Windows XP Tutorial : How to Make a Windows XP Boot Disk

Windows XP Tutorial : How to Make a Windows XP Boot Disk


Did you know that a boot disk can be used
to correct some problems with XP if you can’t get it to start up. Hi, I’m Dan Afonso, from
Afonso Consulting and Enfold IT, and this is how to create a boot disk for Windows XP.
We’re going to be using the BartPE method. BartPE is a boot disk creator developed by
a guy named Bart that allows you to boot your machine into XP in a useful way, so you don’t
just get a limited command prompt. Now, we’re going to start off by going over to the BartPE
site. The link will be next to the video. So here we go, going to go down to download.
You’re going to click on the download link, and pick, a pick a mirror close to you. I’ve
already downloaded it, so we’re going to just skip this step here. When you run it it’s
going to give you the usual warning when you download something from the Internet, select
your language. And since I’m not going to keep this I’m just going to select all the
defaults, and I don’t really mind; sure, create a desktop icon. And here we go, okay it’s
runnin’. Now it comes up; it’s going to ask you to first confirm the license agreement,
which says you can’t do anything bad with this software. It’s not allowed by the XP
license agreement, and that you know, this is Bart’s software and you can’t screw around
with it. That’s fine; want to agree to it. Search for the windows installation files?
No, I don’t think so. I’m just going to point it at my CD Rom, which already has the Windows
XP in there. The custom is if we’re want to add anything custom to this installation;
any stuff you want to be able to have, so if you need a terminal program or somethin’
like that this is where you’d put it in. The output file, fine, I’m going to use the default.
Now, for the output you can either do an ISO file, which you can burn a CD with later,
or you can just burn the CD/DVD. And if you choose to burn you can you know, erase the
DRW, you can have it eject, that sort of thing. I’m just going to create an ISO file, so I’m
going to click build. It says Hey, that directory doesn’t exist. No problem; go ahead and make
it. Make sure you agree with Windows XP’s licensing agreement, so don’t be handing this
out on the Internet. I agree and there it goes. In a few minutes it’ll spit out a fully
functional ISO file that you can now burn a CD from and boot something else. Now, I’m
doing this in virtual, so I’m just going to boot up the file from this, I’m just going
to boot up the computer from this ISO file directly. All right, so to show how this works
now I am just loading this CD into a virtual CD drive on a virtual machine. So, what I’m
going to do here is I’m going to use my Windows XP Professional image, and now I’m just going
to start to fire up with yet, with the BartPE disk inserted. So, I’m going to fire it up.
Want to get our boot screen. Thank you VMware. And now, instead of going into Windows here
it is going into BartPE. Now, we can start up network support. Just
use the HCP; that’s fine. And with network support we can now grab files, move them off.
We can get data off the machine if we need to, or look at stuff if there’s an issue.
Your programs are available here; at least a small subset of them. You’ve got a few options.
You can take a look, you can partition your disk, you can check your disk. You can add
a ram disk if you need a little bit of temporary display, and you can change a few things around
just to get it to run. Also, you can run anything from the command prompt, and if you put additional
programs onto the disk you can now run those as well. So, this is how you run a, this is
how you create a boot disk for Windows XP using BartPE. I’m Dan Afonso. Thank you. Have
a good day.

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65 Comments

  1. It look as if my CD is old I get an error massage
    Source files wrong version You must use Windows Xp Service Pack 1 of Server 2003 version of windows!

    How do I get around this

  2. i did over 50 install of xp befor and the xp disk you can boot with sonoyou the tard maby if you have win/me orolder you would need a boot flopy disk butt not with xp all that you need is one the xp disk

  3. hey wat kind of cd can i used .i got the program to download it from iso burner but it is saying cannot write on cd i am useing music cd r..get bAck to thanls

  4. Why can't Microsoft provide boot-up disk that can downloaded then boot from CD Roms? I could only find floppy boot versions on their website. More machines are being produced that don't have a floppy disk drive.
    How about creating boots for Windows Vista and 7?

  5. Thank you.. so helpfull!!! I just have 2 questions.:
    1) Is this Boot Disk the same or work as well as the Recovery CD do in Windows Vista? Can I create a Recovery CD In Windows xp?
    2) If I have 3 computers, and I want to create a CD Recovery or a Boot Disk on a computer, can I use the same CD or Diskett to restore the other computers with the same system?.. I hope questions are clear.. if not le me know.. please I really need help ASAP

  6. there is another and very easy way to acquire this boot Disk…download the UBCD or Ultimate Boot Disk and you save time and effort from doing all this stuff.

  7. great you showed me how to make a boot disk using a boot disk, if i had a boot disk i wouldnt need to make a boot disk

  8. Thanks, but I have one question – I need a XP OS disc to use for VM but I have another PC which runs XP, so if I run BartPE and create a disc, can I use that for VM?

  9. i have a question: do i have to create this boot disk in windows xp only or what?
    cauz i try to create it in win7 but i cant find the source:( path to windows installation file) so.. plz help man……

  10. Did anyone notice he looks like gordon freeman? and i dont mean this in a bad way. if they ever make a movie this man needs to be him.

  11. This video contains copyrighted and trademarked content ie the icons and logos in the screen capture. There are ads on this video so there is a commercial element. Is this type of video not copyright infringement and if not, why? An explanation would be greatly appreciated.

  12. I listen and watched this video few times. It is not clear what to download and what exactly he is doing. Not a good instruction video. He may know the stuff but when you want to teach to others you must go slow and like other person said, assume people do not know anything. Do not skip any step. Sorry your effort did not help me at all.

  13. is this like an OS? could you put all of your software into the directory (does it work like that?) and use it as a compleatly different OS other than windows? P.S. could this be used to replace the current bootup.?

  14. If you don't have the installation disk you want to hit "search for windows installation files" that is prompted when you first open the program. the part when he says "Nahh I don't think so" @ 1:18

  15. U dont need any additional software to make a xp bootable, just the xp files. It can be fixed even if the cd is scratched and the setup wont read it properly. I posted a video watch, its the simplest method

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  17. Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD

    Bart's PE Builder is no longer available. We have to move on! Thanks everyone for all your support throughout the years!!!

    BartPE is no longer available!

    We have to move on! Thanks everyone for all your support throughout the years!!!

    great………………………

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