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.
Note 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:
You may select the tools to include on the ERD Commander Boot CD in this step. See How To Select the Tools to Include on the MSDaRT 6.5 Boot CD
Debugging Tools for Windows:
You are asked to provide the location of the Debugging Tools for Windows. For more information, see How to Add the Debugging Tools for Windows to the MSDaRT 6.5 Boot CD.
Definitions for Standalone System Sweeper:
Standalone System Sweeper Definition Download
dialog box, use the option buttons to choose whether to download the latest definitions at the time of the creation of the ERD disk or elect to download the definitions later. For more information see How to Add Definitions for Standalone System Sweeper to the MSDaRT 6.5 Boot CD.
You are asked if you want to add drivers to the ISO image. For more information, see How to Add Additional Drivers to the MSDaRT 6.5 Boot CD.
You can add files to the ISO image that you might need to help diagnose problems. For more information, see How to Add Files to the MSDaRT 6.5 Boot CD.
ISO Image Location:
You are asked to specify where the ISO image should be located. For more information, see How to Select an Image Location for the MSDaRT 6.5 Boot CD.
You are asked to specify the CD drive that should be used to burn the CD. For more information, see How to Burn the MSDaRT 6.5 Boot CD.
|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
Open a Command Prompt window.
Change the directory to the location of the Erdc.exe program.
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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