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    Default Bootable Cd?

    Hello, can a cd-r be made bootable into dos as you can with a floppy disk? If so, then how?

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    Lawton

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    You could technicaly make one but it would most likely not work because it doesent look for a CD, it looks for a floppy.
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    Could I not change my BIOS to rea from cd-rom first?

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    Let me try to understand what you are trying to do, You are trying to boot in dos or what... I don't get it?
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    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    My floppy drive has decided to quit on me, and I am needing to run a set of tools from dos, which I previously would have put on a win 98 bootdisk, but now I must use a cd-rom, if possible.

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    Well floppy drives are fairly cheep just go and get one lot simpler
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    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
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    Try this. Not sure how well it works for installing 98, but it isn't hard to make a bootable CD and it will work fine. Just ignore this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Amd_lover2004
    You could technicaly make one but it would most likely not work because it doesent look for a CD, it looks for a floppy.

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    Yes I would certainly ignore that.

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    load up Nero, tell it to burn a bootable CD, point it to a working win98 boot disk. It will burn a bootable image of the floppy on the CD.
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    Alright, thanks for all the help. Problem solved. Topic Closed.

    Cheers

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