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    Ultimate Member ConfusedAlien's Avatar
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    where to make boot disk in xp?

    all this time i never made one for xp...i have absolutelyno idea where it is.

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    Have you looked in the help file? If you right click on drive A in Explorer you will find and option to format a disk. That option allows you to make the disk bootable.

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    nice. thanks. didnt want to go to bootdisk.com.

    how come makebt32.exe doesnt work?

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    Originally posted by ConfusedAlien
    nice. thanks. didnt want to go to bootdisk.com.

    how come makebt32.exe doesnt work?
    I don't know. I have never used third party software to make a boot disk. Why bother?

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    how come makebt32.exe doesnt work?
    Correct me if I'm wrong but, isn't "makebt32.exe" for creating setup floppies from within Windows 2K off the CD ?

    A "Startup Boot Disk" is a different thing, of coarse.

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    hmm the A: format thing wont work uk. just formats and thats it.

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    Put in a floppy disk.
    Right click on your A drive.

    Left click format.

    Check the box that says "Create an MS DOS startup disk"

    Hit Ok.

    Should take a good 30 to 45 seconds...

    Done.


    Rocket...correct.

    It is in fact a Windows 2000 kinda thing...


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    Originally posted by ConfusedAlien
    hmm the A: format thing wont work uk. just formats and thats it.
    A MS DOS startup disk is a boot disk. What are you trying to do?

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    Thanks...Uke.

    Confused Alien has got me confused...???

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    i did what you said uk.

    it doesnt work. i checked the msdos box. it makes the disk

    but it only formats. it doesnt mke a boot disk.

    also doesnt it ask for 4 disks?

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    it should let you boot to a dos prompt..of course I don't think this is the same as a win98 boot disk that let's you boot with cd-rom support(is THAT what you're looking for?)

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    The setup program for Windows 2000 was 4 disks and I believe that XP is 5 disks. The way to get around this is by using the CD to boot. If you are loloking for an MS DOS boot disk it should only take one disk.

    Does WINNT /OX from the OS CD I386 directory still make boot setup floppies for Windows 2000 and XP? I know it does for NT 4.
    -- Mathias

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    duh...i forgot about the cd. wow

    thanks all

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    Not that it matters anymore, but this is what you were looking for:

    XP Home

    XP Pro


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    jeez fish, you are so unclutch. one could go as far to address you as Bill Buckner. thats right. i went there.

    i could have gone to bootdisk.com as well, but i was too lazy.

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