Boot Disks (System Disks) and Boot CDs

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Floppy Disk Manager 2.1
An absolutely essential utility for anyone who sets up and configures PCs. Floppy Disk Manager enables you to take an image copy of a floppy disk and store it on your hard disk or network.  At a later stage, when you need that vital floppy disk (e.g. a System Disk, or a Drivers disk), simply recreate the floppy disk using the image that you stored on your hard disk or network.  Using Floppy Disk Manager, build yourself a library of those crucial floppy disks and so insure yourself against the loss, or corruption, of those floppy disks.  It has a weird installation procedure which does everything except create Program Icons (!!),  but in all other aspects this is a truly professional tool with the ability to enter comments against each diskette image.  We have been using it, and its predecessor, WinDupe, for years with total satisfaction.  This is a fully working 30-day demo;  $49 to purchase.  (1.32Mb).
 

CMOS Password Boot Disk    890K   (6-July-2002)
If you have lost or do not know the CMOS password (BIOS password) of your PC, then this boot disk may help.  Make a note of which BIOS you have (shown at boot-up press the "Pause/Break" key to freeze the boot-up display), then boot your PC with this boot disk.  If you are lucky, your PC is configured to try booting from the floppy drive and will therefore boot with this boot disk;  it will then diplay a screen of all possible BIOS passwords.  Simply locate your BIOS manufacturer and try all combinations of passwords displayed for that manufacturer.


NWUPDATE for NetWare 5.0    256K   (11-March-2007)
Download which provides full support for Serial-ATA (SATA) hard disks for Novell NetWare 5.0 and Novell Small Business Suite 5 (Novell SBS).  Read the appropriate document in our "Novell NetWare 5.x" library for more details.  The files included in this download are all copyright of Novell Inc and should only ever be used on a properly and legally licensed Novell NetWare 5.0 server.


Boot CD Windows XP Emergency Boot CD (XP SP2 Pro & XP SP2 Home)   158K  (11-March-2007)
If you are unable to boot up your Windows XP SP2 PC (Pro or Home), it may be because the boot sector has become corrupted (yet the operating system and data may still be OK).  If that is the problem, then make yourself a Windows XP Boot CD with this Windows XP SP2 Boot CD ISO image which will enable your PC to ignore the boot sector on your actual hard disk, and instead use the boot sector on this boot CD in order to still boot successfully into Windows XP SP2.  To create the boot CD use any CD/DVD writing software to open this ISO and create your Windows XP Boot CD. You may need to set your PC's BIOS to boot from CD ROM\DVD ROM drive.  All files on this disk are copyright of Microsoft and must be used only with a valid Windows XP License.


Boot CD Windows 2000 Emergency Boot CD (Pro version)     148K   (11-March-2007)
If you are unable to boot up your Windows 2000 Pro PC, it may be because the boot sector has become corrupted (yet the operating system and data may still be OK).  If that is the problem, then make yourself a Windows 2000 Pro Boot CD with this Windows 2000 Boot CD ISO image which will enable your PC to ignore the boot sector on your actual hard disk, and instead use the boot sector on this boot CD in order to still boot successfully into Windows 2000.  To create the boot CD use any CD/DVD writing software to open this ISO and create your Windows 2000 Boot CD. You may need to set your PC's BIOS to boot from CD-ROM drive.  All files on this disk are copyright of Microsoft and must be used only with a valid Windows 2000 License.


Boot CD Win 98SE boot CD with internal IDE CD-ROM/DVD-ROM support     728K   (18-Oct-2006)
UK version.  Windows 98SE Boot CD (Boot ISO) made in ISO format.  SE stands for Windows 98 Second Edition.  If you have lost your Windows 98SE Boot CD or system disk and have no means of recreating it, download this Boot ISO, then use any CD/DVD writing software to open this ISO and create a Windows 98SE Boot CD (UK Version).  Next, put the created Boot CD into your CD\DVD drive, and restart your PC your PC will boot into Windows 98SE.  Once you have booted your PC with the Boot CD, you can take the CD out and put another CD in and access the content of that second CD from the DOS prompt through the  E:  drive letter.  All files on this CD ISO are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.

Boot CD Win 98SE boot CD with internal IDE CD-ROM/DVD-ROM support (USA)  
US version of the above Windows 98 Boot CD.
 

