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By curtkiesling ·
Is there a way to build a bootable floppy disk with scandisk and a defragmenter programs so that a person may perform these utilities before the O/S loads?
Thank you,
Curt

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by cnlson In reply to Widows NT Bootable Floppy

if you are running ntfs the answer is no. if you are running on fat16 any msdos disk should already have scandisk you would just need to copy defrag from a msdos system.
winnt only has chkdsk and no defrag native
you can see if there is a 3rd pty like norton that might have a scandisk and executive software makes diskkeeper which can defrag ntfs drives.

good luck

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by TheChas In reply to Widows NT Bootable Floppy

The other respondent is correct in that there is no native defrag for NT.

I believe that Diskeeper is to large to fit on a floppy, and requires that the OS be running to function.

Try searching www.32bit.com for NT utilities.

I seem to recall a posting about booting from a floppy to access ntsf (NT) partitions. I just can't remember where I saw it.

Try searching the Tech Republic article archives.
Otherwise, I might have seen it in a newsletter from Executive Software (Diskeeper).

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by TheChas In reply to Widows NT Bootable Floppy

Here is the link to the TR article on an ntsf boot floppy.

CREATE A BOOTABLE NTFS DISK
If an NTFS partition experiences a boot problem, a bootable NTFS disk
might be just the fix. Learn to create one of these lifesavers using either
a Windows 9x or a Windows 2000 machine.
http://click.online.com/Click?q=b0-NZxfQQJ-NYiYefTdHWCK9NXXP9RR

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by Fred King In reply to Widows NT Bootable Floppy

have you tried
www.bootdisk.com
www.ntfaq.com
Hope you find your answer

Fred

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