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Solved: How Do I Make A Bootable XP2 Bootable CD?

Q: Solved: How Do I Make A Bootable XP2 Bootable CD?

I have XP SP1 on one CD. I installed XP and SP1 on my computer and then upgraded to XP 2. I slipstreamed both the bootable XP & SP1 and SP 2 upgrade into one directory. Together XP, SP1, and SP2 amout to about 800 meg. How do I get the combined 800 meg onto one bootable source like a CD?

The reason I want to do this is because I am getting error messages on bootup to drive C requiring me to do a Windows repair. I cannot do a windows repair on my C drive because my C drive has SP1 and SP2, while my bootable windows CD has only SP1. Currently I am booting up using a floppy.

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hey friends

i have a windows xp2 boot able cd.
recently i downloaded an executable of sp3 from the windows site..
around 6 months ago..

my friend told me a way to extract the boot file from the disc n copy it using nero to make a bootable sp3 cd. i had one but i lost it.
and now i dont remember how to do it again.

maybe you all could help.


P.S. Merry Christmas everyone!!

A:Solved: how to make a windows sp3 bootable cd from a xp2 bootable??

If you Google slipstreaming XP or similar you should be able to get the info you're after; sounds like what you want to do anyway.

Here's one result; http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/Slipstreaming_Windows_XP_Service_Pack_3.html

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 onto an Crucial M4 SSD as the previousversion kept hanging atstartup, but the installation seems to hang and is very slow. So I want to restore my SSD back to factory settings and maybe this would help. Normally I would use partition magic but that's on a bootable flash drive and unfortunately this pc will not boot to usb. Is it possible to make the bootable flash drive into a bootable cd rom? cheers guys.

A:Can i make a bootable flash drive into a bootable cd rom?

if you have the files on the usb, you should be able to just copy them to the cd and it should boot. i say should because i have not done this. if you use a windows 7 system to do this, you should get the option to make the cd bootable when you burn it using windows.

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I have a USB drive with Ophcrack and a rainbow table in it. I can boot from it. I want to make an ISO from it with the table still installed. I'm trying to use it on VMware. I've tried using PowerISO by opening the files and saving them as an ISO. It wouldn't boot.

A:Make bootable ISO from bootable USB Drive

See if the answers on this site help you

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I have a couple questions I need help with. I have a Windows XP Pro ISO file that I downloaded. If you burn an ISO file on a CD, does that automatically make it bootable? Or do you need to make the disk bootable while you burn the ISO file to disk?

Another question is, I do not have the option in my BIOS to point it to boot from the CD Rom. I updated the BIOS today from HP and it is still not there as an option, there is only Mutlibay, Harddrive and Network. Where can I go to get that option or boot from a CD?

Basically what I am trying to do is reinstall Windows with a copy of XP that I downloaded from my schools website that came in the form of an ISO file.

A:[SOLVED] Make a bootable CD?

Im not sure but it sounds like even tho its from a school site its still not legal. i dont know any school that hands out isos of OS"s to just anyone :/

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Having no fun with the Win 8.1 - call it downgrade. Had problems from the start. I've had Win 7 for some time. I bought Win 8 and an SSD and did an upgrade from 7-8 on the SSD with no problems using Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - worked very well. This left me with Win 7 on a 320 gig hard drive and Win 8 on an SSD. I didn't touch Win 7 after that until the Win 8.1 downgrade which left me with an unstable Win 8 OS. When trying to boot into 8.1 I was getting very slow response, odd startup of some programs, lockups, etc. I tried to run safe mode (recovery) in Win 8 to see what I could do to fix, but it was very hard to get into and not much use when I finally did. The last time I tried to get into safe mode in 8.1 the computer booted up into safe mode for Windows 7. Since then restarts are in Win 7, not 8. The boot into 7 rearranged the drive letters and the Win 8 SSD became an NTFS (Healthy active, primary partition), no boot, page file, etc. C: = Win 7, E: = Win 8. Since then I have not tried to start Win 8 - not sure how. (See attachment).

To make a long story short, having Win 7 available has been really helpful. I would like to keep it available and updated while also having Win 8 as an option.

Is there a decent start-up software for choosing which system to boot up?
Is there a way for me to repair Win 8 (disk E) so that it is bootable?
The third question is whether or not I can boot up a Linux OS (Cinnamon) onto a partition on a disk and play around with it - wit... Read more

A:Solved: Make Win 7, 8 and Maybe Linux Bootable

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hi techsupport!!!!!!
plz help me out about window vista.
i m currently using win xp sp3 and wanna install window vista, I have borrowed vista dvd from my friend and copied that dvd to install vista, but when i had installed win xp after inserting win xp dvd it automatically ask that press any key to boot from dvd but for win vista it does not ask the same for booting, Is there any way to make a vista dvd auto bootable so that after inserting it automatically ask that press any key to boot from cd so that there is no need to change bios setting as in the case of win xp.
plz reply if u know anything related to this matter. thankx

A:[SOLVED] make a bootable vista dvd

Do you have a legal Vista key? If you do not, what you are trying to do is not legal.

