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Teach you winimage tutorial

one. Write in front:

The capacity of software is getting bigger and bigger now. Do not say that such as WINDOWS 98, OFFICE 2000 eat hard disk large, even if the general shareware is not a floppy disk can be installed under. Large files inevitably lead to inconvenience of carrying, although there is a large-capacity memory like ZIP, but it is not a standard configuration so far. If you want to use a ZIP disk to carry files, you must use ZIP. Drives have also been brought together, very inconvenient. Moreover, its price has not reached the level of popularity. Since our users have such annoyance, will software developers never think of it? What followed was the birth of software like WINZIP. They first compress the software and then COPY the software to a floppy disk. Of course, they can also spin off software that can't fit on a single disk, separate it from COPY to several floppy disks, and finally combine it. Now, I will introduce you to such a software - Winimage, what kind of surprise will it bring to you with the image compression?

two. user's guidance:

The biggest feature of Winimage is its very convenient and powerful disk application features. First of all, it can be very convenient to save the contents of the floppy disk as an image file to the disk. Because its compression ratio is very high, it can greatly save the use of hard disk space. There are two types of image files that can be produced. One is the IMA format common image file format, and the other is the IMZ format ultra-compressed file format. From the literal interpretation we know that the IMZ format is more than the IMA format. It is higher in compression ratio, but it takes longer to compress and decompress. In addition to the mirrored text that can be stored on the hard disk, it can also easily copy between floppy disks. You only need to insert the source disk and click the 'Read disks' button on the toolbar. Winimage will automatically read the contents of the source disk into the memory buffer, and then change to the target disk and click on the '\u0026quot; on the toolbar. ;Write disk\u0026quot; or\u0026quot;Format and write disk\u0026quot; button, write the contents of the memory buffer to the target disk to achieve the purpose of backup.

WinImage also provides the ability to allow users to edit the memory in the memory buffer. When editing, first of all, we must use WinImage to read the contents of the floppy disk or disk image file into memory. Then, WinImage will display all the contents saved in memory, and then we can edit it: we can add the file to the memory by the INJECT button, or delete the file from the memory by the DEL key; We can also use the LABEL window to set a new volume label to replace the original volume label. When our changes are over, we can save the files in memory to the hard disk or floppy disk in the form of an image. We only need to pay attention to the total size of the file does not exceed the size of the target disk.

In addition, the floppy formatting function provided by WinImage is also very powerful. As we all know, floppy disks generally can only be formatted into a 1.44MB format, and due to the ever-increasing capacity of software, the number of floppy disks used to copy a software is also increasing. In order to copy the most content with the least floppy disk, WinImage allows the user to format the disk to 160K, 180K, 320K, 360K, 720K, 820K, 1.44M, 1.68M, and DMF format 1.68M, 1.72M, 2.88M, etc. Multiple formats. The formatting process is very simple. The user only needs to execute the 'Format Disk' command of the 'Disk' menu when formatting the disk, and select the format of the disk to be formatted in the popup dialog box. However, after using a non-standard formatted format to format the disk, such a disk often encounters the problem of incorrect reading and writing. Needless to say, WinImage provides a utility program called Fdread.exe for the majority of users, and its resident memory can ensure that the computer reads and writes to non-standard format floppy disks, lifting the user's worries.

In addition, its function of file defragmentation is also quite characteristic. Disks are fragmented when they are used for a long time. And if you read the file at this time the speed and stability will be affected. WinImage can read the file into memory to clean up the defragmentation, and then put the file back to the target disk. This can greatly reduce the length of the file and increase the file's read speed.

\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp; WinImage is a small software, only about 500KB after installation, but there is a powerful formatted floppy disk function, supports standard and non-standard format, provides a variety of formatting types, can be formatted 1.44MB floppy disk to 1.72 MB (and HD-COPY can only be formatted to 1.68MB), and it can automatically repair bad sectors. After one year of comparison, the author found that the repair function is stronger than HD-COPY. To format a floppy disk using WinImage, simply click on the toolbar's 'New' icon, select the format type, and click the 'Format and Write disk' icon. You can also select music accompaniment during formatting. You can click the menu 'Options\\Settings\\Notification' to set.

