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Windows 7: Can virtual pc format real C:/ disk?

01 Dec 2012   #1
kuchiyo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 
Can virtual pc format real C:/ disk?

Hi, im installing DOS to virtual pc and its asking me to format C:/ disk.
Is that the virutal disk or does it mean my own C:/ disk?


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02 Dec 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kuchiyo View Post
Hi, im installing DOS to virtual pc and its asking me to format C:/ disk.
Is that the virutal disk or does it mean my own C:/ disk?
Kuchiyo, Can it be assumed that you have the floppies for DOS and are creating a new DOS 6.xx virtual disk?

If so then you need to format the new virtual disk with a dos formated floppy.

I would not worry about formatting your regular C drive as it won't let you do that, you need to run fdisk (which it sounds like you did) and then format the new vpc C drive using the /s option so that it is bootable.

as long as you are running in a Virtual Machine window, it won't let you format the main C drive.

Rich
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02 Dec 2012   #3
kuchiyo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 

Okay. Thank you .

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