Instructions for creating and using the Symantec Recovery Disk (SRD). This document describes the steps needed to copy (burn) the .ISO file to CD after downloading from FileConnect.

Article:TECH70401  |  Created: 2009-01-08  |  Updated: 2013-10-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH70401
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Instructions for creating and using the Symantec Recovery Disk (SRD). This document describes the steps needed to copy (burn) the .ISO file to CD after downloading from FileConnect.


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FileConnect lists several files available for download.  Two zip files are needed for the product. The first zip file needed is the product install zip.  The second zip file needed is the Symantec Recovery Disk zip.  There are many files available for download because of the different language selections.  The BESR853_download_readme_1.pdf file can also be downloaded or downloaded first for clarification regarding all the file selections.

In the below example, BESR853_AllWin_Multilingual_Prod.zip is selected, which contains the product installation files.  The BESR853_AllWin_Multilingual_SrdOnly.zip is also selected, which contains the multilingual SRD.  Please note that the multilingual SRD is significantly larger and requires more memory when booting to the recovery disk.  If only needing English, it is recommended to download BESR853_AllWin_English_SrdOnly instead of BESR853_AllWin_Multilingual_SrdOnly.zip.

 

Once the files are downloaded, unzip the BESR853_AllWin_Multilingual_Prod.zip and it will contain the install files.
Unzip the BESR853_AllWin_Multilingual_SrdOnly.zip (or BESR853_AllWin_English_SrdOnly.zip) and it will contain the .ISO file and readmeISO files (these contain basic information about copying the .ISO to CD)  Please see the below screenshot.

 

The next step is to open a CD creation program capable of burning .ISO files to a CD.  If you are not familiar with creating CDs from .ISO files, obtain software such as Gear CDRW, Roxio Creator, or Nero.  The screenshot example below uses Sonic (a division of Roxio).  Most CD creation programs have an option to burn an image.  The .ISO file is an image file.  Select the option to burn an image.  If you cannot find the option to burn an image, look on the Home page or under the Copy options.

NOTE: The standard Windows Copy feature is not capable of burning an .ISO file to a CD.

If you are still unable to find the option to burn an image, search the CD creation program's help menu for .ISO instructions.

The below screenshot is an example showing that the location containing the ISO file was browsed and selected.  A blank CD (or DVD in this case) was inserted.  The next step is to burn the image (in this example there is a big red Burn Image button).

 

After the ISO copy is completed, select Done or exit the CD creation program.

 

Take the CD (or DVD) out of the CD-ROM drive.  Label it BESR SRD (include version number).
Boot a computer with the new SRD and make sure it will boot to the recovery environment.  Watch for a prompt to press any key to boot to CD.

If the CD boots to the recovery environment, the Symantec Recovery Disk (SRD) has been created successfully.
 



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