Boot CD Win 98SE boot CD with internal SATA CD-ROM\DVD-ROM support    701K  (7-Jun-2009)
UK version.  Windows 98SE Boot CD (Boot ISO) made in ISO format and specifically for SATA CD\DVD drives (if your CD\DVD drive is not SATA, use the above IDE version of this Boot CD ISO).  SE stands for Windows 98 Second Edition.  If you have lost your Windows 98SE Boot CD or system disk and have no means of recreating it, download this Boot ISO, then use any CD/DVD writing software to open this ISO and create a Windows 98SE Boot CD (UK Version).  Next, put the created Boot CD into your SATA CD\DVD drive, and restart your PC your PC will boot into Windows 98SE.  Once you have booted your PC with the Boot CD with SATA CD drive support, you can take the CD out and put another CD in and access the content of that second CD from the DOS prompt through the E: drive letter.  All files on this CD ISO are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.

Boot CD Win 98SE boot CD with internal SATA CD-ROM\DVD-ROM support (USA)   (7-Jun-2009)
US version of the above Windows 98 Boot CD for SATA CD\DVD drives.


Boot CD Win ME boot CD with internal CD-ROM support    847K   (5-Mar-2007)
UK version.  Windows Millennium Edition Boot CD (Boot ISO) made in ISO format.  If you have lost your Windows ME Boot CD or system disk and have no means of recreating it, download this Boot ISO, then use any CD/DVD writing software to open this ISO and create a WinME Boot CD (UK Version).  Next, put the created Boot CD into your CD\DVD drive, and restart your PC your PC will boot into Windows ME.  Once you have booted your PC with the Boot CD, you can take the CD out and put another CD in and access the content of that second CD from the DOS prompt through the  E:  drive letter.  All files on this CD ISO are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.

Boot CD Win ME boot CD with internal CD-ROM support (USA)  
US version of the above Windows ME Boot CD.


Boot CD MS-DOS 6.22 Boot CD with internal CD-ROM support   1.1Mb  (5-Mar-2007)
UK version.  MSDOS Boot CD (Boot ISO) made in ISO format.  If you have lost your DOS 6.22 Boot CD or system disk and have no means of recreating it, download this Boot ISO, then use any CD/DVD writing software to open this ISO and create an AnswersThatWork version of the MS-DOS 6.22 Boot CD (UK Version).  Next, put the created Boot CD into your CD\DVD drive, and restart your PC your PC will boot into MSDOS 6.22.  Once you have booted your PC with the Boot CD, you can take the CD out and put another CD in and access the content of that second CD from the DOS prompt through the  E:  drive letter.  All files on this CD ISO are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.

Boot CD DOS 6.22 boot CD with internal CD-ROM support (USA)  
US version of the above MS-DOS Boot CD.


Boot Disk - MS-DOS 6.22 boot disk with internal CD-ROM support
UK version.  MSDOS Boot Disk made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  If you have lost your DOS 6.22 system disk (boot disk) and have no means of recreating it, download Floppy Disk Manager from this page, download this file, run it to unzip it, and then use the two to create an Answers That Work version of the MS-DOS 6.22 System Disk.  If you have an internal CD-ROM drive, this boot disk will detect it and set it up as Drive E:.  All files on this disk are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.  (1.12Mb)

Boot Disk - DOS 6.22 boot disk (USA)
US version of the above MS-DOS Boot Disk.

Boot Disk - Windows 95a boot disk with internal CD-ROM support
UK version.  Windows 95a System Disk (Boot Disk) made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  This is the original version of Windows which has a limit of 2Gb for hard disk partitions.  If you have lost your Windows 95a system disk and have no means of recreating it, download Floppy Disk Manager from this page, download this file, run it to unzip it, and then use the two to create an Answers That Work version of the Windows 95a System Disk.  If you have an internal CD-ROM drive, this boot disk will detect it and set it up as Drive E:.  All files on this disk are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.  (968K)

Boot Disk - Windows 95a boot disk (USA version)
US version of the above.

Boot Disk Windows 95b boot disk with internal CD-ROM support
UK version.  Windows 95b System Disk (Boot Disk) made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  This version of Windows is also known as Windows 95 OSR2.  If you have lost your Windows 95b system disk and have no means of recreating it, download Floppy Disk Manager from this page, download this file, run it to unzip it, and then use the two to create an Answers That Work version of the Windows 95b System Disk.  If you have an internal CD-ROM drive, this boot disk will detect it and set it up as Drive E:.  All files on this disk are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.  (884K)

Boot Disk - Windows 95b boot disk (USA version)
US version of the above.

