Bootable Windows XP

vbimport

#1

Hi there, Kevin here

I have just purchased a new copy of Windows XP pro from microsoft and i have made a backup copy for myself, in case the purchased one get scratch or something.

I do not have nay problems creating a new copy of dat win xp pro. the problem is, after i have copied, the duplicate copy of XP pro is nt a bootable one. I have already changed my BIOS setting to boot CD-ROM as 1st boot device and still it didn’t work.

I have tried the following burning softwares to burn:

Nero v6.3.1.6 (Demo and full)
clone CD v4.3.2.2 (Demo and Full)
Roxio Easy CD Creator 5

up till now, the duplicate copy of xp pro is still not a bootable one.

i realli hope u guys can help mi bout this.

thanks a million.


#2

Hope this helps


#3

And your original WinXP disc is bootable? (if not, there’s something wrong with the setup and not with the copy)


#4

Yes, my purchased WIndows XP from Microsoft is bootable. I can be 100% sure of dat.


#5

Apparently, my previous post didn’t help :wink: Well, let me be more specific.

This page explains how to extract *.img file from your original CD - you’ll need this file in order to make the CD bootable. This page supplies you with instructions on how to burn a bootable CD with Nero/Roxio.

I really don’t think it’s neccessary to copy the whole article here. Good luck.