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How to Create a Boot CD for MSDaRT 6.5

Applies To: Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset 6.5

The ERD Commander   Boot Media Wizard is used in Windows to create a bootable International Organization for Standardization (ISO) image. An ISO image is a file that represents the raw contents of a CD, which can be written to a recordable CD. If your system includes a CD-RW drive, the wizard offers to burn the ISO image to a blank CD. If your system does not contain a drive that is supported by the wizard, you can burn the ISO image onto a CD using most programs that can burn a CD.

To create a bootable CD from the ISO image, you need:

  • A CD-RW drive.

  • A recordable CD (in a format supported by your recordable drive).

  • CD burning software that supports your recordable drive and supports burning an ISO image directly to CD.

    noteNote
    Test the CD that you create on all systems that you intend to support because some systems are not capable of starting from all types of recordable CDs.

When you run the ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard , be prepared to provide the following information:

noteNote
The ISO image can vary in size depending on the tools that you select when you run the ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard .

To start the ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard in Windows

  • Click Start, point to Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset , and then click ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard . Run the Boot Media wizard with administrator privileges.

You can create a bootable CD that can only be used for a certain number of days after it is generated. To do so, you must run the ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard from a Command Prompt window and specify the number of days.

To create a bootable CD that has a time limit

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.

  2. Change the directory to the location of the Erdc.exe program.

  3. Using the following syntax, run the ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard . NumberOfDays is a positive integer that represents the number of days that the bootable CD will be usable.

    ERDC /e 
        NumberOfDays
    

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