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My friend given a non bootable dvd with


Setup file
Autorun file
bootmgr.efi etc



I am using XP. I used Burnaware and converted to .iso file, and by using Windows 7 usb/dvd download tool i burned iso to dvd, but it does not boot.

Is anything i did is wrong? What should i do to make it boot?

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iso and bootable iso is diffrent,check your iso is bootable or not… – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Aug 21 '13 at 13:36
@Vignesh4303 yes thats why i converted to bootable using Windows 7 usb/dvd download tool after making iso. Is this wrong? – Hari krishnan Aug 21 '13 at 13:38

Take a look:

ImgBurn is a popular free application for write data to CD/DVDs and creating ISO image files. Concerning the ISO specifically, yes it can make bootable discs. This is very useful for creating emergency recovery discs.

ImgBurn is free:

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Is the files mentioned is from a bootable dvd? – Hari krishnan Aug 21 '13 at 13:44
I have not understood your question, sry ... The difference between the bootable and not bootable CD/DVD is the presence of the boot sector with the magic code - the video helps you to do it by using a free tool ImgBurn - OK? – duDE Aug 21 '13 at 13:47
Can i convert that files to bootable dvd? – Hari krishnan Aug 21 '13 at 13:48
Yes, you take your data / files and create a bootable DVD. ImgBurn: Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc – duDE Aug 21 '13 at 13:49

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