how to make a cd bootable??

January 4, 2006 at 18:19:54
Specs: win 2000, 266mhz P2 256 SDRAM
How or can you make a cd bootable

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January 4, 2006 at 18:43:31
Burn an iso file to the CD using Roxio or Nero.


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January 4, 2006 at 18:46:35

I agree; does need an edit button.

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January 4, 2006 at 20:45:05
This is assuming that your bios supports booting from the CD.

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January 4, 2006 at 21:18:51
"""How or can you make a cd bootable """

You are going to have to be a little more specific

DO you have a CD now, that you somehow want to modify (reburn/ copy) into a bootable media?

Do you mean "how do I burn a CD that will boot?"

Be more specific. First, you need to have "burner" software that can handle this function, and I don't mean what's "built in" to X tra P utrid, either. some other software, would ONLY make a bootable CD by using a floppy for an "image" file, the newer versions of Nero can use an "image" file.

In my Nero, for example, I select "data CD" and there's a pull down option that says "make bootable CD" or something similar.

If you want to get WAY complicated, look up "Barts" method

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January 5, 2006 at 03:40:58
basically i have this patch so i can get a 128 gb hard drive and its on cd and it keeps on says disc boot:failed when ever i try to load it on start so i need to make it boot able or AUtorun

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January 5, 2006 at 08:56:30
Well your answer is a lot like Microsoft, without the grammar.

"While technically correct, it really wasn't very helpful."

WHAT do you have for CD burner software? Do you have Nero, or something else, and how new is it?

Did you open your CDRW software and look for an option to make a bootable disk?

What kind of situation do you have that you need to apply some patch, aparrently from DOS? (This just may not work, if you are using XP, anyhow.)

WHAT exactly are you trying to do?

Autorun and bootable are two differnt things. IF you've simply copied some driver you're trying to install to a CD, you don't need autorun in Whendoz. Just open your Explorer, right click the file, and see if there's an appropriate option, as in install.

Or, read the instructions with the hardware at hand on installing this driver, if that is what you are attempting.

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January 6, 2006 at 06:12:43
"Or, read the instructions with the hardware at hand on installing this driver, if that is what you are attempting."

I believe that is the correct answer to the query.

What I believe the user has is a patch on a CD but does not know how to apply the patch that will allow the user to use a 128GB hard drive on his PC. (never heard of a 128GB hard drive before though)

If a friend supplied the patch then ask them how to apply it. If you got it from a reputable source then ask them or consult any instructions that came with it or navigate the CD to see if there are any ReadMe text files on it that will provide the info you need.

If the patch was meant to have come on a bootable CD then it should be bootable already and you simply need to change your BIOS setup to boot from CD before booting from the hard drive first.

Bottom line...When in doubt; read the instructions.


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