Location of dos files on windows xp pro cd

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afj516 - Aug 9, 2009 at 04:19 PM
sharpman Posts 1021 Registration date Saturday May 23, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen October 20, 2010 - Aug 31, 2009 at 08:07 PM
Hello,
I also need to create an MS-DOS bootdisk to rewrite my master boot record. When using the hp usb drive utility to create a botable usb drive, I am asked for the location of the dos files on the cd. Would you know where I could find them please?

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sharpman Posts 1021 Registration date Saturday May 23, 2009 Status Contributor Last seen October 20, 2010 183
Aug 31, 2009 at 08:07 PM
Have a read of this link
https://askbobrankin.com/fix_mbr.html
it will explain how to fix your mbr.

there are no msdos files on the cd as such.
but, if you go to this location
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
and download the win98se oem version
it downloads as an .exe file. when run it will ask for a fdd in A: if you have an A: drive all well and good. but by the fact you are trying it with a thumb drive i'm assuming you don't have one. Fear not all is not lost.

download winimage
http://www.winimage.com/winimage.htm
and you can extract files from fdd img files.
just extract them to a folder and tell the hp usb utility where they are.
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