Burning an ISO image of Windows XP. Please Help.

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Hello,

I'm having trouble burning a .iso of Windows XP SP2

I have tried the following:

1) Open Disk Utility
2) File > Open Disk Image
3) Burn

--or--

1) Open Toast Titanium
2) Click Copy tab
3) Drag iso
4) Record

They both burn successfully. However, when I try using it as the installation disc for BootCamp is says "No Installer CD was found. Insert Windows XP CD and wait a few seconds for the disc to be recognized"

This happened on both occasions. When I open the CD in finder all the items are unpacked. It has a list of the different folders and .exe's, etc.

Is this how it should be? Also I burned the ISO onto a DVD. Does that make any difference?

I have been at this for hours, searching the internet and other threads in this forum and it's driving me crazy. A reply would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello,

I'm having trouble burning a .iso of Windows XP SP2

I have tried the following:

1) Open Disk Utility
2) File > Open Disk Image
3) Burn

--or--

1) Open Toast Titanium
2) Click Copy tab
3) Drag iso
4) Record

They both burn successfully. However, when I try using it as the installation disc for BootCamp is says "No Installer CD was found. Insert Windows XP CD and wait a few seconds for the disc to be recognized"

This happened on both occasions. When I open the CD in finder all the items are unpacked. It has a list of the different folders and .exe's, etc.

Is this how it should be? Also I burned the ISO onto a DVD. Does that make any difference?

I have been at this for hours, searching the internet and other threads in this forum and it's driving me crazy. A reply would be greatly appreciated.

It doesn't sound like the disc is bootable. Many programs that create images of discs fail to capture the boot files as they are not a normal part of the filesystem. Also, I don't know for sure, but I believe it has to be a true CD, not a DVD since XP never did ship on a DVD (that I'm aware of). Check these instructions for creating a bootable Windows XP CD (with SP2 slipstreamed).
 
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when i burned mine, i had to do it on a PC. i couldn't figure a way to get a mac program to burn a bootable PC disk and have it actually work the way it was supposed to.
but i put one together on the PC and it worked fine.

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