However, the more powerful feature of WinImage is its ability to read and write img images. It supports multiple types of image files, such as img, imz, ima, iso, dsk, cif, wil, wlz, and other files. Just like Winzip can increase or decrease the open zip file, click on the 'Open' icon in the WinImage toolbar, open an img image file, then list the files in the window, can be any increase or decrease in the window File, such as right-click the file you want to delete, in the pop-up menu, select 'Delete File', you can delete it from the img file; also click on the toolbar 'Inject' (the fifth from the left) icon, from Select a file in the directory, you can add it to the img file; finally press the 'Save' icon to save. It is worth mentioning that, for the list of files displayed in the window, WinImage provides a save function, you can click on the menu 'File \\ Save as Text / HTML', and then select the save as text or web htm file, easy to visually view the img file Documents included. However, when you save it as an htm file, some garbled characters cannot be displayed, and Chinese characters cannot be displayed. The reason is that the WinImage software designer is set in the converted htm file as '\u0026ldquo; \u0026 rdquo;, only the 'windows-1252\u0026rdquo;' into 'ldb;gb2312' can be normal display of Chinese characters, can be performed in the registry Modification, this can be said to be WinImage's little trick, maybe the next version will be corrected.

To create a new img file, if you want to create a file for all files in 'C:\\create', click on the menu 'File \\ Batch Assistant' (also click 'File \\ Batch Assistant wizard', according to the production wizard Wizard prompt operation), pop-up 'Batch Assistant' dialog box, in the left 'Source' box, select 'Directory injecting', and then in the 'Directory injecting' box, select the directory 'C:\\create' and then on the right In the 'Destination' selection 'Set of image files', in the 'Set of image files' box, click 'Browse' button pop-up 'Save As' dialog box, select the img file to save the directory as 'ldquo; c:\\img\dquo;, it should be pointed out that WinImage default file save format is imz, so that the generated file can be read and written by HD-COPY software, etc., can be selected in the 'Save as type' box when saving. \u0026ldquo;All files\u0026rdquo;, then named \u0026ldquo; filename.img\u0026 rdquo; can. The img file must be decompressed before it can be used. We can use WinImage to create a self-extracting file. Click on the menu "File\\Create Self-Extracting file" and follow the wizard prompts. However, the unregistered version has limitations on this function.

Finally, talk about the tips for unzipping the img file. Some programs such as Turbo C's installation files (img files) up to a few floppy disks, if you unzip it to a floppy disk, and then install the disk, it is too much trouble. We do not need to use a floppy disk, just use the WinImage and subst commands to complete the installation. The DOS path replacement command subst can create a virtual drive, that is, a drive letter can be used to access the directory instead of the full path name in the format: subst d: d:path. Now we first create a 'C:\\setup\dquo; directory to store the installation files generated after unzipping the img file; then open the file with WinImage' e:\\turboc30.dos\\disk1.img', click on the toolbar 'Extract' icon , Choose to unzip the directory, extract to 'C:\\setup' and then click 'Start\\Programs\\MS-DOS mode', type 'lds; a: c:\\setup' at the DOS prompt, note that The driver that is being replaced cannot be the current default drive; type '\u0026ldquo;a:\u0026rdquo; again, and execute install.exe to start the installation; after that, you will be prompted to insert the second installation disk, then use Alt+Tab to switch back to Windows. Drop out 'd:c:\\setup' all files, unzip it 'E:\\turbo30.dos\\disk2.img' instead of 'c:\\setup' and switch back to Dos with Alt+Tab. Press any key to continue the installation. Repeat until the installation is complete. Some installation programs allow us to simplify the operation, it is not difficult to find that most of the installation program is nothing more than self-extracting files on each installation disk. Therefore, we can use WinImage to extract all the image files to the directory 'C:\\setup' (at this point click on the menu 'File \\ Batch Assistant' decompression is more convenient, the method is similar to the above to create a new img file), Use subst and execute install.exe. The installation program will extract all the installation files. When prompted to insert the second installation disk, you only need to press any key to ignore the past and complete the installation. After installation, remember to type ldquo;subst a: /d\u0026rdquo; under DOS, where 'ld / rdquo;' means to remove a replacement. With this method of installation, eliminating the tediousness of frequently reading and writing floppy disks, it is also possible to prevent the floppy disk from having a bad sector and affecting the installation process. This method requires much less time for installation than usual, and why not use it? ?

\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp; Winimage software uses an image compression approach to bring unexpected surprises to everyone. The biggest feature of Winimage software is its very convenient and powerful disk application features. WinImage software is a set of tools that can make a file or folder into an Image file, and then completely copied to another hard disk tool. Unlike Ghost, it can directly split the image file into a number and store it to a. On disk, another program provides production and restoration programs. WinImage Software It allows you to make a disk image from a floppy disk. Release files from an image, create an empty image, place a mirror copy disk on an empty disk, inject files and directories in an image, convert an image format, etc. Wait. WinImage software can support many different standard and non-standard formats, including Microsoft's DMF format. WinImage software can be used to back up WINDOWS 95 disks and most of Microsoft's software products.

