Boot Disk ???

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Weezie12

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What do I do to boot from a Windows boot disk? I don't want to format the hard drive, just start windows 98SE. At the A:\ prompt what do I type? Thanks.
 

hl5

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In other words, you can't boot Windows from a floppy disk (not even a "Windows" boot disk). It's much too big to fit on a floppy. There are ways to boot it from a CD-ROM, but Microsoft makes this hard to do to curb piracy (and help it maintain its monopoly in the market).

Related links:
BartPE (boot Windows from CD -- not just click and go though)
Ultimate Boot CD (a bunch of useful stuff for DOS on a bootable CD -- easy to set up but it's DOS)
Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (a Windows version of the Ultimate Boot CD -- but more difficult to set up)

However, sometimes a user doesn't ask the question he meant to ask, and I suspect that's the case here. How about starting with what you're trying to accomplish and we can work from there?


[edit: I should add -- what you're booting to is MS-DOS]
 
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Still not sure you can just boot to a floppy and from the A: prompt type C:\win and expect Win98 to load.
 
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