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Error creating bootable CD from floppy drive


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All,

 

When trying to create a bootable CD from a 3.5 floppy I'm receiving the following error:

 

- An error was encountered creating the boot image from drive A: The floppy could not be read. Please make sure a bootable floppy is in the drive.

 

I tested the drive and outside of the Roxio Easy CD Creater 5application, I can read/write to the media. Also, the boot floppy works fine on another machine.

 

I'm not sure how to resolve this issue. Is there a setting that I'm missing? Is this feature buggy? Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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All,

 

When trying to create a bootable CD from a 3.5 floppy I'm receiving the following error:

 

- An error was encountered creating the boot image from drive A: The floppy could not be read. Please make sure a bootable floppy is in the drive.

 

I tested the drive and outside of the Roxio Easy CD Creater 5application, I can read/write to the media. Also, the boot floppy works fine on another machine.

 

I'm not sure how to resolve this issue. Is there a setting that I'm missing? Is this feature buggy? Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Take a look at the diskette using Windows Explorer. There should be a couple files like IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS on the diskette. Both need to have the "hidden" attribute set for ECDC 5 to make a bootable CD from it. If you right-click on those files, and select Properties, you should get a dialogue box where you can set that attribute.

 

Give that a shot and see if that helps.

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Out of curiosity, what is it you are trying to make bootable?

 

The reason for asking is that there are better ways to make bootable OS CDs (for 2K and XP) which also let you slipstream the service packs in

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Out of curiosity, what is it you are trying to make bootable?

 

The reason for asking is that there are better ways to make bootable OS CDs (for 2K and XP) which also let you slipstream the service packs in

I'm presuming he's going for a DOS bootable CD, for which ECDC 5 requires a bootable diskette for the boot image. Of course, FreeDOS has an ISO image from which to make a bootable disk, and it supports FAT32 as well. (www.freedos.org)

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Actually - I prefer using Autostreamer myself - that makes a nice bootable Windows CD and even slipstreams service packs in before making the iso. After that, you just use ECD to burn the thing ;)

 

I like using nlite but to each his own :) .I've got an XP disc that now has XP,SP2 plus a few other fixes included (one of which is WMP10).Works well to not have to download some of these updates again after an install.

 

Sorry to Hijack..lol

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No hijack there - we have given the OP (and anyone else reading) a few hints, tips and pointers to making boot discs for just about every contingency ;)

 

. . . but have we fixed his problem?? Remember, the program wouldn't read his boot floppy in A: drive when he was making a bootable CD?

 

Brendon

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