how do I extract boot98se.exe

September 16, 2009 at 03:19:57
Specs: Windows XP
I have no floppy drive and require the boot files for something else, How do I extract them from the exe provided by I tried to contact them but they sent me here to ask.

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September 16, 2009 at 13:17:07
As you probably realise, you have to use the exe to create a boot disk (floppy) - not just put the exe itself on a floppy. If you then look at the floppy you have created it should be possible to find the required files.

I realise you have no floppy drive but maybe you can create one on a machine with an A drive, or create a CD instead and look inside that.
There are definitely boot disks available for running from CD's.

some other bloke...

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September 16, 2009 at 18:42:28 might have a cd boot image you could download. Or if you just need the files on a bootdisk we could probably email them.

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September 19, 2009 at 13:24:28
That's great customer service. boot98se.exe is a winimage self extracting executable that doesn't lend itself to separate processes for extraction of it's files. You can't get there from here. So I just did it on my box for you.

It is an exact copy of the 98se bootdisk as created by the Add/Remove Programs|Startup disk tab method made on 7/18/99.

Volume in drive A is BOOT98SE
Volume Serial Number is 18E6-3915
Directory of A:\

ASPI2DOS SYS 35,330 04-23-99 10:22p ASPI2DOS.SYS
ASPI4DOS SYS 14,386 04-23-99 10:22p ASPI4DOS.SYS
ASPI8DOS SYS 37,564 04-23-99 10:22p ASPI8DOS.SYS
ASPI8U2 SYS 40,792 04-23-99 10:22p ASPI8U2.SYS
ASPICD SYS 29,620 04-23-99 10:22p ASPICD.SYS
AUTOEXEC BAT 1,103 04-23-99 10:22p AUTOEXEC.BAT
BTCDROM SYS 21,971 04-23-99 10:22p BTCDROM.SYS
BTDOSM SYS 30,955 04-23-99 10:22p BTDOSM.SYS
COMMAND COM 93,890 04-23-99 10:22p COMMAND.COM
CONFIG SYS 629 04-23-99 10:22p CONFIG.SYS
DRVSPACE BIN 68,871 04-23-99 10:22p DRVSPACE.BIN
EBD CAB 272,206 04-23-99 10:22p EBD.CAB
EBD SYS 0 07-18-99 9:05p EBD.SYS
EXTRACT EXE 93,242 04-23-99 10:22p EXTRACT.EXE
FDISK EXE 63,916 04-23-99 10:22p FDISK.EXE
FINDRAMD EXE 6,855 04-23-99 10:22p FINDRAMD.EXE
FLASHPT SYS 64,425 04-23-99 10:22p FLASHPT.SYS
HIMEM SYS 33,191 04-23-99 10:22p HIMEM.SYS
IO SYS 222,390 04-23-99 10:22p IO.SYS
MSDOS SYS 9 07-18-99 9:05p MSDOS.SYS
OAKCDROM SYS 41,302 04-23-99 10:22p OAKCDROM.SYS
RAMDRIVE SYS 12,663 04-23-99 10:22p RAMDRIVE.SYS
README TXT 14,764 04-23-99 10:22p README.TXT
SETRAMD BAT 1,416 04-23-99 10:22p SETRAMD.BAT
24 file(s) 1,201,490 bytes
0 dir(s) 250,368 bytes free
get the image file, Windows98_SE.img
get the extract tool and use it on the above image file to get the actual files. Extract is the short name for this utility, the full name is Extract NT which explains why it don't work on my box but should on yours.

Any joy?


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September 20, 2009 at 03:04:01
cool tool

Do people still use compuserve? LOL

Helping others achieve escape felicity


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