Create a bootable XP Pro CD


G

Guest

Hey all, I have WinXP Pro, and I copied the whole CD to my machine and creatd
an ISO image. For some reason now when I burn it back to a regular CDR and
try to boot from that new CD, the computer doesnt recognize this as a
bootable CD. The CD works just fine when the computer starts up completely,
and I can install from there.

Can anyone suggest how to create a bootable CD? I know I can use floppy's
on worst cases.
 
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Shenan Stanley

Abe said:
Hey all, I have WinXP Pro, and I copied the whole CD to my machine
and creatd an ISO image. For some reason now when I burn it back to
a regular CDR and try to boot from that new CD, the computer doesnt
recognize this as a bootable CD. The CD works just fine when the
computer starts up completely, and I can install from there.

Can anyone suggest how to create a bootable CD? I know I can use
floppy's on worst cases.

You can use Bart's Boot Image Extractor to rip the boot image from the
original CD and burn a bootable CD...

You may be interested in this as well:
http://unattended.msfn.org/
 
G

Guest

The problem is I dont have the original CD anymore. It cracked.
 
S

Shenan Stanley

Abe said:
The problem is I dont have the original CD anymore. It cracked.
You can download the Boot Image from several places.
Or you could just borrow someone elses CD and rip the Boot Image from it.
 
G

Guest

Any places that you suggest?

Thanks!

Shenan Stanley said:
You can download the Boot Image from several places.
Or you could just borrow someone elses CD and rip the Boot Image from it.

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Oli Restorick [MVP]

This is one possibility.

http://bink.nu/xpbootcd/

I find this method easier to understand than Bart's method. See the comment
at the bottom of this page if you are using Nero.

Oli
 
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