Best Way To Make Xp Bootable Disk With Diagnostic Tools
Sep 15, 2009
My hard disk is going to fail.I have collected data over 3 years.The first one created successfully but, i don't know how to copy the data from hard disk to pen or flash drive. The second one also created successfully but, windows not able to boot using this disk. It boots from hard disk as usual.
My Pc is about 15 months Old and it does Not come with a Bootable XP Home, like they used to. The Recovery is in Partition D: and when I Re-Install XP, it will Restore Home XP and all these Unnecessary Expired stuff >> to Factory Standard. ( with all the "Add_Ons " >>> Norton , ISP, etc )How can I CREATE Bootable Disk with just Home XP on it?
I have a windows 2000 professional operating system and I need to boot from a floppy. I'm missing ntdetect.com and my original windows 2000 cd does not work. What files do I need to make my floppy disk?
i have a windows xp2 boot able cd.recently i downloaded an executable of sp3 from the windows site.. around 6 months ago..my friend told me a way to extract the boot file from the disc n copy it using nero to make a bootable sp3 cd. i had one but i lost it.and now i dont remember how to do it again.
EASY way to copy my hard drive to a bootable CD? I think the HDD I have now is dying, and I would like to have a hard drive I can just pop in which has all the information I have now. I have heard horror stories about Norton Ghost, so I'm hesitant there. I also bought a product called Drivecopy...BEFORE I learned that it is not compatible with XP Pro. Ghost and Drivecopy are both PowerQuest products. I have been told that if you simply copy one drive to another it will not be bootable because of some hidden/missing files that Windows uses. I have also heard that most products which are SUPPOSED to do what I want will only work on drives the exact same size and will duplicate my smaller partition if I go to a larger drive. There MUST be an easy way, but I'm stumped.
I have been searching the internet for an answer to my question and unable to do so. What I want to do is make a bootable backup image that will self install without windows in case of an operating system failure where windows is unavailable. I want to image my C drive and make it so I can boot from CDR or DVDR and have it format the drive and reinstall my backup identical to the original. A long time ago I saw this done with Symantec Ghost on a job I was on but have no idea how to accomplish the task myself. I was wondering if there is perhaps a better software out there now for making a total self restoring image of your haed drive such as this.
I have 5 or 6 different bootable floppy drives, partition magic, norton ghost, etc. I want to make them all bootable off a single CD, thumbdrive, etc. with a simple multimenu in dos. I've created the bootable thumb drive, and I've messed with the [menu] commands and such, but I can't get it to work. Is there a way to make a simple boot option to say, use this config.sys and this autoexec.bat?
Im trying to run windows xp on the sata drive,I have installed xp via bootable disk, but when attempting to load xp a blue screen pops up and says "windows was stopped from loading to prevent damage to your system" and then following an error number with lots of zeroes and threes. I have plugged the SATA drive into another computer and was able to format, partition and add and use files from it. So theres a 70% chance its not the hardrive itself.
I want to know if any one can tell me how to make an XP boot disk that will ask me for my raid controller drivers (F6 function during windows install) during the booting process? I am running an ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe MoBo. Installed SnapShot imaging software and made a backup image of my raid drives (stripped). Need to boot into dos and be able to see NTFS files & drives?
On my Sony laptop, I can use Foxfire as my browser and all is OK, but when I try to use IE or windows tools like Clean Disk or Defrag, these processes use 100% CPU and hang up. I use AVG for virus protection and ran it in Safe mode - didn't help. I also bought and installed Uniblue Registry Cleaner - that didn't help either. System Restore isn't a solution either.
I am trying reflash my bios and do not have a floppy drive available easily. I believe my mother board supports flashing with in windows but incase it fails is it possible to put the bios on a cd r instead of a floppy disk and flash it from there?if so how do I make a boot cd to allow such?
Too much junk in my Hard Disk and registry so I did a complete new install of WindowsXP Home. As I was doing this and then installing all of my software I had not realized that my flash drive was plugged in and WinXP then named my Hard Disk drive F: So everything is now on drive F: and working well. In the new install, XP created my Hard Disk NTFS. Now, I used ghost to clone my Hard Disk. XP called the backup drive C: Backup finished fine, BUT, when I switch drives and put the backup in only, the computer will not boot up. I get to the blue Welcome screen and that is where is sits. I tried the ghost GhReboot.exe program, but no help.
I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need to create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard BIOS and the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new BIOS. That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS onto my mb,. A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format AS. So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
I have just purchased a Campaq Presario laptop v3607TU. It came with only "FreeDos" installed. If I boot up, it goes to the c prompt, and I can see call the directories on the hard drive. inserted my Windows XP bootable disk into the CD/DVD slot, and restarted. It booted from the CD, and the setup files begin to be read. Then I get a message that says, Setup cannot find any hard drives on your computer. The only option is F3 QUIT.
I went to go do my normal clean up on my computer and it says that my disk cleanup and defragment tools are not installed. I just used them 45 or less days ago and I know that I didn't manually uninstall them myself. I am the only one that uses this computer.
I have given my 40GB ATA HDD to my friend to fetch some movies he has got in his 160GB SATA HDD. He configured my HDD as secondary master and copied all the movies to mine. Later he removed my HDD and rebooted the system to find that his HDD isn't booting up. He says that his HDD isn't being detected in the BIOS. The well known error message "No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter" appears every time he tries to boot his system. What can the solution other than formatting?( Formatting isn't favourable as there is critical data in the HDD).
I am trying to reformat my daughters computer using the Windows XP Home Edition CD. But after installing a new CD Rom drive, the computer doesn't recognize the cd rom. I tired add new hardware wizard but when it gets to the part where I can pick the hardware I am trying to install it doesn't list any CD rom drives. I have even tried to change the boot sequence in the Bios settings. Still no luck. So I am hoping that there is a way for me to make a start up disk using the Original Windows XP Home Edition CD.
It has only about 830 MB left! and i have D disk i may easily clear all the stuff that i don,t need and it has about 8 GB or more is there anyway to make more Space in C disk and if theres a way to make D disk to be the Like C disk
Is it possible to make a Windows XP Install CD that would have all drivers already installed? I have seen this feature on some notebooks like Fujitsu Siemens and Sony VAIO, they had all the drivers preinstalled. Is there a way to make such CDs my self.
Wife�s notebook needs its annual redo and I don�t feel like spending hours downloading updates/patches/fixes for XP/office/etc. Just wondering if anyone�s made a S.S XP install disk from their original factory reinstallation disks. If it's do-able with nlite.I suppose if the windows files are .cabbed or zipped, I�d have to extract them to a folder on the HD, along with all the other XP files.....then point nlite to the folder.
I can't make a good MS-DOS startup disk (for BIOS flashing) from XP SP2.I select the "Make an MS-DOS startup disk" from the Format dialog.Sometimes it gives up without a warning (i.e. the progress bar resets itself and the "Start" button goes active again). Sometimes it completes with a success message. However the disks never boot. I get the following messages from the BIOS (abbreviated a bit!): Looking for boot record on floppy... OK I've tried with a least 7 different floppy disks, all with the same result. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to get it to work? I've also tried to make a MS-DOS boot disk on a Windows 2000 machine by downloading some freeware, but this does not work. I think the floppy drive is OK because I can boot from a Linux floppy disk (memtest86).