HOW TO MAKE WINDOWS ME
BOOT AND STARTUP FLOPPY DISKS
last updated: 9/25/00
How to Make a Startup Floppy My Way.
1. Format a floppy disk.
3. Go to the c:\windows\command\ebd folder and double-click
4. Hold the Ctrl key and click the following files
to select them:
5. Right click any one of them while all of them
are highlighted and extract to A: when prompted.
6. Likewise, select the following files from C:\windows\command\ebd
and copy them to A:
You may need the SCSI CD-ROM drivers (those starting
with ASP and BT and ending with.SYS) if you have a SCSI CD-ROM drive;
however, the OAK CDROM.SYS driver will work with most ATAPI, IDE CD-ROMs
and will be sufficient for the vast majority of PC's in use today. You
may also need to install a specific CD-ROM driver for your computer (see
7. Go to C:\windows\command and copy the following
files to A:
One can determine what these tools do by opening a
DOS Window in Win Me and typing the command followed by /?. For
C:\windows> mem /?
8. Use the Windows Notepad to edit the config.sys
file (on floppy A:) so it looks like this:
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
The easy way to do this is to highlight all of the
text, above, you want in the new config.sys file, right-click the mouse
on the highlighted portion, select copy, open the config.sys on the floppy
with the Notepad, highlight all of the text, right-click on the highlighted
text, and select paste).
9. Edit the Autoexec.bat file on floppy A: so it
looks like this:
IF "%config%"=="NOCD" GOTO NOCD
LH a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001
echo CD-ROM driver not installed as selected in the menu. Reboot to reselect.
10. Test the floppy and make sure the CD-ROM driver
works. After testing the floppy and installing another CD-ROM driver,
if needed, run a virus scan on it and write-protect it so it can't catch
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