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copy files from boot disk to hard drive

By mambrose ·
I have purchased an ibm thinkpad that has had operating system removed. I am trying to find command to transfer files from boot disk to hard drive.

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by mikex In reply to copy files from boot disk ...

If you have a cd burner soft - go and make an ISO image of your IBM boot disk - use a CD emulator to load the image

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by VinnyD In reply to copy files from boot disk ...

This is not an easy question to answer without knowing more information.

What format is the harddrive (NTFS, FAT, FAT32, etc).

What OS are you booting on the boot disk?

If your booting win98 you can use the standard DOS copy command to copy from the A: drive to the C: drive.

If your trying to get the hard drive to boot, use the SYS C: command or Format c:/s

If the thinkpad harddrive is not formatted or partitioned, then you need to use FDISK to partition it and format c:/s to format it.

If it is already formated to NTFS you will have to FDISK and remove the partition and start over again.

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by queen1 In reply to copy files from boot disk ...

If I'm reading your question correctly the command your looking for is > sys C: That will make the hard disk bootable
Good luck

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