Need help recreating old Drafix CAD program

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January 24, 2011 at 01:32:59
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 3800+/2 GB
A friend of mine has a very program installed on his computer named Drafix CAD. The program is so old it fits on three floppy discs, so is very small. He recently asked me to install a copy of the program on a laptop he recently purchased, but floppy disc #2 & #3 were corrupt and not even recognized as having been formatted. I was able to recover all of the data from the bad disks, and reinstalled the data back onto the original disks. I installed the program for him and it''s working great, but because I felt the disks were in pretty bad condition, I suggested we copy the discs data to a CD and I could build a batch file to install the program IF needed again. In the month or so after I had recreated the data on the two corrupt disks, I found disk #2 had become corrupt again.

I'm having a hard time recovering the data from disk #2 again, so because of this, I would like to know if anyone knows of a way I can use the Drafix CAD program installed on one of his computers to recreate the program (and all regisrty entries for the program) so I can create a new installation CD for the program?

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January 24, 2011 at 14:04:25
I'd make a virtual machine out of the working system.

Depends on the program too. Some older ones did some sneaky things to prevent what you want to do. One may may be to copy registry and put into a wine or other registry and copy all the data that the floppies put on.

In most cases one can even just start to copy stuff off. When an error shows then follow up on that error and continue.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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July 18, 2011 at 18:43:10
Do you still need Drafix? I have the Windows version which will run on (at least) W98, W2000, & XP. Can't recall offhand if it opens earlier DOS version files.

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July 18, 2011 at 23:26:29
Yes, ... am still needing a copy of Drafix. The newer, the better. Windows Drafix is good too. email me keep_koi at comcast dot net.

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