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Making a bootup disck possible?


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Ferrante

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I am trying to help fix a computer for someone who was having boot up
problems. She has no boot disk. How can I make one while the system is
running. I am not sure it will boot up again if i restart. Can I make
a bootup disk while it is running and if so, how?

Also, is system restore in the same place asXP?
Thanks,
Mark
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I am trying to help fix a computer for someone who was having boot up
problems. She has no boot disk. How can I make one while the system is
running. I am not sure it will boot up again if i restart. Can I make
a bootup disk while it is running and if so, how?

Also, is system restore in the same place asXP?
Thanks,
Mark


Good day Ferrante,
Yes you can create a boot disk while in the system.

Set Your Computer to Show All Files
  • Click Start.
  • Click My Computer (Computer in Vista)..
  • For Vista, Press the ALT key while doing the next step.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended).
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types
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Creating Window BootDisk XP
  • Navigate to root folder of the system (Usually C:\) and copy below file to your floppy disk.
    • Boot.ini
    • NTLDR
    • Ntdetect.com
  • Check for the file such as bootsec.dos and ntbootdd.sys. Copy them to the diskette too
  • Make sure your BIOS is set to 1st boot = Floppy Diskette

Also, is system restore in the same place asXP?


What do you mean by that? What OS is your friend using now?
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Heres a Vista recovery Disk iso file you can burn to a CD and get to the recovery console without having Vista running or a vista DVD. Only problem is you do not have the whole Vista OS.

http://neosmart.net/...-disc-download/

Heres a good article on making a Vista restore disk. You must have at least the business edition of Vista to do this. The other options are Norton Ghost( which i like) or Acronis True image to make a system restore disk.

http://vistasupport....store_image.htm

All this is just more information for you.

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You mentioned Norton Ghost( which i like) or Acronis True image. I am going to buy one of those programs. Could you tell me why you like Ghost better and what the differences are between the two? Thanks!
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I have been using Norton Ghost for a few years now. Since i have got used to its quirks i find it rather easy to use. For a quite good tutorial i would look at this website.

http://ghost.radified.com/

Recently i bought Acronis True Image 11, thinking it may be easier to use. I used it to make a image of one of my systems and tried reinstalling from the CD set i made. This was a failure, so now i am in the process of figuring out what i did wrong. Going to the Acronis Forum, no one there really knows what went wrong. So i will keep working with this until i can get it right. I am getting ready to try this again very soon on a compaq system i have.

While i had the same problem with Ghost the first time i used it i did fine the radified website which helped a great deal to set me straight. I cannot find a similar website for Acronis so i am plodding along trying to learn the system.

I also have used Paragon Drive Copy 8 for moving a complete system from a 20 G IDEhard drive to a larger 40 gig partition on a 160 gig IDE drive with great success the very first time. Since then i have used it to transfer systems from one drive to another drive 5 times now with no problems on any transfer. I have not tried this on SATA drives yet( just waiting for someone to need me to do this for them).

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