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I've got a case of a laptop that goes round and round thru the famous BSOD. I cannot disable the automatic reboot in BIOS, F8 does not work either and booting into the Safe Mode results in another BSOD. I did some research and found How To Disable Automatic Restart For BSOD If You Are Unable To Get Into Windows which uses UBCD4Win as a tool. I head to How to Build the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows and closely follow the steps yet I get the following in the log file:

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C:\UBCD4Win\mkisofs.exe -iso-level 4 -volid "The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows" -b bootsect.bin -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -hide bootsect.bin -hide boot.catalog -o "C:\UBCD4Win\test.iso" "C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE"
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C:\UBCD4Win\BartPE>"C:\UBCD4Win\temp\mkisofs.exe" -iso-level 4 -volid ""UBCD4Windows"" -A PEBUILDER/MKISOFS -sysid ""Win32"" -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -hide boot.catalog -allow-lowercase -R -U -sort C:\UBCD4Win\temp\pe_sort.txt -duplicates-once -b BOOTSECT.BIN -hide BOOTSECT.BIN -o "C:\UBCD4Win\test.iso" .   2>&1  | mtee /+ C:\UBCD4Win\autobuild.log 
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Building ISO image done

When I browse to the test.iso file I get file with 0 bytes and I cannot burn that.

I've tried running IMGburn and building iso with that but that did not work well. Can someone point to the rights direction to fix this problem? Thanks

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Which OS has the bsod? –  Moab Oct 25 '12 at 1:10
    
There are other rescue CDs/USBs that you can try. One of them (no idea how legal it is so not mentioning the name here) includes Registry Editor PE that should work just as well as the one in UBCD. –  Karan Oct 25 '12 at 1:18
    
@Moab It is WinXP (SP unknown) –  Darius Oct 25 '12 at 17:34
    
@Darius google search for a copy of Microsoft's ERD Commander 2005 v5.0 boot disc, has many good tools. –  Moab Oct 25 '12 at 17:45
    
@Moab I've tried Hiren's BootCD and load the Mini Win XP but that does not see the drive hence I cannot change the reg key to disable autoreboot in case of crash. This is so annoying... I will try this ERD Commander and see what happens –  Darius Oct 25 '12 at 19:00

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