Windows 98 xcopy

There are a few more steps when xcopying Windows 98.
Here is the list of switches you will use and the steps to xcopy.

xcopy [source] [destination] /E /C /H /K /R /Y

xcopy program used to copy

[source] Location containing the data you want to copy from
[destination] Location you want to copy the data to.
/E Copies all directories, even empty directories.
/C Continues to copy if there are errors.
/H Copies hidden and system files.
/K Copies file attributes.
/R Overwrites read only files.
/Y Overwrites files without prompting user.

xcopy c:\ d:\ /E /C /H /K /R /Y


  1. Make sure you have a Windows98 boot disk.

  2. Click on start then settings and choose control panel.

  3. In the control panel, click on the system icon.

  4. Click on the Virtual memory tab.

  5. Disable virtual memory.

  6. Reboot your computer.

  7. After reboot finishes, click on start then click on run.

  8. In the run box type: xcopy c:\ d:\ /E /C /H /K /R /Y
    (I am assuming that your drive letters are the same as I am using. If not, just substitute your drive letters for the source and destination.) and hit enter.

  9. You should see a DOS window open up listing all the files it is copying.

  10. After the copy is finished. Run scandisk on the drive you copied to.

  11. Shutdown and power off the computer and remove your primary drive.

  12. Set the jumpers on the slave drive to master and secure it in the case.

  13. Power on your computer, enter the CMOS and autodetect the drive
    for the primary. Depending on your computer you may have to manually configure the CMOS .

  14. Exit the BIOS and start your computer as you normally do.
  15. If you get an error about missing operating system or computer does not boot correctly, Jump to step 19.

  16. Your computer should be back in Windows98. Click on start, settings, control panel. Click on the system icon and choose the virtual memory tab.

  17. Enable virtual memory.

  18. Restart your computer and enjoy reading

  19. Errors during boot.

  20. Insert your Windows98 boot disk and boot up to a command prompt.

  21. Type fdisk and choose Set Partition Active.

  22. If it says partition is already active.

  23. Exit fdisk.

  24. Type sys c:\
    This will put the system files back on the drive to make it boot.

  25. Remove floppy disk and boot into Windows98 and enjoy reading













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