1) Creating bootable media
In some cases, Acronis True Image can be run only from a special bootable diskette
or CD. Such a case might be if your PC doesnâ€™t boot up normally.
If youâ€™ve purchased the program on a CD, it will already be bootable. You can also
create bootable media during or after the installation.
For this, you will need a CD-R/RW blank, five formatted diskettes (or two for the
safe variant), or any other media your PC can boot from, such as a Zip drive.
After you create a boot disk, identify it and keep it in a safe place.
You can also split the image file into several volumes when storing it on a hard drive. Later
you'll be able to easily transfer these files onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW disks.
Creating images directly on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW might take considerably
longer time then it would on a hard disk.
If you need to create an image automatically on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW
media, Acronis True Image will ask you to insert a new disk when the previous one
How can I burn Acronis True Image images to DVD disks?
Acronis True Image can burn images to DVD disks under Windows if you have DVD
UDF recording software installed. The DVD disk must be formatted. Currently, the
program supports at least the following DVD recording software:
â€¢ Roxio DirectCD â€” optional component of Roxio Easy CD Creator
â€¢ Ahead InCD â€” available on the Nero Web site freely for Ahead Nero Burning
Rom users (usually bundled with Nero)
â€¢ Veritas DLA and all its OEM versions (e.g. HP DLA)
â€¢ Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD
In general, the program also supports all other DVD UDF burst recording software,
but the aforementioned applications were tested by Acronis for compatibility with
Acronis True Image.
To enable image recording to DVD in Acronis True Image, you should do the
â€¢ Install DVD UDF recording software.
â€¢ Format DVD disks. DVD+RW and DVD-RW disks can be formatted in any of the
aforementioned applications, while DVD-R and DVD+R formatting is currently
supported by Roxio DirectCD only.
â€¢ Run Acronis True Image, insert a formatted DVD disk into your DVD+RW or
DVD-RW drive and create an image. No other special actions are required.
Images stored on DVD disks can be restored under Windows and when Acronis
True Image is loaded from its boot disk.
There is another way to burn an image to a DVD disk. Using Acronis True Image,
you can create an image on your hard disk and burn it using the installed DVD
recording application to a DVD disk afterwards. You will be able to restore images
from such disks under Windows and when Acronis True Image is loaded from the