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I need to delete all partitions on my system, and have already backed up the entire system to a network server. I want to then delete all partitions, reformat and then reload my software. Will this work, as long as I make a floppy copy of the system registry, and then reload?

The other issue is how to regain access to the network after I rebuild the drive, without having to first install Windows 95. Can I make a system bootable floppy that will also grant me DOS based networking and access?

Thanks for any help. Please also reply to my email address at drjones@mail.vii.com
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For the strategy you use, it will be necessary to backup your long filenames, as a copy in DOS will not retain them. There is a utility , LFNBACK.EXE as far as i recall, for this purpose. A backup of long filenames and registry as you suppose should do the job.

The bootable floppy is possible, the easiest way to do this is from an NT server, where there is a utility for creating this. If this is not an option for you, please email me, and i will put a diskimage on our ftp for you.

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