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Blue Screen of Death & Making Bootable CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Troubled, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Troubled

    Troubled Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I'm staring at the Blue Screen of Death and realize my laptop did not ship
    with an XP Install Disk. My question is there an easy way to make a
    Bootable CD and if so how? I'm running XP Professional SP2.

    Many thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Troubled wrote:
    > I'm staring at the Blue Screen of Death and realize my laptop did
    > not ship with an XP Install Disk. My question is there an easy
    > way to make a Bootable CD and if so how? I'm running XP
    > Professional SP2.


    Only if you have all the files - in which case - you would most likely
    already have a Windows XP CD, eh?

    What is the Bluescreen complaining about?

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Troubled wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm staring at the Blue Screen of Death and realize my laptop did not
    > ship with an XP Install Disk. My question is there an easy way to
    > make a Bootable CD and if so how? I'm running XP Professional SP2.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance!!!


    What is the make and model of your laptop? Did you buy it second-hand?
    Is there an i386 folder on your C: drive?
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    If a set of disks did not come with the computer, there will be a hidden
    Recovery partition (not to be confused with System Restore) you would use to
    do a clean install.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Troubled wrote:
    > I'm staring at the Blue Screen of Death and realize my laptop did not ship
    > with an XP Install Disk. My question is there an easy way to make a
    > Bootable CD and if so how? I'm running XP Professional SP2.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance!!!
     
  5. Justin

    Justin Flightless Bird

    In article <#velb7aMLHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>,
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    > If a set of disks did not come with the computer, there will be a hidden
    > Recovery partition (not to be confused with System Restore) you would use to
    > do a clean install.


    and if the reinstall partition is gone there are many sources for OEM
    media.
    Like eBay!
     

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