How do I make an HDD bootable without CD or FDD or USB?
Posted on 2007-12-06
My HDD is faulty and I am trying to replace it with a new one.
All removable drives (floppy, USB, CD) are not working and I don't really need them except a time like this.
I plugged the new one as the second drive (D:) and copied Windows XP CD content on it through LAN. I made it active from Control Panel/Computer Management/Disk Management.
I plan to discennect the faulty drive and reconnect the new one as main C: drive, boot from it to install Windows from DOS command prompt.
I only need to make the new drive bootable and get DOS prompt to start from there.
How do I do that without using any removable drives?
I remember making a disk bootable using "sys" DOS command in old days. Not sure about Windows XP.