How to Create a Bootable Media CD with DiscWizard v16

How to Create a Bootable Media CD with DiscWizard v16


You can run Seagate DiscWizard from an emergency boot disc (Bootable Media) on a computer that cannot boot in order to perform an image restore. You can also use the boot CD to perform Clone operations, Partition/Format Disks, and create Image Backups of hard disks etc.


Items of Note:
  • To create a bootable media CD you will need a blank CD-R/RW, or a blank DVD+R/RW.
  • Booting from a flash drive is another option if your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive. You can either select the flash drive in the Bootable Media Type Selection step, or you could save the DiscWizard .ISO file and burn it to the flash drive using an image burning utility. The flash drive will need to be formatted in FAT32.
  1. Open the DiscWizard software and click Tools and Utilities, then click Rescue Media Builder.
    *Inside Windows* Main screen of the software Tools and Utilities and Rescue Media Builder are squared off.
     
  2. Click Next to enter the Media Builder Wizard.
    *Inside Windows* Welcome screen of the Media Builder.
     
  3. Checkmark the box for Seagate DiscWizard and click Next.
    " *Inside Windows* Shows to checkmark the box for DiscWizard. There is an arrow pointing to the box"
     
  4. The boot parameters do not need to be changed. Click Next.
    *Inside Windows* Shows option to change boot parameters.
     
  5. If there is a blank CD-R/RW, a blank DVD+R/RW in the computer you can select CD-RW or Flash Drive for the destination. If you want to save the file to burn on a different computer, you can select ISO image which will allow you to save the bootable media file to another location i.e. desktop or an external drive.
    *Inside Windows* Select the media type .ISO or CDRW. CDRW is selected
     
  6. Click Proceed.
    *Inside Windows* Operating Summary screen.
     
  7. A status bar will display the progress.
    *Inside Windows* Pop up window displays the status of the operation.
     
  8. DiscWizard will show if the operation was successful.
    *Inside Windows* Message that Bootable Media was created successfully.
    In order to boot from a CD you will need to adjust your boot order in your BIOS accordingly. Every motherboard/computer manufacturer will have a unique key that must be pressed in order to access the BIOS (Such as F2, F12, Esc, etc). You will want to set your boot order to boot to the CD ROM, DVD or USB (Flash Drive).

    Once you have completed your task with the DiscWizard CD be sure to remove the CD from the tray and reset your boot order back to its original configuration.

    *For more information regarding DiscWizard you can access the built in help guide through the blue question mark in the upper right hand corner.
    *Inside Windows* Displays how you can access the built in Help Guide. There is an arrow pointing to the blue question mark.


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