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...
Posted 20 June 2001 - 12:55 PM
brew me a cup. we're here for the long haul
Posted 21 June 2001 - 05:35 AM
Posted 23 June 2001 - 01:02 PM
My question is: is it because i used the boot.bin from your site? or because there is a corrupted issue related to the mix of files from sp2 and the setupp.ini serial check kill? or because the 4.0a?
what i did: i changed the params from 000 to 270 in the setupp.ini file (from the original cd) and copy it to over the one present in the streamed sp2 win2k cd folder. the burning params are ok, i checked them because i saved the config settings
i didnt copied any NTDLR file is present already in the i386 dir, so i dont get any errors when loading the cd. do u recommend me to replace the file from the streamed cd with the one from the original cd??
ty for your help
Posted 26 June 2001 - 10:08 AM
It should be about 630 mb....do you know where I am messing up...
Posted 26 June 2001 - 11:26 AM
directory as in the instructions and it worked fine
Mine was only about 400meg. Must have copied some
other stuff over or did it several times Used CDRWIN 4.0a
to burn the disk.