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How To Add Files To a DOS Boot CD?

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My winXP shuttle PC is randomly crashing – various blue screen and black screens. Thought it might be graphics card/driver so have tried 3 different cards with different drivers – still crashing. I went to check the BIOS settings, but every time i boot & try to access the BIOS menu i get a garbled screen. I’m guessing my BIOS is corrupt and want to try upgrading it. I have downloaded latest .bin file version and AWDFLASH.exe – i have a DOS boot CD iso – using gBurner i added the BIOS files onto the CD iso and re-burnt. The disk boots fine into DOS but the awdflash.exe and .bin file are not visible in DOS (the files are visible on the disk under windows XP). Am i doing something wrong? Any help would be much appreciated.


1 Answer

  1. Ok, so you have to change drive at the dos prompt to drive R:, if there was no error during boot up to dos.
    On this drive, you should find your files.

    In config.sys, the line
    DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:banana
    is, where the dos driver for CD-ROM is loaded and it gets the device name banana, which is used later in autoexec.bat for the MSCDEX command.

    In autoexec.bat,
    MSCDEX.EXE /D:banana /L:R
    does the following:
    MSCDEX assignes a drive letter to the device name banana, in this case drive letter R:

    That’s why I said, you should be able to access the files on drive R:

    Give it a try.

    The original poster should always write the last response !!!
    Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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