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BASIC HDD TO BOOTABLE HDD

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Best Answer Decopi , 05 June 2017 - 05:21 AM

I SOLVED MY QUESTIONS: My answers:a) Yes.b) No.c) Yes. This was my key question!d) Considering my question "C" as yes, is very easy to make any bootable of almost any software. By googling, th... Go to the full post »


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My computer has 2 drives (attached image).

 

One drive is a SSD with 3 partitions:

At diskmanagement appears as a "basic disk".

In the first partition (A:), I have the "System Reserved". At diskmanagement appears as "Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)".

In the second partition (C:), I have the Windows 10 (last updated version). At diskmanagement appears as "Healthy (Boot, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)".

The third partition (D:), I use as personal storage. At diskmanagement appears as "Healthy (Primary Partition)".

 

The second drive is a HDD. Is physically placed in the DVD slot, so is a removable disk.

At diskmanagement appears as a "basic disk".

It has 6 partitions:

I don't have any other OS, just use the 6 partitions as personal storage.

The first 3 partitions (E:, F:, G:), appear at diskmanagement as "Healthy (Primary Partition)".

The last 3 partitions (H: I:, J:), appear at diskmanagement as "Healthy (Logical Drive)".

 

I want to install the "DLC Boot 2017 3.3 Build 170512" (http://dlcboot.com/), as a kind of bootable emergency/rescue disk.

But I don't want it in a USB external pendrive. And considering that my Windows 10 is in my SSD, then the logic is install "DLC" in my HDD.

 

Questions:

a) May I install "DLC" in my HDD ("basic" HDD)?

b) May I install "DLC" in my H:, I: or J: partitions (Logical Drives)?

c) Or I must install "DLC" in E:, F: or G: (Primary Partitions)?

d) How do I make any partition to be a bootable disk? How do I install "DLC" in any partition, to be bootable in my HDD?

e) Is it possible to do point "d", without deleting my 6 partitions?... without losing my 6 partitions and the content in each partition?

f) Considering that my HDD is a removable disk, "DLC" will work as a bootable disk in any other computer?

 

I will appreciate any help!

 

Thank you!

 

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Edited by Decopi, 04 June 2017 - 04:49 PM.

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Hi Decopi and welcome to our forums,

:welcome:

 

I fired up my favourite search engine to gain some insight into the "bootdisc" that you mentioned in your post.

 

A cursory look at the results may indicate that this boot disc is based upon software that might be in breach of copyright in so far as some of its component parts are concerned. There are also links to cracked software/keygenerators in some of the results... Some of the narrative in the site to which you linked is in a language that I do not speak, but if the cursory search results are anything to go by then I cannot recommend that you proceed on this basis without carrying out a thorough investigation to satisfy yourself completely that what you intend to do is totally legal, above board,and does not infringe anyone's rights.

 

At Geeks to Go we do not support or deal with any software that is incorrecly licenced, so if the results of my cursory searches are borne out, then it would be in breach of our site's Terms of Use to offer any assistance (save for its removal)

 

As long as you have a properly licenced version of Windows 10 then its a simple matter to download from the Microsoft site installation files that will enable you to boot your machine and hopefully carry out the repairs that you need.

 

Another method that you may like to consider is to make a disc image (or several) and use that for disaster recovery or repairing your system.... There are "paid for" utilities that are very good and a number of free utilities that do a good job....I have used Macrium Reflect free version in the past and it has served me well...... (it includes a "wizard" that can help in creating a bootable disc to enable you to access (for example) an external hard drive in which some of your disc images can be stored.

Regards

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Hi Decopi and welcome to our forums,

:welcome:

 

I fired up my favourite search engine to gain some insight into the "bootdisc" that you mentioned in your post.

 

A cursory look at the results may indicate that this boot disc is based upon software that might be in breach of copyright in so far as some of its component parts are concerned. There are also links to cracked software/keygenerators in some of the results... Some of the narrative in the site to which you linked is in a language that I do not speak, but if the cursory search results are anything to go by then I cannot recommend that you proceed on this basis without carrying out a thorough investigation to satisfy yourself completely that what you intend to do is totally legal, above board,and does not infringe anyone's rights.

 

At Geeks to Go we do not support or deal with any software that is incorrecly licenced, so if the results of my cursory searches are borne out, then it would be in breach of our site's Terms of Use to offer any assistance (save for its removal)

 

As long as you have a properly licenced version of Windows 10 then its a simple matter to download from the Microsoft site installation files that will enable you to boot your machine and hopefully carry out the repairs that you need.

 

Another method that you may like to consider is to make a disc image (or several) and use that for disaster recovery or repairing your system.... There are "paid for" utilities that are very good and a number of free utilities that do a good job....I have used Macrium Reflect free version in the past and it has served me well...... (it includes a "wizard" that can help in creating a bootable disc to enable you to access (for example) an external hard drive in which some of your disc images can be stored.

Regards

paws

 

Paws, thank you for your replay.


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I SOLVED MY QUESTIONS:

 

My answers:

a) Yes.

b) No.

c) Yes. This was my key question!

d) Considering my question "C" as yes, is very easy to make any bootable of almost any software. By googling, there are lots of tutorials.

e) Yes.

f) Yes.

 

It's important to mention:

DLCBoot violates copyrights by including cracked software. But most of the complete rescue disks are not violating copyrights. DLCBoot does not contain virus, but it contain cracked software.

Also, most of the complete rescue disks are detected by antivirus as hacktools (even Hiren's BootCd). But are false positives!

Considering that my question was not focused on DLCBoot, I understand that my answers could help other users looking for answers about how to make partitions bootable.


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