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Sir how can i make bootable hardisk

I ask how i can make bootable hardisk in dos
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How to Flash a System Bios using a diskette or a CD

Not all PC models have the option of flashing the bios under the windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment. There are some that their manufacturers only give diskette option which will involve using the DOS (Disk Operating System) environment. Recently, the CD drive is also given as an alternative since most PCs now do not have diskette drives. Well in both cases, it will involve creating a bootable diskette or CD. Here's how to go about it:

First, you would have to visit the manufacturer's website and carefully check and download the latest driver files for your system model. Also, you would have to save the instructions for reference when necessary. If you are downloading for a diskette, you would have to download the driver files for diskette (they are smaller than that of the CD). Now, the next thing is to create a bootable diskette so you can copy the downloaded files to the diskette. The easiest way of creating an MS-DOS bootable diskette is by visiting, download an image (you can select 'Windows ME, Custom, No Ramdrive'), and follow the instructions to create your own bootable diskette. If the bios files you downloaded are zipped, you would have to unzip first so you can have access to the actual files and copy them to the bootable diskette. If you are downloading for CD, then you would have to select the one for CD if available. Normally, with the CD, an application is added to automatically burn the bootable CD. You would have to be sure your CD drive is a burner or writer. Take note of your drive letter (whether E:, F:, A: etc). Now you are ready to lunch.

If you are using a laptop, be sure to have your battery and adapter connected and if it is a desktop, then be sure to have a backup power like a UPS. Restart your PC and be sure to set your PC to boot from Floppy or CD depending on which one you are using. Now the PC will boot into a DOS environment. If the main application does not lunch automatically, you would have to lunch it yourself. In this case, you will see a drive letter and a blinking cursor. If the letter showing is not that of your drive, then you would have to enter your drive. This is an example of what to type if say we want to enter drive 'E';
c:\>e: (then hit the enter key)
In this case, we were in drive C: and we moved from C: to E: by typing 'e:'. From the instructions, you will know the main file to lunch. This is an example of lunching a file with the name 'bios.exe' in drive 'A';
a:\>bios.exe (then hit the enter key)
In this case, we were using drive 'A'(normally the case with diskette). If it were to be drive 'E', it would have been;
e:\>bios.exe (then hit the enter key)
When this is done, you follow the instructions step by step to successfully complete the procedure. When done, you can check your bios settings if necessary.

Hope this was helpful and all the best.

on Feb 19, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Hi guys, I need help. i have compaq v2410ca.i have updated the bios with my wrong version and after it stopped recognizing the hard drive.i went imtothe bios setting and there is no option to boot from...

You will have to downgrade your BIOS.

Since it cannot boot via a USB stick, you can try making a bootable CD instead. Follow this link to create a bootable DOS CD. Don't forget to include the BIOS files before burning the CD.

May 07, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How to create simple batch files

Creating a batch file
MS-DOS users
Microsoft Windows and other users

MS-DOS users
To create a basic batch file in MS-DOS, follow the below steps that give you an example of how to create a basic batch file.

  1. Open an MS-DOS command window or get to MS-DOS. Additional information about doing this can be found on document CHDOS.
  2. At the MS-DOS prompt, type: edit test.bat and press enter.
  3. If typed properly, you should now be in a blue screen. Within the screen, type:

    dir c:\windows
    dir c:\windows\system

  4. Once the above three lines have been typed in, click File and choose exit; when prompted to save, click "Yes." Users who do not have a mouse cursor can accomplish this same task by pressing ALT+F to access the file menu, then pressing "X" to exit, and pressing enter to save changes.
  5. Once you are back at the MS-DOS prompt, type: test and press enter. This will execute the test.bat file and begin running the file. Because the first line is pause, you will first be prompted to press a key. Once you press a key the batch file will run line-by-line; in this case, listing the files in the windows and windows\system directories.
If you wish to add more lines to this batch file you would simply type "edit test.bat" to edit the file again.
Additional information about the MS-DOS edit command can be found on our edit command page. Some versions of MS-DOS and bootable diskettes may not have the edit command; if this is the case, you would either need to obtain the file to access this file or use the copy con command.

