What can you do in MS-DOS that you can't do with the Windows XP setup disk?
Once upon a time Windows supplied a set of useful tools named the Winternals Administrator's Pak which included Disk Commander, and NTFSDOS suite.
Bob Proffitt's June 10 past at http://tinyurl.com/byg6z7c wrote that "The reason to abandon this was clear as DOS had severe drive size limits which we've blown past time after time."
True, but the C: partition can be configured to stay well within DOS limits on any sized disk, and these tools were invaluable to recover the OS. After years of successful functioning, my laptop XP has become corrupted in some way and croaks on MUP.SYS and C: is only 20GB because all it has there is XP.
Was anyone here wise enough to stash a copy of the Pak away somewhere? If so, would appreciate it being uploaded to dropbox and made available. It was a free download from Microsoft so am assuming there are no copyright issues.
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Much obliged to all.