Cannot create bootable rescue media using Acronis Media Builder

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Baldrick, Jan 6, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Baldrick

    Baldrick Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2002
    Posts:
    2,301
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Hi there

    Running TI11 Build 8053 but when I try to create bootable rescue media using Acronis Media Builder I get the following message with whatever CD-R disc I put in my CD-R drive:

    E00460007 Bad media Message

    The processing bar almost reaches the end of the window and then the
    message is displayed whilst the media is automatically ejected. :mad:

    Has anyone else come across this issue? Is this a bug or is there something wrong with my system. I have tried both CD-R and CD-RW discs; multiples of both but with no success. o_O

    Have also logged this with Acronis Support who have suggested a number of things none of which, unfortunately, have worked. :doubt:

    Can anyone out there help with advice on this?

    Thanks in advance.


    Baldrick :D
     
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Posts:
    3,335
    Location:
    Florida - USA
    If nothing else works, try making the .iso file of it and afterwards use you burning software to burn the cd.
     
  3. Baldrick

    Baldrick Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2002
    Posts:
    2,301
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Hi DwnNdrty

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have managed to make the .iso file as suggested and then burn it to CD.

    However, I am not clear how and weather I can test that it works as the user manual is not very clear on that point. Do you just make sure that (i) you BIOS is set to boot from CD, (ii) the CD with the .iso is in the drive and then (iii) hit F11 during the boot process?

    Thanks in advance for any further advice you can provide.

    Regards



    Baldrick :D
     
  4. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Posts:
    6,483
    Location:
    California
    If you didn't, you need to burn the ISO file to the CD using Nero or another program that can burn ISO images to CDs. If you look at the contents of your CD and see the ISO file, then it's not burned correctly.

    To boot the CD, set your BIOS to boot from the CD, put the CD in and reboot. You don't have to press F11. The CD should boot to the Acronis menu.
     
  5. Baldrick

    Baldrick Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2002
    Posts:
    2,301
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Hi MudCrab

    Thanks for that. Something must have gone wrong with the burn (as I use Nero). Will try it again and hopefully it will work this time.

    Regards



    Baldrick
     
  6. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Posts:
    3,710
    If using nero Burning Rom, then after opening the Bruning Rom program, click on File, Open, then find the iso file and select it -- Nero will then understand that it is an iso (a cd image file) to be burned as an image rather than as just another file in a compilation on a data CD.
     
  7. Kremmen

    Kremmen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Posts:
    15
    Location:
    London UK
    Can I just ask a quick question here........

    Simply burning the ISO to a CDR, will that make the CD 'bootable' ?
     
  8. Earthling

    Earthling Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Posts:
    604
    Location:
    UK
    Yes, it does. And for anyone who has Nero but is not too sure about how to burn an iso the simplest method is to right click the iso file and select Open with ...

    Doing it that way Nero automatically goes into iso-burning mode.
     
  9. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Posts:
    6,483
    Location:
    California
    Just to be clear, the ISO file has to be burned to the CD as an image (like Nero and other ISO burners will). You can't just burn the ISO file to the CD like you would an MP3 or standard file.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.