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Creating a bootable .ISO disk?


MikeHawthorne

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Hi

 

I have after a lot of work recieved an .iso file from Symantec that should boot my computer into the Ghost Recovery App.

 

My problem is that if I just copy the file to a CD it isn't bootable.

And if I use the Burn Image File command I end up with the contents of the .iso file, instead of the .iso file itself.

 

How do I make a bootable disk with the .iso file using Easy CD Creator 8?

 

Thanks for the help

 

Mike

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Hi

 

Success at last!!!

I downloaded a shareware program named Deep-Burner and used it's Burn ISO Image app and it worked.

 

You are right it has to be converter first, but when I did it in Easy CD creator it didn't boot. That led me to think that it may have to stay an ISO file.

 

I made two disks in Deep-Burner and they both booted fine, I don't know why the ones from Easy CD Creator don't boot. They both looked exactly alike in Explorer.

 

Anyway it works; this has been a process that has taken almost a week to complete what with getting an ISO file that would work and getting the disk made.

 

What a relief

 

Mike

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Hi

 

I have after a lot of work recieved an .iso file from Symantec that should boot my computer into the Ghost Recovery App.

 

My problem is that if I just copy the file to a CD it isn't bootable.

And if I use the Burn Image File command I end up with the contents of the .iso file, instead of the .iso file itself.

 

How do I make a bootable disk with the .iso file using Easy CD Creator 8?

 

Thanks for the help

 

Mike

There are discussion threads on this. Do search on "bootable ISO". A post indicted that it is not doable in EMC8 but it is in EMC9.

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...ost&p=75464

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An alternative is to use Autostreamer (which will slipstream a Service Pack into Windows 2K or XP) and create a bootable image file from the original plus the service pack. It may work as a standalone (no service pack) or you could try Bart's website which will also produce a Windows bootable CD using open source software.

 

Both of these will produce a .iso image which you can then write to CD using Disc Copy (just right click the .iso and 'open with')

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Hi

 

I have after a lot of work recieved an .iso file from Symantec that should boot my computer into the Ghost Recovery App.

 

My problem is that if I just copy the file to a CD it isn't bootable.

And if I use the Burn Image File command I end up with the contents of the .iso file, instead of the .iso file itself.

 

How do I make a bootable disk with the .iso file using Easy CD Creator 8?

 

Thanks for the help

 

Mike

 

I think that's correct.An .iso image file is just that.It's an image of a disc.The file itself will not boot.In fact to even look at it you would need to use some kind of disc image loader.To actually use it the image needs to be burned to a disc.You should be able to do what Daithi said and either right click the file and then click "open with" disc copier or open disc copier,choose browse for Disc Image/DVD-Video folder in the dropdown and choose the iso file.This will give you a cd made from that image.If it doesn't boot then you need to talk to Symantec again.

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