How do I make a bootable disc on my hard driv

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
May 12, 2010 at 15:54:40
Specs: Windows XP
I have norton ghost.
It came with a boot disc but im sick of using
the disc all the time.

I made a PARTITION for the Cd.....
and copied the files over to it from the boot
disc, and adjusted the boot ini file to point
towards the partition as a boot option.

but i get a "windows can not load because of a
hardware configuration problem" error.

How can I make the boot disc load from the
partition?

Here is a copy of my boot ini file.


[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WIND
OWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="
Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="
Sparkscash" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
I:\AUTORUN.EXE="Norton Boot Disk"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft
Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons


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#1
May 12, 2010 at 16:16:49
You can't boot from the hard drive, run Ghost from it, and have Ghost restore an image to the drive that you booted from. That's why it's necessary to boot from a floppy or optical drive and run under DOS.

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.


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#2
May 12, 2010 at 16:34:05
Thats just it, ghost wont clone the cd. And even if it did it would
just be a backup of the files, not the bootsector....
So I cant install a bootcd to a partition? :(<--frown

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#3
May 12, 2010 at 16:50:09
Can't you run Ghost from Windows to just restore files? I use a different backup program, and I haven't used Ghost in a long time

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.


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#4
May 12, 2010 at 16:53:17
yes but what if my main partition goes bad? And I somehow
loose the bootdisc :(

HOWEVEr...
That is a valid point!


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#5
May 12, 2010 at 17:07:58
You can run norton from a hard drive.
Not really a great way since most versions allow you to reboot from within windows.

Tell us the version, that would help a lot.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#6
May 12, 2010 at 17:10:38
Then you have to boot from the floppy or optical drive. Of course there's no problem because you have multiple copies of your backups and restore disk, and have them scattered all over the place. :-) I do!

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.


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#7
May 12, 2010 at 17:11:11
"yes but what if my main partition goes bad? And I somehow
loose the bootdisc :("

Just don't lose your boot disk. It is more likly that when the drive fails it will take both partitions with it than it is that you will lose the disk. The best way would be to get a separate drive for your disk image.


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#8
May 16, 2010 at 12:27:08
Its norton ghost 15.
someone said something to me about formatting the partition
with an iso standard

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