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Trying to make a recovery disk for windows xp using vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by abelshewit, Nov 21, 2010.

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  1. abelshewit

    abelshewit Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2010
    right now i am using a toshiba laptop with windows vista. And i followed instructions and downloads from:


    well i followed everything it said, now when i ran the thing i downloaded it says:
    "This program creates the Stup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP.
    To create these disks, you need toprovide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.
    Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:_" <-- (flashing under score)

    i already inserted a black DVD-R but i don't know what to type in for the floppy drive for the process to begin
    i am sorry i am not so good with computers, need easy to understand help :) thanks!
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    You have a bad link in your post. It appears to be an abbreviated version of a longer URL.

    A DVD-R and a 3-1/2 inch HD floppy disk are two completely different types of storage devices. The drives to write and read them started to disappear from computers a number of years ago.

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    Aug 7, 2007
  4. Jack Hackett

    Jack Hackett

    Nov 19, 2006
    This is a download of an .iso file of just the Recovery Console for XP.
    Burn to CD with Nero or other 'disc image' capable tool and boot.
    It looks just like the start of a normal XP CD, but will only offer the Recovery Console by pressing "R."

    All normal Recovery Console procedures can be run from this utility.
    Direct download: http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso
  5. abelshewit

    abelshewit Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2010
    alright thank you all! i am going to try this and post back if i get any results! :))
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