Microsoft KB Archive/255292

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Article ID: 255292

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

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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

  1. Restart the computer. On the Startup menu, click MS-DOS.
  2. Run the Bootdisk.bat file (located in the Windows\Command folder).

    NOTE: You may receive an error message when you copy the file to the target disk. This message can be ignored.
  3. Restart your computer in Windows 2000.
  4. Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
  5. Insert the Startup disk that you are creating from Step 2.
  6. Open the Windows 98 folder on the CD-ROM.
  7. Double-click the cabinet file, and then copy the following files to the disk in the floppy disk drive:

    • Aspi2dos.sys
    • Aspi4dos.sys
    • Aspi8dos.sys
    • Aspi8u2.sys
    • Aspicd.sys
    • Btcdrom.sys
    • Btdosm.sys
    • Extract.exe
    • Fdisk.exe
    • Findramd.exe
    • Flashpt.sys
    • Himem.sys
    • Oakcdrom.sys
    • Ramdrive.sys

    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.
  8. In the Windows 98 folder, double-click the cabinet file, and then copy the Drvspace.bin file to the floppy disk drive.

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