Skip to comments.HELP--How to make a boot disk for Windows 2000 Professional?
Posted on 05/23/2007 9:34:06 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu
This could be impertinent, posting two help threads so close together, but still trying to get a computer to work in some fashion.
Can a freeper go to this link: http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm and explain how to turn the four disks and two other things (makeboot) into a boot disk? Have downloaded all six, extracted the four disks, and put all the disks and the two black screen things into a folder. However, dragging the disk files to either of the two black screen things doesn't seem to work.
Also, intend to burn the boot disk to a CD instead of a floppy.
P.S. Other help thread is here .
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On a related note, perhaps this will help:
From the page you linked...
3. The W2K Pro disks are zipped images from the MS CD. Best bet is to download them, upzip them to a new folder where you also put makeboot.exe and makebt32.exe into and then run one of the makeboot utils depending on if you’re in dos or windows to create the diskset. Or, one can use Winimage to just create a single bootdisk.
Don’t waste your time. Get a Mac.
are you a mac user?
Did you try simply double-clicking makebt32.exe?
The question seems to be largely about the makeboots. How are they ‘run?’ Selected either of the two just makes a black screen pop up for a second, maybe less. Dragging the IMG files of the disks doesn’t seem to do much either. So how is the diskset made with either of the utils (guessing that those are makeboot.exe and makebt32.exe); how to get those to work?
Have opened the util, and typed 'd' when asked what drive to put the disk into. And then the makebt32 went off. Though they are asking for a floppy drive. Does it have to be on a floppy? Neither computer has a floppy drive. They are both laptops.
This program creates the Setup boot disks
for Microsoft Windows 2000.
To create these disks, you need to provide 4 blank,
formatted, high-density disks.
Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:
Since you want to make a CD rather than floppies, have you tried what it said about using Winimage to make a single boot disk?
Yep. 'Others' aren't for Windows 2000 professional.
So should: hard disk utilities; filesystem utilities; cpu/memory utilities; system utilities; boot first hard disk; boot second hard disk; or drop to console be selected? It states that first hard disk will boot after five minutes.
If your objective is to boot the PC and diagnose its problem(s), the Ultimate Boot CD is a good tool.
But, if your objective is to make a boot CD specifically for Windows 2000 Professional, you probably want to try the Winimage solution.
And does each of the Windows 2000 professional disks have to be be put onto individual CDs, or can they all be put onto one?
I can only guess “one can use Winimage to just create a single bootdisk” means Winimage can somehow be utilized to turn those three floppy disk images into a single CD.
After a quick skimming of winimaus.hlp, I’m guessing you can extract all the files from the 4 floppy images. Then, you can recombine all the files into a single CD image. (I’d guess any same-named files among the 4 floppy images are only needed once on the CD image.)
Have tried both extracting the files and “Create CDRom Iso image.” Also, read disk (which it suggests the file is being used by another process—which it doesn’t seem to be), write disk (with both use drive c and removable d; c again suggests the file is being used while d doesn’t do squat), format disk (not supported by the disk drive), extrace (ignore subdirectories and also extract all files into same directory tried), format and write disk (combo of the two), and it still doesn’t burn the disk or make a single file/program to be burned.
And their help section stinks, and a Google search for “how to make disk from image files on WinImage” was quite unsuccessful.
README.TXT is usually a good place to start.
Have opened the program and inside the program opened each of the four disks (the list got bigger and bigger until disk 4 was opened; then it got smaller),
Apparently, you can only have one image open (the last one) at any one time. It just so happened #2 list was longer than #1, and #3 was longer than #2.
went to the disk menu and selected format disk
You don't format a CD. It thinks you want to make a floppy disk from the image.
Read README.TXT and I'll bet you can find what you need. Like I said before, you probably want to Extract each of the four floppy images to a common directory and make a CD-ROM ISO image of all those files. Then burn the image onto a CD-R.
However, now that I tried it myselfextracted all the files to a new directory named "win2kboot"it doesn't appear that Winimage is capable of making a new CD-ROM image. In fact, the HLP file says Winimage can't edit CD images, only write them. (I haven't time to really pour over the documentation, though.)
If I had a CD burner, I'd just burn all those extracted files onto a CD and see if that made a bootable CD-R. But, I don't have a CD burner at the moment to try it.
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