Hey!! - Thanks Guys.
I’ve spent the last two days trying to tweak/and recover my newly installed XP Pro system but I did spend a few hours googling on “bootable CD” which got me to Barts CD tortilla programs and I have to admit I got lost in the details somewhere around having to start with floppy disks. Then googled on “bootable dvd” and it looks like things have gotten a little simpler, but I’m still not there.
With your responses, I am further encouraged. I only glanced at Magic and Ultra Iso–seemed they would only burn an Iso Image–but now I’ll go back and look more closely.
Jordan–I’m using Acronis 9.0. I am VERY pleased with it. Last month with Acronis 8.0, I could NOT GET a working clone of my Win2K using “any” of the clone programs. NOw, with 9.0 I get working clones of XP Pro very fast and easy. I don’t know if it is Acronis or the OS that is making the difference, but I’m sticking with my new set up because I can Back it Up!!!
I have not burned to dvd. Last time I used Acronis 8.0 to burn to dvd all it did was put the backup image on the disk (.tib files) and the “Acronis Start Up Disk” was needed to boot on startup and access that disk. Thats what I’m trying to avoid here. I will burn to a dvd to see what happens - - but I will guess what I describe above?? ((Otherwise I would think Acronis would describe this functionality, and it does not–unless I missed it.))
Well, obviously this is not a “do or die” issue, as multiple disks are not “that big” an issue==but with the space available, why not learn how to do it???
I’ll post back with any solutions I find–so please stay with me and suggest away!! ///// Bobbo.
(((Edit–PS–This current thread is very informative on this issue http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=56065--I’ll cross post if I get an answer.)))