drive image 2002 question - bootable CD

By sudso ยท 14 replies
Mar 15, 2004
  1. I have drive image 2002 on a laptop with windows xp; I would like to create a bootable CD instead of the floppy disks. Can anyone please tell me how?

  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Do you have a CD from Symantec for your copy of Drive Image or are you saying your copy is a download ?. If it is the former,that CD is your BootDisk to initiate recovery etc.If it is the latter tell me and I will dig out my copy that creates the CD from Powerquest.
    If you are refering to the emergency recovery floppies made within the progam . You would only use those if you can't get to your CD in an emergency.
    In an emergency the Symantec/Powerquest CD boots your machine and runs the operation to recover your system from your backup media or disk.
    Seeing that this is a portable you may want to look at updating you Drive Image to ver 7.03 it came with 2002 . this would allow many more options that are very convenient .I use an external HHD connected by USB and you can do the back up Hot while in WinXP.Just go to updates are free to registered users.
  3. sudso

    sudso TS Rookie Topic Starter

    drive image

    I just sent you an email about getting a copy of the bootable CD.
  4. the loc-man

    the loc-man TS Rookie

    can you also help me with a drive image bootable CD please, this would be a great help for me

  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    actually, best way to make one if you have roxio easy cd is create bootable cd, use windows 98 boot disk as the template it asked for, then copy drive image dos files to the CD layout, burn. That's what I do.
  6. the loc-man

    the loc-man TS Rookie

    ok thanks will try that, but a few questions about that.

    I have a Win98 disk, but which files are the drive image dos files?

    how will it know the disk swap stuff? ie disk 1 for boot, disk 2 for prog?

    is the DI boot disk just the Win98 boot disk in disguise?

    I will try and mess with this but any more help pls would be great

  7. the loc-man

    the loc-man TS Rookie

    ok I have tried to do a CD in Roxio 7, from creator classic, it asks to generate image from floppy, I do with the Drive image disk 1 in.

    I then dragged the files from the 2nd floppy drive image program disk.

    I booted with the CD, it started but said the usual message when using floppys "insert disk 2 , press any key" doing so then just went to a dos prompt A:/

    what am I doing wrong?

    pls pls help this is very frustrtaing for me.

  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    1. Create Bootable CD image in Roxio by selecting that type from new, use windows 98 boot disk as the disk to generate an image from.

    2. Before burning the CD, use the contents of the second drive image disk as the contents of the bootable CD you are burning.

    (At least, I guess its the second, its directory should read something like this:

    26/06/2002 16:47 1,123 AUTOEXEC.BAT
    26/06/2002 16:47 66,785 COMMAND.COM
    26/06/2002 16:48 63,042 DIHELP.DAT
    11/08/2004 20:42 <DIR> DRIVERS
    03/07/2002 21:48 21 GO.BAT
    16/12/1999 04:01 37,681 MOUSE.COM
    24/10/2000 01:01 24 MOUSE.INI
    26/06/2002 16:48 38,450 PQDI.exe
    26/06/2002 17:21 1,031,462 pqDI.ovl
    26/06/2002 17:24 44,424 PQDI.pqg
    26/06/2002 17:24 885 PQDI.RTC
    22/09/2003 23:20 29,707 PQ_DEBUG.TXT

    Just make sure the have the pqdi.exe files and that stuff above on the CD.)

    3.Boot from this CD, select boot with CD rom support when asked. Then, when in DOS, run pqdi.exe from the CD by typing pqdi in the revelant directory in the command prompt.
  9. the loc-man

    the loc-man TS Rookie

    mmm on my Drive image rescue disks that were created with DI 2002 I dont have all the files U have listed I have

    Drivers (folder) >aspi2dos,aspi4dos,aspi7dos,aspi8dos,aspi1616,aspi 2930
    DI help

    thats all there is??

    is there anyway you can contact me pls and maybe send me a disc image or something, this is getting really frustrating

    also when I try to see what files are on it is only showing me the files that I copied over from disk 2 of DI, the other bit only says system files so I dont know what are there

    I am using Roxio 7 with creator classic

  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Just follow what I have done above, maybe you don't need all of those files, just use the ones you have, you've listed the correct ones so the source is OK. Just do what I instructed.
  11. the loc-man

    the loc-man TS Rookie

    I have tried this, ie using a Win98 boot disk (from for the template and then added the contents of the program drive image disk.

    I then burned

    restarted with CD, it booted but still came up with a a:/ prompt
    it couldnt see any other files onthe disk

    Can you check your PM also, I really need a image

  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    you might need to change drive letter to something else.... it might be d: or something.... you have to change to your CD ROM drive letter. You have done the right thing, I am sure.

    Try changing to some other drive letters. Do a dir if you can and see if you see the contents of the CD. You should do.
  13. ziggy2004

    ziggy2004 TS Rookie

    Hello all,
    I have a similar question to the one that started this post. I have the downloaded version of Drive Image 7, not the CD. I would also like to know how to make a bootable CD so that I can restore my data, which is stored on a second HDD. I don't even have a clue as to where I should begin with this CD creation.

    I would also like to request an "image" of the CD, or some other "step-by-step" instructions on how to make the CD.

  14. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

  15. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Loc ; I understand your frustration I thought I would give you some information to help you decide your best course of action.
    The bootable CD came as a download update (Ver 7.03 ) to Drive Image 7 from Powerquest.It is 380 +MB ,I do not think you can create it from the files off of the emergency floppies as they do not have all of the files necessary to run the comeplete program.(This CD has enough information to recover from a network,USB Drivesfloppies just don't have the space) Symantec purchased powerquest and have incorporated drive image's software into Ghost ver 9 and this includes a bootable CD that can restore your backup image from the CD even if you can't boot to Windows
    The downside is that you will have to upgrade to Ghost 9 , Symantec should accept your Powerquest license.
    I hope this helps.
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