XP will not boot from CD

  jerryj 20:08 05 Feb 08
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My original XP Pro CD got broken so a friend of mine said that he would do me a copy of his copy.
Great I thought plus it had SP2 on it.
The trouble is that it will not boot from CD.
I have tried it on another PC but still no joy.
All the bios is set properly.
Is there anything else I can try?
Or can I some how make a copy of his CD to boot from.
I know the files are there by checking on another PC.

  Technotiger 20:16 05 Feb 08

I believe making a copy of his is illegal. You may however use your friends Original CD to Start or Repair your installation, using your own XP Key as shown on the label on your case.

  Alan-Petrie 20:19 05 Feb 08

either the above or I had a similar problem you could use nlite ( click the link for my posting ) to copy his disk and use your own cd key should his cd not boot up your pc.

  Alan-Petrie 20:19 05 Feb 08
  skidzy 21:09 05 Feb 08

You need to burn the disc as an iso,use Imgburn click here

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