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    Hi everyone,

    I am needing a boot disk for my tiny machine. I was wondering if someone could possible create one following these instructions. YOU WILL NEED WINDOWS XP HOME SP1 TO MAKE THE BOOT DISKS ANY OTHER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS WILL NOT WORK. Including professional.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305595/EN-US/#3

    NOTE: You DO NOT need the windows CD.

    Copy the Ntldr and the Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM, Windows XP Setup floppy disk, OR from a computer that is running the same version of Windows XP as the computer that you want to access with the boot floppy."

    That is not the complete list of instructions please go to the following microsoft page above to see the full list. It's about a 2 minute job.

    Thanks in advance for anyone doing this for me - if you could make the disc then copy all of the files (including any that are hidden) and zip them as an attatchment onto here I would be VERY greatful.

    P.S. Before anyone says I can do this from the microsoft website (I can but I need 6 floppy disks) I have already bought two packs. Only one disk out of the 20!! of these works. So I was hoping someone would be so kind as to make a boot disk for me.
    Best Regards,

    Matthew M (matius4)

  • #2
    Why can't you boot from cd?
    Christopher Padfield
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    • #3
      Originally posted by chrispadfield
      Why can't you boot from cd?
      I only have a recovery disk no actual windows xp disk.
      Best Regards,

      Matthew M (matius4)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by matius4
        I only have a recovery disk no actual windows xp disk.
        I always find it funny that you pay for the OEM license of the operating system and they give you a recovery set which is useless and not the OEM OS cd rom for a fresh install.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Floris
          I always find it funny that you pay for the OEM license of the operating system and they give you a recovery set which is useless and not the OEM OS cd rom for a fresh install.
          Wish I could find the funny side

          ok I've managed to get a boot disk now

          I get this troubleshooting error. Can anyone translate it to what I have to do?

          "If an incorrect SCSI driver has been selected or the Ntbootdd.sys file does not exist, you may receive the following error message:

          Windows XP could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows XP (TM) documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information. Boot Failed. "

          Thanks in advance...
          Best Regards,

          Matthew M (matius4)

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          • #6
            I don't provide Microsoft support. Maybe www.micrsoft.com does?
            Originally posted by matius4
            Wish I could find the funny side

            ok I've managed to get a boot disk now

            I get this troubleshooting error. Can anyone translate it to what I have to do?

            "If an incorrect SCSI driver has been selected or the Ntbootdd.sys file does not exist, you may receive the following error message:

            Windows XP could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows XP (TM) documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information. Boot Failed. "

            Thanks in advance...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Floris
              I always find it funny that you pay for the OEM license of the operating system and they give you a recovery set which is useless and not the OEM OS cd rom for a fresh install.
              lmao, dude, you have got to come work at my job! We buy all these Dell pc's and they give us these reinstallation/recovery discs! What the hell am I supposed to do with those?!

              MGM out

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Floris
                I don't provide Microsoft support. Maybe www.micrsoft.com does?
                As we are all trying to be funny, i doubt that site would offer support...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by matius4
                  I only have a recovery disk no actual windows xp disk.
                  Odd...you must have one of those clunky HPs.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Andrew-ningc
                    As we are all trying to be funny, i doubt that site would offer support...
                    It is their product, why wouldn't they provide support?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Floris
                      It is their product, why wouldn't they provide support?
                      MS does not provide support for OEM-licenses. That's up to the manufacturer of the system the license belongs to.

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                      • #12
                        He is indicating you misspelled Microsoft. (You left out the first 'o').
                        - AJ Zmudosky

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Andy Z
                          He is indicating you misspelled Microsoft. (You left out the first 'o').
                          lmao, I didn't even realize that until you said it

                          MGM out

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                          • #14
                            there is a dot com for everything remember that look at http://www.bootdisk.com
                            CredibleHost

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