"Real" windows boot CD
Posted 29 October 2002 - 11:29 AM
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Posted 01 November 2002 - 12:43 PM
Posted 02 November 2002 - 01:43 PM
However after burning I tried booting and my modem was in the device manager, but the "Create new connection" didn't detect it :-(
However it was much time ago, and I don't exactly remember what I changed to get it working, nor all the functions I added (there were many that would not be possible strictly following the instructions on that page).
Posted 05 November 2002 - 12:13 AM
if any can helpme
sendme a mail
Note: sorry for my english
Posted 08 November 2002 - 02:34 AM
My problem is that I want to make a true windows boot CD
Posted 14 November 2002 - 02:51 AM
I tried following the c't instructions exactly, but there were a few discrepancies which led to failures....examples are the amount of ramdisk needs to be higher, no spaces in the "Paths".....you also need to get the correct dos driver for your cdrom, as well as give it the right name (ie mscd001).....you also need to go through every app that you install to make sure that when closing the app, it does not need write access to the disk (ie photoshop, dreamweaver, winzip, winamp, winmx.....). FYI, i used win95b which was easier to do than trying win98.....I'm not complaining though, at least I can run win apps in my office which has gone totally linux.
My next target is to try and create a true win live cd which can work flawlessly on all comps......
Posted 18 November 2002 - 07:20 AM
boots to a gui from cd allows tco/ip access to network, also allows running of third party apps ( non winternals)
You can edit registry, change admin pw an more.
Posted 21 November 2002 - 02:54 PM
Good luck getting your hands on it though. Apparently only OEM's and volume licensed customers can get it.
Posted 22 November 2002 - 09:58 AM
as soon as i worked with ERD commander the Win PE hit the trash, everything you can do in winPE can be done in ERD commander Plus about 5 times more functionality and usefulness.
I've looked through my information on WinPE and found a little training thing on it, the training on WinPE will be attached to the log.
for more information on the ERD commander please visit: http://www.winternal...mmander2002.asp
Now i know that most of you that are reading this are not going to spend this much money for a program, so if you were to want this software i would sugest that you search for "Administrator's Pak"not ERD commander 2002.
Posted 03 December 2002 - 08:52 AM
Posted 14 December 2002 - 03:57 AM
Hi the way i did up my cdrom was by installing windows 98se in drive c: then setting it up the way i wanted it to run, under 700mb to fit on a 700mb cd, from there i clicked on the Start button and selected programs, acessories, system tools, then clicked on system information, from there i clicked on tools in the menu and selected system configuration utility and unclicked the startup group and restarted the computer.
From there i opened up explorer and selected to show all files and hidden files, and selected drive C: from there i made a new directory called cdrom and copied the contents of the whole C: drive into that directory. then double clicked on that directory and double clicked on command.com to open up the dos prompt in that directory. from there i typed in attrib -r -s -h *.* /s , to change the attribtes.
Then i copied it all onto a cdrom with nero as a bootable cdrom, with the floppy disk built like this.
**** Autoexec.bat ****
mscdex /d:cd001 /l:c /m:12
*** Config.sys ***
Last of all i copied the io.sys and msdos.sys to the floppy disk drive plus the other files mentioned in the autoexec.bat and config.sys. Hope This Helps,,Have Fun
I decided to leave out the ramdisk with this one, and it ran good as well but it wont let you change much.
if you have troubles and want to change a few settings on yours then include the xmsdsk ramdriver, and copy the registry into memory and modify msdos.sys to point to where the registry will be stored.
Posted 15 December 2002 - 01:14 PM
**** Autoexec.bat ****
mscdex /d:cd001 /l:c /m:12
maybe the c: is just a mistake but normally c is your hard drive and considering that with mscdex you set your cdrom as d: I am thinking that it is just a boot floppy cd, though, if you did edit autoexec.bat and changed "c:..." to "d:..." then I would love to try your way since it seems a load easier. That would also explain how you were able to do this without a ramdrive.
Posted 16 December 2002 - 06:21 PM
Yes i setup Windows on my harddrive first, then i copied it to cdrom including command.com, and removed the hardrive out and ran it all from cdrom using that configuration on mine, im using it now networked to my brothers computer.
I have it setup so it uses all the files on the cdrom without a ramdisk and have tried all other types as well, i found that windows 95 complains about not being able to write to the registry, so i went to windows 98SE and it works good as long as nothing gets changed on the computer, and nothing gets loaded up in your start menu on bootup, or registry.
There is a really good site that i found at http://www.windrv.com and they have something very interesting on there site for creating up ramdisks for windows, i am really looking forward to seeing there next demo version as well.
Hope this helped.
Posted 18 December 2002 - 11:11 AM
but say error when tray to boot in C:windowscommand.com
Meaby something wrong in the paths
or for what is the error
Posted 20 December 2002 - 06:40 PM
Posted 25 December 2002 - 01:36 AM
I've been following your discussion about Bootable Windows CD from the beginning. I too have the write-up from the http://www.heise.de/...lish/99/11/206/ and with the tips from your discussion, I was able to make a 'Real Bootable Windows CD' on the first try. I suggest you follow the instruction in the above write-up exactly and make a bootable floppy with the modified IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS. First try booting with this floppy and see if anything is wrong. The only problem I faced was in the device driver for my CD Rom. But I solved it. My config.sys and autoexec.bat looks like this:
LH a:MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L:X /M:50
a:xmsdsk 4000 w: /y
copy c:command.com w:
a:xcopy X:ramdisk*.* w: /s
If anybody is interested I am thinking of making a step-by-step instruction. Basically the same as the German one but more to the bone.
Hope this will help.
Posted 26 December 2002 - 12:15 PM
i still have one problem now, once you change the registry's SystemRoot to W:W the dialup networking does'nt work anymore becuse it can't find the modem...
any idea on this? thanks
Posted 30 December 2002 - 06:18 AM
I too have the same problem. Though my network is up and running. My Modem is shown as installed in Device Manager, but no dial-up networking. If you have around 64 MB RAM you can assign about 16 MB RAMDISK.
My problem now I can use this CD only in my computer. I need generic drivers for all my HW to make it run in all Computers. If someone has done this pls. share the info.
Posted 02 January 2003 - 05:11 AM
I was browsing the internet last night and came across this web site at http://www.qualystem...n/download.html
There is a program on that site called "Qualystem Rescue for Windows 9X/ME" that is a graphical way of creating windows bootable cdroms, that run windows all off the cdrom.
I tried it out and think it is great, its definately worth a look at.