Bootable CD With XP and Service Pack

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Capricorn, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Has Anyone been able to make a Bootable CD using the method shown in:- http://www.tacktech.com/
    I copied it exactly as shown, but just kept getting the messgae that the file couldn't be found.
     
  2. MeaCulpa

    MeaCulpa Guest

  3. Back Up

    Back Up Guest

    done that and it works

    yes, it works flawlessly (so far). just follow closely the instructions at tacktechdotcom and youre' good to go.
    please tell more about your process of doing the bootable.
     
  4. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    My problem was trying to run the command to extract the Service Pack, Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:

    C:\XP\XP-SP1.EXE -U -X:C:\XP\XP-SP1

    I just kept getting the message that the file didn't exist.
     
  5. Back Up

    Back Up Guest

    this command however depend on where and what folder you used, the "C" in this case refers to the letter of your hard drive
    the "XP" refer to the name of the folder you use which contains your sub-folders(cd-root, xp-sp1- xp-boot)
    check your drive letters, folders and sub folders for the correct path of the command.


    just manually extract your sp1, right click on the sp1, extract all and create a new folder name it to xp-sp1 and extrat it there.
    good luck. it's just a command to extract your sp1.
     
  6. purush

    purush Guest

    Ref: Slipstream

    I followed the directions in the Tacktech site, and got the error with the command. But after several attempts I decided to unpak the SP1 into XP-SP1 folder and then run the last command. It worked. Good luck. Just copy and paste in the run. I also used the latest version of Nero to make a bootable CD with the integrated version. Don't forget to make the three folders he is refering to.
    Peter
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I used the same command >> C:\XP\XP-SP1.EXE -U -X:C:\XP\XP-SP1

    Kept getting errors all the time. Could not find file. I change the name of SP1 back to what it was & away it went, no hassle.

    How can you tell whether it worked 100%?
     
  8. xontroulis

    xontroulis Guest

    The problems are probably caused because complex folder names like
    "XP-SP1" confuse the executable into making it think that "XP"is the name of the directory and "-SP1" is a parameter.

    Try sort, single-word folder & executable names like "SP1" and "SP.exe", respectively
     
  9. Back Up

    Back Up Guest

    this will work 100%.
    Hipster Doofus, just a suggestion.
    if i were you, instead of trying to run that command just manually extract the xpsp1(right click the sp1.exe> extract )to a folder named "XP-SP1" which is a sub-folder of "XP" located at drive "X" (X being your whatever drive letter). hope this helps.
     
  10. The_Schwarz

    The_Schwarz Guest

    I made one today for my workplace, installed it onto 4 computers that were just purchased and it has worked flawlessly, i also tried it at home and it worked.
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I'm trying to find out it the end product is 100%.
     
  12. purush

    purush Guest

    Back up is right on. This is what I have been saying all along. However, I used the last command to update and it did work
     
  13. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    i did it fine. it made a bootable CD with SP1. i formatted and installed it on a machine with no errors.
     
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Adam S are you using home or pro??
     
  15. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    xp pro. i assume it works with home too.
     
  16. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I think it does. I'm trying to find someone who has done it to home so we can compare sizes. mb's that is. :eek:
     
  17. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    ahh, i dunno what to tell u then tho. if u ran the 2 commands and it worked fine with no errors, then u have a valid disk, assumign u burned it right.
     
  18. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    lol

    Sorry hip if we compared sizes your wife or girlfriend would leave you in a skinny minute better keep that little weenie of yours in your pants dude!!

    :p :p :p rotflmfao
     
  19. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Come ere' you!

    [​IMG]

    :p
     
  20. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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