How to Create a Windows 2000 Setup Boot Disk?
Created 2001-04-09 by Rainer
In Windows NT, boot disks were created via the winnt/winnt32 commands via the
/ox command line switch. That switch, however, does not work under Windows 2000.
Microsoft moved setup boot disk creation to a separate commend. You need to have
access to the Windows 2000 CD in order to use it. Do the following to create the
- Insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type drive:\bootdisk\makeboot a:, where drive is the
letter of your CD-ROM drive, and then press ENTER.
NOTE: You do not have to be running Windows 2000 to create the Setup Boot
disks. A directory called \Bootdisk resides in the root of the Windows 2000
Setup CD. This directory contains two utilities capable of generating the 4
Setup Boot floppies. If you are booted into Windows 9x you will need to run the
32-bit version of this utility called makebt32.exe. If you are in DOS, or booted
with a Windows 98 Startup Floppy that has access to the CDROM, you can use the
16-bit version called makeboot.exe.