How to Create a Boot Disc With Chkdsk
A boot disk is a disk that the computer can use to load into a non-native operating system for the purpose of troubleshooting or repairing computer issues. Creating a boot disk that contains disk troubleshooting programs such as Checkdisk (chkdsk) is a good idea to get maximal functionality out of your time outside of the normal Windows operating system environment.
Things You'll Need
- Blank CD
- Boot disk image containing chkdsk (linked below)
- CD burning program such as Nero or Roxio
Navigate to the page linked under Resources and download a DOS boot image that is either version 5.0 or a more recent version, as those contain chkdsk.
Save the image file to your desktop for safe keeping.
Open your CD burning program and select the option to create a "Boot CD."
Set the boot image file to the DOS image file downloaded during step one.
Burn the image to CD to finish creating your boot disk.