Can't create bootable CD

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  1. j3pflynn

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    Just downloaded the latest demo of TI 11 Home to see if it can properly mount my Seagate FreeAgent Pro external USB/eSATA drive from the bootable media. Problem is that, after installing it, I tried to create the bootable media and got the error message
    "E00040010: Device is busy. 0x40010 Tag=0x8B78F138EBD33EB3"

    I'm running Win2K SP4, the drive is an NEC ND-3520A DVD-RW. It works just fine burning CDs or DVDs with Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 , and is certainly not busy, with a blank CD-R in it.

    Edit: If I can't figure out the reason for this, I won't be able to use TI 11; I need to have the bootable media bare metal recovery option.
     
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    dbknox,
    Leaving the tray open and letting TI shut it seems to have been the ticket. Very odd behavior, they really ought to fix that issue. But thanks for the heads up, now I can get to testing for the real issue, the FreeAgent Pro mounting from bootable media! :cool:
     
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    Well, it seems to recognize the drive properly,it is visible once I boot to the bootable media, but I can't be absolutely sure it's properly supproted, since it says that this is the trial version and won't allow me to do an image. o_O

    I thought the TI 11 demo was fully functional for 15 days?? :doubt:
     
  5. MudCrab

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    The trial verson is fully functional in Windows for 15 days. The trial version CD will only allow you to restore.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, it only seems to support the FreeAgent Pro via USB; it doesn't show up with an eSATA connection at all. :'(

    And we all know how much fun doing a large image/restore is to/from a USB drive.

    It may be a Seagate thing, I've heard tell that there are issues with it and Linux properly supporting it; Acronis's bootable media is Linux-based, right?
     
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    The Full Mode version is Lunix-based and the Safe Mode version is DOS-based. If the eSATA drive shows up in the computer's BIOS as an available boot device, the Safe Mode version may be able to detect it, though I don't know what the speed would be. And I don't think the Safe Mode version is available in the trial.

    If you need eSATA support, you may be better off creating a BartPE or VistaPE CD with the correct drivers. I don't think this works with the trial version, though.
     
  8. Ray Clare

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    Backing and restoring from a USB hard drive is only slightly slower than an internal drive on USB 2.0. It is probably the best way to do it for many reasons. As always, it's your choice. (In fact, the difference on a 20 minute run in my Vista machine was only 1 minute.)
     
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    Could be right. I've got two Seagate SATA drives and only Safe Mode could see them in either TI 10 or 11. A VistaPE disk got everything working though, and very easy to do, so a BartPE may be needed for W2K.
     
  10. j3pflynn

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    Where's the best place to learn how to create the BartPE or VistaPE CDs?
     
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    Ray, I was actually comparing external USB to internal IDE. Slight difference there. ;)
     
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