What's the way to test a bootable disc?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by leoliver, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. leoliver

    leoliver Registered Member

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    Hi Everybody,

    What's the correct, safe way to test and make sure a bootable disc will work before its needed in a emergency ?
    My computer normally boots from my "A" drive which is a floppy drive.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Ralphie

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    Go into the bios and arrange the boot order as follows:

    Floppy
    CDRom
    Hdd 1
    Hdd 2
    Any other bootable.

    Then insert the boot CD and re-start the computer.
     
  3. Bruce Mahnke

    Bruce Mahnke Registered Member

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    Ralphie is correct but there may be some other options depending on your specific system. In his suggestion on a re-boot the PC will look for a bootable floppy. If it doesn't find one it will then look for a bootable CD. Not finding that it will boot to the hard drive which is most likely the system drive and will then boot into Windows. The exact number of options is dependent on your specific BIOS. The basic issue here is that on a startup you want it to look for the desired boot device before booting to the hard drive.
     
  4. jmk94903

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    After you have booted from the TI Recovery CD, be sure that all your devices that you restore from or to are recognized. You can verify a backup to test that you can read correctly from the location where you stored the backup.

    You can run the restore, but stop before clicking "Proceed."

    Of course, the best test is to actually restore and image. Then you know for sure that it will work.
     
  5. leoliver

    leoliver Registered Member

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    Ralphie ,
    How would I go about going into bios and checking or changing the boot order?
     
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    Watch the screen as your system boots, and it may tell you to press F1, F2, F10 or Delete to enter the System Setup. If there is no message, press the Escape key at the start of booting and you may see the message.

    Once you get into the System Setup (BIOS) look for the screen where you can change the boot device order and follow the instructions and help screens there.
     
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