boot XP from CD

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by eschloss, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. eschloss

    eschloss Guest

    when i went to the XP Launch Event, the Microsoft people showed an advanced XP support option that was basically booting XP from a CD and then opening a command prompt. it didn't load the desktop or anything, but you could run gui apps from the command prompt because you were essentially already running XP.
    does anyone know how to do this or where i can find information on it?
  2. XPletive

    XPletive bbbb-ring...

    Go into your BIOS, set your CD as the first boot device, save
    your settings.

    Insert your XP CD, reboot, and away you go. There will
    be options for you to follow. I believe the Repair option
    will take you to a command prompt.

    Another option is to install Recovery Console which will
    add an option to get to the command prompt every time
    you boot.

    Don't forget to set your BIOS back the way you had it when
    you're done. :)
  3. eschloss

    eschloss Guest

    no, i don't think i'm being clear enough. you have a PC with problems that won't boot properly. there is a way to boot from a cd that loads the XP OS. you get the default XP wallpaper and a window opens to the command prompt. there are no desktop icons, start button or task bar. you can however type notepad.exe at the command prompt and it will open notepad in a gui window just like if you did a start | run and typed notepad.exe. they had a nifty name for it at the launch, but i can't remember what they caled it.
  4. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    It's called safemode with command prompt...u can run anything from the command prompt and u dont even need the CD to run in this amazing new found mode! it looks just like dos too and when u open apps u get the app running fine! amazing! lol...
  5. XPletive

    XPletive bbbb-ring...

    Huh... Never heard of anything like that, besides Safemode.

    Let us know if you find it.

    EDIT: Yeah... what Highwind7777 said. :)

    P.S. F8 at bootup will take you to an option screen where
    you can choose Safemode with command prompt.