You Can Get A Bootdisk Off The Web

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I recently received two calls from people with operating system problems. One had a messed-up Windows 95; the other needed to get Linux off a computer. In both cases, the answer was the same: re-format the hard drive and call it a "do-over."

You really need a boot disk to do that. And in both cases, it was too late to make one. But there is a wonderful resource on the Web that could help both callers, and maybe you, too, someday.

That is BootDisk.com. This site has boot disks (also known as startup disks) for all Microsoft operating systems. The files are free, although you can donate $3 if you like.

From Kim Komando web site.
 
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Hi Franca,

I've used it. (y) :)

For anyone reading who goes there for a W95 disc, go for the W98 so you can get a CD driver included.. The W95 one doesn't come with it.

Cheers

Liam
 
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You don't need a boot disk to remove linux.. Just use fdisk /mbr from the command line.

As far as messing up win95, it's time to move on.. Win95 is no longer supported.
 
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As far as Kim Komando, I don't mind listening to her show, but people should know 95% of the programs she pushes are commecialized overpriced crud and you can do the same with freeware. I don't blame her, she has to have the sponsors to earn money.
 
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