How To Create Windows XP/Vista Bootable Disk
How to create a bootable Windows XP SP1 CD (Nero):
Tip :You can replace XP SP1 with SP2 and 3 as mentioned in disk files.
Create 3 folders – C:\WINXPSP1, C:\SP1106 and C:\XPBOOT
Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXPSP1
You will have to download the SP1 Update, which is 133MB.
Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP1.EXE
Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:
C:\XP-SP1.EXE -U -X:C:\SP1106
Open Start/Run… and type the command:
Folder C:\WINXPSP1 contains: Windows XP SP1
( no download manager !! )
Extract xpboot.zip file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\XPBOOT
Start Nero – Burning Rom.
Select File > New… from the menu.
1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data
3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation
4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0
5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4
6.) Press the Browse… button
Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:
Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT
Click ISO tab
Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)
Set Format to Mode 1
Set Character Set to ISO 9660
Check all Relax ISO Restrictions
Click Label Tab
Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.
Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN
* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN
* For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN
Click Burn tab
Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)
Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once
Press New button
Locate the folder C:\WINXPSP1
Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
Click the Write CD Dialog button.
And you are done. I guess this simple tutorial can help you to learn to make bootable CD for XP.