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Old 08-14-2002, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to make a start-up disk for XP. If not, how do I install it on a virgin drive??


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Old 08-14-2002, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get any kind of boot disk you need from
However if you have a bootable CD-Rom you can install from that.

One note you will need 6 (six) floppy disks in order to install on a virgin drive using the floppy method.

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If you need to get into 'real' MS-DOS mode, you can use any Win9x startup disk... however if your drive is under NTFS (which DOS is unable to read the partition), the next best thing to go with is NTFSDOS.
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Old 08-24-2002, 04:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are also disk makers put out by MS in case you don't have a bootable CD-ROM. Here are the links.
Windows XP Home Edition:

Windows XP Professional:
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