Windows® XP Boot Disk
Are you interested to know about the importance of Windows® XP boot disk and how to create and use it?
A boot disk is nothing but a removable data storage device which is used to boot or run an operating system or software program, in case your computer encounter some operational problems. It is commonly used by computer users for installing the operating system, troubleshooting hardware or software applications and data recovery and purging. You can create a boot disk to have a backup of your operating system and save yourself from the trouble of configuring and customizing it again and again if you ever face any issues with it. Floppy disks, CDs and DVDs are commonly used as boot devices but you can also utilize a USB or ZIP drive for the same. A Windows® XP boot disk plays a very important role in fixing a range of issues that can hinder your computing performance. Most modern operating systems come with bootable CDs or DVDs and do not require you to create a new one. If the operating system of your computer is not booting properly, then Windows® XP boot disk is of great help in such a situation.
Detailed information about Windows® XP boot disk have been discussed in the following points-
- Role of Windows® XP boot disk
- How to create and use a boot disk?
- Using Windows® XP boot disk for removing boot sector infectionsr
Role of Windows® XP boot disk
Windows® XP operating system uses the hard disk to boot the system. But you can find yourself in a situation of bother in case of computer hard disk crash or damage in the files that start the operating system. In that case, you need Windows® XP boot disk to boot the system and troubleshoot the issues.
How to create and use a boot disk?
If you do not have a Windows® XP boot disk then you can easily create a boot disk by following few simple steps. Firstly, you need to place the CD or USB drive in the computer. Then open ‘My Computer’ and right click on the drive and click ‘Format’. In the ‘Format’ window, click ‘Start’ to create Windows® XP boot disk. You should write-protect the boot disk to protect it from virus infections.
Windows® XP boot disk also plays a very important role in removing boot sector infections from your computer. Many viruses and malicious programs can damage the boot sector of your hard disk and they are very hard to detect and remove. In such a situation, you need to first boot your system with the boot disk and then run a virus scan with an antivirus software. This will definitely help you to clean such infections from your PC.