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Is it possible for SD card to be bootable?

Q: Is it possible for SD card to be bootable?

Is the process same as making USB drive bootable? SD Card is SD HC, not micro if it matters.

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A: Is it possible for SD card to be bootable?

If I am not mistaken, I do not believe you can boot off of SD cards. Even if you were able to, they are quite slow.
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anyone know if Macrium or other common/good backup/clone package can take an existing good bootable SD Card and clone it to a fresh one? do they need to be exact matches [brand/speed/size] or near-proxy?

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I just use copy paste from explorer - from 1 SD to another or from ISO image to SD card.

According to here if it is formatted mbr you might have to mark it active but I never have and they always boot fine.

Size doesn't matter as long as it fits.
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You may have to enable a feature in the motherboards BIOS called Interrupt 19, or INT19.
this feature allows Add-on controller cards to be access by the BIOS and booted from.

That is what I needed to do on my older machines with Adaptec SCSI cards and my Promise SATA card.

Interrupt 19 Capture
Common Options : Enabled, Disabled
Quick Review
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. It is typically handled by the motherboard BIOS although it can also be handled by the optional boot ROM BIOS in some IDE/SCSI host adaptors. When enabled, this BIOS feature allows the ROM BIOS of these host adaptors to "capture" Interrupt 19 during the boot process so that drives attached to these adaptors can function as bootable disks. In addition, it allows you to gain access to the host adaptor's ROM setup utility, if one is available.
When disabled, the ROM BIOS of these host adaptors will not be able to "capture" Interrupt 19. Therefore, you will not be able to boot operating systems from any bootable disks attached to these host adaptors. Nor will you be able to gain access to their ROM setup utilities.
If you use separate IDE/SCSI host adaptors, you should enable this BIOS feature if you wish to boot from any drive attached to your host adaptors. It will also allow you to gain access to any ROM-based setup utilities.
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I've had this idea for quite a time, I wanted to use bootable SD cards. Well, I've worked with a team of four to create this. Below is a download for the tool and a bit more information.
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A:Suggestion for a good bootable sata pci card

This might work for you:
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Hi there
I haven't tried this yet but maybe later this wek when I get some spare time.

If you have a phone with a separate micro sd card of large enough capacity could you install windows to go on it and then use this as a USB ext drive on a laptop to boot Windows to go. These cards are now available up to 32 GB which is PLENTY for a small W8 installation.

In theory it should work -- but I've never tried the approach with a micro sd card. The micro sd card appears as an exte drive to the laptop so if the laptop can boot from a usb drive then it should work similarly to a USB stick.

I can see the advantages to having a portable Windows OS on a smartphone internal memory card. (Note the Windows OS will be booted on to a laptop --not the smart phone itself).


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It won't work from a normal card since I am not aware of any bios that can boot from the integrated card reader.

Perhaps it can work if the card reader is attached to the system by USB, but even that is doubtful since the boot loader probably won't know how to look at the card reader as a device. This is certainly the way to try though, if any.
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In both cases I get a window that say "TSDBOOT This is unsupported format", so what is unsupported, my img/vfd file or my SD ram card???

I have tried with 8MB and 256MB SD cards, both formatted using "TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format".

NB: Before I begin using Partition Magic on the disk and install Linux, I would like to have a rescue floppy (using SD card instead of floppy to rescue boot WinXp).

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I dint make much experiments but I presume that img/vfd file is not supported. Like you know the all newer units are delivered without floppy drive and you can use SD card for BIOS update or even to save the password.

Please check advanced search on this forum and you will find a few interesting discussions about similar theme.
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A:Trouble making ARCA 1210 Raid Card Bootable with existing sata IDE HD

Quote: Originally Posted by reeseman

Hello sorry if the tittle sounds confusing ,
What i am trying to do exactly is take my HD with my win 7 os on it and plug it in to my raid card. I currently have 2 HD's on my raid card set to Raid 0 .I have another HD plugged into my MB sataport in IDE mode, this drive has my win 7 OS on it. I want to take this drive and use it with my raid card. When i plug it in to my Raid card I can set up the Raid set and Volume set via the Raid bios. I also make this raid set boot-able via MB bios. When i try to boot up windows i get the black screen asking to find a proper boot device. Im not sure what i am doing wrong. Im using a M4A88T-V EVO ASUS MB. Am I missing a step? Im kinda a noobie with raid ect. I've self taught my self everything pc related with lots of help from forums just like this one. This is my third pc build and everything has gone smooth except this. Any and all help is most appreciated .

