Cannot find Command Interperter

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skarz

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Can someone tell me how to get command.com back onto a system when it can't find the command interperter. I've tried to copy from boot disk and the sys c: command but it can't interepret them. Thanks
 

skarz

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I have a Win98 boot disk and I've booted into DOS, at the A: I tried copy "a:\command.com c:" and "sys c:" but both give me a "Bad command or filename". N E other ideas. Thanks
 
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When sys c: doesn't work for this, and it never seems to, the error probably means that the drives partition info has been hosed.

Use your boot disk again and at the a:\> prompt enter:

fdisk /status

Is the partition info correct? Drive size recognized?
 

skarz

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k, here's what happened when I ran fdisk /status

Disk DRV MBytes Free Usage
1 C: 6194 100%
6194


I know this can't be good b/c the usage should never be 100% but does anyone know if it is a virus or just a HD crash and if anything can be done to fix it? Thanx again for your help.
 

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That's kind of what I thought would happen. Thanks for your help and God bless.
 
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