bootable floppy


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bootable floppy

A floppy disk that contains its own operating system. It was typically used to recover a failed system or to install a new operating system in the days when floppy drives were common. See bootable disk.
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If disaster should strike my C: drive and the computer does not boot up when turned on, all I have to do is to slip the bootable floppy into my A: drive and turn the machine on.
Some voice-mail systems have security flaws which make them easy for hackers to break into using a couple of bootable floppy disks in the voice-mail computer's "system" mode.
The PCCardAccess toolkit creates a bootable floppy which supports Card and Socket Services.
Nuts & Bolts' tightly coded rescue tools use 1/10th the disk space and fit on a single, standard bootable floppy disk.
Users who have Norton AntiVirus for Windows 95 and have not yet installed Windows 95 and want to do an antivirus scan prior to installation can boot their system from a clean bootable floppy, insert the NAV/Windows 95 Emergency Disk #2, type NAVBOOT /CFG, press enter and the scan will start.
It allows any Intel-based PC on a network to use a simple bootable floppy to help restore a PC to its original state without ever having to reload the operating system, patches, etc.
If CMOS configurations, boot record or system files have been lost, and the user has to boot from a plain bootable floppy disk, the required device drivers to access compressed drives must be available.
Since PC ParaChutes' crash protection backups are performed from a bootable floppy that is generated on the fly, users and IS management don't have to worry about open or locked files and, all registry entries are fully backed up.
Take Two creates a bootable floppy disk, allowing recovery of data in case of an entire system crash, even if the computer system is unable to boot by itself.