CD Burning to BootLocked
Okay. Any CD I have, I burn. I make a copy of all my CDs. I use those copies. The originals stay put and safe. I use the copies and if anything happens to them, like dropping it and it gets scratched, it was not the original. Got it? Great. Now comes a question.
I burned a copy of all my OSes long time ago. Either using Roxio ECDC or NTI. I forget. I recentlly found that none of those OS CDs boot into their setup modes, as the originals do.
Problem. I got a XP machine of mine for playing games and after a power outage, my HD when whacked. So I need to reload/restore. PROBLEM. My XP CD does not boot into setup mode. Plus, I CAN NOT FIND my original XP CD to use. Must be in storage from the move.
Now before someone asks, the answer is yes! My computer is set up to boot from CDs. My 98 CD (original) boots into its setup, but my copy of it does not either, like the XP copy.
I took home form work our Windows 2000 CDs to make shop backups of (because people there do not handle with care). And those copies do not boot either.
So, at a lost here and I am not going to dish out another $3000 (YA!) for a bootable XP CD.
* What happened when I did the CD to CD copy to make the copies non-bootable, as in those XP, 2k, and 98 CDs?
* How can I make these copies bootable? Can I do a new disk to disk copy making the new CD bootable? I mean, they have all times files from the orginals!! See, like I said, my original XP CD is gone astray right now and I need to make this CD bootable (OS is NTFS).
Please assist. Thanks.
Oh, and whatever answer you have, please do not give me suggessitons for boot disks. I am not going to make them. I want my CDs to boot again, espeically those copies I made of my company’s 2k CDs (what am I going to do if a co-worker’s system dies, the W2k backup CD not boot and the originals are locked up for the night?).