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nymph4

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    Boot Disks help
    « on: June 19, 2008, 10:13:30 AM »
    I whento Bootdisks.com web site and on the main page is a list of links for what disks you want.

    When I click on the link that says   DOS/WIN95/98/me/2000/xp it takes me to another page.

    And I gess that if I want a win98 boot disk  I just click on the link for  win98  but what is the diferance from  win98 OEM  and win98??

    And I don't see and programs alone like just  FDisk and Format 

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    Re: Boot Disks help
    « Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 11:59:56 AM »
    they are almost the same....one is for the OEM version of 98 and the other is for the store bought version. In most cases you will need the store bought version. Look at your CD and see if it says OEM on it.

    Fdisk and format are on the floppies.

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      Re: Boot Disks help
      « Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 09:28:27 PM »
      When I download win 98 boot disk file from Bootdisks.com it is a ZIP Folder.

      Now when I get it on my desktop I clicked on it to open it and it did and I see all the files.

      So do I just Cut and Past them to a Floppy or do I have to do something to them?

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      Re: Boot Disks help
      « Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008, 09:01:22 AM »
      Are you having trouble with WinZip?

      The zip files are compressed for speed when downloading. Once you have them on your machine you need a program like WinZip.

      Click on the file and than exracte it to a floppy or a folder on your machine than copy the files to the floppy.

      Once you have made your boot disks you can use them to boot a computer. The fdisk and format commands should be on the floppies. Be careful doing this with a machine that already has windows loaded. You can wipe the machine clean by mistake.



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      Re: Boot Disks help
      « Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008, 09:33:50 AM »
      a boot disk that comes in a zipped folder? how would that be bootable to begin with? usually boot disks are distributed in some sort of image format, to preserve the boot sectors.
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: Boot Disks help
        « Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 01:08:00 PM »
        You can go to  bootdisks.com  and just download anything  like  win98 boot disk  and when it downloads it to your desktop it will be in a ZIPED folder.

        Unless I am getting incorect files please help

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        Re: Boot Disks help
        « Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 01:10:59 PM »
        a boot disk that comes in a zipped folder? how would that be bootable to begin with? usually boot disks are distributed in some sort of image format, to preserve the boot sectors.

        The boot image is in the zip file.  ::)

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          Re: Boot Disks help
          « Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008, 01:16:01 PM »
          Ok I just downloaded  win98 OEM  boot disk and it is not in a zip folder now it is working.

          But there is one that says win98 custom    what kind of files are on this one  they don't list them.

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          Re: Boot Disks help
          « Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008, 01:20:24 PM »
          But there is one that says win98 custom    what kind of files are on this one  they don't list them.

          1. Download boot disk image.
          2. Make boot disk
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