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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 4:07:01 AM

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I am trying to create a start up disk and receive the following error message.
setup detected and error while reading C:WINEBDO.400\EBD\AUTOEXEC.BAT. can
ayone help me resolve this issue . Thanx
--
Rob

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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 11:47:36 PM

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Download a diskmaker from www.bootdisk.com - the Win ME OEM disk - and use
that to create your floppy
(It would seem that at some stage, you have reinstalled ME over itself,
using 'non-supported' means - you may have more problems....post back with
details!)

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

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"Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:59274CCB-6DEA-4F69-8572-F74B66CA01EA@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to create a start up disk and receive the following error
>message.
> setup detected and error while reading C:WINEBDO.400\EBD\AUTOEXEC.BAT. can
> ayone help me resolve this issue . Thanx
> --
> Rob
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:59:03 AM

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Thanx Noel I have downloaded a bootdisk and just need to find the time to
reload me and all my other programs. Once again thanx for the help
--
Rob


"Noel Paton" wrote:

> Download a diskmaker from www.bootdisk.com - the Win ME OEM disk - and use
> that to create your floppy
> (It would seem that at some stage, you have reinstalled ME over itself,
> using 'non-supported' means - you may have more problems....post back with
> details!)
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:59274CCB-6DEA-4F69-8572-F74B66CA01EA@microsoft.com...
> >I am trying to create a start up disk and receive the following error
> >message.
> > setup detected and error while reading C:WINEBDO.400\EBD\AUTOEXEC.BAT. can
> > ayone help me resolve this issue . Thanx
> > --
> > Rob
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 18, 2005 12:24:17 AM

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Rob
There is almost never a real need to reinstall the OS!!!
Please describe what problems you have (in detail - collectively we have
time!<g>), and we can try to solve them - otherwise you may find yourself
ending up in exactly the same situation in another three months.....


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:85C122AF-9851-4A8B-AB03-3497AAE5F583@microsoft.com...
> Thanx Noel I have downloaded a bootdisk and just need to find the time to
> reload me and all my other programs. Once again thanx for the help
> --
> Rob
>
>
> "Noel Paton" wrote:
>
>> Download a diskmaker from www.bootdisk.com - the Win ME OEM disk - and
>> use
>> that to create your floppy
>> (It would seem that at some stage, you have reinstalled ME over itself,
>> using 'non-supported' means - you may have more problems....post back
>> with
>> details!)
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:59274CCB-6DEA-4F69-8572-F74B66CA01EA@microsoft.com...
>> >I am trying to create a start up disk and receive the following error
>> >message.
>> > setup detected and error while reading C:WINEBDO.400\EBD\AUTOEXEC.BAT.
>> > can
>> > ayone help me resolve this issue . Thanx
>> > --
>> > Rob
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 4:27:01 AM

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Thanx for your help so far Noel when I get to 49% I then get the following
error msg 'The file 'Aspi2dos.sys' was not found windows needs the disk
labelled windows me edition to continue. This disk may be provided by your
computer or device manufacturer. There is a search window which advises to
copy files from PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\UK. I only have a reload
cd from my computer manufaturer. unfortunately it is Time who seem to be
going out of business. As I stated earlier I am a bit of a dullard when it
comes to the techie side of my pc thanx once againg for your help:-)
--
Rob


"Noel Paton" wrote:

> Rob
> There is almost never a real need to reinstall the OS!!!
> Please describe what problems you have (in detail - collectively we have
> time!<g>), and we can try to solve them - otherwise you may find yourself
> ending up in exactly the same situation in another three months.....
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:85C122AF-9851-4A8B-AB03-3497AAE5F583@microsoft.com...
> > Thanx Noel I have downloaded a bootdisk and just need to find the time to
> > reload me and all my other programs. Once again thanx for the help
> > --
> > Rob
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
> >
> >> Download a diskmaker from www.bootdisk.com - the Win ME OEM disk - and
> >> use
> >> that to create your floppy
> >> (It would seem that at some stage, you have reinstalled ME over itself,
> >> using 'non-supported' means - you may have more problems....post back
> >> with
> >> details!)
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >>
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
> >>
> >> "Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:59274CCB-6DEA-4F69-8572-F74B66CA01EA@microsoft.com...
> >> >I am trying to create a start up disk and receive the following error
> >> >message.
> >> > setup detected and error while reading C:WINEBDO.400\EBD\AUTOEXEC.BAT.
> >> > can
> >> > ayone help me resolve this issue . Thanx
> >> > --
> >> > Rob
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 1:17:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Rob,

