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I'm trying to create Vista recovery discs from the files that AI Recovery Burner created. I have read this guide on how to create a bootable disc. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11194

My problem is that I don't know how to do when my files use up more space than what is availiable on the disc. Imgburn gives me the option to overburn or truncate, but no option to span over several discs?

AI Recovery Burner created three folders with the names CD1, CD2 and CD3. Is it possible to burn them one at a time, or should they somehow be connected?

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I 16:47:42 ImgBurn Version 2.5.6.0 started!

I 16:47:42 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)

I 16:47:42 Total Physical Memory: 3 144 172 KB - Available: 1 280 696 KB

W 16:47:42 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance.

I 16:47:42 Initialising SPTI...

I 16:47:42 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 16:47:43 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20L NR02 (E:) (ATA)

I 16:47:43 -> Drive 2 - Info: JR8574P DLD724Q 1.01 (F:) (ATAPI)

I 16:47:43 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!

I 16:52:21 Operation Started!

I 16:52:21 Building Image Tree...

W 16:52:21 Skipped Hidden File: D:\recovery_tmp\CD1\boot\BCD.LOG

I 16:52:53 Checking Directory Depth...

I 16:52:53 Calculating Totals...

I 16:52:53 Preparing Image...

I 16:52:53 Checking Path Length...

I 16:52:53 Contents: 28 Files, 10 Folders

I 16:52:53 Content Type: Data

I 16:52:53 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 16:52:53 File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), UDF (1.02)

I 16:52:53 Volume Label: recovery_tmp

I 16:52:53 Size: 8 472 968 848 bytes

I 16:52:53 Sectors: 4 137 202

I 16:52:53 Image Size: 8 473 673 728 bytes

I 16:52:53 Image Sectors: 4 137 536

E 16:53:10 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:49

I 16:53:24 Operation Started!

I 16:53:24 Building Image Tree...

W 16:53:24 Skipped Hidden File: D:\recovery_tmp\CD1\boot\BCD.LOG

I 16:53:45 Checking Directory Depth...

I 16:53:45 Calculating Totals...

I 16:53:45 Preparing Image...

I 16:53:45 Checking Path Length...

I 16:53:45 Contents: 28 Files, 10 Folders

I 16:53:45 Content Type: Data

I 16:53:45 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 16:53:45 File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), UDF (1.02)

I 16:53:45 Volume Label: recovery_tmp

I 16:53:45 Size: 8 472 968 848 bytes

I 16:53:45 Sectors: 4 137 202

I 16:53:45 Image Size: 8 473 673 728 bytes

I 16:53:45 Image Sectors: 4 137 536

I 16:54:02 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:37

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I'm trying to create Vista recovery discs from the files that AI Recovery Burner created.

I had to google 'AI Recovery Burner' to find out what it is - apparently something with this name is supplied by ASUS to create system recovery discs (DVDs) from the hidden recovery partition on an ASUS PC - is that what you're doing ?

 

My problem is that I don't know how to do when my files use up more space than what is availiable on the disc ... AI Recovery Burner created three folders with the names CD1, CD2 and CD3.

From what I've just read, AI Recovery Burner should create discs, rather than files in folders .... so why are you ending up files in folders and then trying to burn them to disc using some different software ?

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I'm trying to create Vista recovery discs from the files that AI Recovery Burner created.

I had to google 'AI Recovery Burner' to find out what it is - apparently something with this name is supplied by ASUS to create system recovery discs (DVDs) from the hidden recovery partition on an ASUS PC - is that what you're doing ?

 

My problem is that I don't know how to do when my files use up more space than what is availiable on the disc ... AI Recovery Burner created three folders with the names CD1, CD2 and CD3.

From what I've just read, AI Recovery Burner should create discs, rather than files in folders .... so why are you ending up files in folders and then trying to burn them to disc using some different software ?

 

 

Yes, I am trying to create system recovery discs.

If you look around you will find that a lot of people (including me) are having problems with this software. The recommended solution seems to be to create the files with Asus own software and then burn the files with something else.

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Surely you burn the content of CD1 to 1 disc, then the content of CD2 to another and so on?

 

As for making it bootable, that would depend on what system it uses for booting.

 

Is it a copy of the normal Windows Vista install disc boot method (boot folder with etfsboot.com file) or does it use isolinux etc?

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Yes, I am trying to create system recovery discs.

If you look around you will find that a lot of people (including me) are having problems with this software. The recommended solution seems to be to create the files with Asus own software and then burn the files with something else.

Ah ... that's understandable (I've heard of similar trouble with the recovery disk burner utility on a Sony Vaio).

 

So I guess you're saying that 'AIRB' has some option to create folders containing the necessary files instead of burning the files to disk, and when you used this option the total data content of each of these folders was greater than will fit on a single-layer DVD.

 

Are the generated files intended to be burnt to disk ?

If not, what's this option for ?

If so, surely there's a way of specifying the size of the disks that will be used ?

How did you request the creation of folders-on-hard-drive ?

 

Anyway, to try to answer your original question :

 

AI Recovery Burner created three folders with the names CD1, CD2 and CD3. Is it possible to burn them one at a time, or should they somehow be connected?

Those folder names imply that each one is intended to be burnt as a stand-alone disk. I would imagine the ASUS restore utility that copies the disk contents back to the PC when a recovery operation is performed will expect files & folders to be on specific disks ... so burn each folder to a separate disk, and don't mess with the proposed layout by spreading any of the folders across multiple disks.

 

It might help if you tell us the total space occupied by each folder.

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