Make an .img file bootable from a HDD

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I have a Server 2003 machine that got its HD fried. I used Runtime Software (Get Date Back NTFS) to pull off all the data and created an image of the HD to a .img file.

I would like to 'clone' a replacement HD with that image file and boot up with it. Is that something that can be done? what would the proccess be??
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you can use grub to boot the .img, you can do this from a hdd or a pen drive
hope this helps

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Can you please fill in some detailed steps on how to use that software?
You install fresh Windows 2003. Then mount the .img file using Virtual CloneDrive software (Freeware) and restore your data on new HDD.

http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
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Could not figure out how to use the 'slysoft' software.

However you can use this software, which I found to be much easier to follow:

http://www.runtime.org/diskexplorer.htm

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The reason for a B, is because you have to fiddle around with the settings in the 'Explorer' software to get to burn an image to a physical drive.

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