emergency boot disk

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    Hi

    Is it possible to make an emergency boot disk for vista?

    Edit not sure if this applies to vista http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,44202-page,1/article.html[/url]
     
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    Could that be used with the free version of O&O DiskImage to restore OS instead of the DI boot disk
     
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    im not sure if it can or not.
     
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    So....it might be possible??
     
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    Hi GF That was one thread i found in a search. I have O&O from a mag but I cannot figure if I should upgrade and buy it with the boot cd. If i could use an emergency boot disk to try it with it would be good but they may be two completely different things
     
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    Not favoring less than fully functional trial's, take a look at this freebie. Several folk's here give it a thumb's up.

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    Interesting. I find it hard to believe a 1.5 meg free prog like driveimage xml could be capable of making a trusty image as the commercial ones are much bigger,but i do not know much of imaging.
     
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    *That make's two of us! :D;) Ping's another one I've been meaning to boot. What are your plan's?
    Is your drive partitioned or were you looking at creating an external image to restore from?

    PS - Unless someone else jump's in there's no need to quote. Whaddaya think, I can't tell?


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    Hi GF

    I have an external disk which I want to image all my hard disk to

    I have actually imaged it with O&O but not happy as can't get a trial of the boot CD. Pity, I like the interface of O&O.

    When I started this thread i was wondering if any other emergency boot disk would work with the O&O so that I could see how it worked before buying. Don't think they do themselves any favours with their trial.


    Would this rescue dvd work with O&O
     
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    Wish I had some answer's for you David. That their interface was such to your liking, I'd open a trial support ticket and express your concern's. They might, if genuinely interested in securing a sale tell you whether it's possible without their bootdisk.

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    I think you can make an emergency boot disk from any imagining software. I use true image. I backup my c: partition it usually compreses down to 4 gb. True image creates a bootcd file which is an ISO. I open that boot file with poweriso and stick the folder with my backup TIB file in the ISO and then I save it to a DVD.
    Now I have a DVD that will bootup and have the true image recovery console and the backup image file in the same DVD.

    If your backup image is larger than one DVD, I wouldn't bother with DVD's as a backup medium. To much swapping of DVD's and the time to recover could take hours.

    Either way you do it, backup and recovery of os partitions is complicated and requires you do some test restores onto actual spare hard drives and then booting up with the clone. It's best to trust the program you will be using to backup your data.

    http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD
     
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    Thanks for that link which linksto http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/ as I did not get a windows disk. Will looklater when I have time
     
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