Strange Dual Boot

  poogles_uk 18:56 09 Nov 2004
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Im trying to sort out a problem with a program. It is a basic program that only needs access to the com port. This is a program used for automatic welders. On the machine it was on it was running like a dual boot, either AWS150 or Windows 95. But the hard drive and laptop have failed so i can't use this. There is an old autoexec file for 95 and 98 saying:

@ECHO OFF
PROMPT $P$G
goto %config%

:win98
REM [Header]

REM [CD-ROM Drive]
LH C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:oemcd001 /L:D

REM [Miscellaneous]

REM [Display]

REM [Sound, MIDI, or Video Capture Card]

REM [Mouse]

goto end

:aws150
PATH C:;c:\dtools;C:\DTOOLS\XTG25;C:\DTOOLS\NC3;
LH C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:oemcd001 /L:D
set dircmd=/o/p
set urf386=c:\dtools\urf386
mode com1:9600,n,8,1,p
del *
cls
cd c:\aws150
call a
nc
c:\windows\command.com
reboot

:end

and for 95:

@ECHO OFF
PROMPT $P$G
goto %config%

:win95
REM [Header]

REM [CD-ROM Drive]

REM [Display]

REM [Sound, MIDI, or Video Capture Card]

REM [Mouse]

REM [Miscellaneous]

goto end

:aws150
PATH C:;C:\DTOOLS\DOS;C:\DTOOLS;C:\DTOOLS\XTG25;C:\DTOOLS\NC3;C:\BJPRN
set dircmd=/o/p
set urf386=c:\dtools\urf386
mode com1:9600,n,8,1,p
del *
cls
cd c:\aws150
call a
nc
goto end

:end

Is there any other file that needs setting up to use the dual boot?

When i run a.bat or setup.bat straight off from windowx xp i get 'Can't Initialize virtual buffer' Running A in windows 98 or is 98 dos i get' "AWS150 Must SAVE to new Filename!' Running setup in 98 or 98 dos i get to fill it in once, then again and i get the same message.

Im going to upload the files to my geocities account so if anyone wants a try to work it out they can. Im using it on Virtual PC on my windows 98 on my win xp machine. I have access to an image from the laptop, but that had stopped working, it wouldn't boot at all after i had repaired some errors with partition magic while making the image on my pc. So if i need to extract something from that i can.

  poogles_uk 19:01 09 Nov 2004

Or is something to do with the MBR?

  poogles_uk 19:05 09 Nov 2004

click here

Has the files

The autoexec is the 95 one, in the archive its is the 98 one.

  poogles_uk 19:13 09 Nov 2004

click here

is the software site.

  poogles_uk 20:16 09 Nov 2004

From an email from the makers:
'If you are running newer than Win98 you will need to make the PC have a dual boot facility with 2 partitions. 1 for DOS and 1 for Windows.'

So how do i make a dos partition

  poogles_uk 20:17 09 Nov 2004

Is it the boot.ini i need to alter?

  poogles_uk 20:28 09 Nov 2004

Or do i need so create a ms-dos on a partition and then 98 one?

  poogles_uk 19:02 16 Nov 2004

It was because i didnt have the config.sys

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