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boot from cd?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Dave, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    my bro in law says he has a good "copy" of xp and 2k, they wont boot from cd to install, and I hate upgrading the os. xp and 2k wont boot from a dos floppy either.<br>
    any suggestions? msi mobo and a dvd/cd burner combo.<br>
    I covered the basics, but throw them out just in case I'm tired and dumber than normal.
     
  2. zodiac_hl

    zodiac_hl Master Guru

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    well it depends how you make a copy.if its a iso file and use a iso buster program it wont be bootable.you would have to make a copy with the cd burning software.<br>
    disable all bootable devices except the cd-rom.<br>
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    will it not install if you use the 4 floppys(win2k)6 for winxp?<br>
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  3. SHAGGA

    SHAGGA Ancient Guru

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    What about setting the BIOS to boot from CDRom.<br>
    Does XP boot from CD, i don't think it does. <br>
    It's either shipped pre-installed, or an upgrade only. I thinks. <IMG SRC="smileys/confused.gif"> <br>
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    <i>This message was edited by SHAGGA on 01 Jun 2002 11:35 PM</i><br>
    <br><br><i>This message was edited by SHAGGA on 01 Jun 2002 11:38 PM</i>
     
  4. effenjee

    effenjee Master Guru

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    Nah, XP will boot from a CD given the chance.<br>
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    I'm with zodiac, if you already set up the bios to boot from CD then his "copy" isn't a good one. Try another. Don't you have XP?
     

  5. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    yes, I have xp, thats the thing, I gave him my copy to "try" before, but he gave me his copy of win 2k, and it worked for me, maybe it's the disks. He will be over in a few hours and we will sort it out one way or another.
     

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