Let's see if I got this right: Microsoft requires that the subdir for the OS disk files be named C:\XP and another separate subdir named C:\SP3 be used to store the SP3 data (download). Only then can the MS command slipstream them into an updated, bootable, SP3 OS disc (which is stored in C:\XP). If I understand you correctly, I cannot use ImgBurn to create the bootable disk that can be used to re-install XP with SP3: a) Unless I rename the c:\XP subdir to C:\i386 or don't use ImgBurn for this task. Thanks for your help
This is a bootable disk to install WinXP SP3. Everthing works to create the disk but when I try to boot with it Windows chokes with error: CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR. This is because the files and directories that go on the CD are on the HD in subdir C:\XP and ImgBurn places all the files and directories on the CD in a parent subdir named "XP." No matter how I try to select the files and subdirs, I can not find a way to prevent them from being in this subdir on the finished disk which prevents Windows from seeing a valid CD. Any help / guidance is appreciated.