Trouble Creating Slipstream Disc


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dnamertz

I want to do a repair install on Windows XP, and I tried to create a
slipstream XP disc with SP2 but when I try to boot from the disc I get a
"CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR" error.

The instructions I followed gave step-by-step instructions about burning the
CD using Nero or Roxio Easy CD Creator, but neither one of those will install
on my computer, so I had to use BurnAtOnce as the CD burning software. I
wasn't exactly sure if I selected all the correct options using BurnAtOnce.
Can anyone give me step-by-step instructions on how to burn the slipstream
disc using BurnAtOnce, or some other CD burning software?
 
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Big Al

dnamertz said:
I want to do a repair install on Windows XP, and I tried to create a
slipstream XP disc with SP2 but when I try to boot from the disc I get a
"CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR" error.

The instructions I followed gave step-by-step instructions about burning the
CD using Nero or Roxio Easy CD Creator, but neither one of those will install
on my computer, so I had to use BurnAtOnce as the CD burning software. I
wasn't exactly sure if I selected all the correct options using BurnAtOnce.
Can anyone give me step-by-step instructions on how to burn the slipstream
disc using BurnAtOnce, or some other CD burning software?
When you burned the CD did you add the bootloader. The routine I've
done uses Nero and you need the boot part off your original CD and Nero
has to be configured specifically to burn a bootable disc. Did you see
such instructions?
 
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dnamertz

Big Al said:
When you burned the CD did you add the bootloader. The routine I've
done uses Nero and you need the boot part off your original CD and Nero
has to be configured specifically to burn a bootable disc. Did you see
such instructions?

The instructions I saw described burning the CD using Nero, but Nero will
not install on my computer (just one of the reasons I need to do the repair
install). Here is the link to the instructions I used:

How-to-Slipstream Article
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp

Using BurnAtOnce, the settings were a little different so I'm not sure how
to do it.
 
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Big Al

dnamertz said:
The instructions I saw described burning the CD using Nero, but Nero will
not install on my computer (just one of the reasons I need to do the repair
install). Here is the link to the instructions I used:

How-to-Slipstream Article
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp

Using BurnAtOnce, the settings were a little different so I'm not sure how
to do it.

Not familiar with Burn at once. But it sounds like you never got a
boot on the cd. that microsoftcorporation.img is probably the boot
image. I see other suggestions about nlite. I'd try their suggestions
first. Can you use a friends / another PC? Burn your slipstream there.?
 
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Anna

dnamertz said:
The instructions I saw described burning the CD using Nero, but Nero will
not install on my computer (just one of the reasons I need to do the
repair
install). Here is the link to the instructions I used:

How-to-Slipstream Article
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp

Using BurnAtOnce, the settings were a little different so I'm not sure how
to do it.


Colin Barnhorst said:
It might be easier to use nLite. It will make a bootable .iso file for
you.
http://www.nliteos.com/guide/



dnamertz:
In addition to the nLite program Colin suggested, you might also want to
take a look at the Autostreamer program. We've found that program just about
the easiest to work with in creating an XP slipstreamed CD to include SP2.

Download AutoStreamer from:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Autostreamer.shtml

Download the SP2 file and save it to your Desktop or C:\ root directory.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

Step-by-step instructions for using AutoStreamer can be found at
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm
and,
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.shtml

(I believe the above links are correct but I haven't checked them lately).
Anna
 
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dnamertz

:


In addition to the nLite program Colin suggested, you might also want to
take a look at the Autostreamer program. We've found that program just about
the easiest to work with in creating an XP slipstreamed CD to include SP2.

Download AutoStreamer from:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Autostreamer.shtml

Download the SP2 file and save it to your Desktop or C:\ root directory.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

Step-by-step instructions for using AutoStreamer can be found at
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm
and,
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.shtml

(I believe the above links are correct but I haven't checked them lately).
Anna

I feel like I'm going in circles here. Those links on how to slipstream all
describe the burning process using burning software that won't install on my
computer...Nero, Roxio, CDBurnerXP.

It appears burning a boot CD requires a couple different settings than just
burning a regular data CD, and I'm not sure if I chose all the right options
using BurnAtOnce. Any other free CD burning software out there anyone can
recommend and walk me thru how to use to burn this boot CD?
 
