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How to create a startup disk in Windows Me?

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* How to create a startup disk in Windows Me?
* How to start Windows Me from a startup disk?

Note: The startup disk to be created is not a Recovery CD-ROM setup startup disk. Instead, it is to start Windows Me Dos Prompt from the floppy disk in cases of emergency.

The list below shows what the startup disk that is created with the steps below, can do (i.e. OK) and what it cannot do (i.e. NO).

OK: To restart the Operating System in cases of emergency.
OK: To execute tools such as FDISK and so on.
NO: To execute application software and games that run on MS-DOS
NO: To install software from the Recovery CD-ROM
NO: To recover the system using external CD-ROM/DVD/CD-R/CD-R/RW drives of other manufacturers
* Except drives that manufacturers specifically stated otherwise. For further details, please contact the respective manufacturers.

To create a startup disk in Windows Me, please follow the steps below:
1. Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs.
3. In the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box, click the Startup Disk tab .
4. Click the Create Disk button.
5. When the prompt for the insertion of a floppy disk appears, insert a formatted floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Click OK and the system starts writing data onto the floppy disk.
* The contents of the floppy disk will be completely erased.
6. When the startup disk is created, click OK to close the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box.

To start Window Me from the startup disk, please follow the steps below:
1. Insert the startup disk that was created into the floppy disk drive.
2. Turn on the VAIO computer.
3. The contents of the floppy disk are read and the startup menu appears. Select one of the startup methods.
4. Windows Me DOS prompt can now be started from the floppy disk.

For more information, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft's technical support website.
Article ID: Q267287
Last Reviewed: October 22, 2000
Title: How to Create a Startup Disk in Windows Me
Link: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q257/2/87.ASP