startup disk

startup disk

The hard disk used to boot the operating system. See boot loader.
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It enables you to install Windows on your Mac by 'partitioning' the startup disk - that is, creating a separate area that's set aside just for Windows.
Its startup disk enables users to boot a system and run the software directly from a CD-ROM or USB key with full access to external media devices.
AIF you have a Windows 98 startup disk, you can use this to start any PC.
Ha!), I learned that I could prepare a startup disk that would allow me to go straight to ME when I did the installation rather than load 98 and then upgrade from 98 to ME.
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Provision is made to enter a "hint" when establishing the password; and the program manual does describe a way to start up the computer from another startup disk, discarding the At Ease preferences file, and starting all over again.)
To select the startup disk in the Finder, hold down Command + Shift + the Up Arrow.
This can serve as an alternative startup disk if problems are encountered on your No1 startup and the diagnostics can be applied to the No1 much quicker than from a CD.