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Creating a bootable Windows XP SP1a CD (Nero 5) on D: Drive (TTID #249)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 68,795 /  Created: February 9, 2003
You will need the following items:

1.) A copy of the original Windows XP CD or ISO
2.) Network Installation of SP1 for Windows XP
   Windows XP SP1 ~125MB
3.) The boot files (bootfiles-from-tacktech-website.zip ~1.34KB)
4.) CD Recording Software (Ahead Nero 5.5.9.9 was used in this example)
5.) A computer running Windows 2000 or Windows XP (Home/Professional).
6.) (optional) The updated Windows deploy.cab
   Windows XP SP1a Deploy Tools) ~1.7MB

* If you are using an older version of Nero please read TTID# 177.

* If you have an ISA SCSI Controller please read TTID# 238.

* If receive an error message while following the instructions please read TTID# 184.



Created a folder called XP on your hard drive (D: is used in this example). A minimum of 800MB is required. In this folder create three sub-folder called CD-ROOT, XP-BOOT, and XP-SP1a. The end result will look something like the following image.

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Copy the entire Windows XP CD (or extract the ISO) into folder CD-ROOT.



Optional Step 1: Rename or delete D:\XP\CD-ROOT\SUPPORT\TOOLS\deploy.cab.

Optional Step 2: Copy the downloaded xpsp1deploytools_en.cab to the folder D:\XP\CD-ROOT\SUPPORT\TOOLS\.

Optional Step 3: Rename xpsp1deploytools_en.cab to deploy.cab.

Note: The file name varies with different languages. The English file name was used above. For a complete list of file names see TTID# 214.




Copy your Service Pack 1 file into D:\XP

Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP1a.EXE

Click Start > Run...

Type in the following command in the Open text box:
D:\XP\XP-SP1a.EXE /U /X:D:\XP\XP-SP1a

Click the OK button.

Files will extract. Dialog will close when complete.

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To apply the Service Pack 1 to the Windows XP in CD-ROOT

Click Start > Run...

Type in the following command in the Open text box:
D:\XP\XP-SP1a\UPDATE\UPDATE.EXE /S:D:\XP\CD-ROOT

Click the OK button.

When integrated install has completed successfully, click the OK button.

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Extract the BootSector file (boot.ima) from bootfiles-from-tacktech-website.zip
in to the folder D:\XP\XP-BOOT



Start Nero - Burning Rom.

Select File > New... from the menu.

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Start Nero - Burning Rom.

If the Nero Wizard starts, click the Close Wizard button.

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1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data
3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation
4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0
5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4
6.) Press the Browse... button

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Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:

Locate the BootSector file (boot.ima) in the folder D:\XP\XP-BOOT

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Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)

Set Format to Mode 1

Set Character Set to ISO 9660

Check the Joliet check box

Check all Relax ISO Restrictions

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Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.

Enter the Volume Label as WXPVOL_EN

Enter the System Identifier as WXPVOL_EN

Enter the Volume Set as WXPVOL_EN

Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT_CORPORATION

Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT_CORPORATION

Enter the Application as WXPVOL_EN

- View Windows XP SP0 CD Labels (TTID#226)
- View Windows XP SP1 CD Labels (TTID#283)
- View Windows XP SP1a/SP2 CD Labels (TTID#312)

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Select Use the date and time from the original file from File Dates

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Check Write

Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)

Set Write Method to Disc-At-Once. (We have had Track-At-Once work as well.)

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Locate the folder D:\XP\CD-ROOT

Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.

Click the Write CD Dialog button.

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Click the Write button

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Wait for CD creation to finish.

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Click OK

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Process complete. You're done.

Revision History:

01.09.2003 - Created new article for SP1a. - Travis

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