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By maggiectech ·
I would like to create my own recovery disk for my computer that has all the programs I am now using. I only have a CD writer in the machine.

The OS is Win XP home. I do not have an extra drive to be able to use Ghost or something similar.

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by darryli In reply to Recovery disk

Whaz UP, you can purchase or download a app. called NTI backup from www.nti.com

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by BFilmFan In reply to Recovery disk

I think the informated included here would be of value in buildign an ISO image of your system:

http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/

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by B_Pope In reply to Recovery disk

You can still use Norton Ghost without a 2nd HD, Ghost can image straight to a CD burner, a 2nd partition or a external drive.

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by willcomp In reply to Recovery disk

Maggie,

As mentioned previously, you can copy Ghost image to CDs. Ghost can be run from hard drive to initiate process. But there is a "slicker" method if you have a floppy drive.

Create a bootable floppy and copy Ghost to the floppy disk. I recommend using the "Boot Disk Essentials" disk from this site:

http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

Boot from floppy disk and run Ghost from there. Ghost will allow you to copy boot floppy to CD making first CD bootable. Ghost will also be copied to CD.

After completion, you will have a set of restore CDs that is bootable from first CD.

Dalton

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by garr_skipper In reply to Recovery disk

HI: MAGGIE,I MAY BE ABLE TO HELP? A PROGRAM CALLED NT BACKUP IS INCLUDED IN WIN XP HOME EDITION OS CD.BY DEFAULT THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL SETUP ON YOUR HARDDRIVE.THIS IS WHAT YOU DO.PUT THE WIN XP HOME EDITION CD INTO YOUR CD DRIVE (DRIVE D OR E).WHEN THE INDEX COMES UP SHOWING THE CHOICES YOU HAVE,CLICK ON EXPLORE.LOOK FOR ADD-ONS AND EXPAND UNTIL YOU FIND NT BACKUP.CLICK ON NT BACKUP AND SELECT INSTALL.WHEN INSTALL IS COMPLETE CLOSE EVERYTHING UP AND REMOVE WIN XP CD FROM THE CD DRIVE.LOOK FOR NT BACKUP IN THE START MENU UNDER SYSTEM TOOLS AND CLICK ON IT.FIRST THING TO DO IS CREATE A RESTORE POINT JUST IN CASE THEN FOLLOW NT BACK-UPS INSTRUCTIONS TO CREATE A BACK-UP OF EVERYTHING YOU WANT INCLUDED.WHEN ALL OF THIS IS DONE YOU CAN THEN MAKE A COPY USING YOUR CD WRITER.THEN IF ANY PROBLEM OCCURS BOOT FROM YOUR COPY TO RECOVER EVERYTHING YOU HAD PREVIOUSLY.HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT AND I HOPE MY EXPLANATION IS CLEAR. ANY PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS SEND ME AN E-MAIL. SINCERELY richocet2rabbit

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