..or simply clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the window.
     
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