Welcome to ::Nishan Archives::. An important factor in this process is your feedbacks and Votes. I hope you have a great day.

How to create a Boot Disk?

What is a Boot Disk


A boot disk will allow you to boot off of a diskette instead of your hard drive. This diskette can be used to fix issues that may arise during the lifetime of your computer and/or to help load older MS-DOS games.


Tip: After you have created a boot diskette, it is highly recommended that you write-protect the diskette to prevent possible computer virus infection and to help the diskette from being erased.


Creating a MS-DOS Boot Disk

Note: These steps are for users who have MS-DOS installed on the computer. If you have any version of Windows, follow the below steps for your version of Windows.

  • To create a MS-DOS diskette, begin by getting to the DOS directory by typing:
  • cd\dos

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


Creating a Windows 3.X Boot Disk

Note: These steps are for users who have Windows 3.x installed on the computer.

  • To create a Windows 3.x diskette, from Windows Program manager, click File and then choose the option to Exit Windows, which will get you to a prompt; at the prompt, type:
  • cd\dos

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


Creating a Windows 95 Boot Disk

Note: These steps are for users who have Windows 95 installed on the computer.

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 திஸ்,

  • 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.


Creating a Windows 98 / ME Boot Disk

Note: These steps are for users who have Windows 98 or Windows ME installed on the computer.

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.


Creating a Windows NT Boot Disk

To create a boot diskette you must have access to the i386 directory located on your Windows NT CD or possibly your Hard disk drive.

  • Format the floppy diskette you wish to make a bootable Windows NT boot disk using the Windows NT machine.
  • Copy boot.ini, ntdetect.com and ntldr to the floppy diskette just formatted.

If you are using any SCSI devices that you need access to, you will also need to load these drivers onto the diskette.


Creating a Windows 2000 Boot Disk

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 "BOOTDISK" folder and double-click makeboot.exe and click ok to launch the program to create the diskette.

Users can also easily create an Emergency Repair Disk by clicking Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and opening Backup. From the Backup window, click the button for Emergency Repair Disk and follow each of the steps.


Creating a Windows XP Boot Disk

Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.


Create MS-DOS Bootable Diskette

When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.

  • Place diskette in the computer.
  • Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
  • In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
  • Click Start

Create Windows XP Setup Diskettes

Microsoft is beginning to phase out bootable floppy diskettes in favor of bootable CD discs and has not included a method of easily creating a bootable floppy diskette in Windows XP or from the CD. However, Microsoft has downloads available for users who still need to create bootable diskettes to install (not upgrade) Windows XP.


How to use a Boot Diskette

Once the bootable diskette has been successfully created, following the below steps you will be able to boot from the diskette.

  • Place the diskette into write-protect mode (in case a virus is on the computer, this will not allow the virus to transfer itself onto the diskette).
  • Insert the diskette into the computer and reset or turn on the computer to begin the boot process.
  • As the computer is booting, answer the questions prompted (if any).
  • Once at the A:\> take the appropriate actions depending upon the situation of the computer.

Newer Post Older Post

One Response to “How to create a Boot Disk?”

  1. I’m thinking, really you’re studying. Great searching.

    Thank you.

    It’s
    Dhiya forever.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Pazhamozhi

Network