OS X unable to read .IMG burned by Toast

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guru_ck, May 27, 2008.

  1. guru_ck macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I have a .IMG of Windows XP which I burned at the slowest speed allowable (10x) with Toast but when I insert the disc into my Mac I get the error message "the disk you inserted was no readable by this computer". I also tried it on a Windows machine and I'm getting a similiar error. I know the .IMG is good as I mounted it virtually with Toast and it works fine. I've also tried several other .IMG and .ISO and I have the same issue. What is wrong here? Is the drive in my MBP dead? Is there anyway I can copy the contents to my USB flash drive and get Boot Camp to install Windows that way?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I don't think there's any thing wrong with your drive. It sounds like it's the way you're burning the image. If the IMG or ISO won't work either in your Mac or a Win machine, it's more than likely a bad burn.

    As for using a flash drive to install XP on your Mac, it won't work. Boot Camp will only start the Windows installer from either a CD or DVD. I don't know of a work around.

    If you have an image of XP, why not use the original CD to do the install?


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