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Windows 7: Command Prompt From The Windows DVD

21 Feb 2010   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Command Prompt From The Windows DVD

I started to use the Windows DVD to run some diagnostics in Command Prompt, but instead of displaying C:\users\administrator, as I'm accustomed to, it said X:\Sources> instead. Not knowing what this meant, I attempted to CD to C:, but it always said that it couldn't find the path specified. How does one use Command Prompt in this environment?


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21 Feb 2010   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I started to use the Windows DVD to run some diagnostics in Command Prompt, but instead of displaying C:\users\administrator, as I'm accustomed to, it said X:\Sources> instead. Not knowing what this meant, I attempted to CD to C:, but it always said that it couldn't find the path specified. How does one use Command Prompt in this environment?
X: is the "Ram Drive", a virtual drive placed in your RAM memory, where all the programs are loaded. You can use Diskpart to see what drive is what:

Look at this for an example: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Cheers!
Robert
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21 Feb 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I did use diskpart and it showed the W7 volume as C: as expected, but I didn't seem to be able to change the directory to it.
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21 Feb 2010   #4
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I did use diskpart and it showed the W7 volume as C: as expected, but I didn't seem to be able to change the directory to it.
OK ... what did it do? Did you type: c: and press enter to change to the C: directory?

All of these commands are available from the ram drive for your convenience: Windows PE Tools

Cheers!
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21 Feb 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, I tried it in a variety of ways. I think that when I tried it that way, that it responded with C:\>, but immediately reverted to X:\Sources>, so I wasn't sure where I was.
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