Originally Posted by ladron
can you use image drive to make a bootable recovery disk? I tried using ghost, but it didn't work right. I'm looking for something that'll let me get rid of that floppy with the sata drivers on it. I tried slipstreaming them into the xp install disk, but that didn't work either.
I'm not sure, I'll have to check. I believe you can. It lets you burn an image to cd, but I'm not sure if it's bootable.
I keep the image of my windows partition on another hard drive, so I haven't tried the cd route.
I have tried to rewrite from the image on my second drive through windows (it says you can) but half way through I get a message that tells me to use the rescue disc to rewrite the volume. I made a set of floppies that it prompted me to make when I first used the program. It boots to a wizard that walks you through the process of rewriting the disk. So if you're trying to eliminate the floppies, the way I do it won't be helpful.
I have a 10G partition on my main drive for windows, the remaining partition I use for programs, I change the directory while installing to D, then I can rebuild windows without having to reload all my games and such. Then I have a second physical drive that I use for storage and back ups. I keep the image of just the windows partition on the second drive.
The first time I used it, I did a clean install of windows, got the latest drivers for everything, and updated windows fully. Then I burned the image. Then when I need to fresh install, I install that image, and update the drivers and windows, and burn an updated image. I routinely format and reinstall my windows drive about every six months. Keeps the machine running very fast all the time.
I don't have the program on this machine, so I'll have to check and get back to you...