How to Create a Windows 98 Startup DiskTo create a Windows 98 Startup disk that supports the FAT32 file system, use either of the following methods.
- Place the Windows 98 CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive, and have a floppy disk available.
- Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
- Open the following folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM:Tools\Mtsutil\Fat32ebd
- Double-click the following file, and then follow the instructions to create the Startup disk:Fat32ebd.exe
- Write protect the floppy disk.
Method 2 (Standard Windows 98 Startup Disk)
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
- On the Startup Disk tab, click Create Disk.
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
How to Create a Startup Disk in Microsoft Windows 3.1To create a Startup disk in Windows 3.1, quit Windows 3.1, and then create the disk from MS-DOS:
- Place the Windows 98 CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive and have a floppy disk available.
- Type each of the following commands, and press ENTER after each line, where drive is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive:windows\smartdrv.exeNote that the Smartdrv.exe program is not required to create a Windows 98 Startup disk. Smartdrv.exe is used only to speed the creation of the startup disk.
- Follow the instructions to create the Startup disk.
- Write protect the floppy disk to prevent the disk from being erased or infected with a virus.
Article ID: 187632 - Last Review: Sep 22, 2009 - Revision: 1