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Windows 7: Command Prompt at Startup

07 Sep 2012   #30
andyvrc

Windows 7 Profesional 32bit
 
 

this is the tutorial when we want install the windows right? so how if i'am not in the install mode,but in normal boot mode of windows?!


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07 Sep 2012   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Andy,

I'm not sure of what you mean. This tutorial is for how to open a command prompt at boot before Windows is loaded. If you mean how to open a command prompt while in Windows, then the tutorials below can help show you how to.

How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows 7

and

How to Open a Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Sep 2012   #32
samirah

Windos 7 32 bit
 
 
need to reformat drives

I need to reformat my computer and am having trouble doing so. I went through the installation disc and chose command prompt when I get there, the directory is x:/sources. My husband thought that this was a virus because when I try to change the directory to c to reformat d or d to reformat c, it won't change from the x drive. But I saw in your tutorial about how to access the command prompt that your screen capture had the x:/sources.

I got to the home directory x, usding cd.. but it will not let me go to a different drive other than x. How can I reformat my c and d drives, and exactly what is the x drive?
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17 Sep 2012   #33
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

The X:\Sources> is correct, and nothing to be concerned about. In order to format from that prompt, you need to invoke DISKPART. Use this to guide you, starting at OPTION 2:

Partition or Volume - Create New

Regards,
Golden
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17 Sep 2012   #34
samirah

Windos 7 32 bit
 
 

Thank you so much for your speedy reply, I will give it a try!
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23 Sep 2012   #35
andyvrc

Windows 7 Profesional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Andy,

I'm not sure of what you mean. This tutorial is for how to open a command prompt at boot before Windows is loaded. If you mean how to open a command prompt while in Windows, then the tutorials below can help show you how to.

How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows 7

and

How to Open a Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
yeah that's what i mean
thx for the advice,and sorry for my bad english
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23 Sep 2012   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Andy. No worries, you're English is good enough.
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02 Apr 2014   #37
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a question about the CMD-mode boots and which ones are booting into RAM.

Method 1: Booting with a Win 7 Install or Repair disc to CMD Prompt:

I'm guessing that CMD is being loaded into RAM and no HDD is required to run anything within CMD, including DISKPART . Is that correct?

Method 2 - Boot to Safe Mode with CMD:

Is that also booting into RAM? Is the OS HDD being accessed when in CMD Safe Mode?
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02 Apr 2014   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scoop,

Method 1 loads from the DVD at boot instead of Windows. It would be pointless to run anything in a command prompt at boot without a hard drive though.

Method 2 loads Windows in Safe Mode.

Everything still runs using RAM, but not from RAM alone.
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02 Apr 2014   #39
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Scoop,

Method 1 loads from the DVD at boot instead of Windows. It would be pointless to run anything in a command prompt at boot without a hard drive though.

Method 2 loads Windows in Safe Mode.

Everything still runs using RAM, but not from RAM alone.
Thanks for the info

Method 1, the reason I was curious about it, is if I wanted to run "clean" or "clean all" from DISKPART, I'd like to run those commands outside of the OS and without any other HDD connected to my PC except for the target HDD.

I can use other means, DBAN, etc, but I was curious if I could use DISKPART (CMD) from the bootable Win DVD with no other HDD connected to my PC (no OS drive installed).

Method 2: I'm not sure I understand this part, not running from RAM alone. When booting into CMD Prompt Safe Mode, is the OS HDD being accessed?
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