hm link is not ok
So link is: "diddy.boot-land.net/firadisk/files/xp_full_ram.htm"
Naah the link is OK.
You (correctly from a grammar standpoint) added a full stop or "period" at the end of the sentence (or period ).
The stupid board software parser included that character in the automagically parsed link.
Now why Wonko (the Sane) would always post a link on a line by it's own (besides for making it more evident)?
Don't worry , everyone has been bitten by the stupid board software in the past (and more will be bitten by it in the future).
Back to business, notwithstanding my ESP powers and crystal ball I cannot get from this:
Firadisk installed, my_disk.ima (3 GB) is created on working C partion. Everything from working xp is copied to my_disk.ima.
I would like to have the EXACT SIZE in bytes, an EXACT description on HOW (with which tools, foolowing which procedure, etc., there are TWO of them on the referenced guide) you made it, HOW exactly you copied files to the image, etc., etc.
Maybe this way we can try to understand if you missed a (needed) step or if - by any chance - you made one incorrectly.