Bell Star Codes

I rarely use these anymore now days, but every now and again it’s good to block a caller.

Bell * Codes
Code Description
*02 DeActivate *66 Notification on Busy Signal
*03 DeActivate *66 Notification (One Time Only)
*12 Call Assitance (Police)
*30 Cancel Forwarding
*31 Automatic Forwarding
*32 Notify
*40 Change forward-to number for customer programmable call forwarding busy-line
*41 Six-way conference calling activation
*42 Change forward-to number for customer programmable call forwarding don’t answer
*43 Drop last member of six-way conference call
*46 French voice activated network control
*47 Override feature authorization
*48 Override do not disturb
*49 Disable long distance special ring
*51 Intercom Ring I
*52 Intercom Ring II
*53 Intercom Ring III
*54 Extension Hold
*57 Call Trace
*60 Call Screen (Selective Call Rejection)
*61 Selective Distinct Alert
*62 Selective Call Acceptance
*63 Selective Call Forwarding
*65 ICLID Activation
*66 Busy Call Return
*67 Call Display Block
*68 Computer Access restriction
*69 Last Call Return
*70 Call Waiting Disable (Per Call)
*71 Three-way calling (Per Call)
*72 Activate Call Forwarding
*73 DeActivate Call Forwarding
*74 Speed Dialling (8 numbers)
*75 Speed Dialling (30 numbers)
*77 Anonymous Call Rejection
*80 Call Screen Disable
*81 Selective Distinct Disable
*82 Selective Acceptance Disable
*83 Selective Forwarding Disable
*85 ICLID Disable
*86 DeActivate Busy Call Return
*87 Cancel Anonymous Call Rejection
*89 DeActivate Last Call Return
*90 Re-Activate Call Forwarding Busy
*91 De-Activate Call Forwarding Busy
*92 Re-Activate Forwarding No Answer
*93 Call Forwarding No Answer (*91,*93 to completely disable)
*94 Ring Control (Call Answer)
*95 Message Monitor (Call Answer [link|flash] to interuppt/talk)
*97 Check if you have messages, remotely (on=2 beeps, off=4beeps)
*98 Call Answer


DOS Help and Commands

One of the best sites (I think) for MS-DOS help is:

The site gives you a complete overview of MS-DOS and it’s commands.

Some of the DOS commands I seem to use the most are:

  1. chkdsk (Example: chkdsk /f /r)
    A utility that checks the computer’s hard disk drives’ status for any cross-linked or any additionaly errors with the hard disk drive.
  2. ipconfig (Example: ipconfig/renew)
    A utility that displays the network settings currently assigned and given by a network.
  3. ftp (Example: ftp > open > > username > password > bye)
    File Transfer Protocol.
  4. ping (Example: ping
    A utility that helps in determining issues with networks and assists in resolving them.

DOS Paths

DOS requires you to put a path in quotes if it contains spaces.

If you try to run: C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\foo.exe

You receive the error: C:\Documents is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

However, if you try to run: “C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\foo.exe”

It will work fine. This also applies to many other command line based applications.