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How to make a bootable DVD using Nero?

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IS there a definitive way to make a bootable DVD using Nero 6? I have used this site and forums to create my unattended folder (love this site by the way :thumbup , loads of info).
I peeked on the TEG site and tried following the long way. I have an ISO image, but it's the bootable part that I'm stuck on. The TEG site talks about using Nero and ISOBuster to extract the Microsoft Bootable Image file (.img)
Nero asks for a file (.ima) What gives here? What would be the procedure to use to make a bootable DVD?

Again Thanks for all the info here

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Exact same as making a CD. change .ima to all files and select the .img, no emulation, 4 sectors...
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So I just change the extension to .ima? Sounds easy enough. Now do I include that file IN the ISO image?

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Just click on 'files of type' and choose 'all' then choose
the file you want.
When I first tried to make a bootable DVD with Nero it didn't work.
Then I bought some better quality disks and then it worked.
Its no different that making a bootable CD.

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No, it's a bootsector. Perhaps some other programs could properly integrate it into the iso image, but nero won't do that. I'm not sure how you created your iso image, but if you took all these files and added them to your nero bootable dvd it would work.

In nero:

-select bootable DVD
-open image, enter no emul, sectors, ...
-add all files to the disc
-burn

that's it. nothing more to it.
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Oh OK I got it. I'll give it a try. I used nLite to create my ISO image. That should work right? If not I'll just add my files/folders to the image and do what you posted.

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Nlite make the iso bootable. So just select burn image to disk in nero

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hey i cant see the burn thing to click the top thing is blank is that the problem can sumone plz explain the whole thing this is my first making a bootable dvd

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Of course it is blank, you haven't selected anything to burn yet ;)
If you have got a bootable image file (ISO) already:
Start Nero Burning ROM
Skip the "New..." screen by clicking Cancel
Go to "Recorder" and "Burn Image"
Then select your iso image, check "finalize disc" (or something like that, my nero is german, so I had to try to translate it) and hit the burn button.
That's it. :)

Another thing: If you only have your DVD folder and want to turn that into a bootable iso, use Microsoft cdImage, it's a very good tool. It comes with the boot sector image.

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Hello!

I am completely new in making bootable disks so I really have no idea what are you guys talking about (sectors, .ima files, etc.) and I need help.
The problem is... I borrowed DVD with windows XP and some progs which are all installed when I install Windows. And I wanted to make a copy of that DVD. Since I have just gotten a new computer, I have only one DVD rom, so I could not just copy the disc. I made and Image of the disk with Power Iso. It made a .daa file. And just in case I also copyed all the files from the dvd. And I tried to burn all that stuff to DVD. Firstly i just burned all the folders, then I burned the image and I got only the image on the DVD. I tried another program, image extracted into folders on the dvd but still it was not a bootable DVD. I destroyed like 8 DVDs now and I am really getting mad... :angry: :angrym: I really need the Windows DVD for my another friend, and I don't have the DVD i've borrowed anymore... So I only have files from the DVD and an ISO image .daa file.

Does anyone have an idea what can I do?? Please answer as soon as possible!

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:hello: First of all Welcome to MSFN

How to create a bootable DVD

Step1
Start Nero - Burning Rom.
Select File -> New... from the menu.
1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot) or DVD-ROM(boot)
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data
3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation
4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0
5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4
6.) Press the Browse... button


Step 2

Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:
Locate boot image file....lets say boot.bin, boot.img or boot.ima....etc

Step 3

Click ISO tab
Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)
Set Format to Mode 1
Set Character Set to ISO 9660
Check all Relax ISO Restrictions


Step 4

Click Label Tab
Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.
Enter the Volume Label as BootableDVD or whatever you want.

Step 5

Click Burn tab
Check Write
Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)
Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once

Press New button

Step 6

Locate the folder say eg. C:\Files
Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
Click the Write CD Dialog button.

Press Write

You're done. :thumbup

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Hello!

I am completely new in making bootable disks so I really have no idea what are you guys talking about (sectors, .ima files, etc.) and I need help.
The problem is... I borrowed DVD with windows XP and some progs which are all installed when I install Windows. And I wanted to make a copy of that DVD. Since I have just gotten a new computer, I have only one DVD rom, so I could not just copy the disc. I made and Image of the disk with Power Iso. It made a .daa file. And just in case I also copyed all the files from the dvd. And I tried to burn all that stuff to DVD. Firstly i just burned all the folders, then I burned the image and I got only the image on the DVD. I tried another program, image extracted into folders on the dvd but still it was not a bootable DVD. I destroyed like 8 DVDs now and I am really getting mad... :angry: :angrym: I really need the Windows DVD for my another friend, and I don't have the DVD i've borrowed anymore... So I only have files from the DVD and an ISO image .daa file.

Does anyone have an idea what can I do?? Please answer as soon as possible!



Good what you are doing is piracy I am glad you are having problems doing it.

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Thank you very much NEO!! :thumbup


and Kelsenellenelvian, I am just trying to get myself and my friend a free windows. I think there is a looooot more people in the world trying the same thing. I am not trying to earn any money by that, I am just trying to save some. And I am sorry if you are offended by that.

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One of our major rules here is we don't talk about or support warez. It can easily get a forum SHUT DOWN!!!

I am giving you an official warning do not discuss warez on this forum and don't do it, it is just plain BAD.

Any more talk about it and you will be banned from this forum.

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Kelsenellenelvian ! Cool down please !!!

He is newbie and I think He has not read Forum rules....Its first warning for A1cho
I hope you will never mind....and I would like to say to A1cho....Please Read the Forum Rules.

Just look it bottom of my Signatrue.....!

A1cho ! Don't argu about this topic ! You can learn lots of new things about Windows.

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IDK if everybody else is blind or what... The guy said he wanted free windows

and Kelsenellenelvian, I am just trying to get myself and my friend a free windows. I think there is a looooot more people in the world trying the same thing. I am not trying to earn any money by that, I am just trying to save some. And I am sorry if you are offended by that.


Edited by ricktendo64, 09 December 2007 - 07:11 PM.


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It's not being offended it is doing my job. You really are screwing your original friend...

Do you know there is such a thing as activation? After activating windows a couple of times with the same key MS will not let you activate anymore times so none of you get "free windows".

Not to mention all of the other apps on that DVD.

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It's not being offended it is doing my job. You really are screwing your original friend...


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