Solved non system disk or disk error help

April 22, 2013 at 21:37:18
Specs: Windows XP
when i install xp after dos on my system
when i go to os-dos i have this massege :non system disk or disk error

again by floppy bootable dos write "sys c"
dos be good but windows xp isnt and i must install xp again
if again i have this massege after install xp :(!?


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April 23, 2013 at 22:28:15
If you created the disks correctly from the download then the install shouldn't be a problem. You boot up with the first disk and follow the on-screen instructions. It's possible you'll get an error saying something about there already being an operating system on the drive. If so, that's because you previously sys'd the drive. The easiest way to fix that is probably to reformat the drive and then NOT sys it and then start again with disk 1.

Dos 6.22 installs on a fat16 partition which is limited in size to no more than 2 gig. You didn't mention the hard drive size but I'm sure it's larger than 2 gig. That should be OK. 6.22's fdisk will simply take up the first 2 gig of the drive. The remaining space could be used for an XP install if you still wanted to do that. Again you need to follow the instructions in the MS link if you want to do that.

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April 22, 2013 at 23:18:09
It appears the xp install is overwriting the dos system files and then when you do the 'sys c:' you're overwriting the xp system files. You need 2 partitions on the drive. This should help:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306559

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#2
April 23, 2013 at 11:17:52
i have problem when install dos
i have disk bootable dos from bootdisk.com dos6.22
but when install it and fdisk , format, sys c:
when i write dir
i have just command.com in drive c
why after sys c: just i have this file
and dos have problem

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#3
April 23, 2013 at 19:53:01
Are you saying you're installing DOS after XP on the same partition???

If so, you'll likely bork your XP installation. Precisely what is it that you're trying to accomplish?

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#4
April 23, 2013 at 20:18:25
What you got from bootdisk.com was just a few files to set up the hard drive. It's not the complete installation package. Dos 6.22 installs from a set of 3 floppy disks with an optional 4th disk. When you did the SYS C: you copied the system files to the hard drive--the two hidden files, io.sys and msdos.sys, and command.com. That's just enought to make the hard drive bootable. To fully install 6.22 you need the 3 (or 4) disk set.

The MS link in my post above tells how to create the dual boot configuration you want.

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#5
April 23, 2013 at 21:13:55
i download 3disks and boot from internet http://www.illumnati.com/eXeTooLs.htm
for install dos :first floopy boot and second disk 1, 2,3 ?

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#6
April 23, 2013 at 21:14:59
no i havent xp
becouse by sys c: xp distroy .....
i want install dos

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April 23, 2013 at 22:28:15
✔ Best Answer
If you created the disks correctly from the download then the install shouldn't be a problem. You boot up with the first disk and follow the on-screen instructions. It's possible you'll get an error saying something about there already being an operating system on the drive. If so, that's because you previously sys'd the drive. The easiest way to fix that is probably to reformat the drive and then NOT sys it and then start again with disk 1.

Dos 6.22 installs on a fat16 partition which is limited in size to no more than 2 gig. You didn't mention the hard drive size but I'm sure it's larger than 2 gig. That should be OK. 6.22's fdisk will simply take up the first 2 gig of the drive. The remaining space could be used for an XP install if you still wanted to do that. Again you need to follow the instructions in the MS link if you want to do that.

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#8
April 24, 2013 at 21:58:45
i want copy a:net to c:net by dos
net have 3disketes becouse have 3mb
i write for disket1
:
c:\net copy a:net:*.*
files in a:net go to c:net
but when i use diskete2 for copy
and write this formula again
have message that not know this path a:net????
why?
what is the formula for copy disket2 and 3 in net

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#9
April 24, 2013 at 23:14:09
I downloaded the file to create the 6.22 floppy disks to see how the person had put it together. He included 4 image files--boot.img, disk1.img, disk2.img, disk3.img. Boot.img is just a generic boot disk and not needed since the first installation disk is bootable. He included 2 programs to write the images to floppy disks. DiskWrite apparently is used if you want to do it in a windows session. DW will write to the disks from command prompt (dos).

I don't see anything there about having to use NET commands to create the disks so I'm not sure what you're asking about.

Edit Note that you can't just copy the image files to floppy disks. You have to use a program that writes the image to the disks.

If you can't get it figured out I can email you self-extracting files for each disk. They're much easier to deal with. You just run the file and it tells you to put a blank formatted floppy disk in and then it creates the disk.

I'll send you a private message. If you want me to email the files just respond back with your email address.

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