33. How Do I Create An MS-DOS Start Up Disk
An MS-DOS start up disk is useful when you need
to access DOS without booting into Windows XP. The procedure is relatively
painless, although, it should be noted that
the start up disk will only allow you to boot to the
MS-DOS 'A' prompt. The start up disk does not
contain any other tools
- You will first need a blank floppy
disk. This should be inserted into your
- Click the Start button.
- From the Start menu click My Computer.
- In the My Computer window Right Click on the
Floppy Drive icon.
- From the drop down menu click Format.
- In the Format window look for the section
marked Format Options.
- Place a check mark in the box next to the
Create an MS-DOS start up disk
- Now click Start
- Your floppy disk should now start to format
and transfer the necessary start up files.