Acronis emergency booting

  Jacques 07:42 26 Aug 2005

Acronis say that you should create emergency boot disks by saving to either diskettes, CD room " or other media"
Does other media include a USB memory stick for this ?

  Diodorus Siculus 07:54 26 Aug 2005

Probably will be ok if your machine can boot from USB - some can, others can't.

I'd play safe and go the CD ROM route if possible.

  Jacques 08:59 26 Aug 2005

Thanks. Not sure wheher my machine will boot from usb? It is newish and am using W 2000 pro. Does this help ? The reason I ask as I do not have a writeable CD drive on that computer so I would either have to put one or use 10 disquettes

  Diodorus Siculus 09:31 26 Aug 2005

One way to check is to look in the BIOS - when you start the PC you should see something like "press del to enter setup". Within that there may be an option.

Installing a cd writer might be a good option; you can get a decent one for less than £30 nowadays and will be handy for backups.

  mattyc_92 18:49 26 Aug 2005

The USB option is so that you can restore to or from USb hard-drives (of USB optical drives like DVD-ROM or CD-ReWritter)

  Jacques 07:01 27 Aug 2005

Many thanks, mattyc_92 and Diodorus Siculus. As you say I am sure the best thing is to get install a CD writer in this machine

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