Solved floppy disk drive cannot copy dos files

September 14, 2011 at 09:13:53
Specs: Windows xp, emachines

floppy disk drive cannot copy dos files
'16 bit ms-dos subsystem'
'the system is not suitable for running ms-dos & microsoft windows applications'.
please help

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September 15, 2011 at 19:48:54

OK, I don't understand how a 64 bit OS can know or even care if a file is DOS when it's only being copied but I don't have a similar system to test with.

You're doing that from command prompt. Have you tried just dragging the files to the floppy from the desktop?

Does the floppy need to be formatted?



#1
September 14, 2011 at 12:55:29

Can I assume you have a 64 bit OS?

Try dosbox.

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#2
September 15, 2011 at 02:40:07

Are you trying to just copy the files--which shouldn't be a problem--or running/executing the files?

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#3
September 15, 2011 at 04:06:43

both.
i cant enter the dos program & i cant copy files to oms..
c>oms>copy *.dbf a:

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#4
September 15, 2011 at 14:38:51

So at the c:\oms> prompt you type copy *.dbf a: and what happens? Do you get some kind of error message? That should copy all the files with a dbf extension in the c:\oms directory to the a: drive.

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#5
September 15, 2011 at 17:23:46

i get the message of the original question..'floppy disk drive,etc.
16 bit,etc.

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September 15, 2011 at 19:48:54
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OK, I don't understand how a 64 bit OS can know or even care if a file is DOS when it's only being copied but I don't have a similar system to test with.

You're doing that from command prompt. Have you tried just dragging the files to the floppy from the desktop?

Does the floppy need to be formatted?


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