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#1 yethPC

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 02:33 AM

I currently do not have dvd/cd-witer on my pc with a harddrive that fails more occassionally.I'm planning to create disk image using acronis and take the image file out seperately so I could make bootable CD using other CD writing software,NERO,only possibly available in some pc shops.Can I create bootable CD of my system's image this way if not,how would I go about making without cd writer available?Thanks.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:14 AM

You don't need an optical drive to clone the partition to another hard drive.

That would give you an instantly bootable/useable perfect copy of everything on the cloned partition(s).

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:03 PM

I believe they prompt you for the size of the file in Acronis True Image.

You can then save the image as a set of CDs or as a DVD (or 2). I find it easier to install a second hard drive and create the image on that drive. The files can then be transferred to any medium you like.

The program is supposed to be able to burn the image direct to CDs. Try it, it might work for you. I was using an earlier version and it was a bit touchy.

BTW, load the True Image from a self-booting CD before imaging the C: drive. They say it is OK and will do it anyways (from within Windows) but I prefer using the self-booting disk.


Good luck.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:45 PM

Thanks for the reply.
Can I store the image file in USB temporarily so I can burn it to CD assuming there is no extra hard disk available?

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 06:32 AM

Yes, you should be able to copy that to any media. I have used a spare hard drive as well but a USB drive should work fine.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 03:17 AM

Many thanks.




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