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16.09.2008, 18:09
hi all,

i looking for some help in my problem,
my laptop loaded with win vista,
i wanted to format it and install win xp,
my xp cd is not a bootable one....
one of my friend told me that..i can make my xp as bootable with daemon tool...

pls help out in this

is there any way to make my xp cd bootable.....
or is there any procedure to do the installation with non bootable cd...

thanks in advance

16.09.2008, 18:23
DAEMON Tools doesn't do that.

You could try Astroburn and then you also need a boot file.

17.09.2008, 20:29
M$ use for Win 9x/NT/XP/2000 the same Bootfile. afaik Vista too.

as Blazkowicz say you need astroburn or nero.

i can only say how nero can do this.

open nero > new comp (CD-ROM Boot) >
start opt.:

2nd option > image file > search > all files > boot.img

expert settings

emulation > no emulation

sectors hex > 07C0

load secotrs > 4

now you can insert a *sif file in the 386 folder (when you'll make auto install disc), and when you like it you can fill the disc with some prgramms you need (f.e Daemon Tools :) )

now burn this

@Blazkowicz can i post the boot file here or is this illegal?

@mailvijayk why is your XP not bootable!?!?!?

17.09.2008, 20:52
Boot file should be OK.

18.09.2008, 05:18
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test it with a CDRW before you finally burn! i some cases won't boot the disc.

install on a virtual machine.

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