Windows 2000 Setup Disks
Last updated: 10/26/01
Q. How does one make a Windows 2000 boot floppy?
are four Windows 2000 Setup
Boot floppies. The first one
is bootable. To make a set of these disks, insert the Windows 2000
CD in a CD-ROM drive on any computer running Windows or MS-DOS with the drivers
for CD-ROM drive access.
In Windows 2000, 9X or
Me: Start, Run, enter D:\bootdisk\ makebt32 a:
where D: is your CD-ROM drive.
In Windows 9X or Me: Start,
Run, enter D:\bootdisk\makeboot a: where D: is your CD-ROM drive.
Knowledgebase Article Q197063 says to use makebt32.exe for
Windows 9X/Me and makeboot for Windows 2000/NT. Those directions
are backwards from what worked for me.
a DOS or Windows 98/Me boot/Startup floppy (http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm,
Windows 2000 Pro boot disks are not compatible
with Windows 2000 Server and vice versa.
booting to the first boot disk and repair a
Windows 2000 computer that won’t boot may be possible with the Recovery Console
and an Emergency Repair Disk (floppy). An Emergency Repair Disk (http://duxcw.com/faq/win/2krecov.htm)
should always be made after installing Windows 2000 and after changes affecting
the hard disk configuration, etc. are made. Larry
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