MS-DOS and Windows command line Q&A

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope
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MS-DOS MS-DOS and Windows command line help.
MS-DOS Dictionary definition and related terms on MS-DOS.
AC Additional help and information on autoexec.bat and config.sys.
Batch file Batch file help.
Boot disk Bootable disk help with creation steps and support.
CD-ROM CD-ROM help and support.
Files Information and help with handling files and file extensions.
Floppy Floppy drive help and support.
Hard drive Hard drive help and support.
Keyboard Keyboard help and support.
MODEM MODEM help and support.
Mouse Mouse help and support.
Network Network help and support.
Printer Printer help and support.
Prompt How do I change the Prompt?
Sound card Sound card help and support.
Issues Known early MS-DOS documented issues.
History The history of MS-DOS.
Tips MS-DOS and Windows command line tips.
Microsoft Microsoft company contact information.
CHDOS How to get to an MS-DOS prompt or Windows command line.
CHUSEDOS How to use the Windows command line (DOS).
CHMSDOS Basic Microsoft DOS troubleshooting.
CH000008 Location of QBasic in Windows 95 and Windows 98.
CH000009 How to hide a file in MS-DOS.
CH000010 Deleting files in MS-DOS without a prompt.
CH000011 What is an external and internal command?
CH000012 Receiving error "Missing command interpreter."
CH000013 Emm386 error #00
CH000014 How do I scroll in MS-DOS?
CH000015 Each time the computer boots I receive a prompt for the time and date.
CH000016 Missing 1 MB of system memory.
CH000017 Ways of locating hardware and other system specifications.
CH000018 I have a C Drive and H drive, what is H?
CH000020 How to resize a fullscreen Windows command prompt (DOS) window.
CH000022 In DOS how to copy all files from one drive to another.
CH000098 How to open Microsoft Word document from the command line.
CH000140 Windows computer only starts in MS-DOS.
CH000175 Do you have additional information on FDISK /MBR?
CH000177 Can you type more than one command at one command prompt?
CH000209 Information on long file names.
CH000210 When the computer boots I see 'Bad Command or File name'.
CH000226 Partition shows up as an MS-DOS partition.
CH000229 Invalid System Disk error.
CH000257 Receive error 'Too many parameters'.
CH000309 How to find a file in MS-DOS.
CH000321 How to shut down and restart the computer with a batch file.
CH000323 How to quickly replace the file extensions of several files.
CH000325 Out of environment space.
CH000326 Not enough drive letters.
CH000356 How to restart or shutdown the computer in DOS.
CH000361 MS-DOS issues with Windows ME.
CH000382 Stack overflow system halted.
CH000395 COMMAND.COM vs. CMD.EXE
CH000398 How to create a file in MS-DOS.
CH000440 How does MS-DOS interpret commands?
CH000481 Additional information about MS-DOS 7.0
CH000484 How to change the prompt.
CH000515 How do I change drives in MS-DOS?
CH000532 How to rename or label a disk drive.
CH000540 How to change the title of an MS-DOS Window.
CH000561 How to install a software program.
CH000562 Switching between MS-DOS Windows in Windows.
CH000598 How do I execute a file from MS-DOS.
CH000619 Command line vs. GUI.
CH000640 How can I obtain the file for an external MS-DOS command?
CH000671 Do I need to have MS-DOS on my computer?
CH000736 What is the MS-DOS command to get back into Windows?
CH000738 Preventing an MS-DOS window from automatically closing in Windows.
CH000742 How to create a directory or folder.
CH000743 How do I delete a file or folder?
CH000766 How do I copy files?
CH000769 How do I determine the size of a file?
CH000772 How do I print a listing of files in a directory?
CH000795 How do I change directories?
CH000797 Is MS-DOS case sensitive?
CH000805 How do I copy and paste in an MS-DOS window?
CH000838 How to copy a directory or folder.
CH000846 How do I change the name of a file or folder?
CH000866 How do I install MS-DOS?
CH000872 Information and help with the io.sys file.
CH000928 What is the MS-DOS path for the Windows Desktop?
CH001005 How can I disable the Windows command prompt?
CH001038 How do I view the name or label of a drive?
CH001144 Parameter format incorrect or parameter format not correct error in DOS.
CH001267 How do I get into the program files directory in DOS?
CH001303 The edit command is missing in Windows.
CH001310 Difference between cd .. and cd\ commands.
CH001315 How do I list files?
CH001326 How do I count how many files are in a folder?
CH001336 Getting "The syntax of the command is incorrect." error.
CH001416 How to close or exit the Windows command line.
CH001476 How do I move files?
CH001477 How do I copy, move, or rename files with a space in the name?
CH001642 How to open more than one command prompt in Windows 8.
CH001660 What command clears the screen in the Windows command line?
CH001719 How to open a new command window from the command line.
CH001842 Change the text and background color in the command prompt.
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