Fruitbat, I have now come back to this thread and have done as you suggest. If I try restarting the computer with the floppy in the a:\ drive, there shouldn't be any permanent changes made to the pc, should there? It will either start up or NOT start up, yes? When I restart without the floppy in, things should revert to the normal start up, Yes?
It will not make any changes it will just search for the windows folder on your hard drives.
It is not a "full" XP boot as that takes 6 disks from click here, but it will boot the PC if the NTLDR file is corrupt or missing (a common problem) or C: drives root becomes unreadable for any reason.
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