Microsoft Windows and other users
A Windows user can still use the above MS-DOS steps if they wish to create a batch file. If, however, you're more comfortable using Microsoft Windows or your operating system, you can use any text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad, to create your batch files, as long as the file extension ends with .bat. In the below example we use the Windows notepad to create a batch file.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type: notepad and press enter.
  4. Once notepad is open, type the below lines in the file or copy and paste the below lines into notepad.

    @echo off
    echo Hello this is a test batch file
    dir c:\windows

  5. Click File and click Save; browse to where you want to save the file. For the file name, type "test.bat", and if your version of Windows has a "Save as type" option, choose "All files", otherwise it will save as a text file. Once all of this has been done click the Save button and exit notepad.
  6. Now, to run the batch file, simply double-click or run the file like any other program. Once the batch file has completed running it will close the window automatically.

Jan 04, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Than you in advance for any and all help pertaing to my issue. Problem: 3-4yr old HP laptop. Did have Win XPsp2 on it. HDD went bad. Used Barts PE to create bootable cd-rom with half working Win XP, but...

Why do it the hard way? If your HDD is bad, most probably the system files are corrupted too and getting/making a bootable CD from the HDD files is just wasting your effort. If you laptop CD/DVD drive is still good, then use the options below: -

1. Go to any torrents site download "hp oem xp" disc from the site & burn the bootable image to a CDR.

2. Go the the Hp support Site & download the XP drivers for your Laptop model.

3. Then you can do a new installations on your Laptop.

Hope it helps.

Nov 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I have some problems on my pc, i want to make bootable pan drive

I have used a usbhelper software to make bootable USB drive. You can search internet for the bootable USB flash drive program for your computer. Once you have the program installed you can use the img file of the system CD to make the pen drive bootable. If you don't have the image file you could create one with ISO burning program like Nero.

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Make MS-DOS Boot CD

Hi. This adress ( contains a couple of ready boot discs. Just download them (.iso file) and burn them to a CD. Hope this helps.

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How to create a bootable disc using dos environment

First of all you need to install the disc creator (eg:- magic iso maker) , then you need a win98 disc & insert it to your drive & open it bootable image using magic iso.then save it & add your desired files to your disc 7 burn it using recorder.

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May 11, 2009 | Operating Systems

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I want to change start button name

Renaming the Start button needs a few steps (Source:

Renaming the Start Button
To rename the start button, you will need a hex editor.
My preference is UltraEdit

  1. Copy the \windows\explore.exe file to a new name (e.g. explorer_1.exe)
  2. With the hex editor, open that file and go to offset 412b6
  3. You will see the word start with blanks between each letter
  4. Edit it be any 5 characters or less
  5. Save the file
  6. Boot to DOS
  7. Copy the existing c:\windows\explorer.exe to
  8. Copy explorer_1.exe to explorer.exe
  9. You will also need to replace the explorer.exe in the c:\windows\system32\dllcache file as well with the new one.
Note: If the partition is NTFS and you can't access the files from DOS:
  1. Start Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon.
  3. Change the value of Shell from Explorer.exe to explorer_1.exe
Hope this helps. Please rate your feedback!

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How i can make xp proff service pack 2 bootable pendrive, cd,sdcard

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1. Windows Xp installation disk 
2. Access to PC with working CD Cd-ROM DVD drive. 
3. This file solution.rar 

This guide is for people with basic knowledge of PC hardware and system software 
Let's start. 

1. Download solution.rar file 
2. Unpack solution.rar file on drive C, you should have a folder named C:\Dos 
3. Put your pendrive ( at least 1GB) into working PC USB port 
4. Go to the folder C:\Dos and run HpUSBformat.exe file 
- it should auto detect wyour pendrive disk, if not select form the list ( my pendrive is a drive G: ) 
- set other options like on the image below and click start. 

- now you have a pendrive with bootable dos on it. 
5. Copy all other files from C:/Dos to your pendrive. ( you can overwrite existing ones) 
- your pendrive should look like that 

6. Put your Windows Xp installation disk into Cdrom and copy all files from CD to pendrive.


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