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prompt MS-DOS Command

Syntax: PROMPT [prompt text][options ] Purpose: Changes the DOS command prompt. Discussion You can change the DOS prompt (the indicator that DOS is ready for input) to almost any type of special prompt you want. For example, you can use this command to make the prompt display the current time, …

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What is an Autoexec.bat file?

What is an AUTOEXEC.BAT file? An AUTOEXEC.BAT file contains MS-DOS commands which are executed automatically when a Personal Computer boots. This file is usually located in the root directory of the hard drive or floppy from which the computer boots (or starts) up. The AUTOEXEC.BAT file is used to set …

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Press F1 to Disable NMI, F2 to Reboot

Press F1 to Disable NMI, F2 to Reboot If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: Some low-level hardware problems cause the generation of a non-mask able interrupt, or NMI, the most common of which is a parity error. …

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Site Map

Technical Support and Help We are in the process of completely redesigning the Technical Support and User Help sections of our Web site. Please be patient with us during this redesign period, as the changes that are being phased in over several stages will make your navigation easier than ever …

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Intel CPU Identification

Processor Identification Processor Package Form Factors There are five form factors for Pentium® III, Pentium II, and Intel® Celeron™ processors: S.E.P., S.E.C.C., S.E.C.C.2, FC-PGA, and the PPGA form factor. These five form factors are illustrated below along with a brief explanation of how to easily identify them. S.E.P. Form Factor …

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How to Upgrade from Windows NT Workstation

Upgrading from Windows NT Workstation (Versions 3.51 0r 4.0) To Windows 2000 Professional If you are currently using Windows® NT Workstation, either version 3.51 or version 4.0, you can upgrade to Windows 2000 Professional. Send this document to a friend Printer-friendly version of this document? The Windows® 2000 Professional operating …

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xcopy MS-DOS Command

Type: External (3.2 and later) Syntax: XCOPY [d:][path]filename [d:][path][filename] [/A][/D:(date)] [/E][/M][/P] [/S][/V][/W][Y|-Y] Purpose: Copies directories, subdirectories, and files. Discussion XCOPY copies files or groups of files to and from directories, and is especially useful for copying data to and from a fixed disk. The first path designation specifies the source …

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Volume Boot Sectors

Volume Boot Sectors If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Each partition or logical DOS volume has its own volume boot sector. This is distinct from the master boot sector or master boot record that controls the entire disk, …

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set MS-DOS Command

SET (Set Environment) Type: External (3.3 and later) Syntax: SET SET string1=string2 Purpose: Inserts strings into the command environment. The set values can be used later by programs. Discussion The SET command is used to set values that will be used by programs. DOS holds the set strings in the …

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FAT File System Errors

FAT File System Errors If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Although the FAT file system is very efficient given its age, its overall design and how it allocates disk space and chains file together provides ample opportunity for …

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