All that does is bring up XP to a cmd window first, I believe you still have the desktop in the background. DellAxim, the Recovery Console has to be installed to access it form the F8 menu. Since you didn't install it while windows was functional you have to get to it using the other method. Boot off a Win2k or XP cd and start the install process. At the very first screen one of the options is to repair your exisiting install, choose that. This will startup into the Recovery Console which isn't quite DOS but does have a bunch of tools that may help you with whatever you are doing. Don't confused this repair prompt with the one that comes later during the install. This one should be at the first screen where it asks you for input.Originally posted by Jgedeon
Thats strange I just tried it and there is an option there for Start windows in Safe mode with Command Prompt.
Yeah, if you'll read the first post, the whole point of this post was that I don't have a floppy or a CD rom at the moment...Originally posted by cyberphox
as someone who works for Windows XP support for Microsoft I will tell you what we tell our customers:
Windows 98 startup/boot floppy. Bang..you're in dos