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#1 kevin92

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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!

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:29 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:27 AM

See also:

http://www.bootdisk.com/
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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:

http://www.computerhope.com/boot.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305595

http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2...s-xp-boot-disk/

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


#5 kevin92

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:53 PM

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




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