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    Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO CDs

    Having been entirely baffled by Dell's instruction on how to create a bootable CD from one of their Diagnostics ISO files, I discovered that the XP and Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools utility CDBURN.EXE is a very straightforward tool for doing this.

    Syntax is
    <big>cdburn w: thingy.iso</big>
    where W: is the writeable CD drive.

    Additionally, it can be used to create the Microsoft Memory Diagnostic bootable CD, once you've extracted the windiag.iso ISO file by running the mtinst.exe.

    And any other .ISO file you like to use it for!

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    Re: Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO CDs

    The CDBURN has been suggested to use to burn the CD's and DVD's at many "Beta newsgroups". I use my Roxio Easy Media Creator, but anything that works is great.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO C

    John, if I could impose on you. Which program creates "thingy.iso" on a Dell Windows XP system?

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    Re: Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO C

    Sorry, it should have read <thingy.iso> ! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO C

    Sorry, it wasn't a syntax question. I'm trying to determine whether there a program on my PC that will create a bootable ISO image from my current installation, or did you already have the ISO from some other source?

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    Re: Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO C

    No, it was simply a dummy name - there is no 'real' <big>thingy.iso</big> that I am aware of. (I suspect the actual name of the file is irrelevant, though, and that it is the contents which are important...!).

    I suspect that you would need a program like Ghost or TrueImage to create an ISO image of your system, but I have neither...

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    Re: Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO C

    Do you mean just the programs? For what purpose? If for debugging and troubleshooting you may want to investigate Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD.

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    Re: Microsoft's CDBURN for creating bootable ISO C

    Thanks, Joe. I had thought from John's original post that Dell had issued something supported. I guess not, and BartPE remains the best "boot disk."

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