I think Noel is more concerned that you feel the need to completely
re-install WinMe (and all your other programs) rather than fix it - and he
is advising that you come back here for help with your problems before going
down that route. A re-install is only a very last resort.

Regarding the problem with trying to create a WinMe Startup (floppy) disk
and the "error msg 'The file 'Aspi2dos.sys' was not found".

Normally, when installing WinMe from an MS retail CD, it copies the whole
installation setup folder to C:\Windows\options\instal. But with (some?) OEM
CD's, it copies them to C:\Windows\options\cab. (Or possibly
C:\WINEBDO.400\EBD\.. in your case - if it's still there!!)

When creating a startup disk, WinMe searches your hard drive for the
installation folder containing BASE2.CAB from one or other of the above
folders, depending on where the installation folder was copied to, and
extracts (some of) the files - including aspi2dos.sys etc. - from BASE2.CAB.

You need to search for the folder containing (amongst other things) the
BASE2.CAB file and make a note of its path (location).

Your problem suggests that WinMe may be looking in the wrong folder (the
path may be wrong or missing) or possibly the installation files *may* have
been deleted at some time (to save approx 120MB of disk space).

However, if they are still in either the \instal or \CABS folder (or
wherever), then you only need to re-direct the warning to the appropriate
folder (containing the BASE".CAB) and it should then continue and create the
disk.

If, after all this, you still haven't got the installation files on your
hard disk, then Noels advice to download a WinMe bootdisk making utility
from www.bootdisk.com is your only solution - But be sure to read the
instructions on how to actually create the bootdisk from the download files.
Don't just copy the download to a floppy disk, you need to run the download
on your computer for it to actually create the Startup (floppy) disk.

I'm sure that Noel (and others) will be happy to help you through any other
WinMe issues you are having - just try to resist the temptation to
re-install <g>

HTH

Mart


"Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:255B68E2-B203-42D5-A3B1-0CC06148EE7C@microsoft.com...
> Thanx for your help so far Noel when I get to 49% I then get the
> following
> error msg 'The file 'Aspi2dos.sys' was not found windows needs the disk
> labelled windows me edition to continue. This disk may be provided by your
> computer or device manufacturer. There is a search window which advises to
> copy files from PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\UK. I only have a
> reload
> cd from my computer manufaturer. unfortunately it is Time who seem to be
> going out of business. As I stated earlier I am a bit of a dullard when it
> comes to the techie side of my pc thanx once againg for your help:-)
> --
> Rob
>
>
> "Noel Paton" wrote:
>
>> Rob
>> There is almost never a real need to reinstall the OS!!!
>> Please describe what problems you have (in detail - collectively we have
>> time!<g>), and we can try to solve them - otherwise you may find yourself
>> ending up in exactly the same situation in another three months.....
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:85C122AF-9851-4A8B-AB03-3497AAE5F583@microsoft.com...
>> > Thanx Noel I have downloaded a bootdisk and just need to find the time
>> > to
>> > reload me and all my other programs. Once again thanx for the help
>> > --
>> > Rob
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Download a diskmaker from www.bootdisk.com - the Win ME OEM disk - and
>> >> use
>> >> that to create your floppy
>> >> (It would seem that at some stage, you have reinstalled ME over
>> >> itself,
>> >> using 'non-supported' means - you may have more problems....post back
>> >> with
>> >> details!)
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >>
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
>> >> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Rob Walker" <robgwenda23@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:59274CCB-6DEA-4F69-8572-F74B66CA01EA@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I am trying to create a start up disk and receive the following error
>> >> >message.
>> >> > setup detected and error while reading
>> >> > C:WINEBDO.400\EBD\AUTOEXEC.BAT.
>> >> > can
>> >> > ayone help me resolve this issue . Thanx
>> >> > --
>> >> > Rob
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
August 18, 2005 1:52:18 PM

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Mart, C:\WINEBDO.400\EBD is the temporary folder Windows Setup creates for
making the Startup Disk.

