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Boot CD / CD-ROM - El Torito Spec
  1. BootCD Presentation by Ed Hanson
  2. Boot Floppy
  3. CD Boot Menu
  4. CD Image
  5. CD Recording / Burning
  6. File Systems
  7. ISO Images

A Boot CD entails more than just what you buy - Ready To Boot. A Boot CD can also be created with appropriate CD-RW software from Roxio or aHead's Nero and your CD-RW Drive. You'll also need your DOS Boot Disk to create your Boot CD as a Bootable CD.

A Boot CD can also be created to be Auto Play enabled. As we experimented with on our BuildOrBuy CD Disc 2. A Boot CD can come in handy when your PC freaks and you need a verified virus free, certified clean, write protected Boot Disk to either access an existing PC HD partition or to help install a new HD.

  1. Insists upon using BitTorrent peer-to-peer File Distribution System to Download the ISO Image File. Try an alternate Download Site Link to get the Zip or Exe. Most Sites mention having exceeded their Bandwidth for Users to Download said file. Catch 22... (2/5/2004)
  2. - EasyBoot: Create Bootable CD and Bootable DVD (11/7/2003).
  3. Nu2 News: Bart's way to create bootable CD-Roms (1/02/2002).
    1. Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD-DVD 2.75 MB.


Bootable CD-ROM Instructions & Explanation - 

"El Torito Bootable CD-ROM"

Your new Win98 CD & Windows 2000 CD's are bootable! To use, make sure your PC Computer Bios is set to boot from a Bootable CD.

To create you own bootable CD, you'll need to 1st create a DOS Boot Floppy Disk. 

  1. Win2000 Boot ERD

  2. DOS BootDisk - Contents & Creating

  3. Knowledgebase: Q167685 - How to Create an El Torito Bootable CD-ROM (12-14-2000)
    1. 167685 - How to Create an El Torito Bootable CD-ROM
  4. El Torito CD-ROM Boot v1.0 Spec PDF File (01-25-1995)
    1. Phoenix Bootable CD-ROM Spec, El Torito Bootable CD-ROM. (Local PDF)
    2. How to Make a Bootable CD (Local PDF) (06-06-1995)
  5. AutoPlay Feature
  6. Book Excerpt - CD Recordable Solutions, Creating A Bootable CD with Roxio's Easy CD Creator - Muska & Lipman Publishing

  7. WinXP Bootable CD  Interesting - This appears to have been from a Beta. The OEM WinXP Pro IS a BOOTABLE CD. Link to D/L XP bootsector file - xpboot.bin (1/26/2002).

  8. - NTFS Boot Floppy! (11/22/2002)

  9. WinHex: Hex Editor

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