Dos syntax query for creating rescue disk [Closed]

Report
Posts
2
Registration date
Saturday December 24, 2016
Status
Member
Last seen
December 26, 2016
-
Posts
47365
Registration date
Monday February 1, 2010
Status
Moderator
Last seen
June 2, 2021
-
I've just joined the forum. I was googling for how to create a bootable USB to repair W7.
My DVD drive died a long time ago, so it's not a case of copying a rescue disk from there.
I came across this post: https://ccm.net/faq/29462-how-to-create-a-system-repair-usb-tool-for-windows-7

What I'm not sure about the way the Dos commands have been written.
For example, one line in the post lists this: "Next, enter DISKPART > list disk open the DISKPART tool", it has the "DISKPART > list disk" in bold.
What does that mean regarding entering in a Dosbox? Do I type "DISKPART" then Enter, followed by "list disk", then Enter?
What's the significance of the ">"?
I take it I don't type the ">" in the dosbox, separated by spaces?
I don't want to mess it up, especially as it has a "format" command in there.

1 reply

Posts
47365
Registration date
Monday February 1, 2010
Status
Moderator
Last seen
June 2, 2021
10,708
Hi

> means next action for you to take.
Posts
2
Registration date
Saturday December 24, 2016
Status
Member
Last seen
December 26, 2016

Thanks for your reply, but I still don’t understand. I’m afraid I’m rather “hard of learning” about this!

How is “list disk” an action? Does that mean I type “list disk” into the Dosbox, followed by Enter?

I typed “diskpart” into a Dosbox to try and understand. Then a window appeared, asking “Do you want the following program to make changes to the computer?” I clicked No as I was worried it might start to partition the hard disk – I don’t remember seeing something like that happen before when I was typing in Dos?

My very limited experience is that the Dosbox was like Dos used to be, without it causing other windows to pop-up.
Should I click Yes, without it doing something serious to the system?
Posts
47365
Registration date
Monday February 1, 2010
Status
Moderator
Last seen
June 2, 2021
10,708 >
Posts
2
Registration date
Saturday December 24, 2016
Status
Member
Last seen
December 26, 2016

Hi Basil

I was the contributor who wrote the How-to so I can't answer you.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter!

The Best of CCM in Your Inbox

Subscribe To Our Newsletter!