How do I make a Startup Disk?

Question

I had problems with my hard drive and had many corrupted files. I am trying to reformat and then install Windows 95 from a cd. How can I clean the drive and restart from a floppy and then get to the cd-rom. Only have 95 on cd and can't get there without hard drive.

Answer

This question was answered on July 27, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

First you need to make a Startup Disk Go to Start, pointing to Settings, clicking Control Panel, double-clicking Add/Remove Programs, and then clicking the Startup Disk tab Click Create Disk Next you will want to test the Startup

disk and make sure you have access to your cd-rom from a MS-DOS prompt Then you can format your hard drive using "format c:" or the "fdisk" utility When that is complete place

your 95 cd in the cd-rom drive and type "d:\setup.exe" d = drive letter of the cd-rom drive.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on July 27, 1999