Windows XP a Goner? First Aid for your Windows PC

Plug-In Setup: Nero Burning Rom

File backup via network is convenient and relatively quick. Not everybody has a second computer close at hand, however. A good alternative is to back up files to CD or DVD; any PC worth its salt should have at least a CD burner. To be able to burn, you of course need a second CD- or DVD-ROM drive to boot up the system.

It's easiest to set up Nero from a local installation. All files in the Ahead\Nero folder are copied to the plugin\nero_burning_rom\files folder. The empty file "put nero files here" indicates that the target directory is correct.

Source files...

... and target

Nero Versions 5.5 and 6.0 are supported; make sure with Version 6 that the shfolders.dll file from the System32 directory is copied as well.

With Nero 6, don't forget the shfolders.dll file from the System32 folder

As Nero is not freeware, a license is required to run it. A key is entered and saved in the registry when you first run Nero. Because BartPE cannot save the registry entry itself, it has to be entered each time Nero is run. To get around this, the registry details can be added to the .inf file. Use the Edit button to do this.

  • agisvel
  • vladtepes
    Many times booting from xp cd , choosing the repair R option and using chkdsk /r solves the problem
  • number13
    there is program called winconsole.exe, make a bootable disk from your XP install disk that does all the necessary thing that you need a boot disk to do, great for saving data when you can't get the repair disk to do what you need
  • System (XP SP3 Home Edition) repeatedly failed while trying to boot (blue screen momentarily displayed then it would loop and try to reboot again; I captured blue screen with a camera but it didn't help). Tried to boot from MS XP Home Edition SP2 install disk (note earlier SP version) and was able to go into repair section. Most options didn't work ... but ran CHKDSK and found one or more errors which evidently repaired them. I ran CHKDSK a second time and there were no detected errors. Rebooted the PC and it worked! Thanks!