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    Default Opening Windows 2000 pro in DOS

    I need to run Maxtors Powermax to check a faulty HDD.

    It seems powermax will work from pure DOS only. Trying Safe mode/ Command Prompt did not work.

    Is it possible to open Win2000 in DOS?

    Are there other programs that provide HDD checking/repair that do not require DOS?

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    Default Re: Opening Windows 2000 pro in DOS

    w2k dosn't have dos. use a dos boot disk. afaik you can make a dos boot disk with w2k.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: Opening Windows 2000 pro in DOS

    Try from the Recovery Console as it is as near as you'll get to Dos.

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    Default Re: Opening Windows 2000 pro in DOS

    Quote Originally Posted by curly View Post
    I need to run Maxtors Powermax to check a faulty HDD.

    It seems powermax will work from pure DOS only.
    I don't think its DOS so much, as you need to run the program from a boot disk, so that the HDD is not in operation when you test it.

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