Creating a Bootable Floppy Disk

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Creating a Bootable Floppy Disk The system running an operating system such as Windows 2000 requires certain files to start the system. These are the system files such as ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini. These files are located on the hard disk. The sy

Creating a Bootable Floppy Disk

The system running an operating system such as Windows 2000 requires certain files to start the system. These are the system files such as ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini. These files are located on the hard disk. The system performs a boot sequence when the system starts. It then loads the system files from the hard disk into the memory, which enables the system to operate

Dangerous software programs such as viruses, accidental deletion of the system files, or hardware problems prevents the system from loading the system files during booting. This prevents you from using the system. A bootable floppy disk contains the important system files required to start the system. To use the bootable floppy disk we must insert a bootable floppy disk into the floppy disk drive and start the system.

Ensure that the BIOS boot preference is set to locate the boot files from the floppy disk drive to enable the system to boot from the floppy disk.

To create a bootable floppy disk:

1. Format the floppy disk as shown above. Slide the write protect tab on the floppy disk to the read write mode.

2. Open My Computer after the format is complete.

3. Browse to the C:.

4. Select the system files ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini, required to boot the system

5. Select Edit -> Copy in order to copy the files.

6. Browse to the floppy disk using My Computer.

7. Select Edit -> Paste to place the copied files on the floppy disk.

8. Remove the floppy disk inserted in the floppy disk drive.

9. Slide the write protect tab on the floppy disk to the read only mode.

Ensure that windows explorer is configured to display system and hidden files. After My Computer, click Tools -> Folder Options and click on the View tab to view hidden files.

To create a bootable floppy disk for Windows 98:

1. Select Start Tab-> Click Settings -> Control Panel.

2. Click on the Add/ Remove Button and then proceed to click on the startup disk

3. Now Click on the create Disk button and the Windows starts preparing start up disk file.

4. Insert a blank floppy into floppy Disk Drive. It will create the startup disk.

5. Follow the screen instruction carefully.

6. To check whether the disk is created properly, boot the system from the start up disk.

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Floppy Disk Drives

Working of the Floppy Disk Drive

Components of the Floppy Disk Drive

Configuring the Floppy Disk Drive

Types of Floppy Disk drives

Troubleshooting the Floppy Disk Drive

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Posted on Jan 16, 2011