Create a bootable rescue CD


 

If you computer refuses to boot or load Windows, or if you are trying to restore an image to a partition the Reflect cannot lock (See here), then you will have to start your PC using a rescue CD or boot into the Windows PE recovery environment.

 

The Macrium rescue CD uses either Linux, BartPE or Windows PE 2.0 (Vista).

 

To burn the CD:

 

 

 

  • Choose the 'Other Tasks' then 'Create Rescue CD' from the main menu.

 

 

  • Select 'Create a bootable rescue CD' from the 'Other Tasks' panel.

 

 

 

 

It is important to use good quality media. Poor quality media may not boot correctly.

 

 

The following dialog is displayed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Linux

This rescue CD uses a small and efficient version of the Linux operating system to start your PC and detect attached local and remote hard drives and computers. It also offers support for Mouse and Keyboard with USB, PS/2 and wireless connections. Using this CD you will be able to locate and restore any partition(s) saved on attached drives in minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

Click to check for a newer version of the CD

 

Advanced

Click to solve boot problems with the Linux CD

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CD/DVD Burner

Select either your attached CD/DVD burner or create an ISO image file. An ISO image file is an exact copy of the CD and can be saved to disk to be burnt using most CD burning software.

 

Click 'Finish' to burn the CD.

 


 

 

BartPE

A BartPE boot CD is generated using PE-Builder. PE-Builder uses your existing 32 Bit Windows XP, Server 2003 system files to create a bootable rescue environment that can host a Reflect plug-in. PE-Builder is not a Macrium supplied or supported product but full installation and usage instruction can be found at the PE-Builder web site here: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

 

 

Updates

Click to check for a newer version of the plug-in.

 

Select Directory

Choose the plug-in directory for your PE-Builder installation, this is normally 'C:\PEBuilder3110a\plugin'.

  

Click 'Finish' to copy the plug-in files to the chosen directory. Once the files have been copied just build your BartPE CD as normal and the Reflect menu option will be added to the BartPE main menu.

 

BartPE is only available for 32 bit Windows XP and 32 bit Windows Server 2003

 


 

 

Windows PE

This uses a cut down version of the Windows Vista operating system licensed from Microsoft. Additional utilities are available with this CD, such as repairing the boot process and a Explorer like program to copy or move files on your local disks. You can also mount backup images and only restore the files that you need. See here for more information.

 

The Windows PE recovery CD is only available to registered customers.

 

 

Updates

Click to check for updates to the Windows PE recovery environment. This will also update the Windows boot menu environment.

 

CD/DVD Burner

Select either your attached CD/DVD burner or create an ISO image file. An ISO image file is an exact copy of the CD and can be saved to disk to be burnt using most CD burning software.

 

Click 'Finish' to burn the CD.