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Create an ISO File from a CDROm with Nero 6.3

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How do I create an ISO image from a CDROM using Nero 6.3? In Sept 2004, there was a thread, but it discussed the subject using Nero 5.5. One respondant stated:"Start up the disk copy, and then go to more | Save Tracks | select your drive (if you've got more than one) and then in the output file format, you can choose ISO"I believe this refered to a version prior to Nero 6.3. When I click on the Copy CD menu button and see the dialog, there is no "More" option or tab. I found a "Save tracks" option; however, it does not permit me to select ISO as an Output file option. Unfortunately it offers only .NRG and various audio formats. I know that version 5.5 made ISO creation easy. Surely, 6.3 can do so.To be clear, I want to create an ISO file that I can later burn to a CDROM. I already know how to write an ISO file to a CDROM. I am using the retail version (not OEM) of Nero 6.3.thanks p.s. This is a re-post from another forum (which was an incorrect forum)

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James M. Fisher

When I click on "Copy CD" in Nero Smart Start, I get the following dialog:nero2.jpgAfter clicking "More":nero.jpgYou have the ISO option when you go to "Image File", click on the "..." button and choose Save As type in the drop-down box.Do you have the full Nero version, or just Nero Express that comes bundled with most burners?Hope this helps!

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rickemery

James,Thank you. that did the trick. I was trying to copy image to the "Image recorder" instead of the CDROM burner. In order to save the ISO image file, I had to copy it to another file (renamed) and then tell Nero that I did not want to burn a disk. When Nero express exited, it deleted the ISO file it created (didn't even move it to the Wastebasket).I am using the full retail version of Nero 6.3, not the OEm version that comes with CDROM burners.thanks, agin.rick

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James M. Fisher

Glad it worked for you, Rick! B)

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kenneth540

Hi there,This is my 1st post on the forum. I was searching the net for instruction on how to make ISO copy with Nero and it brought me to this forum. Thanks to the thread, I can make ISO image file from Nero Express now. However, my ISO image file is only readable by Nero. Easy CD Creator 5 and Daemon both can't read the file.Is this how it should be or am I doing something wrong here. I'm using Nero Express 6.3.1.25, OEM version.TIA,Kenneth

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ross549

Welcome, Kenneth! ;)Did the Nero Express give you the optioon for ISO, or some other format?

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James M. Fisher

Does the image file have a .nrg extension, or an .iso extension? NRG is Nero's default image file format and can only be read by Nero.

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kenneth540

Yes, it let me chooses between .NRG and .ISO. The output image file has an .ISO extension.

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James M. Fisher

I don't understand why the other applications cannot read it. Are you trying to mount it as a volume, or are you wanting to burn it to a CD?

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kenneth540
I don't understand why the other applications cannot read it. Are you trying to mount it as a volume, or are you wanting to burn it to a CD?

I've tried to mount it with Daemon and burn it with Easy CD Creator. The ISO image is an audio cd. Does that matter?

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LilBambi

it might ... DRM might come in to play here.

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ross549
I've tried to mount it with Daemon and burn it with Easy CD Creator.  The ISO image is an audio cd.  Does that matter?

Yes it does...... ISO's are for the data track of the CD..... Audio CD's usually have multiple tracks, so the ISO format should not work properly.

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Stonegiant

Since there already is a Nero thread, here goes:I recently merged SP2 into the data from a Win XP SP1 CD. Now I am trying to turn that installation data into a bootable CD (sometimes I have to do a repair installation from an image and I don't want to have to reinstall SP2 afterwards).I'm using Nero 6. I tried the Nero Express Data->Bootable, but the default boot sector option is DR-DOS which the XP setup.exe will not run in DOS. I can use a boot floppy for this, but won't that get me the same thing (booting up into DOS)? Is the Windows XP boot disk (all 6 disks of it) going to get me the same thing?

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Stonegiant

Behold the power of Google!Bootable CDs galore!It worked for my slipstreamed XP SP2 installation.

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James M. Fisher

I have a slipstreaming section here on my Windows page:http://www.windowstalk.org/Windows.htmI highly recommend Autostreamer to automate the whole process.

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Stonegiant

Sweet! Thanks, James!If only I'd have known about that a month ago. :thumbsup:

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James M. Fisher

Ah well, better late than never, I s'pose!

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kenneth540
Yes it does...... ISO's are for the data track of the CD..... Audio CD's usually have multiple tracks, so the ISO format should not work properly.

