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can't find three files, command.com, IO.sys, and scandish.exe


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I can't find three files, command.com, IO.sys, and scandish.exe
I need those programs to use Ranish to put it in my boot disk, but i can't find them. they told me to look in c:/windows/command/ folder but it's not there. I looked in c:/windows/system32 but i only found cmd. can you tell me where to look? or if there's another way to make Ranish work..?
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It might be more useful if you explained what you are trying to do...Ranish, as in the partition manager?

Unless they've made signficant improvements, Ranish does not support the ntfs file system--I know it was a goal, but support was spotty in betas

command.com is in the c:\windows\system32 directory
io.sys is in c:\root (hidden file)

there is no scandish

scandisk? Scandisk no longer exists in windows xp, and was replaced by chkdsk
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Yeah, Ranish the partition manager. It says i need those files to put it in a floppy. how do i get into the hidden c:/root file?
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If it's the partition manager program and it doesn't support NTFS just as he said, and it's looking for the scandisk.exe and not scandish then it follows suit in my head that the program you are using isn't meant for windows XP. It's looking for a partition that won't run XP very well, and it's looking for a file that has been replaced. Have you tried partition magic instead? It works very well.
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better still (because it is free), download system rescue cd

http://www.sysresccd.org/

it is a self-bootin linux distro that has partd, a partition magic clone that does support ntfs
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better still (because it is free), download system rescue cd

http://www.sysresccd.org/

it is a self-bootin linux distro that has partd, a partition magic clone that does support ntfs



Good call. *applauds*
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*bows*
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i tried the Ranish with a dos boot disk, and it worked fine up to the GUI menu- the screen where i get to tweak with the partitions. but once in the menu, i can't use my keyboard- like it's frozen or something. is that because Ranish doesn't support NTFS or is it just my keyboard's fault?
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