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Creating a Bootable Cd-Rom

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tech.dude, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. tech.dude

    tech.dude Thread Starter

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    I would like to create a bootable cd which would contain a game so as to boot my computer right to a game and not to windows, allowing all system resources to be dedicated to the game and not to be shared with windows, allowing for much better graphics and speed.

    First of all, I was wondering if this was possible. Maybe if I could put the few files windows needs to run a game or application onto cd as well as the game itself on the same cd, then have an autorun boot the game and have the game run without starting up windows.

    If it is possible, I was wondering if somebody would be kind enough to give me instructions on how this can be accomplished.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dez_666

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    AFAIK, this is not easy to do. Just so you know, you have to..well in effect write a mini 'operating system' in order for your game to be useable. You need to have it load mouse drivers, keyboard drivers, video drivers, all that.

    I wish you luck =]
     
  3. tech.dude

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    I don't think it would be so hard to accomplish this. I meant like taking all the .dll files that safe mode loads up when you boot to safe mode, then copying them onto the same cd and somehow having them boot from the cd then running the game's exe file instead of the windows explorer.exe file, so as to run the game and not the windows interface.

    But the problem is I don't know which .dll files are required for Windows Xp to run games and applications, or how to boot them from a cd as well as the game's .exe file.
     
  4. dez_666

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    Im saying you need a boot loader =]
    Like for example, i believe its the file.."NTOSKERNEL.EXE"
    That executeable is what runs when you see the little Windows XP loading screen. you never see it in task manager of course, becase its stopped running by then, its just to load up everthing else.

    Thats just a tiny bit of what youd need really.

    But try this out, i didnt read much of it but it might help.

    http://www15.big.or.jp/~yamamori/sun/tech-linux-2/index_e.html
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Games use the operating system to run, so you're not going to run any game directly from the CD without an operating system.

    If you had Vista and a new computer that had it enabled, you could start some apps directly without loading Windows with the new hot key setup that lets you run Media Player, etc. without booting up.

    Your best bet would be to create a new hardware profile that you could choose on boot that loaded only minimal services. There are also programs that let you choose startup profiles that you could set to load no programs except the game on boot.
     
  6. Jack Hackett

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    Have a look at Black Viper's "Windows Services Configuration" pages with a view to disabling the unnecessary ones to gain some system resources that may improve your gaming experience.
    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
     
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