1. Make the IMG file the file on the bootable floppy disk.

1. Insert the bootable floppy drive, and then open WINIMAGE. Click on the disk in the menu bar. In the drop-down menu, confirm that the drive A: is ticked. Then click Read Disk to read all the information on the floppy disk into the window.

Note: You can use the above-mentioned similar method to make the CD into an ISO file.

2, in the main window, you can add and delete the files inside, be careful not to delete the COMMAND and IO.SYS files related to the boot, otherwise it may lead to failure.

3, the file is ready, when saving the image file, in the save type, pay attention to select '\u0026ldquo; all files (*.*) \u0026 rdquo;, then fill in the file name. Of course, you can also choose '\u0026ldquo;image file (*.IMA)' in the save type, but you can't select the compressed image file (*.IMZ) because this is a compressed format and cannot be used on the boot disk. Since it is customary to use *.IMG as the default image file, it is recommended to select '*.*' \u0026rdquo; this method.

2. Write the *. IMG with bootable information to the floppy disk so that the floppy disk has bootable information.

Open *.IMG, and in the menu bar, select Disk \u0026gt; Write to disk or Format and write to disk, all the information in *.IMG can be written to the floppy disk.

Third, different capacity of IMG conversion 1.44M 2.88M

The capacity of a general floppy disk is 1.44M. In some special cases, it may be necessary to use a larger capacity IMG file. Here is how to make a 2.88M IMG file.

1. Open an already-made IMG file with a capacity of 1.44M. Then, in the menu bar, select Mirror \u0026gt; Change Disk Format

2, in the pop-up menu, select '2.88M', click 'OK' \u0026 rdquo;.

The biggest feature of Winimage software is its very convenient and powerful disk application features.

In this era, which has been away from DOS for a long time, every time at a critical moment, such as a system crash or a diagnosis under DOS, DOS is always used to ride the Savior alone. Do you have a powerful boot disk that will take you into the powerful DOS world to break the problems? Today, WinImage, Nero, vFloppy, and Ghost will join forces to create a super boot disk.

First, WinImage application to get started

WinImage is the protagonist of this article, here to talk about some simple applications.

1. Save the floppy disk as an image file

WinImage can save the contents of the floppy disk as a disk image file on the hard disk, so even if the floppy disk is damaged (the floppy disk is easily damaged), we can also restore it at any time.

Insert a floppy disk (such as a Windows 98 boot disk) into the floppy disk drive, start WinImage, click on the checkbox 'Disk' and use 'Disk A:', then click 'Disk' and read 'Disk', then Windows The contents of the 98 disk are displayed in the WinImage window. Click the 'Save' button on the toolbar to pop up a dialog box for creating a disk image file. Enter the image file name in the 'File Name' field and select a file format in the 'Save as Type' field. Among them, IMA is an ordinary image file format, and IMZ is a compressed image file format, such as win98.ima. Then click the 'Save' button.

2. Edit the image file

Right-click on the file in WinImage, select 'ldquo; extract files', '\u0026ldquo; delete files' or 'file attributes', you can easily extract files from the image file, delete, or modify the file name, time and other files Attributes. Click \u0026ldquo; Image \u0026rarr; Join\u0026rdquo; or \u0026ldquo;Join a folder \u0026rdquo; You can add content to the image file.

Write the image file to a floppy disk

Click the \u0026ldquo; Open \u0026rdquo; button on the WinImage toolbar to load the previously created image file win98.ima into WinImage. Click the 'write disk' button to restore the image file is written to a floppy disk, a Windows 98 boot disk is made successfully.

4. Make and View ISO with WinImage

Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, click 'Disk' and create a CD ISO image '', select the CD-ROM drive, and set the save path of the ISO file, and finally click 'OK' to generate the ISO file. Click the 'Open' button, and then select the ISO file, you can view the contents of the ISO file, you can extract the ISO file, but can not be modified, can not be saved. The generated ISO file can be recognized as a virtual drive by software such as Daemon Tools, which can be burned to CD in Nero Burning-Rom.

5. Encrypt the image file

If the image file contains important information, you can use WinImage's encryption feature. When saving or saving a file such as IMA, IMZ, etc., click \u0026ldquo; Save \u0026rdquo; below the \u0026ldquo; Password \u0026rdquo; button and enter the password again. When the image file generated thereafter is opened with WinImage, you need to enter the password to see the content.

