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Best way to back up bootable CD

Discussion in 'Software' started by Space cat, 18 Sep 2011.

  1. Space cat

    Space cat

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    After much trial and error, I've made an XP installation CD with an answer file (WINNT.SIF) on it - and it works. :D :D :D The problem is that it's on a rewritable and I'd prefer to have it on CDR.

    Now I can see two ways to do this:

    1) Use Nero to make an exact copy of the disc.

    2) Use Isobuster to extract the boot file and Explorer to read everything else then use Nero to write a bootable CD. (This is how I made the original.)

    What I want to know is if there's any difference, in terms of data integrity, between the two methods? Any help will be gratefully received. :) :) :)
     
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    Doing a straight cd copy would be the safer option. If you do it the other way its much easier to make a mistake and you will have to check the cd afterwards. Doing a straight cd copy you can use the built in nero verify which is much easier.
     
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  4. Space cat

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    Job done and tested. Thanks for the advice (I'd forgotten about Nero's verify feature). :D :D :D
     
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