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WAYS TO MAKE A WINDOWS 98 STARTUP DISK
last updated: 08/02/03

FAT32EBD METHOD.   You do not have access to a computer running Windows 98, but you do have a Windows 98 CD.

C:>D:

(Change "D:" to your CD-ROM drive if it isn't "D:")

D:>CD \TOOLS\MTSUTIL\FAT32EBD

D:\tools\mtsutil\fat32ebd>FAT32EBD

checkbox.gif (68 bytes)  When you get the following prompt, type a "Y" as shown to make the disk:

This utility creates a FAT32 boot disk
Please insert a 1.44Mb floppy into the A: drive.

Warning! All files on the diskette will be erased!

Enter 'Y' to continue, any other key to exit : Y

This program also puts a bunch of tools, including FORMAT.COM, on the floppy.

checkbox.gif (68 bytes)  Optional... Switch to A: and type:

A:\>D:\WIN98\EXTRACT D:\WIN98\WIN98_43.CAB XCOPY*.*

Which results in...

Microsoft (R) Cabinet Extraction Tool - Version (16) 1.00.603.0 (08/14/97)
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp 1994-1997. All rights reserved.

Cabinet WIN98_43.CAB

Extracting xcopy.exe
Extracting xcopy32.exe

checkbox.gif (68 bytes)  Optional... extract the remaining XCOPY file as follows (note CAB 45 , not 43)...

A:\>D:\WIN98\EXTRACT D:\WIN98\WIN98_45.CAB XCOPY*.*

Microsoft (R) Cabinet Extraction Tool - Version (16) 1.00.603.0 (08/14/97)
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp 1994-1997. All rights reserved.

Cabinet WIN98_45.CAB

Extracting xcopy32.mod

A:\>

8/20/99 The xcopy files in Windows 98 Second Edition are located in WIN98_47.CAB and WIN98_51.CAB.

checkbox.gif (68 bytes)  The disk will be made; but, if you stop here, it might not work!  Go to ADDING A SPECIFIC CD-ROM DRIVER for more steps.

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