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WIN XP stearup disk needed.

By kevg ·
I recently suffered from the dreaded blue screen of death running WIN XP on NTFS. In WIN98 the problem is simple to fix, a single stiffy bootup disk from where you can run a host of functions.
Is there anything like that in XP? All I can find is to make 6 startup stiffys that then start to install the whole package.

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by dmiles In reply to WIN XP stearup disk neede ...

You have found what it will take to boot XP from floppy,there is not a single floppy version of startup disk for XP.
You can check the following site that may have an alternative: www.bootdisk.com

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by TheChas In reply to WIN XP stearup disk neede ...

There are a number of utilities for repairing and recovering your system on the XP CD.

Just boot from the CD and choose either to repair XP, or run the recovery console.

Unless your drive is formatted as a FAT32 volume, there is not much you can do from ANY boot floppy.
DOS cannot read NTFS volumes.

Chas

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by kevg In reply to WIN XP stearup disk neede ...

Maybe I'm wrong here, but...., the recovery consol seems to offer a number of functions nothing as basic as a simple copy function or even a DIR.
So It looks like I'm left like I'm up the creek without a paddle?????

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