Boot Disk Windows 98a (Win 98) boot disk with internal CD-ROM support
UK version.  Windows 98a System Disk (Boot Disk) made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  This is the first version of Windows 98, referred to here as Windows 98a.  If you have lost your Windows 98a system disk and have no means of recreating it, download Floppy Disk Manager from this page, download this file, run it to unzip it, and then use the two to create an Answers That Work version of the Windows 98a System Disk.  If you have an internal CD-ROM drive, this boot disk will detect it and set it up as Drive E:.  All files on this disk are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.  (941K)

Boot Disk - Windows 98a (Win98) boot disk (USA version)
US version of the above.

Boot Disk - Windows 98 SE boot disk with internal CD-ROM support
UK version.  Windows 98 SE System Disk (Boot Disk) made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  SE stands for Windows 98 Second Edition.  If you have lost your Windows 98 SE system disk and have no means of recreating it, download Floppy Disk Manager from this page, download this file, run it to unzip it, and then use the two to create an Answers That Work version of the Windows 98 SE System Disk.  If you have an internal CD-ROM drive, this boot disk will detect it and set it up as Drive E:.  All files on this disk are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.  (941K)

Boot Disk - Windows 98 SE boot disk (USA version)
US version of the above.

Boot Disk - Windows ME boot disk with CD-ROM support
UK version. Windows ME (Millennium Edition) System Disk (Boot Disk) made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  If you have lost your Windows ME system disk and have no means of recreating it, download Floppy Disk Manager from this page, download this file, run it to unzip it, and then use the two to create an Answers That Work version of the Windows ME System Disk.  If you have an internal CD-ROM drive, this boot disk will detect it and set it up as Drive E:.  All files on this disk are copyright of their respective publishers, Microsoft amongst others.  (973K)

Boot Disk - Windows ME boot disk with CD-ROM support (USA version)
US version of the above.

Boot Disk - Windows 2000 boot disk    200K   (7-July-2002)
If you are unable to boot up your Windows 2000 PC, it may be because the boot sector has become corrupted (yet the operating system and data may still be OK).  If that is the problem, then this boot disk will enable your PC to ignore the hard disk boot sector, and instead use the boot sector on this boot floppy in order to still boot successfully into Windows 2000.

Boot Disk - Windows XP Emergency Boot Disk (XP SP2 Pro & XP SP2 Home)  217K  (11-March-2007)
If you are unable to boot up your Windows XP SP2 PC (XP SP2 Home or XP SP2 Professional), it may be because the boot sector has become corrupted (yet the operating system and data may still be OK).  If that is the problem, then make yourself a Windows XP Boot Disk with this Windows XP SP2 Boot Disk which will enable your PC to ignore the boot sector on your actual hard disk, and instead use the boot sector on this boot floppy in order to still boot successfully into Windows XP SP2.  You may need to set your PC's BIOS to boot from floppy drive.  All files on this disk are copyright of Microsoft and must be used only with a valid Windows XP SP2 License (Home or Professional).


Install Windows NT4 SP4 ATAPI drivers
If your Windows NT4 installation CD is a Support Pack 1 installation CD, you will not be able to create an installation partition greater than 2Gb.  If you want to be able to create a 4Gb installation partition (4Gb is the "official" maximum), then use this Microsoft ATAPI driver at the stage where the NT4 installation program asks you if you want to add "additional drivers, controllers & devices" to the ones it detected itself.  This disk is made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  Run this file to unzip it, and then use Floppy Disk Manager, which you can find at the top of this page, to create the disk itself.  (98K)

Install Windows NT4-Workstation / Install Disk 1
Windows NT4-workstation installation disk 1.  This disk is made in Floppy Disk Manager format.  Run this file to unzip it, and then use Floppy Disk Manager (at the top of this page) to create the disk itself.  (870K)

Install Windows NT4-Workstation / Install Disk 2
Windows NT4-workstation installation disk 2.  (689K)

Install Windows NT4-Workstation / Install Disk 3
Windows NT4-workstation installation disk 3.  (689K)


 

 

 

 


 

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