Boot disk - how and why?

Boot disk - how and why?
Boot disk - how and why?

The situation when Windows does not want to boot, unfortunately, is quite common. In addition, there are cases when the process of loading the operating system occurs incorrectly, giving various kinds of errors, or, for example, the boot session is interrupted, starting again. In order to deal with these problems, they use such a simple medium as a boot floppy disk. The relevance of using this method has been proven for a very long time, despite the fact that new versions are trying to reduce the number of errors.

boot floppy
boot floppy

The Windows 98 boot floppy was the primary method of disaster recovery. At the present stage of development of computer technology, many experts recommend using the distribution package of the shell program or, as it is also called, the installation CD (installation CD). The help of the floppy disk will no longer be needed in new versions, but a huge number of computers continue to use the "XP" version, and for it the Windows XP boot floppy disk will be an easy solution to many problems.

In addition, data recovery and safety can be done through the entrance in safe modeor by loading the last of the configurations that functioned successfully. Windows itself offers the last action in case of an unsuccessful shutdown, and safe mode can be selected by pressing the F8 key during BIOS boot, when white text appears on the black screen.

windows xp boot floppy
windows xp boot floppy

If it is not possible to carry out the steps described above, then the only option is to use such a simple device as a boot floppy disk. To create it, you must first format it. To do this, you need to install a floppy disk in the drive and open the management of local and removable disks on the computer through the "My Computer" icon or any convenient file manager. Then you should select the drive icon and open the context menu by simply pressing the right mouse button. After this, select the "Formatting" menu section and left-click on it, confirming the procedure through the "Start" section.

After completing the formatting process, you can start copying the necessary system files. To do this, you first need to enable the mode in which it will be possible to see hidden files that are not displayed in Windows by default. To do this, you need to go to the control panel, click "Switch to Classic View" and select "Folder Options". In the "view" tab, lower the slider to the very bottom and set the icon to "Show hidden folders and files", after which they confirm the actions performed by pressing the "Ok" button.

windows 98 boot floppy
windows 98 boot floppy

The next step, thanks to which you will get a full-fledged boot floppy disk, will be copying the following files from the root directory of the local drive "C":

– ntldr;



Thus, the boot floppy will be ready. After that, you can again turn off the mode in which hidden and system files are visible, in order to avoid the occurrence of various kinds of incidents. Then you should check if the boot floppy is functioning correctly by inserting it into the drive and restarting the computer.

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