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Old 04-10-07, 01:04 AM   #1
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Exclamation Creating bootable MS-DOS floppy disk!

Right im not a total noob with pc's ive just never done this before so i wanna make sure im doing it right, im trying to make a MS-DOS startup floppy disk could somebody just make sure this sounds ok?


1.Place diskette in the computer.

2.Open My Computer, right click the A: drive and click Format.

3.In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.

4.Click Start

Then copy the files i wanna have for the MS-DOS startup to the floppy, reboot my computer, in my mobo bios i choose to boot from floppy, the system should boot from floppy then i should have the MS-DOS window so i can type in my commands to run the files i copied over!?

Does the above sound ok?
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Old 04-10-07, 05:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Creating bootable MS-DOS floppy disk!

Depending on what OS you have, there might be a 'make system disk' check box. My memory is fuzzy and I don't have a floppy in my computer anymore.
http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Startup-Floppy-Disk

You could just download a boot disk image. There are lots (like):
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

Also, once you make a floppy, you can use Nero to make it or any other floppy image file into a bootable CD which will boot 10x faster.
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Default Re: Creating bootable MS-DOS floppy disk!

+1 for bootdisk.com
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Default Re: Creating bootable MS-DOS floppy disk!

Why are you even using a floppy for this purpose? Do you listen to reel to reel still?
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+2 for bootdisk.com.
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Default Re: Creating bootable MS-DOS floppy disk!

Despite being ancient tech, floppies still have their uses. Another vote for bootdisk.com here.
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Default Re: Creating bootable MS-DOS floppy disk!

Never mind, thanks for your help guys .... everything went just fine.
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