4. Verify the Disk Image
At this point, I suggest that you verify the integrity of your newly created image. Make sure that your image file name is selected in the main window, and from the Other Tasks Menu, choose Verify Image & Backup Files.
The Verify Image Wizard will spawn. Choose the location of your newly created image and start the verification process.
Again, this may take several minutes depending on the size of your image. Go make another cup of coffee. If all is well, the image should verify successfully.
5. Create the Rescue CD
The last thing to do before we restore the image is to create the Rescue CD. From the Other Tasks menu, choose Create Rescue CD. The Rescue CD Wizard will spawn.
You have 2 choices in the Free Edition of Macrium Reflect:
- The Linux-based recovery disc.
- A plug-in for BartPE.
If you do not already have an installation of BartPE, the far-easier choice is to use the Linux-based CD. The Linux recovery CD essentially just runs the kernel and a basic GUI to help with the restoration process. All of this fits onto just over 6 MB! That’s six megabytes!
When creating the Rescue CD, you can choose to have Macrium Reflect burn it for you, or simply create an ISO image to burn with your favorite disc-burning program. I suggest the open-source InfraRecorder.
Note: I suggest going into the Advanced options and enabling Compatibility Mode, which will ensure booting on a wider variety of devices.
Burn your Rescue CD either through Macrium Reflect or as an ISO, and then let’s talk about restoring your image. Please continue to the next page.