Creating a bootable XP cd from MSDN

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by n00b, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. n00b

    n00b MDL Novice

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    Sorry if this has been asked before but how do you make a WinXP sp3 cd from msdn bootable? I need a bootable xp cd for my eeepc. I used imgburn to burn the iso but when i tried to boot it from my external cd drive, I kept getting an error saying "insert boot media in boot device". I tried to install it from usb but I got the same error. The external drive works fine because it loaded my created vista cd perfectly, but i don't want vista on my eeepc. Is there any way to make the msdn iso bootable?

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  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    If it is a original MSDN disk it is boot-able, maybe used bad/cheap cdr media? try burning on slowest speed
     
  3. n00b

    n00b MDL Novice

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    #3 n00b, Jan 27, 2010
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    Hmm not sure. I used the same disks for burning vista and windows 7 and they both boot fine. I burned the dvd at 1x. The usb version failed as well with the same error so I don't think its the dvd.

    Is there any other way to make xp bootable?
     
  4. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    are you using a cd or dvd? if you're using dvd, try cd instead
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Problem with the CD drive or the bios is not set right..IMO
     
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  6. n00b

    n00b MDL Novice

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    I was using dvd. Tried cd now and it booted and installed perfectly. Seems as though xp won't boot from dvd.

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  7. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Sure will, I use DVD for my installs due to size over 850mb...maybe your drive wont do DVD....
     
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  8. n00b

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    Hmm. Could be that or the bios. Comp didn't want to boot from usb either. The same iso failed from usb and dvd, but booted from cd. Do you add anything to your xp installs when you use dvd?