Boot Disks



ryjack
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
I have tried six ways to sunday to create boot disks from the microsoft
download site but run into a wall getting them on floppys. In desparation I
tried downloading all versions. I need XP Pro and I need to create on floppys
for my son's computer which has crapped out as a result of trying to get rid
of Aurora and other trojan pests. The CD drive isn't reading. Anyway, the
download goes okay, but when I try to copy to the floppys, I keep getting a
opoup that says:

6 bit ms-dos subsystem
temp\dxp000.tmp\makeboot.exe
c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The system file is not suitable for running
ms-dos and microsoft windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the
application.

Consequently, I get nothing on the floppys. I know I've got to be doing
something wrong, but I don't know what. Can anyone offer me a solution?
Thanks.

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
ryjack wrote:
> I have tried six ways to sunday to create boot disks from the
> microsoft download site but run into a wall getting them on floppys.
> In desparation I tried downloading all versions. I need XP Pro and I
> need to create on floppys for my son's computer which has crapped out
> as a result of trying to get rid of Aurora and other trojan pests.
> The CD drive isn't reading. Anyway, the download goes okay, but when
> I try to copy to the floppys, I keep getting a opoup that says:
>
> 6 bit ms-dos subsystem
> temp\dxp000.tmp\makeboot.exe
> c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The system file is not suitable for
> running ms-dos and microsoft windows applications. Choose 'close' to
> terminate the application.
>
> Consequently, I get nothing on the floppys. I know I've got to be
> doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Can anyone offer me a
> solution? Thanks.

If the CD drive is not reading, the floppies won't help anyway.

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Chelsea
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
"ryjack" <ryjack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:95C266EF-34EC-4A01-A1D8-D5C52FAF0EB1@microsoft.com...
>I have tried six ways to sunday to create boot disks from the microsoft
> download site but run into a wall getting them on floppys. In desparation
> I
> tried downloading all versions. I need XP Pro and I need to create on
> floppys
> for my son's computer which has crapped out as a result of trying to get
> rid
> of Aurora and other trojan pests. The CD drive isn't reading. Anyway, the
> download goes okay, but when I try to copy to the floppys, I keep getting
> a
> opoup that says:
>
> 6 bit ms-dos subsystem
> temp\dxp000.tmp\makeboot.exe
> c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The system file is not suitable for
> running
> ms-dos and microsoft windows applications. Choose 'close' to terminate the
> application.
>
> Consequently, I get nothing on the floppys. I know I've got to be doing
> something wrong, but I don't know what. Can anyone offer me a solution?
> Thanks.



Sometimes malware like the Worm.Agobot deletes Autoexec.nt on every restart
and this can cause this problem.
I would not make the boot disks on the system you are trying to repair as it
is far too compromised.
The solution may be to install a DOS Emulator . You can download a good one
for free at
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4381.html I havn't tried it to make boot
disks but it certainly runs most of the old Dos programs.

Chelsea


Boot Disks