How to Create a Boot Disk

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Create a boot disk by following instructions from the Microsoft Web site to run the Windows installation CD and cope files over to a new CD Rom. Get a failing computer to boot back up with instructions from a software developer in this free video on computers.

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Hi my name is Dave Andrews and today I am going to show you how to create a boot disk. Basically what we are going to do is we are going to follow Microsoft's descriptions of how to create a boot disk and I'm going to show you how to get to those instructions. Let's go open up our internet browser by clicking on our start button. Let's open our web browser and we are going to go to Now once you have reached just do a search on their website for a boot disk and in their help files for Microsoft I have here creating a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition. Now this article will give you explicit instructions as to how to create a boot disk it will actually be a floppy disk that they are having you create and the reason that you want to create that is if for some reason your installation of Windows won't boot up. I have a few descriptions here as to why that Windows won't boot up. Now there is a couple of different instructions they provide here. The first method is if you do not have access to a Windows based computer and when you use those instructions you are basically going to take your Windows installation CD that you have and run a command on it that is going to copy some files over to a new CD Rom. The second description that they have is if you do have access to a Windows based computer and basically you will pop a disk into that other computer, copy a few files from the second computer that will be used on the first computer to get it to boot back up. So basically if you follow these instructions they are going to show you how to create a full Windows boot disk and that way you can get the computer that is failing to boot to start back up. My name is David Andrews and I have just talked to you about how to create a boot disk.


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