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how to make a bootable cd-rom


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i wanted to know how to make a bootdisk for windows xp professional. i was wondering if i needed to put files from my computer onto the boot cd.. information on how to make a boot disk or downoad a bootdisk would be helpful...

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You can get floppy set up discs for XP here

Get the version for the XP CD you will use to install

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;310994

You would use these if the PC will not boot from the CD ROM Drive

If it does boot from the CD ROM Drive you would usually boot from the XP CD

If you particularly want to make bootable CD's then programmes like Nero and Roxio will do this
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i dont want to start my computer with the floppy way, ive done that before and it doesn't work... i want to have a virtual cd of my computer so that if i have a virus i can start my computer similar to the way you can start the linux ubuntu 5.04 operating system... is that possible?? im not exactly sure how to do this, ive googled this and i have to many ways to do it, but im not sure what i need...

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You should look at Go Back or Ghost

Norton Ghost protects your data from computer disasters. The intuitive Windows interface makes it easy to create regular backups of your hard drive. You don't even need to make a boot disk. File restoration is simple from the comprehensive disk image.

If that is suitable then post back or google back up

http://www.helpwithp...ng-up-guide.htm

http://www.tigerdire...6&CMP=AFC-AFFIL

You could install a 2nd hard drive
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how do i go about adding a second hard drive??? having 2 hard drives in one pc hasnt worked for me in the past, but maybe id didnt do it right....if there are any tutorials of the slaves and hard drive cables, please let me know, because when it comes to the computer internally, I'm LOST!!!.....

so please help here....
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See how you get on here

http://www.harddriveupgrade.com/
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Hi stevecraig12

Another possibility would be to try BartsPE (google it). It is a cd that you make on your machine that people use for disaster recovery. Ive downloaded and made a CD/dvd of it and played around with it some. Runs pretty slow compared to an OS on your hard drive, but it should allow you to recover files etc.


best regards,

EMCguy


let us know if it works
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