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General Information -
Note : for information on Multiple-Boot with Windows 2000 professional see the KB article Q217210 at the Microsoft site.
The boot disks are used to start the computer when you are having problems.
There are a total of 4 disks used in booting. These disks are created on any computer running windows. You need to place a Windows 2000 CD disk in the CD-ROM drive, then using a DOS prompt run the Makeboot.exe file as shown below.
The boot disks can also be used in installing Windows 2000 on a new hard drive. After booting with these disks, the computer will be able to read a CD-ROM drive, and also present you with options for formatting the hard drive and finally allow you to install Windows 2000 on the system.
How to... -
To create a set of Setup boot disks, run Makeboot.exe from the Bootdisk folder on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM:
This operation is done under a DOS mode window (DOS prompt)
You will need 4 blank formatted diskettes for this operation
- Insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box type
and then press ENTER, where drive is the letter of your CD-ROM drive.
- You will be prompted to insert the 4 diskettes, one at a time.
- When all 4 diskettes are created you will get the message
"The setup boot disks have been created successfully".
- Remove the last diskette and close the DOS window
NOTE: You do not need to be running Windows 2000 to create the Setup boot disks. For example, you can start your computer with a Windows 98 Startup disk, and then run the Makeboot.exe file from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM
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