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Windows 7: How to start in DOS instead of going into Win 7?

01 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
How to start in DOS instead of going into Win 7?

My motherboard is Asus P7P55D-E PRO. I have tried pressing F2, F8, F10, DEL during PC starting, but I am unable to get to the DOS.

I want to go into DOS to do CHKDSK /R because my hard drive has bad sectors and I cannot go into Windows.

How to go into DOS?

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02 Aug 2015   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

you cannot start in DOS exactly, but you can get into system recovery and run CMD from there, here's how:

What are the system recovery options in Windows? - Windows Help
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02 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Hacb, your link cannot be clicked
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02 Aug 2015   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

right, it works fine now, must have missed a letter when i copied the URL
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02 Aug 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

System Recovery Options

The first one didn't work for me either, it is clickable but empty page. Second link works.
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02 Aug 2015   #6

Windows 7

Do you have a Windows installation DVD?
If yes, you should be able to just boot from it, and then go to repair console. It will offer you a command prompt.
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 How to start in DOS instead of going into Win 7?

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