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Creating boot disk

Kurt_9
Occasional Visitor

Creating boot disk

If I create a bootdisk by doing a "format a: /s" will that bootdisk enable the CD-Rom or not?

Thanks
3 REPLIES
Jamie Hughes
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating boot disk

Hello Kurt,

No, a DOS format /s will only put the DOS boot files on the floppy. If you need to specify any drivers, you would need to specify the drivers in the autoexec.bat/config.sys and also put the driver itself on the floppy.

Best regards,
Jamie Hughes
Kurt_9
Occasional Visitor

Re: Creating boot disk

Can you tell me the steps to specify the drivers in the autoexec.bat/config.sys and put the driver on the floppy.

Thanks
Jamie Hughes
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating boot disk

Hi Kurt,

There are several steps involved so here is a great Microsoft article that should help you out.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q135/1/74.ASP

The article was written for a different issue but it has a good explanation of how to get the cdrom driver setup.

Best regards,
Jamie Hughes