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Recently, I downloaded the most recent version of Knoppix in the ISO file and could not remember how I made it bootable before.

After making 3 coasters, thought I better ask for help. Tried "disk at once" and also copied file to CDR but none will boot. Saw the "make bootable disk" option in either Nero 6 or Roxio Easy CD Creator but did not try that one yet because it seemed like something bootable would be using an operating system other than Knoppix to make it bootable.

Anyone know how to do this or where to look. I did a Google search and it said use "disk at once" but that did not work.


A:Solved: How to make ISO file bootable

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I have a .dmg file which I want to mount on a DVD or USB drive. I do not own a Mac, nor do I have access to a friend's mac. So I need a way to make a bootable drive from my .dmg in windows.

A:[SOLVED] How to make a bootable drive from .dmg in windows 7?

You can open a .dmg file with WinRar extract the files and then burn them to a DVD or save them to a USB drive.

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I having a copy of windows 7 files in my computer.. But i having a problem when i wanted to burn a windows files and make it bootable.. anyone can help me? i wasted 3 dvd ..

A:[SOLVED] Make bootable windows 7 dvd problem..

Pretty sure you cant make a bootable windows 7 install disc from files on your pc.

If you have downloaded a legal windows 7 iso then its as easy as burning it to the disc.

If you dont have an iso file you will need to buy an os install disc or borrow one from someone else.

You also need a serial key.

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Hello all,

I wish to make a bootable Windows Vista image file. I have a .iso file on which I used vLite to remove certain unwanted components and have finally got (LESS BLOAT) Vista installation files. I also want to add a folder(with setting for my browser and certificates for a private server) to the installation disc and make this whole thing a bootable image which I can then burn onto a disc . Is this possible ?
I have a few ISO utilities that may help.

Any help is appreciated

A:Solved: HOW TO make bootable Vista Image

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I have a machine that is runing windows xp pro, I put in a second harddrive and it was formatted and paritioned as d: , I ran the windows install set everything up. When I removed the primary drive and tried to boot off the new install it will not let me. Any help would be great! could i just run a windows repair?

A:[SOLVED] Make Secondary harddrive bootable

Is the second drie now set as master?

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I just wanted to repost this question to continue my previous post:

How to make xp partition bootable

note: i did follow spunk funk directions but they were not what I needed.

and I also wanted to report how I was able to resolve my problem


I have 1 disk (1 hd), hd 0, and I ended up having 2 partitions in there: c and d

c is where my windows folder is (this is what ms calls my boot partition... I know.. it should be called something else... that was my mistake on my previous post)

d is where my ntldr, boot.ini and ntdetect files were (I'm not sure how they got there but there they were), this is what ms calls the system partition.

issue: I wanted to have only one partition that would act as my boot and and system partition... just for kicks and consistency.

I tried to move the files on d to c and tried to make c as my active partition this did not work, I tried mbrfix and bootfix... did not work.

what did work comes next.

A:[SOLVED] how to make an xp partition bootable (continuation and resolution)

this is how I resolve my issue (I hope this can help some in the future)

but first of all I wanted to thank spunk.funk's input as this allowed me to see a bit further (looking at diskpart made it very clear).. Thank you so much for that!!!

2nd of all and very important advice: do a back up of your hd... I used clonezilla (free download)... if I hadn't done the back up I would've lost everything because I tried a few things that did not work and got my machine all screwed up MORE THAN ONCE so it was good to be able to go back and start from the beginning.. so clone your hd first


1. as spunk.funk suggested I checked with diskpart my partitions
diskpart > list disk 0 (I only have one disk)
diskpart> list partition
I found that I had one basic, one logical and one extended partition
***?? it turns out that my boot partition (the one with my windows folder) was in the extendeded/logical partition... ohhh (that's why when I made that partition active with gpart (from knopixx) I was not able to boot at all. my system partition (d) the one that was corrently active, was my only basic partition.. that's why that partition boot up correctly, my d drive was my system drive.

2. I proceeded to make a copy of my boot partition (c drive) to another a basic partition. I used partition master (free download) to resize my d drive (the one almost empty holding my boot/system critical files, ntldr, boot, ntdetect) and then I created a basic partition (called ... Read more

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1- is it passable to make a bootable DVD for windows vista(or windows 7)?

