How To: Create the Ultimate Boot Disk

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grabekmj333

I have built the .iso 3 times now and the .iso that keep being created is over 700mb. Is there anything I can to to shrink this .iso. I am using a windows XP pro CD with SP3. Or do I just need to put this on a DVD. Looking for any advise.

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PhoneyVirus

Every Powerusers should have a copy of this no matter what nice work thanks.

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andeshelp

This is a first for me.  I know what has infected a clients computer, MS AntiVirus 2009.  Normally I could use the Ultimate Boot CD and then copy a new ntusr.dat file to the C:\ drive.  Then run MalWare Bytes to clean it up.

However, I can't even get the Ultimate Boot Disk to boot the computer.  I keep getting the "Blue Screen of Death" telling me that the computer may be infected and I need to run either a Virus Cleaner or "chkdsk /f".

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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kopomeroy

Can an upgrade Windows XP disk be used instead of the  original XP disk? My computer came loaded withWindows and I then upgraded it. Is the only way to then get an "original" to purchase one?

 

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Markd1015

Can this be set up to work on a machine that has RAID? My primary drive is set up as RAID 0.

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TheeScooter

Downloaded all files, verified files, and when I try to run it I get a " Program requires Administrator priveleges " notification and the program closes. I'm running this on my Vaio, using Vista, and I am the administrator. Do I have to run this in XP compatible or what???????

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monarch1st

I tried to create the ubcd for windows, and it told me I needed sp1 or later. Apparently my win xp cd is bare bones xp home.

How do I upgrade my files in the ubcd4win folder?

 

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Urvile

for instruction on slipstreaming the MS Service packs with your xp installation cd (which is a good idea in its own right, as well as being necessary to build the UBCD4Win cd, see http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/slipstream_windows_xp_sp3_and_vista_sp1

 

 

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majorsuave

Sounds like a nice toolset. How about a Ultimate Boot USB drive installation process?

 

While I liked the idea of putting stuff on CDs for a decade, this is now 2009 and, I could see only good thingscoming from having tools on a media I can update.

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Urvile

http://ubcd4win.com/forum/index.php?s=3af2a2445c1bd356274f8624685ee34e&showtopic=9630

 

"If I woke up looking like that, I would just run toward the nearest living thing a kill it." - Master Shake

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hackman2007

That would be awesome, but unfortunately not all USB flash drives are bootable. Plus the fact that not all computers can boot from USB, even modern ones for example.

As an example, my laptop cannot boot from USB. Granted this is wasn't built by me, so Toshiba probably did something to make it not boot from USB. 

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majorsuave

If I'm not talking all PCs but the ones I'm interested in, which happen to be USB bootable, I would appreciate it.

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Urvile

Most newer PC's and mobo's will support booting from usb, especially if the bios has been kept up to date. The link to the UBCD4WIN forums I posted earlier has good info, and info about what drives have been confirmed to work or not work can be found there too. There's actually a few different methods. so just poke around there for  a while.

"If I woke up looking like that, I would just run toward the nearest living thing and kill it." - Master Shake

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roydk

I downloaded the Ultimate boot cd for win AND IT WAS LOADED WITH TROJANS!!!!!!!!!!DAM IT GUYS!!!!THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hackman2007

Actually, it's not loaded with Trojans or any other type of malware.

What this is, is a false positive since some of the applications included on the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows are VNC related applications which are falsely detected as malware since they can be used for nefarious purposes.

If you don't believe me, look at the author's page: http://www.ubcd4win.com/faq.htm#false

It is a well known problem. 

No need to worry, your computer is not infected, unless it was infected beforehand. 

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