Lets see if I can explain images and cloning to you.
First of all you state you have an iso image. We generally do not referance a hard drive image as a "iso image". It is generally just an image. An image that is a iso image will have the extension of .iso.
You can take a image
of the drive or clone
A image can be saved on CD, DVD, or hard drive. It can be moved from 1 to the other with out a problem.
You can make multiple images of the drive.
You can then restore the drive.
A clone of the drive is an exact copy of the drive on to another hard drive. When needed you would just swap the drive. This is sometimes easier, but you have a hard drive that you can not doing anything else with.
When you image the drive you need an imaging program Such as Drive Image
, Easeus ToDo Backup
, Ghost, or any others.
To restore the image you would need to boot from a CD that has the imaging program on it.
In other words, if you used ghost to create the image, you would need a ghost bootable CD so that ghost could restore the image.
The imaging programs will not restore someone elses image. They are specific to themselves.
I use Norton Ghost 2003 (old version), but it works for my needs on some old company Arcom computers with NT.
I also use Easeus ToDoBackup. It is really simple. As of yet it does not have a option for bootable CD, so I have integrated it into a Barts PE builder Cd.
I have also experimented with Drive Image and it works quite well. I have that integrated into Barts PE also.
With Barts PE I can boot the computer, start the Easeus ToDo backup, locate my image, then restore it.
What program did you use to get the image?