Microsoft KB Archive/255292
Article ID: 255292
Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q255292
This article describes the method to create a Windows 98 boot disk after you upgrade your computer to Windows 2000. If you need to restart your computer and you do not have a boot disk, you may be able to create one if you upgraded Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition to Windows 2000.
NOTE: The following steps can only work if you did not convert the hard disk of your computer to the NTFS file system during Setup.
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Creating a Windows 98 Boot Disk
- Restart the computer. On the Startup menu, click MS-DOS.
- Run the Bootdisk.bat file (located in the Windows\Command folder).
NOTE: You may receive an error message when you copy the Command.com file to the target disk. This message can be ignored.
- Restart your computer in Windows 2000.
- Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
- Insert the Startup disk that you are creating from Step 2.
- Open the Windows 98 folder on the CD-ROM.
- Double-click the Base5.cab cabinet file, and then copy the following files to the disk in the floppy disk drive:
For information about how to copy files, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type: copying files, click Overview, and then click Display.NOTE: If you know which CD-ROM driver works with your CD-ROM drive, you do not need to copy the other CD-ROM drivers. Also, edit the Config.sys file accordingly.
- In the Windows 98 folder, double-click the Precopy1.cab cabinet file, and then copy the Drvspace.bin file to the floppy disk drive.
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