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    Hi,

    I need to make a boot disk for my neighbour's WIn 98 system, but am on XP. is there anyway I can do it myself?
    I'm going by the instructions here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I formatted the disk ok, but can't make it bootable, as I just get errrors.

    Anyone help?

    Thanks

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    Download one of these images mate - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Cool,. but don't I still need to make the disk bootable ?

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    Do you mean a floppy disk or a hard disk?

    If it's a floppy then those images will boot straight up - nothing you need to do..

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    Ahh, downloaded it now so see it'll do all the work.

    Cheers

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    Rude Yute if your really stuck i have a spare 1 and i know your in leicester the same as me. Pm if you want 1 and ill drop it off or u can pick it up

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    I'd reccommend U bookmark this place it's the dogs danglies for boot discs
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    Imaginative title and all you'll need

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    Originally posted by Hookerman
    I'd reccommend U bookmark this place it's the dogs danglies for boot discs
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    Imaginative title and all you'll need

    It sure is m8ty cheers 4 that
    Smile it's the second best thing you can do with your lips:D :D :D
    I'd walk a mile for one of your smiles and even
    farther for that thing you do with your tongue.

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    Sorted the boot disk now.
    Cheers for the offer Fireman.

    Shame I couldn't reinstall windows on that PC though, lol, the contents of the boot disk were copied to the PC and I couldn't install it so I gave up, lol

    Regards

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    Hmmm - a couple of things in that case then mate..

    You say you can't install Windows - why?

    Did you make sure that the partition was marked as 'active' in fdisk?

    Did you try running fdisk /mbr ?? This will rebuild the master boot record.

    Also, the format /s command should copy the boot files over..

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    Hi,

    All I done was stick the boot disk in and it went to DOS prompt after doing it's business.
    I used DOS commands to see what was on the HD, but I seem to have got the contents of the boot disk, so can only think that the boot disk was copied to the HD?
    And I think that was the reason Windows wouldn't install.

    Not really bothered anyway, he's toook it back to suppplier I think, but helps to know what went wrong anyway.

    Regards

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