Trouble copying files from DOS to XP machine

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sat Feb 19 12:58:44 2005

I've got a DOS 6.22 machine with Microsoft Network Client installed so I
can mount volumes on my XP machine. All works fairly well. The problem
is when I try to copy lots of files to the XP machine. The DOS system
invariably hangs and I have to reboot.

At first I was using PUTR to copy the contents of dozens of disk images
over to the mounted drive on the XP box. At various points (normally on
very big files) it would crash and I'd have to reboot. I tried various
things like disabling certain things getting loaded (DOSKEY), making stuff
load low instead of high, etc. Nothing really helped. I was able to copy
over all the files if I rebooted and tried the copy again. Where it would
crash before it would now work fine and I could move on to the next image,
and the next, etc. until another crash.

Is this a known problem? I tried tweaking the network configuration
(including arbitrarily reducing the packet size from 1498 to 1024) but I
can't find anything that will stop the machine from crashing. This is
very frustrating.

One stupid thing about PUTR: it copies in ASCII mode as a default, instead
of binary. This is stupid stupid stupid! In the PC world where
everything is 8-bit based, why default to ASCII? I was all but done
copying over all the disk images when I noticed that when PUTR first
starts it tells you the copy mode defaults to ASCII. ARGH!! Stupid
stupid stupid!!!

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Sat Feb 19 2005 - 12:58:44 GMT

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