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It is possible to make an MS-DOS bootable disk when running Windows if MS-DOS version 5.0 is being used on drive C. If a machine running Windows has any other version of MS-DOS installed, the error message "Incorrect DOS Version" will be returned when attempting the SYS or FORMAT A: /S commands.
Note: This information is specific to the Intel x86 hardware platform.
To create a bootable disk with Windows, use the following procedure:
If a valid COMMAND.COM is not copied to the floppy disk and you attempt to boot from it, the system will hang. An incorrect copy of COMMAND.COM is copied to the floppy disk by Windows during the format. This copy is located in the \WINNT\SYSTEM32 directory. The incorrect copy will have these attributes:
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Article ID: 102901 - Last Review: February 20, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
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