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Need to copy WIN98 to new disk

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It's been years since I touched 98 but here goes...
I have a working WIN98 system that is running a critical app that I cannot reinstall to a new system. I fdisked and formated a new hard drive, mounted it as drive D:, sys C: D:, and used xcopy32 in a DOS window to move everything from C: to D: . Exit out of Windows to DOS prompt and executed xcopy again.

Installed the new drive in a computer and tried to boot. Get "Invalid System Disk" message. From a boot floppy ran fdisk /MBR. Still no joy.

What have I forgotten?

Thanks,
Gerald.
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Boot to your win98 boot disk and run this command

sys c:
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OOps soory I see you did that
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Give sys C: a try again with only this drive in the machine
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Getting closer...new error...

sys c:

Cannot find the system file in the standard locations on drive C:.

Have I forgotten about partition sizes here? this is  4mb partition with FAT32.
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Wow I never seen that error let me look around

How many partitions is on this disk and which one is the OS on?
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This was exactly what I needed! Thanks.
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You are welcome :)
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