Language on a diskette influences language on my pc

Yesterday my neighbour came in panic. My son had installed some games for his children and now the PC did not start properly but gave some seemingly italian message. When I came to the rescue I made up from the message (indeed italian) tah there was still a diskette in the drive. The now Italian message stood apparently for the normal message "diskette is not bootable, remove it and press a key" (or whatever it says). I found out that my son had used a diskette that I got from an Italian company I'm delaing with. Now I wonder how and where is the information stored that the language is Italian? On the diskette? Is that accessible or only through reformatting?
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rbrCommented:
On the MBR of every diskette an information is stored if the disc is bootable or not. This information is created by the OS with which the disc was formatted. If it is italian an italian message will be on it. You can access this message with any disc editor (norton, ...) A reformat will write the info from your os language.
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christiaanAuthor Commented:
Indeed, using the (old) norton diskedit.exe I even managed to change the text into something more understandable for Dutch people and yet not the official line made by Format.

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Christiaan
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