How do i make a boot disk for xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by saalash, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. saalash

    saalash Guest

    how do i make a boot disk for xp pro?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    you can pop a floppy in the drive, goto my computer right clikc, choose format and make sure you use the copy system files option :)

    or you can download and use the 6 microsoft ERD (Emergency Recovery Disks) heheh...i'd go with option numba 1 :)
  3. Richai1

    Richai1 Guest

  4. hern

    hern Guest

    XP cd?

    Or you could just use the windows xp cd to serve as a boot disk instead of copying system files to A:\..I have done it a few times, so whatever is best for you.
  5. Richai1

    Richai1 Guest

    You can boot straight from the windows xp CD and not bother with the boot CD's.
    If you use this way it will give you the option of an upgrade (if an o/s is already present) or a fresh install.
    Don't be a nugget like I was and used a copied CD with the wrong volume name and wondered why it wouldn't auto boot : )
    Good luck - let me know how you get on or if you need any further assistance.
  6. dijital

    dijital Guest

    are you trying to boot win xp or boot to dos?

    there are ways to get to both.