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Can't Read Floppy When Creating Bootable Cdrom


larrym996

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In Easy Creater Classic 6.2.0.111 I go...

File New Project bootable disk

Floppy disk emulation

Generate image from floppy OK

and I get an error

"an error was encountered creating the boot image from drive a:: . The floppy could not be read. Please make sure a bootable floppy is in the drive".

 

I can boot from the floppy and it's in the drive.

This is on XP SP2 firewalled.

 

Thanks

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In Easy Creater Classic 6.2.0.111 I go...

File New Project bootable disk

Floppy disk emulation

Generate image from floppy OK

and I get an error

"an error was encountered creating the boot image from drive a:: . The floppy could not be read. Please make sure a bootable floppy is in the drive".

 

I can boot from the floppy and it's in the drive.

This is on XP SP2 firewalled.

 

Thanks

On your diskette, check the attributes of the IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS files. They need to have the System and Hidden attribute for ECDC to properly recognize the bootable diskette. I ran across that myself several years ago and keep that tucked away for situations like yours.

 

To apply the System and Hidden attributes, you may need to use the "Attrib" command from within a Command prompt window.

 

Insert the diskette, then, in a command prompt window, enter the following:

 

attrib a:*.sys

 

That should list all of the .SYS files on the diskette, and their attributes. If IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS don't have SHR listed as their attributes, enter the following:

 

attrib a:\io.sys +s+h+r

 

attrib a:\msdos.sys +s+h+r

 

That will turn on the System, Hidden, and Read only attributes for those files.

 

Hope that helps!

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