Advice 1: How to make a copy of a boot disk

To create a boot disk there are several proven methods. But not everyone knows how to copy such a disk to get the copy starts before entering the operating system.
How to make a copy of a boot disk
You will need
  • Nero, Iso File Burning, Alcohol 120.
Instruction
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To get started just try to copy a disc using the program Nero Burning ROM. To do this, select the version appropriate for your operating system and run it.
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Click "Copy disc". Insert in the drive the boot disk. Click "Next". Set the recording parameters of the future disk. Click "Copy".
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After the program creates the special device files needed to write the future of the disk, the window appears. Remove the disc from the drive, and install in its place a blank disk.
4
Click "Burn" to continue the copy operation of the boot disk. Check the operation of the disc after recording.
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This method requires a powerful computer. If your device does not cope with the task, first create the image disk.
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Install the program Alcohol 120. Run the application. Click "Create image". Specify the drive which is the boot disk. Select the folder in which to save the created file. Click "Create".
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Wait until the end of imaging. Check operability of the created file. Download and install the Iso File Burning. It is designed specifically for quick image capture boot disk.
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Run the program and insert the blank disc drive. In the first menu item, specify the image file that you recently created. In the second paragraph, select the drive where you installed the blank disk and specify the write speed.
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Click the "burn ISO" and wait for the process to complete. Be sure to check the disc after burning.
Useful advice
Do not use too much speed recording because these disks may not be read relatively old drives. When setting the recording parameters the boot disk be sure to complete the multisession, because reusable blanks, with an open session may not be read as bootable.

Advice 2: How to make external hdd bootable

Procedure bootable HDD in Windows operating system version 7 is quite different from the operation to create a bootable USB Flash, but performed by the standard tools of the system and requires no additional special software.
How to make external hdd bootable
Instruction
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Call the main system menu of the Windows OS version 7, click "start" and click "control Panel" to initiate the procedure to create a bootable HDD. Open the "administrative tools" link and expand "computer Management". Select "disk Management" and locate the drive 1, same size with the selected external volume. Determine your HDD and call its context menu by right-clicking the mouse.
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Enter the command "Delete volume" and wait for the message about the successful completion of the operation. Click the "new simple volume" and enter a value of 4300 in the "simple volume Size" dialog box. Confirm your selection by pressing the "Next" button and select the desired value for the name of the disk in a new dialog box. Go to the next step by clicking "Next" and apply the check box on the "Format this volume as follows". Confirm execution of the selected action by pressing the "Next" button and authorize the procedure by clicking "Finish". Call context menu of the created section by clicking the right mouse button and select "mark partition as active".
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Repeat the entire above sequence of actions to create a second partition on an external HDD-drive, but don't make it active.
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Insert the Windows 7 installation disc in the drive and open menu "edit" of the top service panel. Enter the command "Select all", create a full copy of all folders of the disc. Use the command "Paste" to copy the highlighted folder in the active partition or volume is created do the same thing in the app Total Commander if there is an ISO image of the installation disk.
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Please restart your system and enter the newly created external drive as the Primary Boot Device in the BIOS. Save changes and use your HDD as a boot device.

Advice 3: How to make a bootable flash drive

Bootable USB drives create to download the necessary software before the Windows logon. This method is often used to install the operating system on mobile computers that do not have their own DVD drives.
How to make a bootable flash drive
You will need
  • - USB drive;
  • - WinSetupFromUSB.
Instruction
1
There are two basic ways to create a bootable USB drive: self-entering commands through the console and use special tools. If you have the ability to install additional software, try the second method. Download from the website http://flashboot.ru/Files-file-291.html the program WinSetupFromUSB.
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Connect your USB drive to the appropriate port of a laptop or desktop computer. Copy all the important information on your hard disk. If you do not work drive a large volume, then create a extended partition. This will allow you to use only part of the space to create the boot sector.
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Run the file WinSetupFromUSB.exe in the first field of the window that appears select the desired USB drive or its partition. Click BootIce. After the new window check the correctness of the choice of the flash drive and click Perform Format.
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In the new menu select USB-HDD (Single) and click Next Step. Select the file system format, which will format the specified USB drive. Press the Ok button when the warning dialogs.
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After the completion of the utility BootIce go back to the program WinSetupFromUSB. Select the type of bootable files. If you want to record on a USB flash drive installation files Windows XP operating system, then select the first item. To create a boot diskand a set of programs specify Other Grub4Dos.
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If you chose the second option, then unzip the Grub4Dos folder from the downloaded archive. Specify the path to this folder and press the Go button. If you create a USB flash drive with Windows, then select the directory containing the copy of the installation disk. Wait until the utility window and remove your USB drive.
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