boot discs - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-09-2003, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 424
Send a message via AIM to Erik Send a message via Yahoo to Erik
Default boot discs

Ok, i have a problem. as we all know windows xp doesn't contain fdisk, but that's just what i want, fdisk. my computer has no floppy drive so i was wondering, if i got the contents of a 98 se boot floppy, and burnt it to a cd-r as a .iso would it boot? i want to delete all partitions on my hard drive and then create a new primary dos partition. then install windows. how cna i do this? help is appreciated
__________________

Erik is offline  
Old 11-10-2003, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: US
Posts: 3,313
Default

Sure as long as your CD was the first device. You may also want to use CD Burning software like Nero, which helps make bootable disks.
__________________

__________________
You could say I've been around.
Shakie
Shakie is offline  
Old 11-10-2003, 05:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

i think XP comes with a burning program, just drag and drop into the CD burner
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 11-10-2003, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
Older But Wiser
 
kboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 1,041
Default

That was a good Question B.
__________________
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
AMD FX-8150
16 GB Ram
ASUS GeForce 760 GTX


1TB Sata Seagate
100 Gig Maxtor Sata 7200 Rpm
ASUS DRW 24B3S7 ATA Optical
Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell E228WFP 22"
kboy is offline  
Old 11-10-2003, 11:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,937
Default

bandage_boy winXP has a all-in-one setup program on the CD. make your cd-rom boot before the hard disk and boot up with the winXP CD.
ekÆsine is offline  
Old 11-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 424
Send a message via AIM to Erik Send a message via Yahoo to Erik
Default

i know that, but my xp disc isn't bootable :S
__________________

Erik is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.