How to make a boot disk?

Question

How do you make a boot disk (start up). I thought I made one but when I inserted it it says starting... A:/ A:/ what goes there if any thing?? Thank You in advance Pam

Answer

This question was answered on February 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In Windows 95 Microsoft has created a new method of creating a bootable recovery diskette Unfortunately however this diskette does not support CD-ROM support and is missing a few recommended files To do this click Start / Settings / Control Panel / double click the Add Remove programs icon / click the Startup Disk and create disk.

Alternatively to create a Windows 95 boot diskette manually from Windows click Start / Shutdown and choose the option to restart the computer in a MS-DOS prompt At the prompt type:

cd\windows\command

Once at the C:\DOS directory skip to copying files.

An excellent feature of Windows 98/ME is its boot diskette Using Windows to create you a Windows 98 boot diskette will give you all the needed files as well as CD-ROM support To create a Windows 98 boot diskette click Start / Settings / Control Panel / double click the Add Remove programs icon / click the Startup Disk and create disk.

Alternatively to create a Windows 98 boot diskette manually from Windows click Start / Shutdown and choose the option to restart the computer in a MS-DOS prompt At the prompt type:

cd\windows\command

Once at the C:\DOS directory skip to copying files.

To create a Windows 2000 Professional bootable diskette you will need four 1.44MB diskettes and the Windows 2000 Professional CD

Click Start / Run / browse to the CD-ROM drive.

Open the Boot disk folder and double-click makeboot.exe and click ok to launch the program to create the diskette

Good luck

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Posted by Suzana of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 4, 2003