Old 26-09-2003   #1
New on Forum
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8
How to make a bootable CD from a software install or .exe?

I have an imaging software that I downloaded (an .exe).

I installed it and it works like a charm. I created a backup image of my C: drive from within windows.

Now: the purpose of this is, when my machine suffers a fatal crash, I can just restore the image to C:

The thing is, if I can't boot into windows, I'm supposed to use 'the bootable CD', which I don't have.

Is there a way to create a bootable CD in Win XP that contains either the files from the exe or the files that were installed?
Thanks
pvanosta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2003   #2
Former Moderator
 
xtacydima's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posts: 4,014
Usually these things (like Norton Ghost) create a boot floppy with CD access to run a restore. If not, Nero can make a bootable CD, you canb use Win98 to boot and load CD-ROm drivers and switch CD's, and you can always make a startup floppy disk in Windows, and even moreso, if you don't wanan use the floppy, you can tak ethat startup floppy and tunr it into a startup Cd once again using Nero.

Is that confusin genoug for ya

hehehe

Hope it somewhat helped.
__________________
My Rig:
Corsair Obsidian 750D
Corsair HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W PSU
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz running Win7 Ultimate 64bit
Corsair H50 Hydro Cooler CWCH50
Intel BOXDZ77GA70K LGA 1155 Intel Z77 motherboard
Corsair DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB)
ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 512GB Series MZ-7PD512BW
WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
ASUS DRW-24B1ST
Pioneer BD-RW BDR-206D
when needed...
Lite-On LTR-52246S 6S0F (via USB 2.0 to IDE)
Lite-On JLMS XJ-HD166S DS1C (via USB 2.0 to IDE)
NEC 3500AG 2.TC Quiet (via USB 2.0 to IDE)
Lite-On SOHW 1673S JS07 (via USB 2.0 to IDE)

Found a Solution here helpful? Like the forum's?
Well then, what are you waiting for JOIN NOW!!!
xtacydima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2003   #3
Retired Moderator
 
AZImmortal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,941
the imaging software should definitely provide u with some means of creating whatever type of disc u'll need to properly use the program.
__________________
Vob Blanker | DvdReMake (Pro)

I don't respond to questions through PM that should be asked in the forum
AZImmortal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2003   #4
Blindwrite Team member
 
giovanni42104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,017
yep i agree all software provides you with a data restore disc you can use .... just depends on software that you have ...I have ghost ... drive image and acronis true image and they alll have ways to backup in dos ..heck even ghost i just made bootable floppy and edit dos commands where I dont have to do anything at all just put in floppy and cd backup and just walk on ... ...but all programs have it ...


what program are you using ?
__________________
If you need further assistance or questions feel free to add me as contact and shoot me a message or email me on msn at giovanni40220@msn.com. Also if you look in profile i have other ways to get ahold of me...cheers

system specs :
motherboard - ga-7n400 pro 2 nforce2 chipset, 1.67 amd processor, 512 ddr ram, nvidia geforce 4 mx 440 video card (using modified drivers 44.65), tdk IndiDVD 440n dvd burner (dvd burner firmware -1.05), memorex 52x24x52 2452J (cd burner, with firmware: 6WS6), plextor premium cd burner (firmare: 1.05), tdk 5200b cd burner (firmware: lastest)
giovanni42104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2003   #5
iss
CDFreaks Resident
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 984
try using Bart's mkboot (Make bootable) program.

http://www.nu2.nu/bootablecd/
iss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2003   #6
New on Forum
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8
Thanks for all your feedback. I ended up using an older version of the software, that creates boot floopies during install (DriveImage 5 verus Drive Image 7).

thanks again.
pvanosta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to split a software like Encarta in bootable DVD into bootable CD? ceylonph Newbie Forum 2 04-10-2007 12:04
Can not make a bootable CD to save my life! guyin808 General Software 29 23-05-2007 16:05
Make Bootable CD with NeroCOM or nerocmd Joerg Tiedemann Nero & InCD 6 19-11-2006 15:04
Make non-bootable Win 2k disk bootable Alexstarfire General Software 3 31-01-2005 00:10
Burning a Windows 2000 bootable Install CD thor_318 Living Room 1 07-04-2000 23:18


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:48.
Top