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Boot Disk Problem

by asiangurl / March 5, 2005 11:29 AM PST

Hello ....I am having a problem creating a windows 2000 pro boot disk. I have these preformatted disks that are 1.38 mb where the boot disk image is 1.40 can i get around this problem? I have tried reformatting the disks via DOS environment..but i am clueless....HELP PLEASE

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Very odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 11:49 AM PST
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The CD is bootable, copyable with common CD recording software plus boot diskettes are over at

I haven't booted the diskettes in years due to reliability issues and "my time".


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Tell us what you are trying to do...
by Edward ODaniel / March 6, 2005 6:14 AM PST
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and why.

A boot disk for Win 2K or others of the NT based systems can be created by formatting the diskette while within Win 2K then adding the system files to it.

This MSKB article explains the process step by step
How to Use a Windows Boot Disk to Prevent Boot Failure in Windows 2000 or Windows NT

That will allow you to boot into the OS (bypasses the hard drive's boot record) but nothing beyond that. Actual repair of the boot sector can be accomplished with the installation CD and Recovery Console.

If you tell us what you are hoping to accomplish perhaps we could help you get it done.

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