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  • Fix Windows XP Log On/Log Off Loop Page 5

    Posted on May 5th, 2009 admin No comments

    Part 4 - Burning some CDs/DVDs

    THIS PAGE REQUIRES YOU TO DOWNLOAD A DECENT AMOUNT OF DATA. (205MB) IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION, THEN YOU MAY WANT TO GO TO A PLACE WHERE THERE IS ONE AVAILABLE, LIKE A FRIEND’S HOUSE OR A STARBUCKS.

    So now it’s time to start fixing your system. We’re going to need some tools though. We’ll need to burn 2 CDs. (or DVDs if you don’t have any blank CDs. DO NOT USE CD-RWs OR DVD-RWs.) You should get a marker to label the CDs/DVDs so you don’t get them confused.

    A file that ends with the extension .iso is a special kind of file. .iso files are like .zip files, but with special information that helps a CD/DVD burning program make CDs/DVDs you may burn bootable, etc. If you unzip an .iso file you download, you’ll ruin it. You can use CDBurnerXP, Free ISO Burner, ImgBurn, or Active ISO Burner to burn the .iso file (also known as a CD/DVD image) you downloaded. When downloading Active ISO Burner, you can just get the middle one on the left side of the page. If you’re not going to use Active ISO Burner, make sure to use something along the lines of CD/DVD image burning in your CD/DVD burning program and NOT data burning! Please make sure to burn it at a slow speed (4x) to get the best results with even the most picky drives. Again, please leave the file in .iso form. Do NOT unzip it or anything like that.

    If you’re having trouble burning or booting any of the CDs/DVDs I mention, please try booting them off of the machine you’re currently running first. (Make sure to set the BIOS accordingly.) If you’re still having issues, find a friend who can burn and test these CDs/DVDs for you. Either your batch of blank CDs/DVDs may be bad, or your CD/DVD burner is going.

    Now, onto the CD burning!

    1. Download this file. (Save it, do not open it.) (If you’re running XP, don’t worry about it being a Vista Recovery Disc.)
    2. Burn the .iso to a blank CD/DVD using one of the programs I recommended above.
    3. Put the CD/DVD into the open CD/DVD tray of the computer that is still off.
    4. Turn on the computer and pop in the CD/DVD tray if it doesn’t automatically do it (laptop’s won’t)
    5. The CD/DVD should spin up and boot.

    Were you brought to a screen that gives you a prompt to press any key?
    Yes
    : Good! This should mean that this CD/DVD is burnt correctly! Pop out the CD/DVD, leave the CD/DVD tray open, and hold down the power button on your computer for 5 seconds to shut it down. Get a marker and label this CD/DVD “Vista Recovery Disc“. If you’re running XP, don’t worry about it being a Vista Recovery Disc.
    No
    : You’re going to have to delete the .iso file you downloaded and redownload it and reburn a new CD/DVD.

    If you’re having trouble burning or booting any of the CDs/DVDs I mention, please try booting them off of the machine you’re currently running first. (Make sure to set the BIOS accordingly.) If you’re still having issues, find a friend who can burn and test these CDs/DVDs for you. Either your batch of blank CDs/DVDs may be bad, or your CD/DVD burner is going.

    1. Download this file. (Save it, do not open it.)
    2. Burn the .iso to a blank CD/DVD using one of the programs I recommended above.
    3. Put the CD/DVD into the CD/DVD tray of the computer that you just used to burn the CD/DVD.

    Do you see some files and folders in the CD/DVD?
    Yes
    : Good! This means that this CD/DVD is burnt correctly! Pop out the CD/DVD, get a marker and label this CD/DVD “Save Me v1.25.2“.
    No
    : You’re going to have to delete the .iso file you downloaded and redownload it and reburn a new CD/DVD.

    If you’re having trouble burning or booting any of the CDs/DVDs I mention, please try booting them off of the machine you’re currently running first. (Make sure to set the BIOS accordingly.) If you’re still having issues, find a friend who can burn and test these CDs/DVDs for you. Either your batch of blank CDs/DVDs may be bad, or your CD/DVD burner is going.

    Congrats! All your tools are ready! Please continue onto the next page.

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