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Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 Disc (CDBurnerXP (TTID #415)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 133,872 /  Created: September 26, 2007
Note: CDBurnerXP was using in this example.

- Download CDBurnerXP
- View Additional Information
- Visit CDBurnerXP

To slipsteam an OS:
- View Slipstreaming Windows 2000, XP SP1/SP1a/SP2/SP3, Server 2003 SP1/SP2 (TTID #295)

If you encounter any problems:
- View Slipstreaming and Bootable Disc FAQ's (TTID #313)


The following items are required:
  • A copy of the original Windows CD/DVD or ISO.

  • A copy of the Boot Files (Downloaded Below).

  • A minimum of 1GB available hard disk space for CD's.
    A minimum of 5GB available hard disk space for DVD's.

Create a folder called OS on your hard drive (C: is used in this example).

In this folder create two sub-folder called BOOT, and ROOT.

Copy the entire Windows 2000/XP/2003 CD (or extract the ISO) into folder ROOT.

Boot Files

1.) Download boot file. ( ~1.34KB)

2.) Extract the BootSector file (boot.ima) from
      into the folder C:\OS\BOOT

Using CDBurnerXP

1.) Insert a blank disc.
2.) Start CDBurnerXP.
3.) Click the Create Data CD/DVD button

Select Disc > File system > ISO9660/Joliet from the menu.

Select Disc > Boot options... from the menu.

1.) Check the Make disc bootable check box.
2.) Click the ... button.

1.) Locate the BootSector file (boot.ima) in the folder C:\OS\BOOT.
2.) Click the Open button.

1.) Set Emulation type: to No emulation (NT/2000/XP boot images)
2.) Set ISO Level: to Level 2 (31).
3.) Set Load Segment: to 0000.
4.) Set Sectors: to 4.
5.) Check the Disable ISO version number extension (;1) checkbox.
6.) Check the Enforce ISO Level 1 (8+3 char max.) checkbox.
7.) Click the OK button.

Click the OK button.

Select Disc > Set disc labels... from the menu.

1.) Enter in the Disc name:.

    - View Windows 2000 CD Labels (TTID# 269)
    - View Windows XP SP0 CD Labels (TTID#226)
    - View Windows XP SP1 CD Labels (TTID#283)
    - View Windows XP SP1a CD Labels (TTID#312)
    - View Windows XP SP2 CD Labels (TTID#342)
    - View Windows XP SP3 CD Labels (TTID#422)
    - View Windows 2003 Server RTM CD Labels (TTID#292)
    - View Windows 2003 Server SP1 CD Labels (TTID#355)
    - View Windows 2003 Server R2 Disc Labels (TTID#387)

2.) Enter in the Volume set: (Same as the Disc name).
3.) Enter in the Publisher: textbox MICROSOFT CORPORATION.
4.) Enter in the Data preparer: textbox MICROSOFT CORPORATION.
5.) Click the Set labels button.

1.) Locate the folder C:\OS\ROOT.
2.) Select everything in the C:\OS\ROOT folder and drag it to the compilation panel.
     Note: Some files are not show in the following image.

Select Disc > Burn disc... from the menu.


Click the Burn the existing compilation... buton on the toolbar.

1.) Check the Disc at Once checkbox.
2.) (Optional) Check the Use buffer protection checkbox.
3.) (Optional) Check the Eject disc after burning checkbox.
4.) (Optional) Check the Verify data after burning checkbox.
5.) Click the Burn disc button.

1.) Wait for the Disc to be created...
2.) Click the OK button.
3.) Click the Cancel button.

Process complete. You're done.

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