Boot Disk

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Boot Disk

Any storage disk one can use to load and run an operating system or a program on a computer. Historically, the most common boot disks have been floppy disks and CD-ROMs. Increasingly, however, flash drives are being used instead.
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Even though Connectix Virtual PC uses the DEC 21140 virtual network adapter, while VMware uses the AMD PCnet Fast Ethernet driver, Virtual PXE lets you create a single boot floppy for use with both applications," says Conrad Lawes, Argon's senior technical analyst.
BackUp MyPC simplifies the recovery process by automatically creating a boot floppy disk or CD-ROM, depending on the operating system installation on the users' PC.
The original CMS Client Boot Floppy generator already supported the widest range of network adapters in the industry," says Argon's senior technical analyst, Conrad Lawes.
To do this, an end user or an administrator inserts a remote boot floppy into the machine and turns the PC on.
BootWorks provides LabExpert users with remote control of PCs allowing them to install and setup PCs without having to visit each PC with a boot floppy.
Because SnapBack Live can restore a complete server with a single boot floppy, it does not require a set of system specific rescue disks.