Re: XP boot disk



DavidAtCaspian
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
I've been trying and failing all day to build an XP start up CD which will
start enough of XP to allow me to run Norton utilities from a CD to my hard
disk.
I tried the recovery console, which got me to a command prompt, but then
wouldn't let me eject the CD and put the Norton one in.
I tried Barts' but it failed due to the hard disk problem I'm hoping to fix
with Norton.

(However, it was quie impressive and easy to build!!)

I tried several other methods, but even when I took 'setup.exe' off the
image, it still went through the setup process, dropped out to the recovery
console, and then would only allow a fixed set of microsoft programs to run.
- I had managed to generate a disk with the utils on it. - Again I couldn't
eject the cd.
It is my laptop which has the problem and doesn't have a floppy drive.:

So does anyone know how I can create a XP boot cd, that
doesn't run setup
will allow the CD to be removed
will allow access to a NTFS 60 gig hard disk.

At 8 Am this morning, I thought I was in for an interesting hour. It turned
into a frustrating 11 hours.

"Bob Harris" wrote:

> Besides the suggestion the previous reply, you might try
>
> (1) the XP recovery console. Here are some links:
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_rec.htm
>
>
>
> http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxprcons.htm
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>
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> http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy33.htm
>
>
>
> (2) It may be worht the time (no money, just time) to make a Bart's PE
> bootable CD, which is more powerful & more friendly than the XP recovery
> console. Here is a link to Bart's:
>
>
>
> http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/index.php?p=1
>
>
>
> (3) Finally, you might want to look into self-contained LINUX programs,
> which can be used for rescue operaions of some types. For example, KNOPPIX
> 3.6. It is free, but a 700+Meg download:
>
>
>
> http://www.knoppix.net/
>
>
>
> http://www.knoppix.org/
>
>
> "dlight" <dlight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:993C3F39-634D-4A41-9655-9269AFA8ECC1@microsoft.com...
> > Can i make a boot floppy for windows xp like the one 98 had for starting
> > in
> > safe mode?
>
>
>

Al Romanosky
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
Slightly confused by "allow me to run Norton utilities from a CD to my hard
disk." Are you trying to install utilities or run them from the CD? My
understanding is that Norton's CD is a boot capable - I am sure you are
aware that startup sequence must be set to indicate CD drive as first boot
device.


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Re: XP boot disk