Help...I want to Backup up my XP CD to my harddrive...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Black_Pride, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

    I am trying to make a backup copy of XP to my harddrive but I keep getting an error like "cannot read from source disk" or something similar.

    Why is that? How can I get around it? I know my cdrom drive works and the cd works.

  2. ultraviolet7

    ultraviolet7 Guest

    never heard of that problem. my roomate's HP came with the XP disc copied onto the harddrive even. sorry i can't help. :(
  3. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight Guest

    strange, maybe a windows fault
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    'backup copy' < does that mean you're copying everything or are you trying to make an image (iso, bin/cue, etc) of the disk?
  5. Ever tried ghosting it to CD(s)? That's what I usually do to make a backup of my machine.
  6. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

    its weird because I go to a command prompt and run xxcopy and it copies just fine but within windows it gives me that error.

    it only happens with my original windowsxp cd, no other cd.