Looking for my i386 folder

  [DELETED] 12:08 28 Jan 2006

I have located it in the Registry as nbeing in C:\Windows.

Would this mean its in the program files folder?

Im trying to make a Windows XP boot disk for my own computer.

  [DELETED] 12:16 28 Jan 2006

You will need to show hidden files.

  [DELETED] 12:17 28 Jan 2006

Why not just download a free bootdisk from:

click here

  [DELETED] 12:19 28 Jan 2006

In the win xp help section I entered 'boot disk' and got 'create MS-DOS startup disk' any good?

  Zak 13:02 28 Jan 2006

No Doire_Bhoy it is not in the Programs folder.

It should be a stand alone folder directly from the C drive, same as Program Files, Windows and others.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:46 28 Jan 2006


  [DELETED] 14:54 28 Jan 2006

Its what sfc /scannow uses to verify your protected files.

  Stuartli 15:32 28 Jan 2006

It's listed as C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386 on my XP Pro system.

  Stuartli 15:38 28 Jan 2006

Why do you require an XP boot up disk? You can boot up from the XP installation disk after altering the Bios to Boot from CD if, for example, you are Repairing or undertaking a new XP installation.

A Repair retains all the programs, applications, configuration etc on your system.

Also see:

click here

  Stuartli 15:48 28 Jan 2006

If you have a pre-installed XP system see:

click here

For a Repair (very simple to do, but you will/may need your Product Key handy) see:

click here

to save me typing it all out from memory.

I've had to Repair XP twice in just over two years; the first time was due entirely to my own fault and the second was after installing a new motherboard. XP doesn't always take to a new mobo and a Repair overcomes it following the board's intallation.

  Zak 15:49 28 Jan 2006

Doire_Bhoy the i386 folder is on the WinXP CD.

It is very useful to have the i386 folder on your hard drive because if you need to add any components to the OS you then do not need to use your WinXP CD.

If you are using a preinstalled system then if you are lucky the i386 folder has been copied and sits on C:\ drive.

If not then you can copy from the Winxp CD and place wherever you like.

Having copied the i386 folder you will then need to change registry settings which will point to where the i386 folder is as opposed to the Drive holding the WinXP CD.

Please have a look click here

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