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slanjavah
Grafter
Posts: 57
Registered: 13-08-2007

ms dos cd

Hi hope some can help. I wish to re format hard drive on laptop. cd rom is the boot disc. How do i create a ms dos bootable cd
Thanks
Slanjavah
may the force be with you
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gswindale
Grafter
Posts: 942
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: ms dos cd

you really don't want an MS-DOS CD these days (IIRC it only came on floppies).
Do you not have the original Windows installation media? As this is normally a bootable CD and will be needed to reinstall Windows. (Assuming you're using Windows).  Similarly most Linux Install CDs are bootable.
dusty_bin
Grafter
Posts: 138
Registered: 12-06-2007

Re: ms dos cd

I tend tp concur with Geoff.  The installation discs usually allow you to delete/create partitions and format the HDD as part of the installation process.
That said, if you really want to make a bootable CD, in Nero  there is a 'help' entry for "Making bootable CDs".  Probably there is similar guidance with other CD writing S/W.
slanjavah
Grafter
Posts: 57
Registered: 13-08-2007

Re: ms dos cd

Thanks for that folks will see if I can get my original xp to reinstall
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: ms dos cd

As an aside talking about making bootable CD`s etc there`s everything you could need at Bootdisk.com