Creating a Boot Floppy
There are several ways to create a boot floppy or startup disk. In fact there are at least 4 ways. The most common one is to go to Add/Remove Programs Properties and then choose the Startup Disk tab, and then choose create disk.
The Second method is to create a disk through Windows explorer. Go to Explorer, then right-click on the floppy or A drive, then choose Format.
When the Format window appears choose the Copy system files only option. Be sure and have a floppy disk in the drive before you start the process, including trying to right-click on the A drive in Explorer.
If we type Format a:/s at the run command, by going to start key then choosing Run type in the command. The screen shown in Figure 328 will appear.
The next method is similar. We type in format a:/s at a MS-DOS which then gives us a pop up screen with the MS-DOS prompt.
Use SYS.com (drive letter): to transfer systems files to a disk which has already been formatted. You dont need to explicitly use SYS on a newly-formatted disk if you have already formatted it with the /S, since the /S option on format automatically runs SYS.
Create a formatted system disk by right clicking on the Drive in Windows Explorer:
Note: Transferring system files is always optional
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