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Old 12-30-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
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burning iso under winXP service pack 2

Fothose who have helped and followed my tale of wo over the past 4 days will note that I have had major trouble with all sorts of ISOs and CDs. A though just hit me.

The problems I have had with CDs started when/after I started using service pack 2 under win xp pro. I just burnt another copy from my backup iso ;-) of WinXP Pro and it wont install with lots of files missing. The other CDs I burnt where on a machine with SP2 installed.

Could SP2 be at the root of the CD problems? I will try an get to another non SP2 machine and burn a cd from that or is there a way to download a CD without using an ISO i.e. individual files that can then be checked as having actuall be burnt to the CD or is there a tool that will total the CD and compair the checksum against a directory tree like the MD5 sums for ISOs on a bit for bit comparsion?
Old 12-30-2004, 01:50 PM   #2
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What a way to get in my first post! I am a (relatively) new linux user, and a long time **other** OS user. I have found several burning related issues with SP2. Several options are:

a)Uninstall SP2.
b)switch to linux.
c)update your burning application.
d)update burner firmware.
e)try different media.

I realize option e sounds strange, but I have personal experience that **decent** media used prior to SP2 would no longer burn post SP2. Same media, same burner, same firmware with no problems burning in linux (FC2). This issue alone is what prompted my switch from XP to FC2.

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Old 12-30-2004, 06:31 PM   #4
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It is possible that you corrupted a driver or something with the update. No telling, and not to bash linux, but it is possible to flub up an installation there as well. Ah, partisanship. Such a beautiful thing. Do this, restore your backup(You surely didn't update without a backup first), and try it with that. All else fails, reinstall and try it that way. Or, you could uninstall it, and install linux. All are valid choices. A google search for the symptoms is also a viable choice.
Old 12-30-2004, 07:33 PM   #5
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I hate XP sp2!!!

sp2 messed with my computer so much that I freshinstalled win98 then fresh installed XP with sp1 over that. I'v been good ever since!


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