What files are needed to boot a PC computer?

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What files are needed to boot a PC computer?

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This question was answered on April 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The computer needs the minimum of the following 3 files to boot to a DOS prompt:

command.com

io.sys

msdos.sys

Note: The above files are the very minimum files If an external command such as fdisk needs to be performed the file will also need to be copied to the drive

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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 16, 2003