You're right. It appears the .ISO file I made for my audio CD is actually an nero image file even though it has an .ISO file extension. I didn't create the image by going into the Save Tracks menu as .ISO & .NRG wasn't one of the selectable file format in there. Instead, I clicked on the browse button to the change the location of the image file and changed the type to .ISO (selectable between .ISO and .NRG there).I tried making an .ISO of one of my data disc by not going into the Save Tracks menu and I get the same problem (a image file with .ISO extension but it is really a Nero image file.). I then recreate the image through Save Tracks and this time I got a REAL .ISO image, readable by Daemon and Easy CD Creator.So, the big question, how can I make an .ISO image file of an audio CD? I've done it years. Couldn't remember what program I used back then though.Kenneth

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kenneth540
You might want to try CDBurnerXP Pro, which is freeware and will burn ISOs and more:
Tried CDBurnerXP Pro. It won't make ISO image on audio cd either. It has a BIN/NRG to ISO conversion feature in there. I converted a .NRG audio cd image to .ISO format. It converted but the .ISO file is still not recognized by Daemon.I've made .ISO copies of some my audio cd's years ago but I can't remember what program I had used back then. I may had used an older version of Nero.

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kenneth540

I upgraded my Daemon from v3.29 to 3.47 which allows me to mount and read nero image (.NRG) files. I guess this is a workaround for the problem. Still wishes to be able to make ISO image for audio CD's though.

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phkach
Hi there,This is my 1st post on the forum.  I was searching the net for instruction on how to make ISO copy with Nero and it brought me to this forum.  Thanks to the thread, I can make ISO image file from Nero Express now.  However, my ISO image file is only readable by Nero.  Easy CD Creator 5 and Daemon both can't read the file.Is this how it should be or am I doing something wrong here.  I'm using Nero Express 6.3.1.25, OEM version.TIA,Kenneth

James Fisher and Rick Emery,I have some followup questions. First, I'm running Nero 6.6, which may be significant. I tried the procedure you described, James, and tried what you suggested, Rick, about renaming the file so Nero wouldn't delete it. However, the file is still in use at that point and cannot be renamed, and as soon as I try to exit from Nero to release the file it is deleted. I am trying to make an ISO image of a copyrighted file, which may be the reason Nero is not allowing it to be saved. Can anyone verify if this is how the software works? And to allay any questions, we have a license with the original software vendor that allows us to make copies for distribution; you pay for the keys to activate the software. It's a lot cheaper if we can burn our own CDs from the master than to buy many, many CDs from the vendor.Thanks for any suggestions/help anyone can provide!-phil

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James M. Fisher

I can't see why that would make a difference, especially creating an ISO. Have you tried a disc-to-disc copy?

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I can't see why that would make a difference, especially creating an ISO. Have you tried a disc-to-disc copy?

James, The disk copy part of this worked fine. Nero created the ISO (I watched as it grew larger as the process proceeded) but once the ISO was created I was asked to insert a blank CD onto which to burn the image. This part worked fine as well and I got a new CD out of the deal, but the ISO was deleted before I could do anything with it. I tried to rename the ISO before continuing with the copy or before cancelling the copy but because it was in use I could not do so. We need to have an ISO to distribute to our users who will be purchasing the licenses through the vendor. The software will not work without the license key which is why the vendor allows us to distribute images this way. I have used WinImage to create an ISO of this particular CD, but WinImage is sometimes problematic with other CDs so I was hoping to be able to use Nero instead.-phil

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Temmu

welcome, forkart!thanks for the info!

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LilBambi

Phil,When you create the ISO, and it requests the disk, have you tried waiting on putting in the disk and copying (not renaming) but copying the ISO to another location. Then continue with the burn of the disk.Just make sure that you always make a copy before burning another disk, to make sure you always have the original ISO ... that is if it will in fact let you copy the file.BTW: Welcome to the Forums

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phkach
Phil,When you create the ISO, and it requests the disk, have you tried waiting on putting in the disk and copying (not renaming) but copying the ISO to another location. Then continue with the burn of the disk.Just make sure that you always make a copy before burning another disk, to make sure you always have the original ISO ... that is if it will in fact let you copy the file.BTW: Welcome to the Forums

Interesting! This worked, but I found I could not click-and-drag the file. I had to click on the file, press <Ctrl>-C, position myself in another folder, and press <Ctrl>-V to do the copy. The file I got appears to work just fine.Thank you for the great suggestion!And thank you as well for the welcome. :)-phil

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LilBambi

Awesome! Glad that worked for you. I have used that trick on occasion myself ... not for ISOs in Nero but for other things. Was hopeful it would work here as well.:)

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How do I create an ISO image from a CDROM using Nero 6.3? In Sept 2004, there was a thread, but it discussed the subject using Nero 5.5.  One respondant stated:"Start up the disk copy, and then go to more | Save Tracks | select your drive (if you've got more than one) and then in the output file format, you can choose ISO"I believe this refered to a version prior to Nero 6.3. When I click on the Copy CD menu button and see the dialog, there is no "More" option or tab. I found a "Save tracks" option; however, it does not permit me to select ISO as an Output file option. Unfortunately it offers only .NRG and various audio formats. I know that version 5.5 made ISO creation easy. Surely, 6.3 can do so.To be clear, I want to create an ISO file that I can later burn to a CDROM.  I already know how to write an ISO file to a CDROM.  I am using the retail version (not OEM) of Nero 6.3.thanks p.s. This is a re-post from another forum (which was an incorrect forum)

Use MagicISO to make iso from CD.http://www.magiciso.com/

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