Bootable Win2k Disk wont work
Posted 12 June 2001 - 07:03 AM
They are in the root directory
Posted 12 June 2001 - 08:37 AM
I KNOW that Nero has to be able to do this... I am hoping someone out there knows how.
Nothing against CDRwin, btw.... I guess.....
Posted 12 June 2001 - 08:21 PM
Posted 14 June 2001 - 10:57 AM
Error "LOAD DISC" command failed on device 0:1:0
Device contains no disc or its not ready (04h 00h 02h 02h 3Ah 01h)
also have made an iso first with no luck also
wasted about 4 cd's so far
should I give up the fight?
Posted 15 June 2001 - 05:49 PM
Posted 16 June 2001 - 02:52 PM
Error: "LOAD DISK" command failed on device 2:1:0
Device contain no disk or is not ready (04h 00h 02h 021 3ah 01h). So I eject the CD from the burner and closed it again then it accepted it after I clicked Start again. This was great. So the CD burned OK. Now to test it to see if it will boot. It didn't. I tried booting with this CD from many different machines single and dual processor machines. I even set it in the bios to boot from cd and it didn't, it just by pass the CD and boot from the hard drive any way. I wanted to get some kind of error message. Then I tried it at home. After the memory count and bios display screen, this message:
"Searching for Boot Record from CDROM...OK
This is a blinking cursor that just sits there, and freezes the keyboard also. I went and have a cup of coffee and came back with no change.
Is something wrong with that boot.bin file, or am I missing something? I downloaded the bootfiles.zip file from Bink's site and extracted it to find the "w2kboot.bin" file. I will try this file and see if I get better results. I have used 2 CDs now and I'm not giving up. Your input at this point is greatly appreciated.
Posted 17 June 2001 - 03:53 PM
I can send you the files if you need them ,you'll have to copy them into the right locations and then burn you own CD.
Posted 18 June 2001 - 11:15 AM
You know I don't think I did anything different than what I explained earlier. But for some reason I went back and fired up the cdrwin again and double check that the settings were saved, and it was. Then I checked it again against your instructions and save the settings one more time. I started the burn and I didn't get an error message this time, and the burn completed succesfully. I actually did left it burning and went to a picnic on Friday, but I did ask someone to put the CD on my desk. I was dreaming about this CD over the weekend, but was not very apprehensive that it would work. I came in this morning and first drop the CD in my win2k workstation and to my surprised the dialog box "Microsoft Windows 2000 CD" poped up, and I said wooowwww. I couldn't believed it. Soo my next task was to reboot the machine and see if it will boot and it did. FABULOUS. I am so happy. This will improve my installation routines tremendously.
Thank you all very much for being such a genious.
I don't know if this will help, but I used MAXELL CD-R 700mb CDs. The boot.bin file on your site is also good.
Posted 20 June 2001 - 04:54 AM
Posted 20 June 2001 - 12:19 PM
Since I shelled out my dough for Nero, but only use the demo of CDRWin, I guess I must wait a wee bit longer for satisfaction with Nero bootables...