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Making a boot cd for Windows XP Pro Sp2

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#1 ekm1947


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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

I have a system that booted up to xp pro at the begining when I started it up, after a re-start system will not boot to windows xp, I have tried to boot from HD, and CD I have also used a new Windows XP Pro install cd with no luck, this system was put together when I got it so I have no specs on it at all. If I can creat boot disk then I can reformat the hard drive. Any help appreciated.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:41 PM

Hi Ekm1947 and welcome to the forum!

How far does the system get when trying to boot?
You can get boot disks from http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm but you might not have to go that far if you explain the problem further

Before you reformat make sure that you have located drivers for all the devices and have them available.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

You don't need a boot disk of any sort...if you have a MS Genuine XP install CD.

Boot disks are not needed when bootable CDs are used.

You do need to change the boot order in the BIOS/Setup...in order to boot from CD.


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