Bootable Win2k Disk wont work
Posted 11 December 2000 - 02:01 AM
thank you in advance
Posted 11 December 2000 - 05:14 AM
To be honest I haven't worked with a Win2k OEM cd so I'm not sure if that could cause the problem. Can you post the list of files that's in the root of your cd? Not the contents, just the names.
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Posted 12 December 2000 - 07:40 PM
When you figure out what it was let me know. And I'd recommend doing any future testing on a CDRW disk, then when it works right you can burn to a CDR. If you do a lot of experimenting like I do, that can save a lot of CD's.
Posted 13 December 2000 - 04:20 PM
problem solved, as I suspected it was the combination of my burner and the CDR's. I buyed some Verbatim-CDR's yesterday evening and with just one try the CD works fine. So i want to thank you and also appologize to you because the problem was clearly on my end!
Posted 13 December 2000 - 08:10 PM
Posted 14 December 2000 - 05:30 PM
You can make your URL clickable, just surround it with the [ url] and [ /url] tags (I put spaces there, so it won't try to make that text linkable).
Posted 22 December 2000 - 09:38 AM
As per your instructions, I had burns 3 set of CDR of Bootable Win2kPRO,. Last nite after viewing your forrum & acticles, I've downloaded the latest copy of CDRWIN and using the same setting as yours.
I might have make some mistake for the first 2 pcs, but for the 3rd one, I'm very, very sure, I open up your article just to double check I did the right way. I had also check 4 times
on the "Load Sector Count = 4" setting before I click on the "START" button.
The burn run fine with no errors.
So I rebooted the PC with that CDR in the CDROM.
I was watching anxiously when the moment the finishing the
BIOS ram count, and I think they found soemthing on the CDR, but then instead of booting the WIN2KPRO CDR, it's prompt me this message "Press any key to boot CD."
So, I give it a enter key but the PC reboot!
Something is worng somewhere, can you help me , pls?
But I burn the
I have this file in my CDR's root directory.
and some others apps which I have added into different directory and also not forgetting your win2kboot.bin
Is it true I can see some of my apps's directory in a long filename format under Win98?
One final question I wish to ask before I waste another CDR.
Does your win2k bootable CD article allows the CDR to be booted and run all the setup routine automatically just like the booting from the floppy?
Pls email me at [email protected]
Thanks for your tips, anyway, they are great!
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Posted 29 January 2001 - 02:13 PM
The files in the root dir does not matter as long as you have the required two files..the file list I have is the same as yours but also includes a .nfo file from the group who gave out free copies from the local microsoft seminar in hawaii..
Posted 13 February 2001 - 05:56 AM
Just a small Question...
I have the KT7A-Raid MB, and I need the HTP370 drivers installed to be able to install on the raid.
Is there an easy description somewhere that describes how to add these drives to a win2k boot cd so that I don't need to sit there with a extra floppy?
Posted 13 February 2001 - 01:45 PM
Yes it can be done though, not sure just how hard it'd be.
Posted 13 February 2001 - 03:50 PM
I'll just try to make the cd without them.
I guess I'll manage to slip one floppy in at the right time... :-)
Posted 17 February 2001 - 09:02 AM
i'm a freak!!! i think it's great that you all put your effort and time into writing instructions on all those things. i'm glad i can just go on the internet and find anything so i don't have to do any more research but just follow your instructions.
i have a question: how the heck did you know about cdrwin read sector 20 to 20 and boot option load sector count = 4?
lately, i've been reading a lot about el torrito and all those things but these methods never crossed my path ...
or is it just that one really needs to get deep into interrupt handling knowledge and so on?
thanks again!!! great site - honestly, i think steven bink's page is ok, i found that one, first. but your site is just even a little more useful to me, personally, because i like to do EVERYTHING myself, including creation of the bootdisk.bin file, the method of which was not descrived on steven's page.