Solved Right now Im try'n to burn a Slipstream XP sp3.. So's I can,

December 8, 2011 at 01:49:25
Specs: Windows XP, Celeron / DDR 1
The problem with my comps, is they have problems no one else has! :D

Right now I'm try'n to burn a Slipstream XP sp3.. So's I can, solve a *registry error and avoid an F-Disk boogie. (*Cant install Video Card Driver (Anymore :shrug:))

Anyway I'm using CDBurnerXP to accomplish the task.. Got everything setup.. Click Burn.. After Test, I get a message that says me CDR's are; Not Compatible er theyre "probably" Junk! hm.. :(

Then I just looked deeply into them with my limited intelligence in numerous fashion. I found nothing, out of the ordinary.

So my question is; should I buy more CDR's ?? Or should I be ask'n something else...;D

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December 8, 2011 at 02:30:55
Try a different brand of CD-R discs as most CD-writers have a preference for which brands are compatible with it. Sometimes the CD-writer manufacturer's website will show you a list of the brands they recommend for a particular model & you should stick with those brands.

And just to check that your slipstreaming in the correct manner, there's a guide here:

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December 8, 2011 at 08:15:09
Are you burning an ISO? If your burner program allows you to, try burning the disk at a slower speed.

FYI, I don't think you can slipstream graphics drivers that you download from the manufacturer. I could be wrong but I have read on various sites that explain how to slipstream and that is what I recall reading.

Lack of the correct drivers should NOT stop the installation of WinXP. If a good driver is not available WinXP should simply load the generic VGA drivers. You may have other issues.

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December 8, 2011 at 09:12:56
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How about explaining what you're doing in more detail? You need to use nLite to slipstream - there are plenty or tutorials on how to use that. The final product will be in ISO format & needs to be burned to disk with a program such as ImgBurn.

"So's I can, solve a *registry error and avoid an F-Disk boogie"

Have you considered just doing a "repair installation"?

BTW, how is this a hardware problem?

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December 8, 2011 at 09:27:41
What has Fdisk got to do with Windows XP. Fdisk was a Windows 98 utility. It has no use in Windows XP as Windows XP supplies all its own utilities to do what F-Disk can only better will do so and without any of the pitfalls that F-Dsik can produce.


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December 15, 2011 at 10:32:16
To explain a little better...
(Sry for the late reply and thanks for All of the answers!)

The Root Problem: I cant re-Install my graphics driver, suddenly.
I get an error message just before the installation is finished. The System Installed was originally XP sp1, then updated to sp3...
(Besides not being able to Burn with discs I have now, the system runs perfectly)

The graphics card is and has been an Nvidia 7800gs agp. This card has been in the system for 5~6 years, with regular driver updates. The card is Fine. It works in one of my other computers.

I wanted to create an XP sp3 Slipstream disk in order to Repair a probable Registry Error. The System Repair operation is asking for an sp3 disk.

(Why dont I explain "In DetaiL".. 1. Sry, I never ask for help.. I just figure it out my self. 2. No matter what I wrote, it wouldnt have been enough. ;))

(StuartS: Dont worry about that.. I call it 'F-Disking' probably because im from those days you speak of, Win 3.1 actually... So you can put your panties back on. ;0)

Anyway I solved the problem, for now... I dug out an old ATI 9700, and stuffed it in there. :D
But Listen.. I Hate ATI cards for any other reason! So, I'm still open to suggestions!

Lets not worry so much about the Slipstreaming situation for now..


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December 15, 2011 at 10:47:47
(StuartS: Dont worry about that.. I call it 'F-Disking' probably because im from those days you speak of, Win 3.1 actually... So you can put your panties back on. ;0)

So am I, even before the days disk partioning was ever thought off. But I still dont use it it call it partitioning by something it isn't becasue I know the confusion it can cause, and the dangers it holds.

I suppose you are one of those that call a command promt DOS because you have never learnt the difference.


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December 15, 2011 at 13:48:20
Its cool my friend.. Its apparent by now that I dont care about this stuff as you think people should.. Which in reality is kinda weird.

Maybe you could get all serious about helping me solve the video card driver issue.. You know thats why I'm here anyway.

So if youre really here to get in an argument about things.. I dont really mind. But you have to make it interesting and entertaining, because you will realize that you in an argument with some who cares enough to take That, Seriously.. Odd as that sounds. :D


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December 15, 2011 at 14:27:36
Did you just install SP3 over a working version of WinXP? If so, you shouldn't have had to re-install the graphics drivers.

Did you get the nvidia drivers from them? Use the link below. Now that you have an ATI card installed you should remove the ATI drivers and then install the nvidia drivers from the site linked below.

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December 15, 2011 at 16:59:19

I think I know what you mean.. No the sp3 was a long ago web install! And so has nothing to do with the graphics driver problem.

The only reason I mention sp3 is because; the System Repair asks for, the 'Windows XP SP3 Installation Disk'. So then I tried to use the 'Original' > XP sp1 disk, but all I get is; Not the right disk, and continues to ask for the XP SP3 Disk.

