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bootable CD question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Maurice, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    Hello:

    I have an old bootable CD for WIN XP SP2, I liked to add some data to it, so
    I copied it to a folder in the hard disk, then I added my data there, then I
    write back the whole to a new CD (rewritable). the new CD is not bootable,
    why? and can this be done, how?

    thanks
    Maurice
     
  2. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> wrote in
    news:-OAaWRWolKHA.2592@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

    > Hello:
    >
    > I have an old bootable CD for WIN XP SP2, I liked to add
    > some data to it, so I copied it to a folder in the hard
    > disk, then I added my data there, then I write back the
    > whole to a new CD (rewritable). the new CD is not bootable,
    > why? and can this be done, how?


    You have to extract/copy the entire contents of this CD to a new
    directory. Add a subdirectory with "some data". Create an iso
    image of the whole thing on a freshly defragged drive and burn
    the iso - check the "make bootable" option first.

    This may or may not be possible depending on what you use to
    burn CDR's.

    I hear www.imgburn.com is very good.


    --
    There are only two classifications of disk drives: Broken drives
    and those that will break later.
    - Chuck Armstrong (This one I think, http://www.cleanreg.com/,
    not the ball player. But who knows. I can't remember where I got
    the quote. But it's true.)
     
  3. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> écrivait
    news:-OAaWRWolKHA.2592@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

    > Hello:
    >
    > I have an old bootable CD for WIN XP SP2, I liked to add some data to
    > it, so I copied it to a folder in the hard disk, then I added my data
    > there, then I write back the whole to a new CD (rewritable). the new
    > CD is not bootable, why? and can this be done, how?
    >
    > thanks
    > Maurice
    >
    >


    What type of data do you want to add? if it's drivers or service pack you
    need to do a process called "slipstream", the program "nlite" does it
    well and is easy to use.

    Do a Google search on "slipstream", you can download nlite there:

    http://www.nliteos.com/download.html

    HTH
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OAaWRWolKHA.2592@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    Maurice <morisaab@hotmail.com> typed:
    > Hello:
    >
    > I have an old bootable CD for WIN XP SP2, I liked to add some data to
    > it, so I copied it to a folder in the hard disk, then I added my data
    > there, then I write back the whole to a new CD (rewritable). the new
    > CD is not bootable, why? and can this be done, how?
    >
    > thanks
    > Maurice


    Just WAGging here, but:
    The new CD isn't bootable because the OS saw some of the files you were
    trying to copy and avoided copying them, most likely. It surprised me, but
    I've seen that happen before. Because the same filename on another drive was
    "in use", it would not copy the file from anywhere on the machine.
    Apparently it doesn't always keep track of the paths and uses only the
    filename.
    Or perhaps the read-only attributes you get coming from a CD had to be
    removed?
     
  5. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    The way to update a CD is to first create an image of the disc.
    Then add or remove files, then save a new image. Next you
    burn that new image.

    Start learning about image files from here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_image


    ju.c


    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message news:-OyOkNA$lKHA.3476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > In news:-OAaWRWolKHA.2592@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    > Maurice <morisaab@hotmail.com> typed:
    >> Hello:
    >>
    >> I have an old bootable CD for WIN XP SP2, I liked to add some data to
    >> it, so I copied it to a folder in the hard disk, then I added my data
    >> there, then I write back the whole to a new CD (rewritable). the new
    >> CD is not bootable, why? and can this be done, how?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >> Maurice

    >
    > Just WAGging here, but:
    > The new CD isn't bootable because the OS saw some of the files you were
    > trying to copy and avoided copying them, most likely. It surprised me, but
    > I've seen that happen before. Because the same filename on another drive was
    > "in use", it would not copy the file from anywhere on the machine.
    > Apparently it doesn't always keep track of the paths and uses only the
    > filename.
    > Or perhaps the read-only attributes you get coming from a CD had to be
    > removed?
    >
     

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