Boot Disk for Windows® XP® Pro
The boot disk allows you to boot your computer from the bootable disk instead of the regular hard drive where you have installed the operating system. You can create boot disk for Windows XP Professional so that whenever your system faces any issues and is not able to boot from the hard disk, you may use boot disk to boot the system. The boot disk is entirely different from the other recovery CD or recovery disk.
- Tips to create a boot disk
- Issues that can come up while creating a boot disk
- Other tips
Tips to create a boot disk
There is a very easy way to create a boot disk for Windows XP Professional. You need to create a separate folder on the desktop which will contain all the files of Windows XP set-up. Then copy the C:I386 folder and related settings to the separate folder you have created. Now burn the data to start the process of creating boot Disk. Once the disk is created, you may make it write protected, in order to prevent it from writing any virus infected programs in the disk.
Issues that can come up while creating a boot disk
You may face some issues while creating boot disk for Windows XP Professional. Sometimes, you may face issues while creating a boot disk due to the security constraints like you cannot access a NTFS partition using a bootable diskette. To resolve this issue, you may place the disk in to another computer which has the same operating system and you have ownership of that drive.
There are various ways you can use to resolve the issues related to creating Windows XP boot disk. One of the common resolutions is that you should login with the administrator account on Windows, while creating a boot disk from your computer. Another tip is that you make sure that the diskette you are going to use to create a boot disk is not write protected. If the disk is write protected, the system will not be able to write any data on the disk.