... return code '0x1'

I just upgraded my NT4 Server to Win2K Server with SP2. I have Visual C++ 6 SP5 and use that NMAKE command to build my Java 1.2.2 programs.

I usually have "del *.class" and "mkdir temp" in my makefile, prior to running the compiler.

In NT4 if those commands failed I'd just a get a message saying so but the nmake would continue. Now in Win2K the nmake stops.

This is annoying. Sure if the class files aren't there, continue anyway. If the directory already exists, continue anyway. The error number and return code are the same.

How can I get past this? Is there a way to put something like:
#pragma fatal( disable : 1077 )
in a makefile?