Windows & Linux

Press Win + I to open Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. You will almost certainly see all convenience stores here. See Running troubleshooters that create a troubleshooting page for more on this.

How do I fix my computer using Command Prompt?

Select “Troubleshoot” when the startup menu appears.
Choose between Refresh PC or Reset PC.
Follow the instructions to complete the process.

Perefer to: Preparing for installation | System setup | Network setup | Device setup | System optimization | Additional applications | Application


How do I start my computer in DOS mode?

Close almost open programs and restart your last computer.
Press the “F8” key on your keyboard several times when the boot menu appears.
Press the outward arrow on your keyboard and select the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option.
Press the “Enter” key if you need to boot into mode.

This guide describes how to install MS-DOS 6.22 from any original installation disc. Why are you writing this guide in This Is 2013? Very correct question with correct answers:

  • Setting up a fully functional DOS system will help you advance computer technology. For vintage cars, this will usually be a stroll down memory lane; Reaching out to young people who have never used DOS or perhaps never seen it before, to see firsthand how primitive DOS was and how powerful it could be, must be a very rewarding experience. /li>
  • A running DOS physics function is the surest way to (re-)discover classic PC games. DOSBox does a great job of supporting DOS games on modern platforms, but for accuracy, including full mind control (which could be your own game), you can’t beat a real one.DOS system.
  • There is no detailed information about MS-DOS on the Internet. This requires the Internet as we know it today, since it predates MS-DOS, but I don’t want knowledge of this mechanism to be lost. I have done extensive research for this project and would like to document and share what I have found, discovered and re-learned to explore in a predictable way.
  • Perhaps the most important thing, why not? This challenge was inspired by a recent project to revive my old Packard Bell, my first computer that was no longer running MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows bundled with Workgroups 3.11. It was fun to replicate and improve this stuff with hardware and now I’m ordering the same in terms of computer software.
  • Honestly, if you don’t have old hardware or software to be thankful for, then this fact is definitely not for you. However, if you share my fondness for technology, not only today’s innovative [1] , but yesterday’s old and broken (and testedanna, but also true) that led everyone to where we are today, after I think you will find the idea interesting. Next, if you have some old tools lying around, I hope you’ll probably still follow along, although I think some of the material here isn’t interesting enough for you to read.

    How do you fix a corrupted computer?

    1: Restart your computer.
    2: Scan your computer with high quality antivirus software.
    Automatically repair corrupted files in Windows 10.
    Manually repair corrupted files in Windows 10.
    Application error.
    Windows update error.
    Windows installation error.

    Alternatively, if you want an easy-to-install version of DOS that offers good modern conveniences, try FreeDOS. This is a great initiative that I highly recommend. However, for this unique project, I need the original (mostly) genuine MS-DOS installation.

    Note. I provide links to all software tools discussed in their respective sections where they are actually discussed. The links point to the first download location for every file in it, but for files that no longer have official (or trusted, in this case hosted files hosted on Microsoft’s surprisingly unreliable FTP server), I link to the local copy you you can download instead.


  • Old hardware – where there are ISA slots, you’re almost lucky; Anything newer may require some extra work, but in this situation it should be possible to buy at least some basic software that works with it installed.

  • Alternatively, you should be able to get this to work in a virtual machine using VirtualBox and VMware Player, but like the recent FreeDOS note above, I’m just interested in the actual experience of this project, which is noted here.
  • An optional 3.5-inch floppy drive, at least one floppy disk (two or more recommended). You may be able to agree on a great solution that works with the latest boot CD (see this tech support thread for more information). details if anyone prefers this route), unfortunately MS-DOS is really only meant to be installed from floppy disks.
  • MS-DOS 6.x compatible media. If possible, I suggest using or taking almost any installation media provided to you (in my case I took source images of the 6th MS-DOS 2 floppy from my Packard Bell recovery CD) or pick a set on eBay – if you want a full box, the stand itself is pretty cheap. If you don’t have access to real copies and don’t plan to go the eBay route, you can easily find a copy online (I recommend the WinWorld Software Library). Available without a prescription, I see no harm here.
  • Patience, basic experience with the CLI, and a willingness to tinker: the process of creating an idea will take some time, and secondly, you will probably run into basic problems that require some time / effort for solutions. to be overcome / Think about work. Part of the experience here is the journey itself, so if you get frustrated right away with a particular setback, you won’t really enjoy this project. Basic command line interface experience is also expected; I hope this project gives you enough information to realize that you need too much experience, but I must assume that you are at least familiar with the query string.
  • Tip: I also recommendI suggest you run either Universal Extractor or just 7-Zip if you’re using Windows on your new primary computer, or p7zip and LHa for UNIX if you’re using Linux (both should be available in your trusted package management system). You definitely need to unpack some of the systems and drivers listed below on your host computer before at least copying them to your new DOS system, as some of them are packaged in rather obscure formats (today). These applications should cover all the software tools I tried to unpack. Therefore, purchasing these tools in advance will save you time and nerves.


  • RawWrite for Windows If you don’t have physical installation media, you will need to send floppy images to realistic floppy disks. RawWrite is an easy way to do this on Windows. Linux can do this natively by including dd (discussed below)
  • Creating A Disk

  • On Linux, use the following command: dd if=disk1.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync; synchronization
  • On Windows, use RawWrite and follow the instructions to burn every first disc.
  • Repeat the process for three installation disks (you may have a fourth disk; the previous one contains optional additional utilities and is not required for most basic installations; see below for details)
  • How do I fix my computer using Command Prompt?

    Select “Troubleshoot” when the boot menu appears.
    Choose between Refresh PC or Reset PC.
    Follow the instructions to complete the process.

    You can get away with just one fragile disc by burning the next CD image after the previous install is complete, but I highly recommend that you create at least two discs so that you have a copy of Disc 1 in particular, almost always handy. You may need to delete or use this drive multiple times

    Preparing The Hard Drive

    1. Boot your computer from disk 1
    2. How do I boot my computer in repair mode?

      Reboot the host computer.
      When the boot message appears, press the F8 key.
      Select the “Repair your computer” option.
      Click “Next”.
      Choose your username.
      Enter yours and click OK.
      Select Hint.

      How do I boot in DOS mode?

      Close all open programs and restart your computer.
      Press this “F8” key on your keyboard several times when the first boot menu appears.
      Typically, you need to press the down arrow key on your private keyboard to select the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option.
      As you can see, press the “Enter” key to boot into DOS mode.

      How do I boot my computer in repair mode?

      Restart these computers.
      When the boot message appears, press the F8 key.
      Select the “Repair your computer” option.
      Click the Next link.
      Choose your username.
      Enter your username and password and click OK.
      Select the “Hint” function.