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How to make bootdisk from .iso image

I had downloaded a full boot disk software from freepcfetch web site. its around 200mb with boot up utilities , virus scan , hard disk erroe recovery and more... while downloading it in 7-zip self extractor archive. i extracted at it become an .iso image file.. please tell me how to make the boot disk from that software.....

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You need to use ISO burning software. Nero has built in features for that, winiso can do it as well, or even microsoft windows xp.

For just windows XP you can download a tool and burn directly. You do however need to have Windows XP SP 2! <--- Important

Link to the site with the FREE download. This doesnt always work, but nearly always :)

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If you don't have one you can download an iso cd image or a floppy disk image from The exe files from that site are safe to use. Just insert a floppy and run the program, and it will create a bootdisk.

Let me know how it goes.

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The Bios should not be your problem and the MBR doesn't have anything to do if you didn't play with Windows installations or with any utility to create an image of your hard drive.


To understand where the problem is coming from:

- Ask someone to go to and download a Knoppix CD

- Create a bootable CD from the ISO downloaded

- Enter in your Laptop BIOS settings and change the first bootable device as the CD/DVD

- Insert the Knoppix CD and boot your Laptop

- Knoppix will start and ask boot:

- Just hit Enter

- When Knoppix has finished and it's running you will have a nice graphic interface

- click on the HD icon on the desktop and see if you can see your files, if not you have a bad Hard disk

- Knoppix has also a utility to test the memory too.


If you tryied to install another copy of Windows or you made an image using some software like Ghost, you have to:

- boot from a floppy disk (Download and create from here, I suggest Windows 98 SE)

- At the prompt type FDISK /MBR and press Enter

ATTENTION: If you type something different you may distroy all your files on your hard drive 

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