Using Command-Prompt Functions and Utilities

Although most computer users seldom use the command prompt available in all versions of Windows covered on the A+ Certification Exams, it's very important for technicians to know how to use the major command-prompt functions and programs. Command-prompt functions and programs can be used to

  • Recover data from systems that can't boot normally.

  • Reinstall lost or corrupted system files.

  • Print file listings (believe it or not, you can't do this in Windows Explorer or My Computer!).

  • Copy, move, or delete data.

  • Display or configure certain operating system settings.

The following sections discuss the major command-prompt functions and utilities in more detail.

Starting a Command-Prompt Session

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