Make your own XP boot floppy

  woodchip 10:33 22 May 06
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It takes just one floppy disc,

First format a Floppy disc in XP like from Run type

Format A: /u

Then open Notepad and copy and Paste this

[boot loader]
timeout=-1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:\"

Save as

in Notepad as BOOT.INI

Then in search find

NTDETECT.COM
NTLDR

Add these to the floppy disc


you can now try starting your computer with the floppy disc

  woodchip 10:57 22 May 06

Don't leave it till it will not boot. This is for if your boot loader does not work

  rawprawn 11:06 22 May 06

Thanks for that woodchip, a handy tool.

  Methedrine 12:15 22 May 06

Thanks woodchip.

  flyboy 13:24 22 May 06

Thanks woodchip, Done

  bosmere 13:31 22 May 06

woodchip what's a floppy disc ;-(

  denali 14:06 22 May 06

woodchip I have copied your instructions to notepad: (No laughing now!) How do I get it to a floppy disk? I have no "paste or send to" on my notepad. I shall deduct points if I detect a snigger!!!

  Pamy 14:27 22 May 06

Hi woodchip, could not find NTDETECT.COM or NTLDR in search

Pamy

  Pamy 14:30 22 May 06

denali, Highlight text, right click choose paste. Open 3.5 floppy, right click on blank space then choose paste

Pamy

  Pamy 14:31 22 May 06

denali, sorry choose copy first time

Pamy

  VoG II 17:13 22 May 06

Nice one woodchip!

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