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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* Creates a bootable CD or DVD from a bootable floppy disk or from an image on a hard drive, which can be used to start a computer if its operating system becomes damaged
Do you remember keeping a bootable floppy on hand for those times when SOMETHING would go wrong with the system?
EnCase makes a bootable floppy disk for use on another machine, using different system boot files that point back to the floppy disk so that small changes made to the hard drive of the machine being booted aren't made there.
You can easily create a bootable floppy disk by following these steps: Place a blank disk in the floppy disk drive.
My system was becoming more and more unstable and I realized that I had only one clear choice ahead of me - back up everything, insert a bootable floppy, go into DOS and then give it that dreaded format command and start over with a clean system.
A bootable floppy disk can be made which will automatically restore key configurations in the case of a serious systems' problem at well.
After extraction, a bootable floppy can be created, allowing test engineers to easily go from one system to another testing a variety of computers.