I can still not get windows to boot when i plug my HDD into the raid card. Ive read the manual. One thing i may be having trouble with is in the MB bios ,i have no otion to make the raid card bootable.....but the drive does show up in the boot priorty options
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around 6 months ago..

my friend told me a way to extract the boot file from the disc n copy it using nero to make a bootable sp3 cd. i had one but i lost it.
and now i dont remember how to do it again.

maybe you all could help.


P.S. Merry Christmas everyone!!

A:Solved: how to make a windows sp3 bootable cd from a xp2 bootable??

If you Google slipstreaming XP or similar you should be able to get the info you're after; sounds like what you want to do anyway.

Here's one result;
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A:Software for cloning bootable USB to bootable CDROM?

My guess would be, start with a slax image from a site like this:
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Which program are you using to burn the cd? They usually have a checkbox or something where you tell it whether or not you want the cd to be bootable
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A:xp bootable cd

and welcome to the Forum

Please tell us more about what you are wanting to do . . Do you have an XP installation disc now?
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Hi BIG TuNa,

Since you have Vista Ultimate, if you made a Complete PC Backup using:

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For what purpose would you want a boot cd?

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Just use ImgBurn which can make bootable cd's, it is free and highly recommended.

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A:Bootable cd

What are you starting from ? An ISO image, or what ?

Ought to be pretty simple. I use Nero and cannot help with Roxio, but it's just a simple bootable CD.

Have you tried & run into difficulty ?
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A:Bootable CD

you should just be able to use the recovery CD - no need for the other steps
The recovery CD should give you a choice to repair or install - when you do a clean install you will be able to delete the partitions , recreate and reformat the partitions and get a new clean install

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What you are referring to is called Slipstreaming. There is a good tutorial that you can read here. The author refers to slipstreaming sp2, but the same method can be used with sp3.
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If you're looking for an illegal site to download XP SP3 for free, you won't get any help here.

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Explain :

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A:Bootable USB?

Try this,
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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Do you mean to say you want to be able to boot from the hard drive or do you want a disk image of the ssd on the hard drive
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A:about bootable cd

Hello satyam and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can get a free, legal copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (x86) from this tutorial. (See the link in Step 4.)

Repair Install

This is an ISO file. Download and save it to your desktop. Then burn it to a DVD. You can use it to boot the computer, access repair options, clean reinstall the OS, etc. But you must have a valid Product Key if you ever need to re-activate with Microsoft.
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Can't you change your boot order in BIOS to use
the CDRW?
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A:Bootable Usb

just reformat the USB drive NTFS
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A:iso bootable

Hello shamsuputhen, welcome to Seven Forums!

Do you already have the ISO image or are you asking us where you can get an image because we're not allowed to assist in matters of that sort.
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A:Bootable USB

You could use a program like Power ISO to burn it to USB.
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A:bootable cd

What type of Bootable CD? If you want to slipstream your Windows CD with SP3 and IE8 and other drivers for your computer then use nLIte.
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Download the free CD/DVD burning program JetBee - it has an option for making UDF discs.
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Thing here is that when the dvd is booting up and are about to start the "ghost" sequence, I get an error massage saying "gcdrom not loaded".

Now Im suspection that the reason why the ghost sequence wont start is because "gcdrom.sys" does not support the ICH10 controller (on a HP Compaq DC 7900 machine).

The boot and ghost sequence works just fine on computers with ICH6,7 and 8 controllers.

My question is if anyone have experienced any similar problems? Or does anyone know how to work around this(whitout making any changes in BIOS), or simply if there is a newer version of gcdrom.sys that support ICH10?


