Windows 7 32-bit command prompt

i am having an issue with my windows 7 32-bit opearing system , when i go in to the repair your computer section , i cllick on the command prompt option , there the prompt  shows up as "X:\sources" . how can i get it changed to "C:\"  ?

i have tried various command and could not change the prompt .
would really appreciate the help .


 

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Last updated June 18, 2019 Views 16,050 Applies to:

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When you are in the repair section, the command prompt shows the drive letter as X: only. You can proceed anyway. This is usually made because, the installed OS does the drive letter mapping information. Moreover, it it is a dual boot system, Windows may be in D: also. The repair section operates at a higher level than the installed OS (so that the files can be modified, if necessary), so it doesn't read the drive mapping information of the installed OS.

 

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Balaji Kundalam

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thanks for the answer , my operating system resides in the C drive .

the reason , why i wanted to change the prompt to C:\ because recently i installed 4 GIGS of Ram in my windows 7 32-bit machine and it only shows 2.75 usable .

i was trying to run the command  "bcdedit  /set PAE forceenable , for my operating system to use complete 4 GIGS of RAM .

but i am not able to run this command as i am getting the message on the X:\source prompt that the command is not recogonized , so do windows 7 32-bit system support complete 4 GIGS of Ram ?

IF Yes , please let me know how can i make this modification .

Thanks in advance .

Atif Zaidi

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In that case, have you tried it in normal mode or safe mode? In fact, you can easily access bcdedit file in these modes.

Be careful with this bcdedit tool. It is the tool that controls the Windows boot.

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"I am at the same point Frederik Long suggested, good! How do I start "Safe Mode", from command prompt?

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"I am at the same point Frederik Long suggested, good! How do I start "Safe Mode", from command prompt?
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Thanks you for the info, but while in the repair section, the command prompt shows the drive letter as "X: <Sources>", how do you erase or Format or wipe that drive for use?

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Do you really want to wipe the whole disk?

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