How do I make a Boot disk?

Question

I would like to know how to make a boot disk in Windows 98 for my computer. I heard this is somethng to have in case the computer goes down.

Answer

This question was answered on March 26, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Go to Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk Windows 98 will give you a cd driver Windows 95 will not copy your autoexec.bat or config.sys files to that disk, you will need to copy them and your cd driver for dos and then edit the configuration files so that they

refer to the cd rom driver on the floppy Copy dosstart.bat from c:\windows to

your floppy and rename it autoexec.bat , since that already contains the line to call your dos cd driver Edit the line that says mscdex.exe so that there is no path statement Also remove any extra statements like the mouse Config.sys should have some cd sys device driver line Copy that to the floppy and remove all the extra devicehigh=stuff

Test the floppy by booting from it and seeing if you can access your cd drive

rmarchi

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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 26, 2003