Making a Boot Disk

Open the Windows backup program on Windows 2000 by selecting Start, then Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, then Backup. The backup utility will start as shown below.

Backup

When the Welcome tab is displayed in the Backup program, click on the "Emergency Repair Disk" button near the bottom. When the "Emergency Repair Diskette" dialog box appears select the checkbox next to "Also backup the registry to the repair diretory..." and click OK. You will need to put a blank floppy into your floppy disk drive.

Insert Floppy

Once the process is complete, you should label the floppy disk with the current date and the name of the system you are making the disk for.

If you ever get into a situation where your system will not boot, you can use this disk to help you recover your system. This is a somewhat technical process but it begins by pressing the F8 function key while the system is booting which will provide some advanced booting options, one of which will allow you to try to boot using your emergency repair disk. It is usually much easier to recover a system that has an emergency repair disk.

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