A:DOS bootable dvd

From reading this
I saw the CD-ROM is SATA. Could that have anything to do with it? I haven't used newer versions of ghost, so I don't know how they work, but do they allow you to load drivers for the SATA controller (are SATA hard drives seen)? I don't even know if separate SATA CD-ROM drivers are needed as well.
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A:Win 7 DVD not bootable

You provide very little information about what you did.

Does the PC have an operating system in place? Can you read the DVD from that OS? Are you trying to install a 64 bit version of Windows 7 on a machine with a 32 bit OS in place?
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A:Bootable DVD (Not what you would think)

Here's how to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM:
Reinstalling Windows 7

You can also clean up the bloatware as best you can to see if the performance is good enough to keep, then save a Win7 backup image which can be used instead of reinstalling Win7.
Clean up factory bloatware
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you don't locate an installer, you'll need the REpair CD in case WIn7 ever becomes unbootable, or to boot to reimage the HD or its replacement:
System Repair Disc - Create
System Image Recovery

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A:non-bootable xp??

Go to and get a set of XP boot Disks, boot with floppies (6) and then go to CR rom to install windows!! OR if you use Nero you can make the CD bootsable !! Big job though, better off with the floppies!!!
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A:Need Help with Bootable USB

What do you want to put on the stick? linux or Windows?
I use these 3 tools to make linux bootable USB sticks (I make the sticks on a computer running Windows)

If it is to use with Windows, here are some tools. I have never used any of these.

I had a few more but I need to search further for the page.
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A:Need a Bootable CD

The Windows XP installation CD is bootable and it will allow you to fdisk and partition the drive. Follow the prompts carefully and it will take you to the typical "fdisk" gui..
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Is there any files i may be missing

Thank you in Advance.

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A:Bootable XP Pro DVD

Hi if you go to the microsoft site you will find a download to make a bootable cd or floppy.

hope this helps you.
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A:Add new bootable HD

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A:Bootable ISO

First I would run the full diagnostics/repair CD scan from the HD maker: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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A:Win 8.1 SP1 64 bit bootable iso?

Yes it exists. Got mine from my MSDN account.
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A:Best bootable AV

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P.S. How to you

A:XP Bootable?

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A:Bootable win XP on RW dvd

you cannot create a fully functional xp cd. The link you are referring to is generally for slipstreaming xp so if you have to reinstall xp, you have the latest service packs.

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A:Non-Bootable to Bootable - How?

Quote: Originally Posted by akbagaria

... I want to learn how to make windows 7 non-bootable dvds into bootable dvds...

Huh? As far as I have discovered, Windows 7 DVDs (from MS) are all bootable.

Are you asking how to make a DVD/CD containing just data files bootable?

Or, are you asking how to create your own DVD and make it bootable so you can have a "portable" version of Win7 -- because, as far as I know, this is NOT possible.
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A:bootable xp cd

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A:bootable usb

Yes, it's possible, that's hoe I install. We have a tutorial on making a USB installation drive. There several othe ways but you can start off here.
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A:Mac OS X bootable on a PC?

Click on the red triangle and ask one of the Mods to move your inquiry to the Mac forum. You'll probably get more responses there.
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A:Bootable CD

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A:Xp bootable cd

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A:Bootable DVD

Burn the DVD with IMGBurn at 4x or less.
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General concepts:

To write a bootable ISO to a usb stick:
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A:Bootable CD

What is the exact wording of the error message, please?
Is the hard drive properly reflected in the main screen of the BIOS?
What model Toshiba system is this?
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A:bootable cd

Be more specific.
What do you want to boot?
A bootable iso might be what you're looking for.
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A:bootable cd

Bootable CD of what?

Nero's Bootable Cd option is located under Data CD if you use the StartSmart interface.
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A:Bootable 8.1 USB

You can go from win7 to a free upgrade to win 10 but you can use 8.1 usb to upgrade unless you bought another licence
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A:bootable CD

Go to

It is a great site and it has many useful utilities.