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dnamertz

:

Not familiar with Burn at once. But it sounds like you never got a
boot on the cd. that microsoftcorporation.img is probably the boot
image. I see other suggestions about nlite. I'd try their suggestions
first. Can you use a friends / another PC? Burn your slipstream there.?

dell.img is on the CD, and I also checked the Bootable Image box and put the
dell.img file in the Boot Image field. Not sure if that was correct, but it
was the closest thing to the Nero instructions I was following.
 
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PD43

dnamertz said:
I feel like I'm going in circles here. Those links on how to slipstream all
describe the burning process using burning software that won't install on my
computer...Nero, Roxio, CDBurnerXP.

That about covers it. I used CDBurnerXP when I made mine a year or so
ago
Any other free CD burning software out there anyone can
recommend and walk me thru how to use to burn this boot CD?

Looks to me like you're gonna have to bite the bullet and do a clean
install.
 
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dnamertz

:

Looks to me like you're gonna have to bite the bullet and do a clean
install.

Instead of doing a clean install, would it be better to try a repair install
from the Windows XP CD that came with my computer (as opposed to using a
slipstreamed CD w/SP2)?
 
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PD43

dnamertz said:
Instead of doing a clean install, would it be better to try a repair install
from the Windows XP CD that came with my computer (as opposed to using a
slipstreamed CD w/SP2)?

It won't repair: it will tell you that your computer contains a newer
version of XP and it won't proceed... I think.

You can try it, but note that IF it works, you will have a LOT of
updating to do afterwards.
 
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dnamertz

PD43 said:
It won't repair: it will tell you that your computer contains a newer
version of XP and it won't proceed... I think.

You can try it, but note that IF it works, you will have a LOT of
updating to do afterwards.


Seems like it would be less updating than if I did a clean install.
 
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Colin Barnhorst

If the Dell cd contains an image file then it is not an XP installation cd
but a Dell restoration cd. You can't slipstream that way. You can
slipstream with the Windows folder installed on the hard drive and a
downloaded service pack. Again, I suggest you use nLite to do this.
 
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Colin Barnhorst

I use Autostreamer also. Both will do the job. But I think the OP needs to
use the Windows folder on the hard drive as the source since he is now
mentioning an image file on the cd. It might not be an XP installation cd.
 
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Colin Barnhorst

Correct. Buy I want to go back to a previous comment by the OP:

"dell.img is on the CD, and I also checked the Bootable Image box and put
the
dell.img file in the Boot Image field."

That does not sound like the cd we were all thinking he had.
 
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dnamertz

Colin Barnhorst said:
If the Dell cd contains an image file then it is not an XP installation cd
but a Dell restoration cd. You can't slipstream that way. You can
slipstream with the Windows folder installed on the hard drive and a
downloaded service pack. Again, I suggest you use nLite to do this.

Anyway to do it without nLite, since nLite will not install without .NET
Framework 2.0 and of course .NET Framework 2.0 will not install on my
computer.
 
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Colin Barnhorst

I think it is time to save your data and use the Dell cd to restore your
system to factory condition and work forward from there.
 
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dnamertz

Colin Barnhorst said:
I use Autostreamer also. Both will do the job. But I think the OP needs to
use the Windows folder on the hard drive as the source since he is now
mentioning an image file on the cd. It might not be an XP installation cd.

Autostreamer won't install either. Some message about there not being a
file associated with it.

So lets start over. Since most programs won't install, what are my options
before doing a clean install (really, really want to avoid that)?
 
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Colin Barnhorst

I think you really, really have to do it. Backup your stuff and just do it.
Once you have a stable system again and can install things like .net 2.0
download nLite or Autostreamer and make an updated cd. But not from the
Dell cd.
 
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dnamertz

Colin Barnhorst said:
I think it is time to save your data and use the Dell cd to restore your
system to factory condition and work forward from there.

One more question. Even though the boot disc I created will not start when
I reboot the computer (because of the NTLDR error), I can access the CD
directly and click on Setup.exe and it brings up the Welcome to Microsoft
Windows XP" menu giving me the option to Install Windows XP, along with other
options. Can I try the repair install from here?
 

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