Microsoft KB Archive/255618

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Windows 2000 May Not Use a Bootable Floppy Disk to Start


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server


When you try to start Windows using a bootable floppy disk, Windows may start using the hard disk instead.


This issue can occur if a bootable copy of the Microsoft Windows 2000 CD-ROM is in your CD-ROM drive and you configure your computer in the BIOS to start using the following devices in the following order:

  • CD-ROM drive first.
  • Floppy drive second.
  • Hard drive third.


To resolve this issue, remove the Windows 2000 CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive or configure your computer in the BIOS to use the floppy drive first to start the computer.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows 2000.

Additional query words: boot

Keywords : kbenv KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000DataServ kbwin2000DataServSearch kbwin2000Serv kbwin2000ServSearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro kbWinAdvServSearch kbWinDataServSearch

Last Reviewed: November 23, 2000
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