Solved Basic hdd to bootable hdd

June 5, 2017 at 00:39:32
Specs: Windows 10
My computer has 2 drives (image attached).
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" ( (), 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.
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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June 5, 2017 at 02:29:15
You have two options here, Create a bootable USB/thumb drive (must be at least 4 Gig) or burn the ISO to a DVD.

This isn't something you'd install on an internal HDD, especially since you already have your OS and several data partitions. I won't bother asking why you have so many data partitions. I'm sure there's a reason you have your second drive setup that way.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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June 5, 2017 at 02:34:51
You don't install DLC Boot 2017 3.3 Build 170512 on an HDD or SSD.

It's simply a CD image from which to create a Bootable Rescue CD.
You boot from it, then use the various utilities on it to check or repair your existing Windows installation, as well as many other tasks.

Also you should be aware that the "Mini Windows 10" & "Mini Windows XP" that it contains are unofficial illegal versions. Do you really want to get involved with using illegal software & risk getting a knock on your door one day or a court summons in the post?

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June 5, 2017 at 04:42:14
✔ Best Answer

Thank you @JenniferSumN and @phil22 for your replies!


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 just 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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