Making floppy bootable disk

  danolito 11:16 05 Aug 2005
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I want to make a bootable floppy disk, I right clicked on floppy drive, clicked on format from drop down menu,then I got two options, (quick format)and (create an MS-DOS startup disk) I clicked on MS-DOS startup disk, I got a warning, formating will eras all data on this disk.is it ok to do it. I'm novice.

  Graham ® 11:19 05 Aug 2005

Depends what you want to do. An MS-DOS startup disk will boot the comp into DOS.

  Graham ® 11:25 05 Aug 2005

If, on the other hand, you want a boot disk to format a hard drive, or install an operating system, download one from click here

Download to the desktop, not directly to floppy.

  danolito 11:29 05 Aug 2005

I just want a startup disk incase I can't start my computer everthing is going ok as of now,I have winxp home.I keep reading about startup disks so I thought I'll make one, I want to learn as much as I can about computers as I can, do you know a good site?

  Graham ® 11:34 05 Aug 2005

The XP Help files are a good start. Read click here for XP quick boot disk.

  danolito 11:40 05 Aug 2005

Graham, Thanks.

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