DOS Commands

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Usually we do not use DOS commands in Windows XP. Knowledge in DOS is not needed for operating Windows XP. But we can do some special kind of activities such as enabling some services and programs in windows XP and removing some viruses. Basic knowledge in DOS commands will help us to use windows XP more efficiently. Here are some useful DOS commands.

1. Accessibility Controls- access.cpl

2. Add Hardware Wizard- hdwwiz.cpl

3. Add/Remove Programs- appwiz.cp

4. Administrative Tools- control admintools

5. Automatic Updates - wuaucpl.cpl

6. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard- fsquirt

7. Calculator- calc

8. Certificate Manager- certmgr.msc

9. Character Map- charmap

10. Check Disk Utility- chkdsk

11. Clipboard Viewer- clipbrd

12. Command Prompt- cmd

13. Component Services- dcomcnfg

14. Computer Management- compmgmt.msc

15. timedate.cpl- ddeshare

16. Device Manager- devmgmt.msc

17. Direct X Control Panel- directx.cpl

18. Direct X Troubleshooter- dxdiag

19. Disk Cleanup Utility- cleanmgr

20. Disk Defragment- dfrg.msc

21. Disk Management- diskmgmt.msc

22. Disk Partition Manager- diskpart

23. Display Properties- control desktop

24. Display Properties- desk.cpl

25. Display Properties- control color

26. Dr. Watson- drwtsn32

27. Driver Verifier Utility- verifier

28. Event Viewer- eventvwr.msc

29. File Signature Verification Tool- sigverif

30. Findfast- findfast.cpl

31. Folders Properties- control folders

32. Fonts- control fonts

33. Fonts Folder- fonts

34. Free Cell Card Game- freecell

35. Game Controllers- joy.cpl

36. Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)- gpedit.msc

37. Hearts Card Game- mshearts

38. Indexing Service- ciadv.msc

39. Internet Properties- inetcpl.cpl

40. Keyboard Properties- control keyboard

41. Local Security Settings- secpol.msc

42. Local Users and Groups- lusrmgr.msc

43. Logs You Out Of Windows- logoff

44. Microsoft Chat- winchat

45. Minesweeper Game- winmine

46. Mouse Properties- control mouse

47. Mouse Properties- main.cpl

48. Network Connections- ncpa.cpl

49. Network Setup Wizard- netsetup.cpl

50. Notepad- notepad

51. Object Packager- packager

52. ODBC Data Source Administrator- odbccp32.cpl

53. On Screen Keyboard- osk

54. Opens AC3 Filter- (If Installed) ac3filter.cpl

55. Password Properties-password.cpl

56. Performance Monitor- perfmon.msc

57. Performance Monitor- perfmon

58. Phone and Modem Options- telephon.cpl

59. Power Configuration- powercfg.cpl

60. Printers and Faxes- control printers

61. Printers Folder- printers

62. Private Character Editor- eudcedit

63. Regional Settings- intl.cpl

64. Registry Editor- regedit

65. Registry Editor- regedit32

66. Remote Desktop- mstsc

67. Removable Storage- ntmsmgr.msc

68. Removable Storage Operator

69. Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)- rsop.msc

70. Scanners and Cameras- sticpl.cpl

71. Security Center- wscui.cpl

72. Services- services.msc

73. Shared Folders- fsmgmt.msc

74. Shuts Down Windows- shutdown

75. Sounds and Audio- mmsys.cpl

76. Spider Solitaire Card Game- spider

77. SQL Client Configuration- cliconfg

78. System Configuration Editor- sysedit

79. System Configuration Utility- msconfig

80. System File Checker Utility
(Scan Immediately)-sfc /scannow

81. System Properties- sysdm.cpl

82. Task Manager- taskmgr

83. Telnet Client- telnet

84. User Account Management- nusrmgr.cpl

85. Utility Manager- utilman

86. Windows Firewall- firewall.cpl

87. Windows Magnifier- magnify

88. Windows Management Infrastructure- wmimgmt.msc

89. Windows System Security Tool- syskey

90. Windows Update Launches- wupdmgr

91. Windows XP Tour Wizard- tourstart

92. WordPad- write


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