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Old 02-10-2007, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ms Dos And Win Xp

I've XP installed in my pc (C and I created a msdos floppy
disk (My Computer > Floppy Disk > Right Click > Format > MSDOS boot disk)
I want to boot from that floppy disk and use the DIR command
to view files at C:\
I type:
dir C:\
and i get "invalide drive..."
What do I do wrong?

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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May I ask why you are wanting to access the files directly? You could use Windows XP Install CD to possibly do what you want?

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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An MS-DOS boot floppy cannot recognize volumes that are formatted with NTFS
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