Otherwise, the files should be in C:\Windows\Command\EBD.

As you say, the files start out in BASE2.CAB. otoh below is Win98's
Bootdisk.bat which, if run from C:\Windows\Command, should make an EBD, if
the folder exists!

---------------

@echo off

set DefFloppyDrive1=A:
set DefFloppyDrive1_L=a:
set DefFloppyDrive2=B:
set DefFloppyDrive2_L=b:

set DefFloppyDrive=%1

cls

:CHECK
if not exist EBD\NUL goto NODIR

if "%1"=="/?" GOTO USAGE

if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive1%" goto FORMAT

if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive1_L%" goto FORMAT

if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive2%" goto FORMAT

if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive2_L%" goto FORMAT

:SET_FLOPPY
echo Please specify the drive letter of your floppy drive.
echo Press 1 for %DefFloppyDrive1%
echo or
echo Press 2 for %DefFloppyDrive2%
echo.
choice /c:12 Choose an option
if errorlevel 2 goto BDRIVE
if errorlevel 1 goto ADRIVE

:ADRIVE
set DefFloppyDrive=%DefFloppyDrive1%
goto FORMAT

:BDRIVE
set DefFloppyDrive=%DefFloppyDrive2%
goto FORMAT


:FORMAT
echo.
echo To make a Startup Disk
echo Label a disk "Windows 98 Startup Disk" and insert it into drive
%DefFloppyDrive%
echo Caution: Setup will delete any existing files on this floppy disk.
echo.
pause
format %DefFloppyDrive% /u /v:EBD /autotest
if not errorlevel 0 goto FORMAT_ERROR

:COPY
echo.
echo Copying files to %DefFloppyDrive% ...
copy .\EBD\*.* %DefFloppyDrive% > NUL
echo.
echo Transfering system files...
sys %DefFloppyDrive% > NUL
echo.
echo Startup disk is ready.
echo.
goto END

:FORMAT_ERROR
echo.
echo There was a error formatting the specified drive.
echo Press Y to retry or N to cancel
choice /c:yn
if errorlevel 2 goto FORMAT_CANCEL
if errorlevel 1 goto FORMAT
:FORMAT_CANCEL
echo .
echo Exiting
goto END

:USAGE
echo.
echo Usage: bootdisk [drive letter:]
echo e.g: bootdisk
echo or
echo bootdisk %DefFloppyDrive1%
echo.
echo This command should be run from the WINDOWS\COMMAND directory.
echo.
goto END

:NODIR
echo.
echo The EBD directory does not exist.
echo Change to the WINDOWS\COMMAND directory and try again.
echo.
goto END

:END
set DefFloppyDrive=
set DefFloppyDrive1=
set DefFloppyDrive1_L=
set DefFloppyDrive2=
set DefFloppyDrive2_L=



-------------


Shane
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 4:53:22 PM

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Interesting you should mention that Shane - and even more interesting that
you referred to the Win98 Bootdisk.bat procedure.

Some years ago, (following similar queries in the WinMe groups) I chased the
process for creating the WinMe startup disk and found that following a
'Clean' install from a Retail Full MS edition of WinMe (which includes
offering the user the option to create a Startup disk during the install
process), the default path (after installation - including the creation of
the disk - was completed) pointed to the Windows\Options\Instal folder (also
containing a copy of the full contents of the win9x installation folder) and
NOT the Windows\Command\EBD. The creation of a WinMe Startup Disk did not
refer to the EBD folder at all. And IIRC, the contents of the EBD folder is
not EXACTLY the same as the contents of a WinMe Startup Disk.

