You may not think it matters whether or not it's the same pc, but as mentioned, to us with experience it does matter. Many times when troubleshooting a computer problem we get confusing feedback since different problems can have different interpretations and our intent is to sort out or at least know what's going on in order to reach a good solution when possible.
So now to your intent in this post: how to make a boot cd or disc?
--- That doesn't have an easy answer. There is supposed to be way to create an XP ISO image on another computer but more information is needed to find out what might apply to you
--- However try ebay
------ Here's one for XP Home but search around in case they have one for your computer model
------ BTW, these are essentially ISO images which eliminates the neccessity for you to figure out how to creat one
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Now for some additional information on trying to keep information available for the same computer
In one of your other posts you mention: I will find someplace else to get help
--- Please note I'm (as well many others will do if allowed to) taking the time & patience to see what we can be done so please take the time to understand that
--- All you had to do in your original post is say something like "I prefer to get a boot cd or disc instead of going through these hassles" or something like that and the swing would have been easy enough
You mention in a prior thread in post #3: "Why? Because I followed the advice of the column and now my pc will not boot into anything because the advice was to use msconfig to reboot the pc into safe mode. Well, not it won't boot into anything because it refuses to boot into safe mode"
--- I have no idea what that means without searching around
In your previous post you stated that safe mode didn't work for you at least that's the way I recall it without going back to double check exactly was posted
--- But the BSOD error message was never acquired and maybe one of us could have helped with a more direct answer with that information at that time
--- You might not be interested in going that far on it and that's ok if you decided all you want to do now is make a boot cd or disc
----- However, I had to double check 2 different messages to understand what's going on
--- Why? Because most of us are troubleshooters and can hesitate to answer just a question without some history or background especially since it might have been possible to goiing through the hassle of acquiring boot cd or disc
--- Naturally by now it appears that acquiring boot cd or disc does make sense but personally without knowing more I would recommend a full fresh install and you can get XP discs from ebay or maybe even the manufacturer