Win XP Boot Disk

  pc moron 17:46 29 Dec 03
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I've followed the instructions in this article click here and the computer boots to my Win XP desktop- like it always does.

Is this what's supposed to be happening?

Is the use of the boot disk bypassing the boot files on C:\ and then loading the system files from C:\Windows by using the parameters in Boot.ini?

Can somebody please confirm this for me.

  spikeychris 17:51 29 Dec 03

What you trying to do?

  pc moron 18:21 29 Dec 03

No specific problem, just curiosity really.

I've created the boot disk as insurance against a corrupt Ntldr or ntdetect.com, my intention being to boot from the disk and then copy the files to my hard drive.

I know I can use the Win XP CD to repair a boot problem, but I thought I'd create the boot disk just to see what happens.

When I use the boot disk the floppy drive is read for a while before the boot process continues in C:\Windows.

If I understand the article correctly this is what should be happening, but I'm not totallly sure, and wondered if somebody can give a definite Yes or No.

  spikeychris 18:28 29 Dec 03

If you copied the Ntldr and the Ntdetect.com files then the FDD wil boot you to :\windows

  pc moron 18:52 29 Dec 03

Cheers, ticked and closed.

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