Prev: CHKDSK scheduled scan on start-up -- how do I abort?
Next: Activation Issue - WindowsXP Pro OEM
From: dwn on 5 Apr 2010 13:52
On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:54:13 -0700 (PDT), smlunatick <yveslec(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>You will need to note that XP does not have a separate DOS part. The
>DOS Prompt window is a separate emulator "process" that requires XP to
>You can access the Safe Mode setting by using the MSCONFIG utility.
I am now looking for files in Dot Prompt mode,
looking for the three file NTLDR, NTDETET.COM and Boot.ini.
I am Posting using another laptop.
My ultimate objective is to use the hidden recovery partition to
recover Thinkpad T30 to it's original condition.
BTW where is MSCONFIG?
From: dwn dwn on 5 Apr 2010 14:05
On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 12:57:57 -0400, "Twayne" <nobody(a)spamcop.net> wrote:
>dwn <dwnns(a)nonet.net> typed:
>> I am really new to Thinkpad T30 with Win XP Pro and I need
>> help. I have so many trivial questions and unable to find
>> the answer in the Thinkpad help or in Internet.
>> How to boot up in Safe Mode or MS Dot Prompt?
>To get into Safe Mode, start pressing the F8 key repeatably
>the instant the POST completes (you get that single-beep and
>then windows starts to load). So it's early in the boot
>process that you press F8. Press it at about 1/sec. If XP
>boots, you missed the window and will have to try again, maybe
>pressing F8 a bit faster.
>The only way to "boot" into a DOS prompt would be to boot from
>a DOS-based disk like win98 or 95.
> There is no DOS mode to boot into in XP like there was in
>win98 et al. There IS the Command Prompt, however, which will
>give you a DOS type window and allow you to use DOS commands.
>Start; Programs; Accessories; System Tools; Command Prompt to
>get to it.
>> Due to different time zones, I may be posting in the wrong
>> time of the day, please excuse. I really appreciate it.
>> Thank you.
>Time of day doesn't matter here.
>What exactly is the problem you have, or what are you trying
>to do? Just curious.
Thanks, for your explanation. I know you can get to Dot Prompt via Accessories.
Would you believe, I am in Dot prompt on the T30 while I am posting on another
I got there by pressing F5 and keep pressing, than the black screen came up and
give various option. I choose safe mode Dot Prompt. Than another black screen
and I press F8 and in safe mode, window, I choose administrate button rather my
Wow! It's Dot prompt. The long process began finding the three file NTLDR,
NTDETET.com and Boot.ini. I need to revovery to factory condition. Very, very
slow line by line and I dunno why so slow. Slower than the early vintage IBM
From: glee on 6 Apr 2010 00:25
"dwn" <dwnns(a)nonet.net> wrote in message
> On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:54:13 -0700 (PDT), smlunatick
> <yveslec(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>You will need to note that XP does not have a separate DOS part. The
>>DOS Prompt window is a separate emulator "process" that requires XP to
>>You can access the Safe Mode setting by using the MSCONFIG utility.
> I am now looking for files in Dot Prompt mode,
> looking for the three file NTLDR, NTDETET.COM and Boot.ini.
> I am Posting using another laptop.
> My ultimate objective is to use the hidden recovery partition to
> recover Thinkpad T30 to it's original condition.
> BTW where is MSCONFIG?
Thinkpad T30 and others - How to use the pre-boot service partition to
recover your software
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009