How to Really Create a Startup Disk

Written by Stephen Bucaro

Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 107859 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 107860 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- How to Really Create a Startup Disk

By Stephen Bucaro

Most people don't consider creating a Startup Disk until their computer fails to start - then it's too late. A startup disk will not start Windows, but it will start your computer in DOS. The most common reasons for a computer not starting are corrupted files, missing files, or configuration problems. You can use a Startup Disk to replacerepparttar 107861 files or restorerepparttar 107862 computers configuration.

If your operating system is Windows XP or Windows 2000, it isn't bootable. With these systems, you use an Emergency Repair Disk that works withrepparttar 107863 systems built-in repair functions. This article focuses on Windows 9x/Me systems.

When you create a Startup Disk, Windows needs to gather some important system files, so you may be required to insert your Windows CD. To create a Startup Disk select Start | Settings | Control Panel. Openrepparttar 107864 Add/Remove Programs utility and selectrepparttar 107865 "Startup Disk" tab. Click onrepparttar 107866 "Create Disk" button. You will be prompted to insert a floppy disk intorepparttar 107867 drive.

=>Windows 95 Users

Note: If your operating system is Windows 95, you will be missing one important file on your Startup Disk. When Windows 98 creates a Startup disk, it includes a generic IDE/ATAPI CD ROM driver onrepparttar 107868 disk. Windows 95 does not. Onrepparttar 107869 Startup disk you will need a DOS "real-mode" driver, notrepparttar 107870 virtual device driver used while running under Windows 95.

Windows 95 users will have to locate their CD ROM driver. Atrepparttar 107871 top ofrepparttar 107872 C: drive, locate a file named config.sys and open it in Notepad. A line in this file should identifyrepparttar 107873 name of your CD ROM driver. The drivers file name will end with a .sys extension, for example NEC_IDE.SYS.

If you cannot determinerepparttar 107874 name of your real mode CD ROM driver here, you may have to look onrepparttar 107875 floppy disk or CD ROM that came with your Drive or check your computer manufacturers Web site.

You will also need a copy ofrepparttar 107876 DOS CD ROM driver called MSCDEX.EXE. This file should be located in your WindowsCommand folder. Place a copy of both of these files on your Startup disk.

Next, use Notepad to openrepparttar 107877 file config.sys on your startup disk and addrepparttar 107878 following line, replacingrepparttar 107879 name ofrepparttar 107880 driver file shown withrepparttar 107881 actual name of your driver. Then saverepparttar 107882 file.


Use Notepad to openrepparttar 107883 file autoexec.bat on your Startup disk. Ifrepparttar 107884 disk does not have an autoexec.bat file, create one. Inrepparttar 107885 autoexec.bat file addrepparttar 107886 line shown below. Then saverepparttar 107887 file.

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