bootable rescue cd made with XP, usable on Win98?

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  1. mr_fm

    mr_fm Registered Member

    Sep 23, 2005
    Here's a brief background: I have an old laptop, does not run XP, only Win98, only has a cd-rom (no burner). I recently had a Win98 crash, it wouldn't even boot in safe mode, took days to get it running fully again (as the IBM recovery cd wouldn't work unless windows was already installed, very weird).

    Anyways, on to the TI question. I own TI 8, it has served me well on one of my desktop computers. On the laptop I created a partition on the hard drive and stored an image of the freshly restored c drive on the new d partition. Because my laptop is old I'd like to save on resources so I thought maybe I could just use the bootable recover disk to restore that image if Win98 crashes (rather than activating startup recovery manager). The recover CD I created on my desktop running XP, as my laptop doesn't have a burner. Would this XP(NTFS) created recover CD work with the laptop running Win98 (FAT32)? Or is the operating system irrelevent since its a bootable cd?

    I hope I explained things well enough.

    Another quick related question: would using secure zone and activating startup recovery manager use up a lot of system resources? Should I also use this on my laptop, if it won't affect Win98 performance?

    Thanks for any help.


    Also, the partition I created on the laptop was a logical/extended partition. Is this okay for restoration when Windows crashes, or should I have made it a primary partition?
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello mr_fm,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that Bootable Rescue CD is hardware\software\file system independent, since it is Linux based and has it is own assortment of drivers. Thus, you can use that already created CD with your laptop.

    Using Acronis Secure Zone and Acronis Startup Recovery Manager should not affect Windows 98 performance in any way.

    Please also note that I can not recommend you to use or not to use Acronis Secure Zone and Acronis Startup Recovery Manager, since it depends on your needs and the final choice is always up to you. I advice you to read more information about these features of Acronis True Image in the respective User's Guide in order to make a decision.

    There is no need to store your images on the primary partition in order to be able to restore them, so please feel free to store your images on the ordinary logical partition.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
  3. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Hello mr_fm,

    How many copies of True Image do you own? Strictly speaking, unless you have a multi user licence, Acronis' End User Licence prohibits you from installing TI on more than one computer. It also ties the boot rescue CD to the computer that it was created on.

    Just felt this needed to be pointed out on, what is after all, the "Official Acronis Support Forum" ;).

  4. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    If it were my notebook, I would not create a Secure Zone or use the Startup Recovery Manager. Create the image on the second partition that you have. It will be fine if Windows crashes. Use the TI Recovery CD to boot the system and restore the image.
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