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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Do you know where your bootable floppy version of DOS is?
You can easily create a bootable floppy disk by following these steps: Place a blank disk in the floppy disk drive.
Although Norton officially supports only Windows 9x and NT, a handy component under Windows 9x creates a bootable floppy that can test Layers 1 and 2 under almost any OS on an Intel-based or compatible system.
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.
Do you remember keeping a bootable floppy on hand for those times when SOMETHING would go wrong with the system?
EnCase makes a bootable floppy disk for use on another machine, using different system boot files that point back to the floppy disk so that small changes made to the hard drive of the machine being booted aren't made there.
After extraction, a bootable floppy can be created, allowing test engineers to easily go from one system to another testing a variety of computers.
It comes on a bootable floppy and using this lets QAPlus start with a clean DOS rather than trying to work with memory managers and special system configurations.