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 A utility to create a hdd disk image to usb? 
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Now that I have my HP mini up and running, does anybody know of a good utility to boot off of a USB that can image/restore the HDD to the USB stick?

I have googled but my kung fu is no good today it seems.





09 Jan 2010, 19:18
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Do you want to create image of working PC? Use any WinPE with software like Norton Ghost.


09 Jan 2010, 21:20
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I'm continuing to google, but in the end, I only have access to a USB drive, that I want to create an image of my newly installed Windows installation.


Is WinPE my best option for this? I am also looking into

Trinity Rescue Kit
BartPE
ERD Commander

But I would like something that simply formats my USB stick to a bootable form, and then allows me to take an image of my hard drive on my laptop.


All suggestions welcome!

Thanks!


09 Jan 2010, 21:53
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Download BartPE builder
Copy drivers for HDD controller to drivers folder of BartPE
Create your new WinPE
Transfer to USB with WInToFlash
Copy Norton Ghost of other imaging software
Boot from USB
Enjoy


09 Jan 2010, 22:43
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how many gbytes ? will be suported ? is the compression ratio 1,000,000,000,000 : 1 ?


17 Mar 2010, 21:32
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Dear lawrephord76, we can't understand your question. Are you talking about ghost compression ratio and USB drive size?


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Hi guys

I have an Hp mini also, no dvd rom include, and no window vista cd for me either although it has a small partition of the OS ,
i was looking for a way to make an image out of my pre-install OS (Vista basic) and if can, boot from a usb thumdrive incase of hardisk failure.
wintoflash is great if i have the vista OS CD but i don't... :(

step by step guide would Appreciate.


Many Thx


04 Apr 2010, 17:38
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Run WinToFlash
Goto Advanced mode
Select Win XP PE or Win Vista PE transfer mode
Set the paths to WinPE and USB drive
Tap Create


04 Apr 2010, 22:02
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Hi Support

Thx for the reply.

i have done step
1)Run WinToFlash
2)Goto Advanced mode
3)Select Win XP PE or Win Vista PE transfer mode - ( i selected win vista PE )
4)Set the paths to WinPE and USB drive - ( this is where i stuck )

After step 4) , i am stuck, i don't even know where is my main path of my netbook Vista OS( i don't have a dvd/cd Rom build-in Netbook). Can please advice what to do next, i did scroll through the Windows and System32 but i am not sure where to go about.
Please help.
Thank you


05 Apr 2010, 15:17
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Have you the recovery disk? Or, may be, other DVD with save Windows / WinPE?


05 Apr 2010, 20:36
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I don't have a recovery disc, its a netbook that has a built-in quick recovery system that restores d system to its factory settings at partition at D drive, in-case any crash , i can reboot anytime using that partition by pressing F11.

But in-case of HDD failure,.... sayurana then... nomore original OS to boot up a new HDD. This netbook does not come with a recovery disc at all, and it does not have a dvd rom either. it does not come with a software which can make a recovery disc, i have googled about this model, some ppl ask for d disc, oh well... long story.


WinPE? what can i do with this?, am not sure though..

Any advice?
Thank You


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Support wrote:
Have you the recovery disk? Or, may be, other DVD with save Windows / WinPE?


i don't have a recovery disc jus yet, but i have manage to create a full backup using HP Backup and Recovery Manager, save it in my thumbdrive.

i don't have DVD with save windows/Winpe

Anyway, what is the function of WinPe?


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WinPE is a small Windows can boot from USB of CD and needs to recover your files, backup, etc. It's like second Windows on hard drive for service operation, you boot it only if you need to fix problems.

Use BartPE to create one.


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Support wrote:
WinPE is a small Windows can boot from USB of CD and needs to recover your files, backup, etc. It's like second Windows on hard drive for service operation, you boot it only if you need to fix problems.

Use BartPE to create one.

I google the web, it looks like i still need a CD/DVD Windows to make a usb thumbdrive bootable by using Bartpe/Winpe, am i right?


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You can use USB drives too, it's not important for WinPE to boot


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