Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Boot-up Discs

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 kevin92


  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • Local time:08:48 AM

Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:24 PM

Does anybody remember what the site is where you can download the boot-up discs to a floppy, I can't remember!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 oldf@rt


  • Members
  • 2,609 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Avondale, Arizona USA
  • Local time:06:48 AM

Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:29 PM

The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

**WARNING** Links I provide might cause brain damage

#3 Budapest


    Bleepin' Cynic

  • Moderator
  • 23,579 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:48 PM

Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:27 AM

See also:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

#4 WinCrazy


  • Members
  • 265 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ambler, PA USA
  • Local time:08:48 AM

Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:28 AM

Hi . I bet you are referring to XP installation/emergency boot diskettes, not previous OS versions of Windows (Win 3.1, '95, '98) or XP installation setup diskettes.

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

Note that this diskette will bypass using the hard drive's MBR and the three files boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM and ntldr. The diskette should be created on the properly working XP system. The file boot.ini must be written for your particular computer. It is a simple text file and can be edited. The other 2 files are generic for all XP installations.

Only an XP Installation CD can be used to fix a damaged MBR and to rewrite the boot.ini file automatically by manually issuing commands using the Repair Console utility.

Here's the info:




Edited by WinCrazy, 07 September 2007 - 11:40 AM.

#5 kevin92

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • Local time:08:48 AM

Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for the awesome info from everybody, really appreciate it! :thumbsup:

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users