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The Windows 95 Startup Disk
After Windows 95 is successfully installed, the Startup disk acts as a safety net if there is a problem starting the system. The Startup disk is a bootable floppy that contains tools that may be useful in troubleshooting problems with starting Windows 95.
The following files are copied on the disk.
Using the Startup Disk
If you have problems with Setup or have trouble starting Windows 95, you can use a Startup Disk to start your computer and run Setup or to gain access to your system files. If you have problems with your hard disk, for example, you can use a Startup Disk to start your computer and troubleshoot your hard disk.
You’re prompted to create a Startup Disk during Setup. If you want to create another Startup Disk after you install Windows 95, you easily can. You can even save a specific startup configuration on a disk. For example, you can save the specific drivers for your computer on a Startup Disk.
The Startup Disk for Windows 95 DOES NOT contain CD-ROM drivers. If you need to access the CDROM drive you must create a CDROM BOOT DISK.
Important: Startup disks created with previous versions of Windows aren’t compatible with Windows 98.
To create a Startup Disk from within Windows 95
To start your computer using a Startup Disk