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Help with XP boot disk

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#1 rbwallis


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:25 PM

Hello all, hope you can help. Once upon a time I made a copy of my XP install disk, in case I lost the original. Which is, of course what happened. I am realizing now that I did not copy the Cd correctly, because this copy does not boot. All of the files are on the CD, but I want to do a repair install after getting rid of some nasty bugs.

Is there any way to use this CD to create a bootable?

Thanks for any help, Rob

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:56 PM

If all the files are on the CD...and the CD is not bootable...why not create a new, bootable CD and burn/copy the files to it?

Or am I missing something?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=c...mp;aq=f&oq= The technique will vary according to what burn program you use or prefer.

Or...you may use nLite to create a bootable CD, following the instructions there for creating an updated XP CD.

You have options :thumbsup:.

nLite - Deployment Tool for Unattended Windows - Guide - http://www.nliteos.com/guide/index.html

FWIW: If you have had malware problems...a repair install effort may correct some of the things now wrong with your system, it may not. You may ultimately have to do a clean install.


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