2-Can I install windows vista(or windows 7) on an empty HD?(There isnt any OS on the HD)


A:Solved: is it passable to make a bootable DVD for windows vista

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I have a Seagate 7200.10 Baracuda SATA drive that seems to be good when I install it as secondary drive
on another computer. I can copy and more files to/form it.

I decided to place this drive in a Acer AST180-UD400B and install XP on it but I could not boot off the drive. So I used acer backup image software to do a backup on the computer. I found that the computer would not boot off this drive with the Acer image backup. I had another drive that I placed in the ACER computer with Windows seven on it and it boot to password state. The computer that I am installing the Seagate drive in is a ACER AST180-UD400B

Why can't I make the seagate into a bootable drive with XP?
Thank you

A:Solved: Why can't I make the seagate Baracuda dirve into a bootable drive?

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Hello i am running Ubuntu 14.04 and wish to create a Windows 7 Install USB and yes i do have a product key to verify. i have used UNetbootin and the drive is formatted to ntfs and have tried fat32. it goes to a gui where the only selection option is default and hitting any key resets the automatic boot 10-0 to reset and when it reaches 0 it restarts. i tried installing through the terminal and throws an error of missing operating system. any possible way would help.

A:Solved: Unable to make bootable windows 7 Home Premium

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Folks I'm new to Win7. I used the Windows 7 Backup utility to backup the entire primary drive to a new bigger drive [basically 'cloning', so I thought]. As I suspected, it put most of the files there, but its not bootable.
Error "BOOTMGR Not Found"

So two questions:
1. Do I need to use a third party utility? or can Windows 7 Utility make a bootable image?
2. Can the current image on the backup drive be fixed/added-to/bootable??? or do I wipe out and start over.


A:Solved: Can Win 7 Backup Utility Make Copy Drive BOOTABLE??

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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Using DVD with Windows 10 provided by Dell I created a bootable USB in order to install windows 10 on my laptop. 
However, after recovering procedure laptops displays message: 
No bootable devices found
press F1 to retry boot 
F2 for setup utility 
F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Please help!

A:No bootable devices found after attempting to install windows 10 from bootable USB on Dell Precision 3510

Please run the Diagnostic tool to check hardware on the system by following steps below:
1. Power off system
2. Power on system, quickly tap the F12 key continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. In the boot menu, stroll down to Diagnostic and then click it. After quick tests, click on Hard Drive and then Thorough Test Mode. Report back any error code.

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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My Nero software gives me the capability to make a bootable CD, but when I run that option I still have to know what files to add to the disc, unlike when you make a boot disc on a floppy. How do I go about doing this?

A:How To Make A Bootable Cd

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Hello, id like to ask how i can create bootable dvd. Im using windows vista and nero burning rom.

Thanks in advance.

A:How to make bootable dvd

How to make a bootable DVD using Nero? - MSFN Forum

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Hello all. I want to install windows 7. I downloaded it from microsoft. The problem is, I can't do a bootable dvd.. I tried Nero, PowerIso and UltraIso.
Any help ?? thanks in advance..

A:I don't know how to make a bootable DVD

If you downloaded the .iso file, Just Burn it to DVD with ImgBurn (Freeware) at 4x speed with verify ON !

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Maybe it's a stupid question,but I can't figure it out how...?
At this moment,I have Win 7 buil 7000 32 bit installed,and I want install x64 version,so I have downloaded Win7 build 7048 x64,but it's not a bootable ISO file.
I managed to make an ISO,but have never did and don't know how to make a bootable ISO file,I have already tried several programs(PowerISO,MagicDisc,ImgBurn,Nero 8),but every time I burn an image on disc,it doesn't work.
If there is someone who is willling to explain me correct way step by step,I'll be really greatful.
Thank you for not laughing.

A:How can I make a bootable DVD?

I am honestly confused, make the iso bootable?
As in make it boot from daemon tools ( or a similar app? ) is not possible.
I know some iso burners have issues with dvd's but i believe imgburn can do it.
As far as booting from the dvd ull have to change ur boot order upon start up.
I am kinda confused sry : \

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how to make usb bootable without using any kind of software...?pls suggest me the ways...

A:how to make USB bootable...?

Why don`t you want to use software, not sure if it`s possible. But I`m sure someone knows a way.

Just use Wintobootic, it works perfectly, everytime.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

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I JUST DOWNLOAD UBUNTU SOFTWARE. BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT A BOOTABLE CD. someone told me about NERO.. but the person also told me that i would need to get a diskette. i dont have a pc that uses a diskette. How can i use a laptop to make ubuntu bootable?????

A:How to make a bootable cd

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I am wanting to make a bootable CD to upgrade the BIOS on an old HP desktop. I have a burning progarm (Easy Creator 2010) and I have the update file. What I need is to make the CD bootable. I tried something called dr_dos-img-7.03.zip but I could not get it to work.

I hope you can help me.

A:Make a bootable CD

Various ways to create bootable discs.

How to make bootable CD with NERO eHow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how_2000533_make-bootable-cd-nero.html

Actually...that should be one of the menu options on whatever software you are using. If not, try the Help menus for making a bootable disc.


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My PC currently has (3) HDs. The main boot drive is an older/slower 40GB. The other (2) are newer/faster (currently non-bootable) 80GBs.

I want to make one of newer 80GB HDs the main Boot drive. How do I accomplish this ??

And/or how does one make a current HD Bootable without corrupting the data that is already on it ??

BTW, the O/S is Windows XP.

A:How to Make a HD Bootable ??

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I have set-up of Windows-2000 on my HArd disk. Pls tell me how to create a bootable cd of Win-2000 so that if in any case my OS goes corrupt I can install the same using Bootable CD.

A:How to make a Bootable CD of OS

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Hello all...

Introduce me Aliyafi from Indonesia.
I want to make it bootable for Windows XP, what application does it use? I tried to use "winto flash, setup from usb, rufus" all nothing worked.

Please help me. Thank you

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i want use fdisk . so i need your help to make bootable usb .
any advice ?

A:How to make bootable usb

fdisk? Why? I don't think it even exists in Windows 7, 8 or 10 any more.

What are you trying to do? Maybe diskpart will work but need to know what you are trying to accomplish first.

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Hey guys,

I guess this is kind of a weird question. I have a bootable flash drive that I created using HP Format Utility. I use this flash drive to use Ghost to image our computers. I would like to copy everything that's on this flash drive, make an iso file out of it, and burn it to a CD to make a bootable disk. I've tried to copy the contents of my flash drive and make in iso but it doesn't boot. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. Is what I'm trying to do possible?


A:How can I make iso from bootable USB?

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hii.....i just want to create bootable cd with nero 7 ESSENTIALS , i have .iso image file but i dont know how to make bootable cd so i can format my pc .......please help

A:make XP SP3 bootable

We have a tutorial for this, here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/

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I have a CD that I need to make Bootable.

How does one accomplish this ??

A:How to Make a CD Bootable ??

Please don't post multiple threads on the same issue.

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Hey guys my computers broken, it wont start or anything it gets about half way booted and then restarts, even if u try go 2 safe mode ect. Windows xp cd dosent work either. I think its the system files so i want to make a bootable CD. I have no floppy drive in that computer so it has to be a CD if anyone could please help.

A:Need Help Make Bootable Cd For Win Xp

Try this link: http://www.bootdisk.com/Scroll down to: HOW TO GUIDES FOR WINDOWS XPat the end of that section you will see: Create SP1a Slipstreamed Boot CD With EasyCD Nero Create An SP2 Slipstreamed Boot CD #1 #2 #3That should help you get started. Good Luck.Be (Slipstreaming) Safe, and Happy HolidaysFrom Da Bleepin' AniMod, Animal

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I have an HP computer, bought in late 2001, which had XP preinstalled and HP does not include any XP CD or floppies with their machines (at least they didn't in 2001). How do I get XP to create a bootable CD for me and what settings do I need to change in order to boot from the CD instead of floppy disk? Thanks.


A:How do I make a bootable XP CD?

Follow the link below for the detailed instructions.


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How can i make a bootable CD using softwares compatiable with XP ?

i want to know the software so i can buy and to know the steps to follow so i can make a bootable CD

and i announce that i am not using or have the willingness to use any illegal software as i respect the rules of the forum.

thanks in advance

A:HOW TO: make a bootable CD

use this


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1 week ago i have downloaded a torrent called Microsoft Windows XP PRO Essential 1.1 and i unRAR it,and i found the following :


and i need to format the HDD and install a win XP on a DELL DIMENSION MACHINE.

how can i make this folder bootable on a CD,or if there are any other better ideas to install the XP on the PC.

let me know.

Thanks in Adance,

A:HOW TO: make a bootable XP SP2 CD.

I'm afraid we cannot give support for illegal copies of Windows or help with P2P. Please read the rules; in particular, these two sections.