So again, I've been running sp1-sp2-sp3 and updating the driver like I should, (From the 'Nvidia' Driver Download Site.)

But suddenly, the last time I updated the driver I started then, to get and error right at the end of the installation. Which all in all leads me to think its a registery error.

Seems to me something similar happened to me several years ago and so I tried installing another manufacturer of the same device and driver in place of the troublesome one and, that repaired the reg.. Then allowed me to re-install the other device again!.. If you know what I'm say'n.

Thanks OtheHill!

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December 15, 2011 at 19:13:04
Well, it seems like the solution would be to slipstream SP3. nliteOS is easy to use. Windows never wants to revert back to an older version. The screen you are getting can happen with Vista or Windows 7 too.

If you don't want to deal with the SP3 issue on the CD then you could boot into Windows Safe Mode and remove the ATI drivers, shut down, install the nvidia card. Boot into Safe Mode again and install the correct driver. Reboot into standard mode and Windows should use the correct driver instead of looking for it on the CD as it has been.

A variation on the above is to not install the nvidia driver right away. When you reboot into standard mode you tap esc right away to bypass installing any graphics drivers. After Windows settles down you can then apply the driver.

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December 15, 2011 at 21:34:36
OtheHill Hey thanks a lot for helping me out..

Yes, so that was why I originally wrote this email. haha I made a nice nLiteOS, CDBurnerXP, w/ the original XP sp1 install disk and added sp2 and sp3 and thats All.

It was setup correctly and all but for some odd reason when CDBurnerXP tests the Blank CD, it throws up a error saying that My Disks are of Inferior Quality or Dont work with my CD burner. :O Well they do work with my CD burners bcuz Ive used them before. Anyway I havent bought new disks to try bcuz I know thats abunch of BS. And I dont feel like fixing that situation right now. lol

Ok, so now we're at the Safe Mode part... Yeah I did that, a few times and other ways I may have thought of at the time. Didnt work.

Like I said above I dont ask for help, I always figure it out my self, eventually. But this one was bad enough to get me to leave a comment. So you know I've tried almost all the normal remedies. lol

Anyway, there still could be a chance that un-installing the temp ATI card and driver - Putting the Nvidia back in, may work now.. There is a chance that error was fixed when/by installing the ATI.. I will try it when I have a little time to do it and we'll see.

Ok if some fix comes to mind, I wana hear it..
Thanks again

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December 16, 2011 at 05:09:05
If you force your burner to burn at a slower speed the disk may well work then.

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December 16, 2011 at 09:11:20

I figured that trying a slower speed may work, so I tried that too..

My disks are Memorex 52x CD-R's, I ran it at 16x.. Same problem, so I dont know whats up now. I've had this XP setup running nice and clean for about 6 years so maybe its just time for a reformat. I set my systems up in the first place for that inevitable day. I still like to try to fix things before I go there.

Thanks again

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December 16, 2011 at 10:39:25
I always buy the cheap disks, both CDR & DVDR. I have never run into that issue. My guess is that the lens in your burner is dirty or the laser itself is getting weak.

With the price of burners as cheap as they are you might want to replace it. Try to find burners at under $20 shipped. Take care to get the right type of interface. I have had good luck with Liteon brand.

If you want to try, you can clean the lens with a Qtip and rubbing alcohol. You may need to partially dismantle the drive (top cover).

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December 16, 2011 at 11:29:00

Well I have 4 disk Drives and I have cleaned and repaired some before.. I tried the disks in a few of them before and after trying to burn the Slip. They were read fine before but after, XP could not read them anymore as if they had been corruped. So I stuck the same disk in my Win 7 machine and it could read the disk, saying it was blank. I didnt try to burn again with that disk within the Win 7 OS or tried to burn something different with XP for that matter, for what thats worth.

At this point I should just get around to doing the vid card swop, see if that works this time.. Then if it doesnt I'll probably have to deal with the disk burning situation or wipe XP and start a new..

I got a couple PhotoShop digital art projects to finish then I'll get into this repair thing again. ;)

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December 16, 2011 at 12:13:24
FYI, combo drives have TWO lasers in them. One for CD and One for DVD. Each laser works on variable intensity. The power to read disks is not as high as the power to burn. If the lens is dirty or the laser is weak it may not generate enough power to make a good burn.

If your ISO is on a hard drive that is sharing a controller with the burner (IDE), that can also create problems.

One other thing you could check is the +12V rail voltage. That voltage should be within +- 5% of the 12V spec.

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December 16, 2011 at 13:11:24

Good info..
Instead of all that work, I'll just try burnig some other software onto one of the disks.
I did put the DVD-CD drive on a different controller, and while not tested I do have a nice 520HX Corsair psu in that thing. :shrug:

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December 16, 2011 at 14:07:13
Just look in the BIOS screens to see what the +12V reads.

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December 16, 2011 at 16:11:15
Will do...

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