If your computer uses an Intel x86-based processor, and the startup record for the active partition or files that you must have to start Windows become corrupted, you may not be able to start your computer. This article describes how to create a startup disk. With a startup disk, you can start your computer if the startup record becomes corrupted.

How to use System files to create a boot disk to guard against being unable to start Windows XP


  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional