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Old 01-28-04, 07:34 PM
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How Do You Make A Boot Disk?

I am running Windows XP Pro. I would like to make both a 3.5" floppy boot disk as well as a CD boot disk (with advanced tools). Does anyone know how I would go about doing this? If you need more information, please let me know. Again, thanks in advance!
Old 01-28-04, 08:24 PM
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http://bootdisk.com/
Old 01-28-04, 10:46 PM
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for the floppy
format a: /s
or is it format /s a:
one of those
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or you can type
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Some CD burner software allow you to make bootable CD-ROM. (I don't know about the others, but my Nero does)
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For XP, I think you have to use the XP CD to create a set of 4 floppy disks to boot XP from floppies.
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I just want to make a DOS boot disk. Just in case, I can't get into Windows or I need to use FDISK, etc. I'm also confused on which DOS version to pick. There is DOS 5.0, 6.0, 6.21, and 6.22. Which am I supposed to pick? Thanks!
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Originally posted by alex4bball
I just want to make a DOS boot disk. Just in case, I can't get into Windows or I need to use FDISK, etc. I'm also confused on which DOS version to pick. There is DOS 5.0, 6.0, 6.21, and 6.22. Which am I supposed to pick? Thanks!
With a DOS boot disk--of any version--you won't have any luck getting into Windows if you're using NTFS. I don't know about FAT32.
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I think you're limited to FAT16 if you boot from a DOS disk.
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The bootdisk.com link will get you the xp bootdisk(s). I think it's more like 5-6 disks instead of 4 so breakout the old floppies for that one.
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Use one of the Windows 98 disks. They have the dos commands a well as fat32 support.

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