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can you put startup files on a cd instead of a floppy?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by berbes, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. berbes

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    can you put windows startup files on a cd instead of a floppy? verrry frustrating. thanks!
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Well startup for what OS?
     
  3. berbes

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    ooooops-

    xp.

    Thanks!
     
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    What exactly is the problem. Are you trying to replace the NTLDR
     
  5. ozrom1e

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    Yes, but if you have the Windows recovery disk you have part of the process. Exactly what do you want to do?
     
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    no, i have a problem getting norton goback off a slave drive (didn't uninstall correctly), so when i reformatted the o/s drive [c:] the o/s doesn't 'see' d:. i contacted tech support, and they told me to put the startup files on a floppy (emergency disc), then use another program they're supplying me with after booting with the floppy.

    i don't have [a:] anymore, hence, my need to put these files on a cd-r i can burn to.

    hope that explains it better...thanks!
     
  7. berbes

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    bump pls
     
  8. Old Rich

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    If you are just wanting to format the D: drive . . go to disk management, right click on the drive and select format.

    Start . . Manage . . Disk Management
     
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    thanks so much for these replies, but i still need to create an emergency disk with windows startup files so i can run the special uninstall software from norton. i can't use my a:, so i need to copy these startup files to a cd-r and boot that way. otherwise this software will not be able to 'see' my d:...can i do this with xp? i don't want to format the slave drive, i want to save the files on it.

    perhaps this screenshot will help explain what i can't put into words here -- by the way, the e: drive is my dvd-r and f: is a virtual drive added after the format of c:...BIG garage is the 'missing/unseen' d:

    as it stands, i just can't get to d: in xp to get my hands on the norton residue problem.
     

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    I have never been able to uninstall GoBack from a drive which was not the system drive . . good luck . .

    You might try Knoppix, but I doubt it will do it either
     
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    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to put startup files on a CD. I would guess you just need to use your computer's selective startup and boot from it. :confused:
     
  13. Old Rich

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    Roxio has the ability to take files on a floppy and make a boot cd from them . .
     
  14. berbes

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    yes, but i can't get to the a: either.

    i need to get the startup files from somewhere and then put them on a cd-r. that was my original question...how to get these window startup files, then burn to a cd-r.

    ???

    thanks!
     
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