We believe that the main purpose of P2P programs is to illegally download and use copyrighted material of whatever description. We further understand that there may be legal uses for P2P, but as we are not able to assess a user's intent when he/ she asks for help, we do not support P2P software and we will not assist any user in this regard. This includes but is not limited to Bearshare, Kazaa and many others.


We will not provide any user with information about the location of websites that assist with software pirating, hacking, password cracking and keystroke recording software. Furthermore we will not offer advice, assistance or instruction with regard to any of the above activities, illegal or otherwise.

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I face a lot of problem to make my pen drive bot able , if you have any suggestion please send me .
Malay Panigrahi

A:How to Make a USB Bootable

Hi Malay, and welcome to TSF, This link will show you the steps to make your thumb drive bootable.

How to Make a Thumb Drive Bootable | eHow.com

If you resolve this problem on your own or with the info I provided please let me know so I can move on to other issues. Also please mark this thread solved using the thread tools option located at the top of this thread and selecting solved from the drop down menu when your computer is working correctly and you are through with this thread so that others may benifit from it in the future.

Thank you

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I have an new Acer Aspire E15 E5-575 -33BM laptop that I upgraded with Crucial M2 275 GB internal SSD. I cloned my HDD with EasyUS Todo backup software and it cloned my HDD successfully to SSD. Now I wonder how to make SSD as a primary bootable
drive. Tried to do it  via  F2 on BIOS and enable F12 menu - it worked but when I rebooted and hit F12 there was no reaction, F12 menu looked like was not enabled as f12 did not appear during booting. Any advice? 

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Do you have to make a CD bootable to be able to run it in DOS mode?
I created a cd from a ISO file that only worked in windows not in DOS.

Can someone easy explain how to create one, so you can boot from it in DOS mode. thx

A:How to make a Bootable CD?

This may be of help http://www.computerhope.com/boot.htm#71

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Im currently using the 64bit rc2 demo of vista and since nero doesnt work i need to make a botable dvd but i dont know what to use can anyoen help me?

A:how can i make bootable dvd?

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Hey guys I am trying ot fix my computer but cannot seem to figure out how to make a bootable cd.....Here is the link to the thread http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/454801-i-need-help-video-problems.html, I ma trying to make a bootable cd with WINDIAG


A:How do I make a bootable cd?

Please tell us the program your using to burn the CD. each program is a little different in layout. In general though you make an image file of a bootable floppy then you input this into the cd compilation to then make the cd bootable. Most CD creating programs you can pick Bootable CD as an option and a wizard will take you through it.

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Hi Friends...i Want Some Help From U.....i Want To Know That How To Make A Bootable Cd Of Win Xp Sp3.....plz Friends Explain In Simple Steps.....i Want All Steps Plz Freinds.....if Anyone Can Provide Scrennshots Also Then Its Ver Good... I'll Be Thankfull To U Friends.......

A:How To Make A Bootable Cd Of Win Xp Sp3

Hello Lovable_Kumar

Try this article

I hope it helps you.


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i've downloaded the .exe version of the the Ultimate Boot CD - its in .exe format - how do I make it CD bootable ?

A:how to make .exe bootable?


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I'm looking for a freeware utility that will clone a bootable USB stick with special build of Slax with an inhouse developed program to a bootable CDROM. There's plenty of information on how to go the opposite way, from bootable CDROM to bootable USB, but our company has several bootable sticks that we want to make into bootable CD's.

I'm looking specifically for freeware/sourceforge type programs, NOT shareware or paid software.

I tried copying the file structure from the USB stick (which is formatted Fat32) to a CD and burning it, but that CD won't boot.

I've also tried using a freeware app called USB image tool 1.59 by Alexander Beug (alex's coding playground) to generate a .img file of the bootable flash drive, then used an app called cdrtfe 1.5 portable by O. Valencia (cdrtfe - open source CD/DVD burning program (cdrtools/Mode2CDMaker/VCDImager Frontend/GUI)), using the bootable CD option, and referencing the img file generated by USBimagetool. I was able to burn a disc, but it wouldn't boot.

I've looked through this article here Bart's way to create bootable CD-Roms (for Windows/Dos) but all I'm wanting to do is create a bootable ISO clone of a flash drive that would also make a CD bootable and contain all the files therein.

Is such a process even possible?

Michael Lining
Technical Support
Bob Jones University

A:Software for cloning bootable USB to bootable CDROM?

My guess would be, start with a slax image from a site like this:
Slax: build

Load it into a tool that lets you add files to images. Add the files you need from the USB. Then use the image write command of the tool to create a new .iso. Burn the .iso.

I haven't done custom iso boot images in a bit. Even if I remember the image tool there's probably better ones out there now.

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