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Creates a startup disk by copying hidden MS-DOS system files (IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS), the MS-DOS command interpreter (COMMAND.COM), and the part of MS-DOS that provides access to compressed drives (DRVSPACE.BIN) to the disk. (SYS copies DRVSPACE.BIN only if the DRVSPACE.BIN file exists in the root directory of the source drive or directory.) IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and DRVSPACE.BIN are hidden files and do not typically appear when you type the DIR command. To see these files, type DIR /A. Syntax SYS [drive1:][path] drive2: Parameters [drive1:][path] Specifies the location of the system files. If you do not specify a path, MS-DOS searches the root directory on the current drive for the system files. drive2: Specifies the drive to which you want to copy the system files. These files can be copied only to a root directory, not to a subdirectory. Related Commands For information about copying files, see the <COPY> and <XCOPY> commands.
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