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Solved Problems with DOSbox ...... What's with the Z zzzzz/

November 28, 2020 at 15:55:29
Specs: Windows 7, Pentium 4 2GHz / 4 gigs.
I tried all kinds of things to get away from the Z: and (it seemed to make sense) get to C: because that's were the files I want to use are located. Maybe I should try FreeDOS, but there should be complete instructions. That's a big problem these days. Everyone is in a hurry.
BTW the files were transferred from my old XP drive to the windows 7 drive by a local tech. Perhaps I should mention that this analysis program called ADMIR ran in windows 98se. I think I had to hit the f/8 key when booting up so I could start in DOS.
Thanks for reading :-)

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#1
November 29, 2020 at 00:22:56
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The Z: drive in dosbox is a virtual drive carved out of RAM from which you can run dos software. Some info here:

https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Drives

I've never run dosbox so can't really be of much help but instructions there tell how to mount a folder/directory for use in dosbox. Hopefully that is of some help. If not, others will post in.


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#2
November 29, 2020 at 05:38:27
"Maybe I should try FreeDOS"

Not on your Win7 machine. You'd likely bork the Win7 install. FreeDOS is meant for machines without any OS installed on them.

Realize that DOSBox is an emulator (virtual machine). It's not meant as a replacement for DOS, it just allows usage of a DOS-like environment on purely WindowsNT-based machines.

If your ADMIR program won't run from the Command Prompt in Win7, use the "mount" command in DOSBox to access the directory and run the executable from there:

mount c c:\ADMIR
C:
ADMIR.EXE

(this assumes the files are in a directory named "ADMIR" and the executable file is ADMIR.EXE)

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#3
November 29, 2020 at 13:39:14
I have an old 4gb flash drive I can empty. Would it work on that ? Geez .... Wish my brain still worked :-(

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#4
November 29, 2020 at 15:43:28
"I have an old 4gb flash drive I can empty. Would it work on that ?"

Only if your machine could boot from it. And, not having worked with FreeDOS, I can't tell you what the limitations (such as maximum memory/drive-partition size), or how to set it up. Personally I'd try and get DOSBox working with the program before attempting that.

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