Complete the following steps to create a Windows XP startup disk.
Normally Compaq Laptop does not have a floppy drive, you can use an external USB floppy drive.
Creating a startup disk
At this point make sure you already insert the floppy disk.
1.Click Start , and then click My Computer .
2.Right-click the floppy drive icon, and then click Format .
3.Click Create an MS-DOS startup disk .
4.Click Start , and then click OK .
5.At the Format Complete message, click OK .
6.Click Close .
The disk is ready to use to start the computer to a command prompt.