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    Boot CD

    Maybe (maybe?) I'm a bit brain-dead, but of the different things I've read, I have yet to make a "good" boot CD, one that I can then copy "preferred files to after setting system files etc.

    This came to the front of my mind as I just installed AVG free AV, and the rescue disk(?) Is actually 4 disks.

    Where can a slow on the uptake dude find instructions for boot CD creation?

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    Barts Boot CD

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] Here's how - See the Quick Guide or 1-Click TagPanel.

    Hi,

    There's a site called Bart's way to create bootable CD-Roms (for Windows/Dos): http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/ (sorry, don't know how to create a link in this forum) which details this.

    However I'm with you on this ... I went to that site and even though it seems to tell everything completely I still couldn't figure out how to create one. So I eventually gave up!

    If you do succeed I, for one, would be grateful to know how you did it!

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    Re: Boot CD

    Something that's Windows 2000 specific is at this link.

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add: On second thought, I've often recommended that a good Win98SE boot floppy disk is nice to have around for various reasons, although not useful for NTFS drives. See <!post=this post for an example.,407502>this post for an example.<!/post> You might also pay a visit to this site.

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    Re: Boot CD

    Al,

    While a generic Win98 boot disk is not able to manipulate an NTFS formatted drive, I've found that they can still be useful for general troubleshooting. Just to see if you can get the system to boot, etc.

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    Re: Boot CD

    Amen to that!

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    Re: Boot CD

    Joe:

    Just a boot floppy? If a XD the same question still stands...

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    Re: Boot CD

    You can create a bootable Windows installation CD, with the latest service pack, very simply using Autostreamer. This software can stop just before burning the CD and allow you to add arbitrary files to the CD it is building.

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    Re: Boot CD

    Stuart:

    I just d/l Autostreamer and the parent version Autopsy...

    But when I ran Autostreamer, all it did was ask where Win2K was, and where SP-4 was, and then it took off...

    No pause for Add-ins...

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    Re: Boot CD

    <hr>...Just a boot floppy? If a XD the same question still stands... <hr>
    What is an " XD " and what is the question, please Chuck, explain yourself will ya?

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    Re: Boot CD

    Al:

    Please forgive the spastic fingers... "CD"

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    Re: Boot CD

    Did you click the box to say you wanted to customise the CD?

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    Re: Boot CD

    Duh....no I had thought (my parents used to tell me "don't think") that that choice would be too involved for the novice (me) and that the "standard would show...

    Sorry... I'll go through again...

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    Re: Boot CD

    Sheesh, you're a hard guy to communicate with, Chuck. I still don't understand what the question was. Do you NOT think a bootable floppy will allow you to access your system if necessary? If not, you can always use whatever CD burning software you use to "transfer" a customized bootable floppy to CD. What is your objective?

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    Re: Boot CD

    Stuart / Al / Joe et al:

    I apologize if I (at times) can seem obtuse. Let me try to be specific:

    I downloaded the AVG AV software last nite. On install I created *a* rescue disk... It was actually *4* disks by the time it got done. Because of this, not to mention the short life span of a diskette, I was trying to revisit the idea of a bootable CD that could hold all necessary files. I had tried this once before with miserable results.

    My system does boot from a CD (Win2K, Norton, etc.), but I cannot seem to generate one.

    Stuart then directed me to a link for AutoStreamer, which is where I am now.

    In the creation process, I thought Stuart had said I would get an opportunity to add files of my choice prior to the actual creation. This did not happen.

    When you go through the process, you can select an option for custom modifications. But actual use of same never occurs. Any window for selection never appeared for me at all.

    So I'm kinda stuck. 'Cause if all I'm going to end up with is a copy of my Win2K CD, I can make that just by duping it. But for making a customized CD, this as yet seems to evade me.

    I hope that's a little clearer.
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    Re: Boot CD

    Chuck,
    I think this whole discussion about "rescue disks" is really a non issue for you as a Win2000 user. I quote directly from the AVG Users' Guide - "The Rescue Disk will help you scan and clean files on your computer in MS-DOS Mode (from the command prompt) but it is intended for the OS Windows 9x/Me only ." In other words Chuck, I think that whether you create the disks or not (or whether or not you can make a "rescue CD") is irrelevant. I don't believe you'll be able to use it (them) with Win2000.

    I'm not sure why AVG allows the creation of these disks in Win2000 or WinXP. I remember creating these with Norton AV in Win95, 98 & ME but when I upgraded one of my old computers from ME to XP, the option to create the rescue disk was no longer available.
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