How to create a bootable cd?

@calvin222 (1607)
India
March 23, 2007 1:59pm CST
can anyone tell me how to create a bootable cd...(u know..the one when u put the cd in and u restart...then u can repair, reformat..partition..) i have a windows xp cd (can reboot when i restart) and i have copied the content of the cd..after then, i put in a blank cd and start burning under data cd...(nero startsmart)..it did not reboot when i restart...??!!....is there more steps i need to do??
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@smacksman (6074)
23 Mar 07
Windows doesn't like to be copied - something to do with piracy I think. Don't know why. The CD needs to be formatted with a boot sector and Windows system files need to be loaded into it. Also, to boot from a CD you need to adjust your BIOS so that it's boot sequence is to look to boot from a CD before a hard drive.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
27 Mar 07
it is different with different operating systems as well.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
27 Mar 07
use the help and you will find it for the operating system you are using if it is microsoft.