01-09-2005, 05:03 PM
How in the hell do I reboot a computer running Windows XP to a C: prompt
Better yet, how do I edit the autoexec file in windowsXP pro?
thanks for any and all help
01-09-2005, 06:55 PM
Go to Start menu, choose Run. Type:
01-09-2005, 07:51 PM
He wants to boot to the prompt. To do this you have to make a boot disk. Put a disk in your computer and right click on the drive in My Computer. Then in the right click menu select format. In the Format window check Create an MS-DOS startup disk. Then click start or something like that.
(I would check but im on my mac)
Then just reboot your computer with the floppy disk in.
01-09-2005, 07:59 PM
or if you want to disable programs on startup (my guess since the autoexec.bat comment) use a program called 'aa tools' xp doesnt really rely heavily on autoexc.bat anymore...
01-09-2005, 08:12 PM
Booting to the prompt was the means to an end. After all, he said "<b>Better yet</b>, how do I edit the autoexec file in windowsXP pro?" Why not edit autoexec.bat from the DOS shell?
If his hard disk is NTFS formatted, how would the MS-DOS startup disk help? He wouldn't be able to see the C: drive.
01-10-2005, 08:38 AM
type sysedit from the run line and it will pop up your system files for editing. But what in the world are you doing with an Autoexec these days?
01-10-2005, 01:25 PM