How to Create an Image Backup from the Bootable Media CD with DiscWizard v16

How to Create an Image Backup from the Bootable Media CD with DiscWizard v16


Imaging is a way of backing up the computer that allows you to store the entire computer, including the operating system and programs, in a single file (an “image”) that can be used to restore the computer to exactly the way it was when the image was made. This is a good way to recover from major hardware failure without having to spend lots of time reinstalling programs, restoring data, etc.


First you will need to create bootable media from the DiscWizard software. For instructions on how to create bootable media select here

FAQ: What is an Image Backup? Why is it needed?
  • Imaging is a way of backing up the computer that allows you to store the entire computer, including the operating system and programs, in a single file (an “image”) that can be used to restore the computer to exactly the way it was when the image was made. This is a good way to recover from major hardware failure without having to spend lots of time reinstalling programs, restoring data, etc.
  • An image backup created with DiscWizard v16 can only be restored to the exact same computer it was created on.

    * When booting to the DiscWizard CD you will be prompted to boot normally into your Windows Operating System or into DiscWizard. Select DiscWizard.
  1. From the Home Screen of the DiscWizard software click Backup/Disc and Partition Backup.
    *From Boot CD* Home Screen of the software showing to click Backup and Disc and Partition Backup. Arrowing pointing to Backup
     
  2. Be sure to select all partition boxes under the drive that you are wanting to create an image of. This can be done easily by clicking the Source Disc Box as shown below.
    *From Boot CD* Screen Showing to click the box next to Disc 1. The Disc 1 box is squared off.
     
  3. The default location to save the image will be on the C: drive. To change this you will need to click Browse.
    *From Boot CD* Showing that the default Location is the C: The Browse button is squared off.
     
  4. Then browse for the destination drive under Computer. If you want the image stored in a specific folder on the drive you can select it. Otherwise, the image will be stored on the root of the drive. Once the drive or folder has been selected click Generate Name and then click OK.
    *From Boot CD* Shows a 'Windows Explorer' to browse for a location to store the image file.
     
  5. Notice the Backup Location has been changed to the destination that was selected. Click Next.
    *From Boot CD* Screen showing newly selected backup location.
     
  6. At the summary screen click Proceed.
    *From Boot CD* Shows summary of operations.
     
  7. At this point, you should be at the Operation Progress screen. Once it has completed, you should be able to see the image file (.TIB) in the location you selected as the destination.
    *From Boot CD* Operation Progress of the Image backup
     
  8. Once the Image backup is complete remove the DiscWizard Bootable Media CD.


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