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  1. col

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    hello,everyone need help with this 15 day trial program i just want to have a back up copy (image) of my one hd c:\ what i cannot understand is does the image that you have boot from the dvd ( drive to big for cd) or do you have make a separate boot cd.if it does boot from the image. cd will it boot from cd if system crashes or do you only need a boot cd if it crashes i hope i have explained it okay.tia..col
     
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    If you choose to add the program to the recovery media when you set the options for making images, the DVD with the image on it will boot. Otherwise, you need to boot up with the Acronis recovery CD and then restore your image that way.

    Whether your machine will boot from recovery media depends why the system "crashed". If Windows is not starting and you need to recover, then the DVD should boot because it has nothing to do with what is on the hard drive. But if the system crashes for some other reason, like bad hardware, then it is not likely that it will boot from CD either.
     
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    If you choose to add the program to the recovery media when you set the options for making images, the DVD with the image on it will boot. Otherwise, you need to boot up with the Acronis recovery CD and then restore your image that way.

    elvandil,thanks for reply.ok so does what you said mean if it hasn't crashed just put image made on dvd in drive change boot order to dvd drive first boot and follow instructions. that right.and if its crashed you need to have a seperate boot cd
    is that right.if i need a boot cd could you advise me of what i need for acronis. and please.one quick one can i delete the one i want to recover from or does this one go on top of old one..col.
     
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    If all else fails, read the directions.

    You make the recovery CD from within the running Acronis program. Or there may be a shortcut in the Start menu for creating the recovery CD. The recovery CD is useful and should be made no matter what method you use to create images. You can make images from the booted CD also, even without having Acronis installed.

    Then, in Acronis, when you set up the settings for making an image, you need to change the default options when that part shows up so that you can add the program to the recovery media.

    None of this has anything to do with whether the system "crashed" or not. Since you can't restore a partition while it is being used, if you want to restore an image of your system partition, you will always need to boot from either the bootable recovery media on the image media that you made, or the separate bootable CD.
     
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    elvandil,thanks for your reply. ok. col.
     
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