TI 10.0 - How to make recovery DVD?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by kenton, Dec 12, 2006.

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  1. kenton

    kenton Registered Member

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    What I want to do is pretty simple,

    I'm in the process of building a new computer and I wanted to try out the software before I get Windows loaded on my new one.

    I backed up the entire contents of C:\ and told it to split to DVD size chunks. That, and the verification went A-OK.

    I then used NERO to burn the DVD-sized files it made (two files, one 4.7GB, the other 2.somethingGB)

    I then burned the Acronis Startup Disc that it lets you burn.


    I booted the startup disc and I clicked Recovery and it would not let me select a DVD drive to recover from. I do not want to recover from the hard drive, I want to recover from a DVD.


    How do I do this? Thank you!
     
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    Oh. I am using a fully paid for full version of the software.

    Just curious why the recovery CD it burned me won't see my DVD drives as a method to restore from.


    System:
    Dual Core Opteron 165
    2GB DDR400
    40GB HDD (the backup image is 2 DVD worth)
    128MB ATI video card
    2 DVD-RW drives Parallel ATA
     
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    I got it working.

    I selected safe bootup instead of full bootup. When I did full I could see my DVD drives as a medium to recover from.

    I recovered 6GB (actually 17GB uncompressed) from two DVD discs in about 20 minutes. This was an entire clone of my C:\

    Worked perfect. I know it did because I got scared and backed out but it had already overwritten my MBR (Operating System Failure message on bootup) so I had to trust TI 10.0 and it worked perfectly.
     
  4. Unit01

    Unit01 Registered Member

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    I'm guessing you have only one optical drive?

    This isn't a problem though. You can still use it just fine. Eject the bootable CD after its finished loading and insert your Tib DVD. See if it shows up.

    I recall there may have been one or two cases where a DVD drive would report as a CD drive only.

    Give it a try.
     
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