I recently tried again on a 'junk-box' kit to confirm.

Regarding the possible OEM option of the path :- Windows\options\cab - this
is pure speculation on my part as I've never used an OEM CD for WinMe,
however others advised that some/many? OEM's force the copy of the win9x
installation folder contents into that folder, therefore redirecting the
'error report' to that folder seems logical and (as far as I am aware) has
worked.

Finally, regarding the EBD folder - a 'straightforward' copy of its contents
onto a 'clean, formatted' floppy is not enough, the floppy MUST be made a
system disk i.e. bootable. - Nor are they the 'actual' files which are
copied to the 'new' Startup' disk - see above.

See also the conversation between Walterius, Rick T and myself in the "Start
up Disk" thread below this one.

Mart



"Shane" <shanebeatson@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Non-wrapped copy.
>
> Shane
>
>
> "Shane" <shanebeatson@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uIlMjI9oFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>
>> Mart, C:\WINEBDO.400\EBD is the temporary folder Windows Setup creates
>> for
>> making the Startup Disk.
>>
>> Otherwise, the files should be in C:\Windows\Command\EBD.
>>
>> As you say, the files start out in BASE2.CAB. otoh below is Win98's
>> Bootdisk.bat which, if run from C:\Windows\Command, should make an EBD,
>> if
>> the folder exists!
>>
>> ---------------
>>
>> @echo off
>>
>> set DefFloppyDrive1=A:
>> set DefFloppyDrive1_L=a:
>> set DefFloppyDrive2=B:
>> set DefFloppyDrive2_L=b:
>>
>> set DefFloppyDrive=%1
>>
>> cls
>>
>> :CHECK
>> if not exist EBD\NUL goto NODIR
>>
>> if "%1"=="/?" GOTO USAGE
>>
>> if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive1%" goto FORMAT
>>
>> if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive1_L%" goto FORMAT
>>
>> if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive2%" goto FORMAT
>>
>> if "%1"=="%DefFloppyDrive2_L%" goto FORMAT
>>
>> :SET_FLOPPY
>> echo Please specify the drive letter of your floppy drive.
>> echo Press 1 for %DefFloppyDrive1%
>> echo or
>> echo Press 2 for %DefFloppyDrive2%
>> echo.
>> choice /c:12 Choose an option
>> if errorlevel 2 goto BDRIVE
>> if errorlevel 1 goto ADRIVE
>>
>> :ADRIVE
>> set DefFloppyDrive=%DefFloppyDrive1%
>> goto FORMAT
>>
>> :BDRIVE
>> set DefFloppyDrive=%DefFloppyDrive2%
>> goto FORMAT
>>
>>
>> :FORMAT
>> echo.
>> echo To make a Startup Disk
>> echo Label a disk "Windows 98 Startup Disk" and insert it into drive
>> %DefFloppyDrive%
>> echo Caution: Setup will delete any existing files on this floppy disk.
>> echo.
>> pause
>> format %DefFloppyDrive% /u /v:EBD /autotest
>> if not errorlevel 0 goto FORMAT_ERROR
>>
>> :COPY
>> echo.
>> echo Copying files to %DefFloppyDrive% ...
>> copy .\EBD\*.* %DefFloppyDrive% > NUL
>> echo.
>> echo Transfering system files...
>> sys %DefFloppyDrive% > NUL
>> echo.
>> echo Startup disk is ready.
>> echo.
>> goto END
>>
>> :FORMAT_ERROR
>> echo.
>> echo There was a error formatting the specified drive.
>> echo Press Y to retry or N to cancel
>> choice /c:yn
>> if errorlevel 2 goto FORMAT_CANCEL
>> if errorlevel 1 goto FORMAT
>> :FORMAT_CANCEL
>> echo .
>> echo Exiting
>> goto END
>>
>> :USAGE
>> echo.
>> echo Usage: bootdisk [drive letter:]
>> echo e.g: bootdisk
>> echo or
>> echo bootdisk %DefFloppyDrive1%
>> echo.
>> echo This command should be run from the WINDOWS\COMMAND directory.
>> echo.
>> goto END
>>
>> :NODIR
>> echo.
>> echo The EBD directory does not exist.
>> echo Change to the WINDOWS\COMMAND directory and try again.
>> echo.
>> goto END
>>
>> :END
>> set DefFloppyDrive=
>> set DefFloppyDrive1=
>> set DefFloppyDrive1_L=
>> set DefFloppyDrive2=
>> set DefFloppyDrive2_L=
>>
>>
>>
>> -------------
>>
>>
>> Shane
>>
>>
>
>
>
August 18, 2005 8:28:32 PM

