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How to create a REAL boot diskette using XP?


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EagerToLearn

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I want to create a COMPLETE startup (or boot) diskette, the one that you can use to run scandisks from DOS and format hard disks. And I want to create it using XP.

I have used the format option clicking on the box that says "Create an MS-DOS startup disk" - Here's a pic: http://mirror.href.c...nxp/format2.gif
But that option only creates a limited disk, with which I cannot run scandisks and probably doesn't have the format command either.

I think it was possible to create the full version of the startup disk (the one that I want) with Windows 98, using the Add/Remove Programs Properties.

Anyway, I have downloaded little programs that claim to create a full boot disk but they demand 6 diskettes.
I want the simple and full boot diskette that takes up only one (but whole) diskette.

Some manuals tell me to copy files from C: to A: using the DOS simulator of XP (cmd.exe). But those manuals don't include the syntax and I don't remember how to copy using DOS.


Please help :)
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Neil Jones

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Um, you can do all that stuff from the XP CD. You don't need a bootdisk.


As to six floppies for an installation - that is correct for XP. But nobody uses floppies these days anyway.
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rshaffer61

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i have to agree that the cd is the best option but if you really need the diskette version try HERE
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