Build bootable USB drive for DiscWizard or Acronis True Image WD Edition

DiscWizard is the Acronis true image free version for seagate hard drive, just like True Image Home, DiscWizard allows us create a rescue cd, we can boot our computer from the rescue cd and restore system partition in case it becomes unbootable. But you can not create a rescue usb disk directly. I’ll show you how to create a bootable usb drive for DiscWizard in the following paragraph.

1, Create Bootable ISO

Use the “Create Bootable Media” function to build an iso file, then extract it to a new folder, for example, d:\TrueImageISO.

2, Download syslinux

Syslinux is an open source boot loader for Linux developed by H. Peter Anvin.

Download syslinux then extract the archive, copy the file syslinux.exe in the win32 folder to D:\.

3, Create bootable usb drive

  • First, format your usb disk as FAT32 format.
  • Second, launch windows command prompt, enter D:\syslinux.exe X: and press enter.( suppose that you put the file syslinux.exe in the root folder of the D drive, and X: is your usb drive letter. ) You’ll see a hidden file named ldlinux.sys has been added to X:.
  • Copy the file kernel.dat and ramdisk.dat from d:\TrueImageISO to X:.
  • Download the file syslinux.cfg and copy it to drive X, don’t change the filename.
  • You are done!

Boot computer from usb drive

Now you can restart your system and boot it from usb drive, you can see the screenshot below:

Build bootable usb drive for DiscWizard or Acronis True Image WD Edition

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