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By ajandtkmac ·
How do I create a boot.ini file on floopy disk

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by dmiles In reply to boot.ini

An excellent feature of Windows 98/ME is its boot diskette. Using Windows to create you a Windows 98 boot diskette will give you all the needed files as well as CD-ROM support. To create a Windows 98 boot diskette click Start / Settings / Control Panel / double click the Add Remove programs icon / click the Startup Disk and create disk.

Alternatively to create a Windows 98 boot diskette manually from Windows click Start / Shutdown and choose the option to restart the computer in a MS-DOS prompt. At the prompt type:


Once at the C:\DOS directory skip to copying files.

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by azizhakim In reply to boot.ini

This is not the default boot.ini file,But the syntax is the same.Open notepad.exe
Three lines are necessary
1) Boot loader and the value of timeout.NB if you have one os install the value is overlooked by os

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server 0 Disk" /fastdetect

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by TheChas In reply to boot.ini

Keep in mind, that if your hard drive is formatted as a NTFS volume, DOS cannot access it!

Check out the NTFS reader utility and boot.ini command listing at


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