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Scattershot06
06-06-2004, 04:38 PM
Can anyone tell me how to boot up in DOS in Win 2000??

Murray P
06-06-2004, 04:56 PM
Start > Run and type in cmd for a command line interface. It's only a DOS emulator, you can't actually boot to DOS in Win2k or XP unless you use a boot disk.

Cheers Murray P

godfather
06-06-2004, 04:57 PM
There is no DOS in Windows 2000.
Its a DOS free environment. Same as XP.

There is a DOS emulator that runs under Windows, but its still in Windows, not a real DOS environment.

Murray P
06-06-2004, 05:01 PM
MS Win2k Command Line (http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/professional/help/ntcmds.htm) and whats different to DOS.

Cheers Murray P

mark.p
06-06-2004, 05:25 PM
Windows 2000 is a Disk Operating System based on MS Windows NT if you want to get reallllllly picky ;).

Murray P
06-06-2004, 05:34 PM
> Windows 2000 is a Disk (Correctly spelled Disc ;) )Operating System based on MS
> Windows NT if you want to get reallllllly picky ;).

Cheers Murray ;P

R2x1
06-06-2004, 05:42 PM
Oh, do we have to use "CHKDSC" to be correct then?

R2x1
06-06-2004, 05:45 PM
And what does "FDISC" do, if it is such a bad command or file name ;)
R2

Susan B
06-06-2004, 05:54 PM
> > Windows 2000 is a Disk (Correctly spelled Disc ;) )Operating System based on MS Windows NT if you want to get reallllllly picky ;).
>
> Cheers Murray ;P


Mmmm...... not really, Murray. ;-)

Disk is generally used for hard drives and floppy disks.

Disc is generally used for the compact discs.

Check these out:

http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20000727

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Disk%20or%20disc

http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=2631

The way I remember which to use is C on the end to match CD and K for the other disk. :-)

Murray P
06-06-2004, 06:17 PM
One is non-US commonwealth english and the other is common US usage. I was taught disc, anyway so it must be right. Markp was having a bit of fun with the pedants, thought I'd join in :) and have a wee dig at the continuation of our inevitable loss of identity.

Cheers Murray ;P

mark.p
06-06-2004, 07:14 PM
A bit of history-lest we forgot ;)-http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa033099.htm

Susan B
06-06-2004, 09:02 PM
> One is non-US commonwealth english and the other is
> common US usage. I was taught disc, anyway so it must
> be right. Markp was having a bit of fun with the
> pedants, thought I'd join in :) and have a wee dig at
> the continuation of our inevitable loss of identity.
>
> Cheers Murray ;P

Bah, take no notice of me Murray, I have had a bit of a devil on my back today. Carry on with your fun. :-)

Terry Porritt
06-06-2004, 09:15 PM
I'm going to be even more pedantic :)

Don't forget the compact disc was invented by Philips, hence the European influence on the spelling from the Latin discus.

Disk is an Americanism, and remember I mentioned once the strong influence of German migrants on American English? Well, I think I did :)

The Germans love to use the letter 'k', hence diskus in German, and hence disk in American english.

Murray P
06-06-2004, 09:22 PM
> Bah, take no notice of me Murray, I have had a bit of
> a devil on my back today. Carry on with your fun. :-)

Nah SB. Sometimes I forget to add the inflection of what I'm thinking into the post I'm writing. Completely destroys any meaning and falls flat if I'm trying to be a S A. I realised it as soon as I posted. Moral = don't be a S A Murray P. ;)

So carry on as you wish, it can help lighten the load sometimes, better than getting at those that are closer anyway.

Cheers Murray P

R2x1
07-06-2004, 01:52 AM
Just to get off the subject, and back to the original query, would a dual boot system with DOS 7.1 (http://newdos.yginfo.net/msdos71/index.htm) be too cumbersome?

R2

mark.p
07-06-2004, 09:59 AM
No more so than dual booting any other OS. What do you want to accomplish with "real" dos? I beleive the Dos 7.1 site maintainer hangs out over at -http://computing.net/dos/wwwboard/wwwboard.html and should be able to give a few tips.