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How do you create Boot Disk for WinXP?

I need to create a Book Disk for WinXP. Is there a website I can just copy the files over to a floppy from? Seems like I remember someone posting there on here but I haven't been able to find it. If not can someone please give me some instructions I don't have my XP CD on me so I can't explore the CD



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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-17-2003, 04:18 PM
 
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are you talking about setup disks??? or a bootdisk..

checkout www.bootdisk.com

winxp does not have setup disks (i dont think)
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I think that's what I'm looking for. Thanks!



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Yeah, I don't think XP came with setup disks, since a vast majority of computers now a days will boot from CD's.

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Yeah, I don't think XP came with setup disks, since a vast majority of computers now a days will boot from CD's.
It still comes in handy though. Great site and it had some cool links/info.



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insert a floppy in the a drive and right click and select format. in the format options click on CREAT An MS-DOS START UP DISK.... and walla!!!!
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insert a floppy in the a drive and right click and select format. in the format options click on CREAT An MS-DOS START UP DISK.... and walla!!!!
Ya, I noticed that when I was formatting some floppies to use for the Boot Disk. Just wasn't sure if it's as complete as what's given from the file I downloaded.



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Ahhh, you just needed a dos boot disk? Yeah those always come in handy I thought you were needing the setup disks for XP (like NT and 2k came with 3 floppies to get the setup started, if you computer couldn't boot from the CD)

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I thought you could get set-up disks but you need 6 floppy i think.
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I thought a Setup Disk and Boot Disk where the same? Anyway, will having these disk help if my old Desktop can't find the NTLDR file? My computer trouble shooting skills have gone to shit working here



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Only if you've got fat32 on the drive ... or if the boot disk you made can read ntfs drives. ntldr is part of the boot loader, so you'll most likely need a way to copy/extract that from the installation cd to either put it back, or overwrite a corrupted file.

The setup disks that came with NT/2k only got you booted, and started on setup. You could do the same by booting from the cd-rom, but since older computers couldn't do that for the most part, they included the disks, just in case.

A boot disk is made to get you to a command prompt for troubleshooting. Possible cd-rom access (if it's set up that way), and other diagnostic tools if you want 'em. That's basically the only difference between the two. One's for troubleshooting, and one's (or three) is to get you started on the setup process.

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