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    boot disk question

    i want to format my pc. i have a windows xp disk, but do i need a floppy A: disk too?

    In the past I had a boot disk that installed cd-rom drivers (i think), and tools like fdisk and format. I would use those then run the installation from the CD.

    I lost the disk with all those utils on it, and i was wonderign where i could possibly find a new one somewhere ??

    please inform me - thank jusitn.,
    --thanks for the help.

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    Re: boot disk question

    if you can boot from your CD, you do not need a floppy, changing partitions and formatting can be done within setup. Restart your computer with your XP CD in the drive, if setup loads, you really don't need the disk.
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    Re: boot disk question

    Running off of the CD is allot faster and better. If it doesnt boot to CD you may have to change your BIOS Boot priority settings.
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    Re: boot disk question

    If you find that you really need to boot from a floppy disk, then you can download a self-extracting executable that will easily create the boot disk at the following site:


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