Command Prompt at Startup

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Profesional 32bit
       #30

    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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  2. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #31

    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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  3. Posts : 2
    Windos 7 32 bit
       #32

    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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  4. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #33

    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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  5. Posts : 2
    Windos 7 32 bit
       #34

    Thank you so much for your speedy reply, I will give it a try!
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Profesional 32bit
       #35

    Brink said:
    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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  7. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #36

    You're most welcome Andy. No worries, you're English is good enough. :)
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  8. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #37

    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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  9. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #38

    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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  10. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #39

    Brink said:
    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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