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making my first bootable CD for fdisk.exe

April 25, 2010 at 22:39:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB

Re- making my first bootable CD for fdisk.exe & format.com.

At the moment I am just experimenting. Im about to do a fresh install of xp pro.
I have wiped the windows system off the pc ,but want to use fdsik, and format.com on C:*.*.
I have the dos programs on a CD ,but my pc can not get into the d:cd drive ,so Im guessing I have to make a Bootable CD using Nero -Is this correct ?

So I just use "make ISO" ,in Nero , is this correct ?
Then I add fdisk.exe & format.com programs to the list to be added into the ISO ,is this correct ?

Also , is it correct that this bootable disk will only let those 2 programs work if I install DOS ?


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#1
April 25, 2010 at 23:34:33

I don't use Nero but you need to get the ISO from www.bootdisk.com for the DOS you want to use. With any luck it will have FORMAT & FDISK.

With a little luck you can double click on the ISO and Nero will know what to do with it.


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#2
April 26, 2010 at 00:24:44

How big is the drive? FDISK and FORMAT are for a fat32 partitioned drive. XP doesn't like fat32 partitions larger than 32 gig. I can't remember if it will go ahead and install on a pre-existing fat32 partition larger than 32 gig but I know it won't allow you to create one that's larger than that.

As far as creating a bootable cd, check my # 123 here:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

which adds to OtheHill's link to my previous posting.

You'll need to use windows 98 system files and not XP since FDISK isn't compatible with XP. And you'll want to use the updated FDISK:

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

which is basically the windows ME version.

Of course you don't need to do all that just to install XP--just boot up with the XP cd. But if you're doing it your way just to try it then you'll need to do it the way I mentioned in the above link.

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#3
April 26, 2010 at 16:38:15

If the CD is bootable, then DAVE is correct in pointing out that you should be able to install using the XP CD.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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