Creating a Windows XP boot CD on a Windows 7 PC.

Okay, this should be a fun one. 

A friend gave me his laptop to see if I could fix it.  It is a Windows XP that has a corrupted .dll file and gets the following error on startup: STOP:  c0000221 unknown Hard Error, \SystemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll.  He lost his boot disks and after doing all the basic tests, BIOS, Reset, etc., I have been unable to find a pathway around this error to install a new "ntdll.dll" file.

Now the big problem.  I have a Windows 7 64bit laptop that I need to create a boot CD for a 32bit Windows XP laptop. 

I have been unable to determine if doing this is even possible. 

Any suggestions, help would be welcome.

Thanks.
 

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Last updated October 17, 2018 Views 1,909 Applies to:
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GET THE FILES OFF FIRST!!!!

Sorry to be typing in all caps there, but it is super important to get the files off first.  Then just wipe the machine with an XP disc, no need to buy a new key.  Besides you can't buy a windows XP key from microsoft anymore.
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If you could get your hands on the Windows XP Media, then it wouldn't be a reinstall.  Windows XP has a repair function.  You could use that to repair the PC and restore it to the way it was before the error.  The Repair only replaces the Windows files, not personal files.
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