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babooleo

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I have a DOS startup disk, but it doesn't contain all the DOS commands such as format, fdisk, etc. so i can reformat my laptop hardrive. Can anyone either send me the dos file to download or lead me in the right direction to download from the internet?

Thanks to anyone that can help me. :rolleyes:
 

babooleo

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Hi..I'm sorry if this is a repeat post but I can't seem to locate my original post. I have a DOS startup disk but it doesn't have commands such as format, etc. Can anybody send me a DOS file that contains these or direct me to a site where I can dowload it.
 
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Look in your C:\Windows\Command directory and see if the commands are there. If so, you can copy them directly to your startup disk. On my ME computer, FORMAT.COM is in there.

You could run into a problem using commands from other DOS versions - the old "Incorrect DOS version" bugaboo.
 
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Your original post is a massive 6 inches further down the screen in this forum ;)
I'll request them joined.
 
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I have a section with instructions for creating a boot disk at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/floppies.htm

There is also the generic one which you can download and extract at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/win98_img.exe

There are a lot of the DOS utilities there that don't normally get added when you make one from Win98. For example Diskcopy, Doskey, Format, More, Sys, Edit, Chkdsk, Deltree, Extract, Fdisk, Attrib, Label, Mem, Scandisk, Scanreg, Smartdrv and Xcopy.

Not only are there more utilities on there but it starts much faster since it doesn't have to create the RAM disk and then expand the cab file from the floppy to that RAM disk.

It automatically loads with support for a generic CD ROM and assigns it the drive letter of X:

There is also a CD ROM boot image you can download at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/win_boot.iso
 
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