I am wondering if it is possible to make a bootable cd for windows



Slack
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
I have a hp base unit and is not shipped with a copy of xp homed eition.

I have the recovery disc set but i am unable to use it as a boot cd.
I recently had a virus and could not start my pc at all. I lost stuff off my
pc as the recovery cds only allow you to use the recovey options "soft
recovery" and "full format recovery" All I needed to do i think was to boot
up from a cd (I have no Floppy Drive) I have looked on the microsoft site and
it only does a boot up disc for floppies! Any ideas?
Cheers.
Slack.

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Slack wrote:

> I have a hp base unit and is not shipped with a copy of xp homed eition.
>
> I have the recovery disc set but i am unable to use it as a boot cd.
> I recently had a virus and could not start my pc at all. I lost stuff off my
> pc as the recovery cds only allow you to use the recovey options "soft
> recovery" and "full format recovery" All I needed to do i think was to boot
> up from a cd (I have no Floppy Drive) I have looked on the microsoft site and
> it only does a boot up disc for floppies! Any ideas?
> Cheers.
> Slack.

Bart's PE builder: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Slack wrote:

> I have a hp base unit and is not shipped with a copy of xp homed eition.
>
> I have the recovery disc set but i am unable to use it as a boot cd.
> I recently had a virus and could not start my pc at all. I lost stuff off my
> pc as the recovery cds only allow you to use the recovey options "soft
> recovery" and "full format recovery" All I needed to do i think was to boot
> up from a cd (I have no Floppy Drive) I have looked on the microsoft site and
> it only does a boot up disc for floppies! Any ideas?
> Cheers.
> Slack.

Note, Bart's PE won't boot you into windows. It boots into Bart's
environment but you can run AV tools, copy files and do other recovery
work from there.

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MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Slack
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Thanks for that will try it!

"Rock" wrote:

> Slack wrote:
>
> > I have a hp base unit and is not shipped with a copy of xp homed eition.
> >
> > I have the recovery disc set but i am unable to use it as a boot cd.
> > I recently had a virus and could not start my pc at all. I lost stuff off my
> > pc as the recovery cds only allow you to use the recovey options "soft
> > recovery" and "full format recovery" All I needed to do i think was to boot
> > up from a cd (I have no Floppy Drive) I have looked on the microsoft site and
> > it only does a boot up disc for floppies! Any ideas?
> > Cheers.
> > Slack.
>
> Note, Bart's PE won't boot you into windows. It boots into Bart's
> environment but you can run AV tools, copy files and do other recovery
> work from there.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Additionally, it may ask for your XP Install disc. An OEM recovery CD will probably not suffice.

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"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message news:u6AG0cJYFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Slack wrote:
>
>> I have a hp base unit and is not shipped with a copy of xp homed eition.
>>
>> I have the recovery disc set but i am unable to use it as a boot cd.
>> I recently had a virus and could not start my pc at all. I lost stuff off my
>> pc as the recovery cds only allow you to use the recovey options "soft
>> recovery" and "full format recovery" All I needed to do i think was to boot
>> up from a cd (I have no Floppy Drive) I have looked on the microsoft site and
>> it only does a boot up disc for floppies! Any ideas?
>> Cheers.
>> Slack.
>
> Note, Bart's PE won't boot you into windows. It boots into Bart's
> environment but you can run AV tools, copy files and do other recovery
> work from there.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

M
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
It is possible to boot XP with a boot disc (floppy or CD) containing the
following files
NTDETECT.COM
ntldr
boot.ini
IO.SYS
MSDOS.SYS
cmd.exe

"Slack" <Slack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1B2B4807-28A4-4D38-A2B1-BD3EFA4118CF@microsoft.com...
>I have a hp base unit and is not shipped with a copy of xp homed eition.
>
> I have the recovery disc set but i am unable to use it as a boot cd.
> I recently had a virus and could not start my pc at all. I lost stuff off
> my
> pc as the recovery cds only allow you to use the recovey options "soft
> recovery" and "full format recovery" All I needed to do i think was to
> boot
> up from a cd (I have no Floppy Drive) I have looked on the microsoft site
> and
> it only does a boot up disc for floppies! Any ideas?
> Cheers.
> Slack.

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Slack wrote:
> I have a hp base unit and is not shipped with a copy of xp homed
> eition.
>
> I have the recovery disc set but i am unable to use it as a boot cd.
> I recently had a virus and could not start my pc at all. I lost stuff
> off my pc as the recovery cds only allow you to use the recovey
> options "soft recovery" and "full format recovery" All I needed to do
> i think was to boot up from a cd (I have no Floppy Drive) I have
> looked on the microsoft site and it only does a boot up disc for
> floppies! Any ideas?
> Cheers.
> Slack.

http://www.easydesksoftware.com/recovery.htm

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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote:

> Additionally, it may ask for your XP Install disc. An OEM recovery CD will probably not suffice.
>

Yes I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder.

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I am wondering if it is possible to make a bootable cd for windows