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On-Line Manual 
Installation & Activation 
Volume Clone Operations 
Cool Tools 
Making the Target Self Bootable 
Duplicating the Volume ID 
Add Test Entry in Boot Menu 
Making a Quick Boot Diskette 
Making a Batch File 
Restore &Points 
Technical Notes 

Making a Quick Boot Diskette

This function is available in the Making a Quick Boot Diskette dialog box which is invoked by clicking the Make QBD button in the Cool Tools tab of the main window.


    Making a Quick Boot Diskette dialog box


Besides the use of a hard disk-based boot method, we suggest the use of the good old floppy disk drive (FDD) as an alternative method to boot your computer.

Although many people dismiss the diskette as obsolete (or more commonly, their computer has no FDD), we still think the diskette-based boot method is viable for its flexibility.

  • As a matter of fact, we suggest that you acquire a USB-FDD if you do not have one.  As of current writing, practically all laptop computers still provide a boot option using USB-FDD.  It is a worthwhile investment.  We think the FDD-based boot method is a reliable first step in dealing with a system that cannot be booted from the hard disk.
  • This procedure helps you create a boot diskette that we call the Quick Boot Diskette (QBD) that will be good not only for booting into the newly created cloned volume, but also for booting into any volume including the main system disk that has trouble booting into the Windows environment.
  • Insert a formatted diskette in the FDD (A:) and click the Start button.  Existing files on the floppy disk will be preserved.
  • You may add additional entries in the boot menu on the QBD by manually editing the BOOT.INI file on the diskette.