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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BAT file onto the bootable floppy disk using EDLIN or any other ASCII editor.
The PCCardAccess toolkit creates a bootable floppy which supports Card and Socket Services.
You then need to restart your computer from a clean, bootable floppy disk, with a write protect tab in place.
BAT, create a bootable floppy disk and copy the unedited files to it.
It allows any Intel-based PC on a network to use a simple bootable floppy to help restore a PC to its original state without ever having to reload the operating system, patches, etc.
Since PC ParaChutes' crash protection backups are performed from a bootable floppy that is generated on the fly, users and IS management don't have to worry about open or locked files and, all registry entries are fully backed up.
Take Two creates a bootable floppy disk, allowing recovery of data in case of an entire system crash, even if the computer system is unable to boot by itself.
Since Data Advisor comes on a bootable floppy disk, data integrity tests and all the recovery functions can be initiated regardless of operating system problems.
Native BIOS support for LS-120 products enables OEMs, VARs and end users to easily integrate the a:drive as the primary bootable floppy disk drive and take advantage of its high performance and 120MB capacity.
The Disaster Recovery Option streamlines the task of recovering a downed server or workstation by storing vital system files -- including special drivers, hardware configuration, and operating system configuration information -- on a set of bootable floppy diskettes.