Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Are ISO files bootable?

Posted on 2013-10-26
1
428 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-26
I had downloaded a previous version of VMWare, burned it to a disk and installed with no issues. This was last year and forgot my process. I downloaded the newest version of VMWare 5.5 Essentials to a USB drive and could not boot. I later burned the ISO to a disk and it still will not install. The BIOS recognized the DVD and starts to spin up and then continues on.
0
Comment
Question by:Aeroquinn
1 Comment
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
PowerEdgeTech earned 500 total points
ID: 39603343
It depends on 1) the contents of the ISO and 2) how you burn it to CD/DVD.  You cannot simply burn the ISO file to CD ... it must be burned as an image to CD using software capable of doing so (Windows 7, CDBurnerXP, etc.).  If you see the ISO file on the media you are trying to boot from, then it will NOT be bootable - you should be able to see the actual files/folders contained in the ISO disc image.
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question