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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fireball, Jan 6, 2002.

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  1. fireball

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    how do I make a boot disk?
     
  2. Bryan

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    Click on Start>Settings>ControlPanel>Add/RemovePrograms>StartupDisk>MakeDisk
     
  3. fireball

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    I did that, now how do I boot up with it?
     
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    Insert it in the floppy drive and power on the PC. It should boot to the Boot Menu.

    BTW, can I ask what your trying to do from a Boot Menu?
     
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    I did try that, but it did not go to a boot menu. Is there anything else that I need to do?

    I am trying to re-format my hard drive and have been up all night with this and I am SO frustrated!!!

    HELP! PLEASE!:confused:
     
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    You need to get into the BIOS setup and be sure the Boot Sequence is "A, C, D". The floppy drive, letter A:, needs to be before the C: and D: drive in the sequence.

    Do you know how to get into Setup for the BIOS? Right when you power on your PC, on the screen you should see instructions on getting into Setup. It's usually done by pressing F1 or DEL.

    Once you get it to boot to the floppy, let us know and we'll post the steps you need to follow to fdisk, format and reinstall Windows to an empty drive.

    Or if you need help getting into the BIOS setup, let us know the make and model of the PC.
     
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    restart and hit delete while loading? anything else I should know?
     
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    Is that what it says on the screen when you first turn the PC on, "Press the Delete key to get into Setup"?
     
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    yes it does....
     
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    Once your in the BIOS setup, the Boot Sequence is usually under the section "CMOS Setup" but the wording of the section can differ. Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight the section and press enter.

    Once your in the CMOS setup, look for something like "Boot Sequence" or "1st Boot Device", "2nd Boot Device", etc.. and set the first to A the second to C and the third to the CDRom drive. Once your done press the ESC key. You should be prompted to Save the changes. Be sure you save the changes.
     
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    thanks so much for the help!!! I will go try all this and let you if I have any problems!

    thanks again! :D
     
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    Your welcome, let us know what happens.
     
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    thank you very much Bryan for all your help! Everything worked fine, thanks to your advice. Sorry it took me so long to reply, but everything went crazy and I just got everything up and running again!
     
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