In this article we would create a window XP bootable disk from copied files. This is very useful when you have copied files of XP. To keep backup we generally copy the entire disk on hard disk. But you could not create a bootable disk from these files. To make a bootable XP disk from copied files we need to add boot files with image on CD.
The following items are required:
Extract the zip file
This zip file contain all required boot files
Create a folder named xpcd on c:\ drive and copy all the files and folder of windows XP cd in it
Now start your CD burning software I have used NERO for it
Select new options from files menu then choose CD-ROM(BOOT)
In right pane do following settings
Locate the folder C:\xpcd ( OR where you have copied xp cd)
Select everything from the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
and Click the burn CD Dialog button
Verify the settings. Correct if needed.
Click the Burn button.
This will launch CD burning wizard
Click the OK button
Congratulations you have successfully created windows xp bootable cd.
Now you can use this window XP bootable cd for installation.