Boot the restore program from disk?

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  1. ClausT

    ClausT Registered Member

    Oct 1, 2008

    I have taken all the files from the rescue cd and placed them into a new second partition allong with my image file. What do I have to write in windows XP boot.ini so I can boot the restore program directely from the harddrive and not from the CD-rom?


  2. bodgy

    bodgy Registered Member

    Sep 22, 2005
    If you are thinking of being able to add TI to the XP boot manager script, then I don't think that'll work though a Linux GRUB manager may be able to do the trick. However what you can do is as you have done, make a small bootable partition on your external drive and place the rescue media here. The drawback will be that the drive must be disconnected when you boot Windows normally.

    You won't be able to just place the rescue media files on the partition, you need to follow the following steps.

    1. Have a formatted FAT32 USB flash drive handy.

    2. Assuming you are using TI 11, choose to place the boot media on the flash drive.

    3. Once the rescue Media is on the flash drive, test (if computer can boot from USB device) to make sure it works.

    4. Make a TI image of the complete flashdrive.

    5. Connect up the external drive and 'restore' the boot image to the external drive.

    6. If needs be, re-adjust the partitions on the external drive to what you want (80 - 100MB will do for the Acronis part)

    7. In Windows Disk Management, if you wish, de-allocate a drive letter for the bootable partition.

    8. Your external drive will boot into the rescue environment if connected to your PC at switch on.

    The other alternative is to activate the Secure Zone, but as this ought to be on your main drive, this is not the best option for image storing purposes.

  3. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    However, if ATI is installed you can initiate a restore from within windows and ATI will reboot in Linux and run the restore.
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello ClausT,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    Please notice that if you want to be able to boot into Acronis recovery environment from your hard drive, I may recommend you using Acronis Startup Recovery Manager. Please see chapter 3.4 "Acronis Startup Recovery Manager" of Acronis True Image 11 Home User's Guide for details. For that purpose alone, Acronis Secure Zone of 100Mb is enough.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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