How To Make Bootable Self Installing Backup Image?
Mar 11, 2009
I have been searching the internet for an answer to my question and unable to do so. What I want to do is make a bootable backup image that will self install without windows in case of an operating system failure where windows is unavailable. I want to image my C drive and make it so I can boot from CDR or DVDR and have it format the drive and reinstall my backup identical to the original. A long time ago I saw this done with Symantec Ghost on a job I was on but have no idea how to accomplish the task myself. I was wondering if there is perhaps a better software out there now for making a total self restoring image of your haed drive such as this.
i have a windows xp2 boot able cd.recently i downloaded an executable of sp3 from the windows site.. around 6 months ago..my friend told me a way to extract the boot file from the disc n copy it using nero to make a bootable sp3 cd. i had one but i lost it.and now i dont remember how to do it again.
My Pc is about 15 months Old and it does Not come with a Bootable XP Home, like they used to. The Recovery is in Partition D: and when I Re-Install XP, it will Restore Home XP and all these Unnecessary Expired stuff >> to Factory Standard. ( with all the "Add_Ons " >>> Norton , ISP, etc )How can I CREATE Bootable Disk with just Home XP on it?
I've created a Norton Ghost (v10.0) image of my winxp os disk. Whan I want to do is to make it to a bootable dvd, so whenever I want to reinstall it all I need is to boot from the ghost image and it recovers my os partition. But I can't figure out how to do that. the files I've got from Norton Ghost: winxp_image.v2i NG Recovery Point Storage.ini computer_name.sv2i
EASY way to copy my hard drive to a bootable CD? I think the HDD I have now is dying, and I would like to have a hard drive I can just pop in which has all the information I have now. I have heard horror stories about Norton Ghost, so I'm hesitant there. I also bought a product called Drivecopy...BEFORE I learned that it is not compatible with XP Pro. Ghost and Drivecopy are both PowerQuest products. I have been told that if you simply copy one drive to another it will not be bootable because of some hidden/missing files that Windows uses. I have also heard that most products which are SUPPOSED to do what I want will only work on drives the exact same size and will duplicate my smaller partition if I go to a larger drive. There MUST be an easy way, but I'm stumped.
My hard disk is going to fail.I have collected data over 3 years.The first one created successfully but, i don't know how to copy the data from hard disk to pen or flash drive. The second one also created successfully but, windows not able to boot using this disk. It boots from hard disk as usual.
I have 5 or 6 different bootable floppy drives, partition magic, norton ghost, etc. I want to make them all bootable off a single CD, thumbdrive, etc. with a simple multimenu in dos. I've created the bootable thumb drive, and I've messed with the [menu] commands and such, but I can't get it to work. Is there a way to make a simple boot option to say, use this config.sys and this autoexec.bat?
I have a windows 2000 professional operating system and I need to boot from a floppy. I'm missing ntdetect.com and my original windows 2000 cd does not work. What files do I need to make my floppy disk?
I have three same laptops with same Windows XPs, and want to burn the one disk image for backup, if the laptop needs to reinstall, i can use the disk image to restore all of initial configurations. how to burn the disk image from Windows XP?
tell me how to make an image (for disaster recovery purposes) on DVDs (not on CDs) using Acronis True Image 8?.I have studied the user's guide and researched on the web, but I cannot figure out how to do it. I have Windows XP Media Center and a brand new HP Pavillion with a LightScribe DVD writer and Nero Ultra 6 (which does have the ability to write UDF DVDs)I need to install many things on my computer so I can get back to work, but first I want to have a good image of Drive C before I do. (I already installed the additional hardware and basic software that I use).
I recently got a new computer with windows XP and I want to make a backup copy of my hard drive. I've been using win 98se in the past and always backed up my drive using the "Drive Copy" software and that always worked just fine. I tried using it to copy my new Win XP drive and found that it has a different format called NTFS. My Drive Copy doesn't seem to work with the new drive. Any suggestions? Do I need to reformat the new blank drive I want to copy to?
I just installed Paragon Exact Image 7.0 and sent a full image of my C Drive to a partition on my slave drive. I also created a recovery boot CD made from the same software. Is there a way to use my new recovery CD to boot to my slave partition to see if the puter will boot and to see if the "full image" really is a full image?
I have an XP boot disc that I created when installing a while back. Part of what is on this, is an image recovery piece. Trouble is, it would not read the image I had, apparently did not support the file that I had.What type of file will Windows read and restore.What software will create the file I need
I am just in the process of producing a (ghost) image on a Samsung p500. This is for our student Higher Education courses at our college. What came to mind was that i have never seen a post that specifies the features of a good (ghost) image. Im a trainee Helpdesk Engineer at the moment so im sure my images could be improved
I have just installed Windows XP SP3 in my computer. Everything is normal except when i browse a folder that has image files (at least .jpg). It makes thw windows explorer hangs (stop responding) and i have to end it then restart it with task manager.
My hard rive at the moment it making random sounds sometimes and is poretty much faulty so I am getting it replaced. What I was qondering is that is there any program that will backup my whole hard drive onto another hard drive I have and then when I get my new one all my settings will be the same. by the way I am aware I can just use my other hard drive as mine but I need that for anyther computer later
I bought my mom a used computer with Windows XP. If it ever gets messed up I won't be able to reinstall Windows since the computer didn't come with any disks. Is there any way to make a backup copy of Windows XP in the event that I ever need to reinstall it for her? Also, we don't have the administrator password for the computer that was set by the previous owner.
I have a problem with understanding the differences between these words (actions), when I use Retrospect,( a backup program,) I cannot read any files since the backup file turns into a huge something. When I backup, I mean I copy my files from one drive to an external drive and I can always restore them or copy them to another computer. These are for my files. When I want to re-install a program, I take the original disk or the zip file I downloaded, stored on CD or another external hard drive.
Using Norton Ghost 9 and Acronis TrueImage 11 on Windows XP service pack 3. Disk cacheing is turned off on all drives and external Drive S is set optimized for quick removal. Windows - Delayed Write Failed Windows was unable to save all the data for the file S:System Volume Information racking.log.tmp. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. System Restore is turned off on all drives. When I attempt to write an image of 1.5-TB internal drive R onto external USB 1.5-TB drive S, Ghost hangs permanently at 2% with no error message. Acronis Error on attempting to write image of 1.5-TB internal drive R onto 1.5-TB external USB drive S: ERROR E00070021 Unable to create volume snapshot