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LET'S BUILD AN XP FLOPPIE TO ACCESS C:\ PROMPT


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I need, I want, I lust for DOS! :help: There must be a simpler way to access it in XP and on an NTFS...easily!

It's not that we can't, I believe, it is because MS does not want us to be able to. :blink:

I can't see a problem with it. If MS did not want the vast majority of its users to access it, then they could make it a "hidden" OS, under a dual boot partition architecture ...and accessed with your input key from a boot or setup disk. Or a self encrypted key, using an internal encryption program... we can get in through a convoluted process, but that is too much head work for something that is relatively easy to do, with the correct files.

I am one that does not accept the excuse that DOS is antique or dated, and is helpless on every computer of any large size, and therefore ever increaslingly difficult accessibility seems to be a purposefully built in anomoly.

I'd like one floppie to be able to access the c:\ in DOS and be allowed to do my dirty work there, when any version of Windows refuses to cooperate...this would put a lot of un-necessary 3rd party software developers out of a job...as their efforts would not be necessary.

Let us all say a few quiet words of prayer, in remembrance of Windows 98SE... And ask ourselves why we did not get multiple hard drives of less than 30Gb each, rather than one big honker of 130Gb...I made a dumb mistake there.

Here are the files that I have that seem to be allowing me to gain access, up to ME, but it involves too much flipping of disks... I'd like to get into XP more easily...

Disk 1:
autoexec.bat
command.com
config.sys
cwsdpro.exe
himem386.sys
ibmbio.sys
ibmdos.sys
nd.bat
ndos.exe
xmsman.exe

That seems to get me in the door to a:\

Then I flip over to another Norton boot disk which has as its contents:

Disk2:
autoexe2.bat
autoexec.bat
chkdsk.exe
command.com
config9x.sys
config.sys
configme.sys
display.sys
ega.cpi
emm386.exe
fdisk.com
floppie9x.exe
floppie.exe
floppyme.exe
himem.sys
ibmbio.com
ibmdos.com
keyb.com
label.exe
loadbm.sys
mode.com
mydos.sys
nwcdex.exe
pqboot.exe
ptedit32.exe
restrmbr.exe
wrprog.exe

Over kill, but beggars can't be choosers, so from this disk, I seem to be able to get to c:\ but working around is limited.

I then cd to whatever directory I want to work in...sometimes XP-NTFS lets me get away with certain privileges and sometimes it does not, but at least I am in the front door.

Can we put out heads together and come up with a set of files to put on one floppie that will get us directly to the c:\ prompt from a re-boot? :whistling:

I have a bunch of recover-in-dos-type packages, but not one will allow you to stop mid way, or even part way and mess about in DOS during the process.

We shall overcome...

...Al
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