Bootable CD? Help!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by richjthorpe, May 7, 2007.

  1. richjthorpe

    richjthorpe
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,031
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    dat london
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    I desparately need to create a bootable CD in order to bring up a DOS prompt on a laptop that only has a CD drive on it.

    I'm getting an "NTLDR is missing" error and want to try and recover the data on the PC.

    How do I do it?

    Thanks,

    Richie.
     
  2. Singh400

    Singh400
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    17,850
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Earth
    Ratings:
    +3,370
    Any OEM/Retail XP CD will do.
     
  3. kraiklyn

    kraiklyn
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2002
    Messages:
    1,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +60
    You could always download and run Knoppix, a Linux OS that runs from bootable CD rather than requiring installation.

    Just plug in a external USB hard disc and boot of knoppix, it's likely it will read your non-bootable discs file structire and you can try and copy of the data to the external storage device.

    http://www.knoppix.org/
     
  4. paul_w

    paul_w
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2005
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +14
    You might have to go into your bios to make the pc boot from the c or d drive. (Whichever your cd drive letter is) If its not set up that way
     
  5. Setenza

    Setenza
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,349
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +226
  6. sandstheman

    sandstheman
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    545
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +49
    If you have Nero Burning ROM installed, you can burn a CD Boot Disk as one of the options
     

Share This Page

Loading...