How to use System files to create a boot disk to guard against being unable to start Windows XP
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- Insert a blank floppy disk in drive A, and then format the disk by using Windows XP.
- From the root folder of the system partition of your hard disk drive (for example, C:\-), copy the following files to the floppy disk:Boot.iniYou may have to remove the hidden, system, and read-only attributes from the files.
- Restore the hidden, system, and read-only attributes to the files on your hard disk if you removed these attributes.
- If the Bootsect.dos file or the Ntbootdd.sys file resides in the system partition, repeat steps 2 through 4 to copy these files to the boot disk.
Article ID: 314079 - Last Review: 06/23/2005 16:06:06 - Revision: 2.5
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