Solved

create a bootable cd for recovery

Posted on 2009-07-09
3
228 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
THank you in advance for your help. I've got my computer loaded with exactly the software I use with all the corresponding updates. I would like to make a cd, like the windows cd, that if I have to replace the hd, I could just put the cd in and have my computer restored to this point. I have tried the back up utility that ships with windows and it demands a floppy drive. I havent seen a Dell machine, or anyother for that matter, ship with a floppy drive for over 5 years. So that utility is not practical for me. Likewise I have not found a work arround for the floppy requirement.
0
Comment
Question by:vnares
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
evan021702 earned 250 total points
ID: 24816804
See my post here, the second comment has free imaging tools to create with:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Backup_Restore/Q_24550002.html  
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:SelfGovern
ID: 24817568
USB-attached floppies are commonly available, if you need one.  The nice thing is that one can be shared among many computers.

Most tape backup software can do bare-metal restore with a boot CD.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:vnares
ID: 31601767
thanks for the response!
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages – plus untold reputational damage to one of the world’s most trusted airlines. All due to a catastroph…
Employees depend heavily on their PCs, and new threats like ransomware make it even more critical to protect their important data.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question