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Mart!

> Some years ago, (following similar queries in the WinMe groups) I chased

Jeez, doesn't the time fly!

> the process for creating the WinMe startup disk and found that following a
> 'Clean' install from a Retail Full MS edition of WinMe (which includes
> offering the user the option to create a Startup disk during the install
> process), the default path (after installation - including the creation of
> the disk - was completed) pointed to the Windows\Options\Instal folder
> (also containing a copy of the full contents of the win9x installation
> folder) and NOT the Windows\Command\EBD. The creation of a WinMe Startup
> Disk did not refer to the EBD folder at all.

True. Change the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Source
Path value to an invalid one, run Add/Remove's Startup Disk option and the
message will come up 'aspi2dos.sys not found' with the invalid path in the
'look in' field - and the destination listed as C:\WINEBD0.400

As for the new Windows installation, the files aren't on the HD yet anyway,
at the Startup Disk creation stage, so they have to come from the cabs.

So, yes, they're drawn from the cabs. But they're assembled in the
C:\WINEBDO.400 folder, a folder that you have to halt EBD creation to see,
as it is (unless something is awry) deleted by the time the process is
complete.

> And IIRC, the contents of the EBD folder
> is not EXACTLY the same as the contents of a WinMe Startup Disk.

In my (limited) experience, exceptions will only be where an installation
has been done with the incorrect International settings. Then the contents
of Windows\Command\EBD as compared to a UK spec EBD (for eg), will be short
5 files, with autoexec.bat and config.sys missing the lines referring to
those files.

>
> I recently tried again on a 'junk-box' kit to confirm.
>
> Regarding the possible OEM option of the path :- Windows\options\cab -
> this is pure speculation on my part as I've never used an OEM CD for
> WinMe, however others advised that some/many? OEM's force the copy of the
> win9x installation folder contents into that folder, therefore redirecting
> the 'error report' to that folder seems logical and (as far as I am aware)
> has worked.

MSBatch.inf directs the installation files to the CABS folder. I believe
that's standard, ie an MS decision (that OEMs may then edit - though I
suspect the exceptions are those where an image is restored, rather than
Setup run).

>
> Finally, regarding the EBD folder - a 'straightforward' copy of its
> contents onto a 'clean, formatted' floppy is not enough, the floppy MUST
> be made a system disk i.e. bootable.


That's why I posted bootdisk.bat, which does the entire thing - but
specifically the command:

format %DefFloppyDrive% /u /v:EBD /autotest.

> - Nor are they the 'actual' files which are copied to the 'new' Startup'
> disk - see above.
>

See: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;271823



Shane
August 19, 2005 4:02:57 AM

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> That's why I posted bootdisk.bat, which does the entire thing - but
> specifically the command:
>
> format %DefFloppyDrive% /u /v:EBD /autotest.
>

Actually, this is the version I've used for a few years:

FORMAT A: /u /v:EBD /autotest
ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EBD\*.*
COPY C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EBD\*.* A:
ATTRIB +R +H +S A:\IO.SYS > NUL
ATTRIB +R +H +S A:\MSDOS.SYS > NUL
:END
CLS
EXIT
CLS

If you do a full format in Windows, then copy the files to the floppy, it
won't boot. Run the above on that same non-booting floppy and it will. If
anyone knows otherwise I'd appreciate hearing about it.


Shane
!