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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

can we create a boot floppy by copying the system files of the o.s.?

what (if any) are the problems faced in doing so

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    yes we can create the boot floppy, but not of windows, only for DOS.

    procedure:

    1> insert the floppy

    2>left click on the floppy drive

    3> choose format option

    4> in that choose ms-dos boot disk(last option)

    5> press ok.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Just by copying system files to a floppy will not make the floppy bootable. The system files should be written to the boot sectors of the floppy which normal copying will not do. You will have to use the utilities provided with your operating system to make a floppy bootable.

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  • Geepee
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    There is a utility in Windows to create a boot floppy, in case computer is not booting on its own. You can use this utility to create a boot floppy (Instead of copying the system file).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Although u'd get the rest options

    but if u want to create the bootable floppy by copying urself

    then u need to copy

    command.com

    sys.com

    io.sys

    msdos.sys

    and

    config.sys

    on floppy and can boot the system.

    BOL

    amit

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  • 1 decade ago

    BIOS needs to be adjusted to read from floppy at boot up, that floppy needs to be in the floppy drive at start up, Windows may not fit on a floppy for being too big unless you extract just the booting files like three sisters in combat

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  • Ken H
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    You need more than the files. You need special boot code in the boot sector (the first 512 bytes on the disk) Depending on what OS you're using, you probably need more than just copies of a couple of files, but it depends on what you're trying to do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    instead of creating a bootable floppy like this u can create one by selecting control panel from start on status bar- select add & remove software- add windows components- create bootable floppy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if your os is windows 98 or lower, you can simply create boot diskette using DOS command C:\sys A:

    if in windows mode, you can create bootable diskette at format dialog box with a check option for making bootable.

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    1 decade ago
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