Using Image for DOS without a boot disc

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Brian K, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. Brian K

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    Just like to mention this does not work on x64 systems now.
     
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    You can build the files on a non x64 system and they will work on your x64 system. Mata7 has been doing this.
     
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    yeah as Brian say you can do it that way, just build the setup on a x32 system if you have one and it will work on x64 it work for me, i got back to vista x32 and the swch back to vista x64 or to xp x32 and xp x64, brian that guide is to complicate for me :( maybe is cause my English read is not that well
     
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    Fortunately you don't need to use the new tutorial as you already know how to make the files. I think the new tutorial is much simpler than the old way. All you need is to copy and paste 5 fields...

    path to target directory
    path to IFD files
    IFD product number
    IFD command line
    the BIN filename

    Once you have setup those 5 fields you can easily make minor changes to the fields and create new BIN files every few seconds.
     
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    Brian and mata, thanks for info. It does indeed run on a x64 system.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation. The build problem with x64 Windows is because tbossys.exe is a 16 bit app. Hopefully this will be corrected in a future release.

    Mata7 and I seem to be the only people who have an interest in this method of restoring images. As image creation can be automated with most backup software, the next logical step is automated image restoration. When you do a fair number of restores, this method becomes a real time saver. Just ask Mata7 if his wife is happy!

    Are you joining the club?
     
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    lol my wife is very happy, she backup and restore her laptop by her self wiht tbosdts, but she dont how to defrag her hard drive :)
     
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    The latest version of TBOSDT (ver 1.05a, released today) includes a Windows version of tbossys.exe. Would you like to test it for us?
     
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    No, not only...;)
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