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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Windows 95 promises to change all that but, until then, most people will have to soldier on creating boot disks, changing memory settings and messing with DOS.
But I think it will be good insurance against the eventual and sure attempt at swiping one of our boot disks for a little R&D for our curious users.
Write protect all boot disks and program disks (and any disk that is read only) to prevent the creation of viruses.
Copy the operating system only to boot disks (i.e., do not produce selfbooting programs, or format a data disk with the operating system on it);
Prepare all boot disks only from an original master disk that has been properly protected from contamination and
A boot disk allows for recreating all the internal settings and disk files necessary to make the hardware operate properly.