Configuring the CD Burning Session
The next step can be tricky, and depends on your disc burning software. The screenshots here show the process completed with MagicISO, although any disc image burning tool should suffice.
First of all, start a new Data burning project. If you're given the option of a CD ROM Boot disc, choose this.
Next, copy the contents - every single file - from C:\OS\ROOT and C:\OS\BOOT. It's now time to find the settings for this particular disc burning project.
You need to apply the following settings to the various options on the disc:
- File name length should be set to Max. of 31 chars (ISO Level 2)
- Your Format should be Mode 1
- The Character Set must be ISO 9660 (standard ISO CD-ROM)
- A "Use ISO 9660 for Joliet Format" check box might be present - uncheck this
- Relax all ISO Restrictions
- Finally, any check box for allowing over 64 characters for Joliet format names should be marked
These settings ensure that the Windows XP boot disc will run successfully in the DOS pre-boot environment of your PC
You may also have an Advanced tab - check these settings are as follows:
- Kind of emulation: No Emulation
- Load segment of sectors (hex!): 0000
- Number of loaded sectors: 4
- Platform identifier: Intel x86 compatible
Once all done, You need to set the labels of your boot disc. The example in the screen shots uses the disc label of GRTMPOEM_EN - this is the official Microsoft disc label for the version of vWindows XP Professional used here; the correct label needs to be used depending on which version of Windows you have on your original disc. A quick Google search should throw these up, and www.tacktech.com has a good index.
With the labels entered - separate labels for ISO 9660 and Joliet - you should be all ready to burn the disc.