How do you make a boot disk? :rofl:

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  1. Achance007

    Achance007 Active Member

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    I grew up with macs and don't have a clue how to make a boot disk under windows. :ugh: I'm trying to flash the bios for the MoBo
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    What version of Windows? Win95/98 can make one with the following command: "format a: /s". You can also go to www.bootdisk.com and download whatever version you need.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Fixed

    Yes - www.bootdisk.com is the shiznit. I like the customized Win98SE one the best for most applications.
     
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    its windows xp the asus bios set up says to do this

    Please insert a clean, unformatted disk into A:\ drive and boot the system into DOS mode. In DOS mode, please type in C:\> FORMAT A: /S or click on "Add/Remove Software" icon in "Control Panel" under Windows O/S. Choose "Create Boot Disk" icon and click on the "Create" button. By using the procedure above, you can create a boot disk without AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.

    I tried doing that format a: /s and I couldn't get it to work. and I looked under add/remove and didn't see a create button. I'll check out that bootdisk.com page
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    In XP: Open my computer, right click on A: drive, format. Check the box titled "Create an MS-DOS startup disk".
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I believe that you can also flash the Asus BIOS by pressing alt+F2 while booting. It'll take you to the little utility for installing a new bios.
     

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