nlite, emachine t2958 xp dvd nlite does not recognize folders I386, I386DIST
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:17 PM
The original I386 contains folders: system32, Win SxS and files: biosinfo, boot*, ntdetect, setup*, syscmdcon, txtsetup*.
I386DIST contains folders: ASMS, COMPDATA, SYSTEM32, DRW, LANG and files: CAB, some .ini, .exe, .dll
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:20 AM
The I386 is a "special built" Folder for booting into the Restore Facility. The I386DIST may be the correct one but may have some files missing and/or modified.
nLite does not create DVD images - it creates CD images. You can't burn a CD Image to a DVD.
IF you have the eMachine (where did you get this Restore DVD from?) then look for an I386 folder in the C-Drive - that may be a better starting point (may need a couple of files located elsewhere on the HDD or may need "created").
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:22 AM
Side notes -
Depending on the Burner that has the functionality, one can Set Book Type for DVD+R to DVD-ROM - DVD-R doesn't have that ability regardless of the Burner.
The Win2k3 Resource Kit has both "cdburn.exe" and "dvdburn.exe" programs, meaning (apparently) "depends on the media you are burning an ISO to" (but "content size will still matter").
Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:48 AM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:26 PM
only you won't like it .
The "best" way is to recreate a "plain" XP install CD by "assembling" toghether files that you have either in the \I386 or in the \I386DIST (or possibly, if you have access to the hard disk, on the hard disk).
Then you try slipstreaming a servicepack that will hopefully fill any "gap".
It is normally perfectly possible and here is a (long and wordy ) thread about a success with this approach and some very detailed steps: