Creating a bootable Windows 2000 CD

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

AngelFire details the process of creating a bootable installation CD for Windows 2000. They support CDRWin. The process involves copying the appropriate CAB files, I386 install directory and marker files. There are instructions for Windows NT2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server.

Bink gives the details for making bootable Windows 2000 CDs with Service Packs integrated.

For recovery purposes, Winternal's ERD Commander 2000 is a valuable utility for systems administrators who miss the ease of booting DOS disks to recover damaged Windows installations. It is a powerful repair and recovery tool that fixes problems that prevent Windows NT/2000 from booting, and salvages systems without losing critical data. ERD Commander 2000 is a command-line based utility that boots from either a set of floppy disks, a CD-ROM, or directly from the hard disk of a Windows NT/2000 system. It allows users to perform recovery-related operations by accessing and modifying files on NTFS and FAT disk volumes.

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