6 Generate self-extracting format

The IMA and IMZ image files that we generate are only recognized by computers that have installed software such as WinImage. However, if we open the win98.ima image file, click '\u0026ldquo; file \u0026rarr; create a self-extracting file', in the wizard, set the source to be an image that has been loaded or an image file on the hard disk; set the function options for the self-extracting interface. And password can be. Double-click the generated EXE file, it will pop up window, check the 'write floppy disk', after the confirmation can quickly create a boot disk.

Second, the production of bootable CD

Win98.ima retains the boot function of the Windows 98 boot disk, and we load it onto a burned disc to make a bootable disc.

Launch Nero Burning-Rom. In the 'New Album' window, select the type of burn disc as CD-ROM (Boot) \u0026rdquo;. In the right window, specify 'startable image file location' which is the location of the win98.ima file. Check the 'Open Advanced Settings' option, select 'Virtual Types' for 'Virtual 1.44MB Disk', click the 'New' button to enter the main Nero interface. Insert the file as usual, and finally click 'burn current compilation'.

After completion, set up in the BIOS to start the computer from the CD.

Third, convenient and fast system backup and recovery

Ghost is undoubtedly the best system backup and recovery software, can it be integrated into the IMA image file, and then use vFloppy virtual to the hard disk, you can make the system backup and recovery more convenient? The middle of the technical key is To solve the problem of large Ghost volume, Fortunately, WinImage, vFloppy supports 2.88 MB format.

The first step: for '' floppy disk '' expansion

Start WinImage, click the 'Open' button to load the previously created win98.ima image file, then you see the status bar in the lower left corner prompt disk size is 1440KB. Click \u0026ldquo; Image \u0026rarr; Change Format\u0026rdquo; in the window select \u0026ldquo;2.88 MB\u0026rdquo; Format. After the determination, the status bar in the lower left corner indicates that the disk size is 2880 KB.

Step Two: Add Ghost Files

Click the \u0026ldquo;Join\u0026rdquo; button on the toolbar to select the downloaded Ghost file and add Ghost to the IMA image file.

Step 3: Create Add Batch File

Start \u0026ldquo; Notepad \u0026rdquo;, enter:

Ghost -sure -clone,mode=pdump,src=,dst=d:\\system.gho

When saving, enter the file name '\u0026ldquo;\u0026quot;Backup.bat\u0026quot;\u0026rdquo; to save as a BAT batch file. After this batch processing is executed, the contents of the C drive will be automatically created as system.gho file and saved in the root directory of the D drive.

Similarly, create a new file and enter:

Ghost -sure -rb -clone,mode=pload,src=\\system.gho:1,dst=1:1

When saving, enter the file name as '\u0026ldquo;\u0026quot;Restore.bat\u0026quot;\u0026rdquo; After this batch is executed, the d:\\system.gho is automatically restored to the system drive C drive.

Back to the WinImage interface, add the Backup.bat, Restore.bat two files to the image file. At the same time, delete the autoexec.bat and config.sys files. Click \u0026ldquo;File \u0026rarr; Save As \u0026rdquo; to save this file as ghost.ima.

Step 4: Virtual Image File to Hard Disk

Start vFloppy, select the generated ghost.ima in 'Image File', enter 'Ghost Fast Backup and Recovery' in 'Show Text', click 'Apply' to perform virtual operation. After starting the system again, the menu 'Ghost Fast Backup \u0026 Restore' is selected. After selecting this item, enter Backup to backup the C drive. Enter Restore to restore. If you enter Ghost, you can perform backup and recovery independently. .


This IMA file can also be burned to a disc, so that the Ghost function is also available on the boot disc. Just to set 'virtual type' for 'virtual 2.88MB disk'.

Fourth, also use USB hard disk under DOS

General GHO file size is relatively large, such a large file on the hard disk takes up too much hard disk space. Nowadays, the more and more usable USB mobile hard disk has become the best warehouse for storing these uncommon backup files. It is very significant that DOS recognizes the USB removable hard disk and uses it to back up and restore the system.

Using the following method, let your boot disk recognize not only the USB removable hard disk but also USB drive, ZIP, and even MO.

The first step: making a batch file

Start 'Login' first, enter ghost -sure -clone, mode=pdump, src=,dst=system.gho, and save it as backup. Bat file. Create a new file, enter ghost -sure -rb -clone,mode=pload,src=,dst=1:1, and save it as restore. Bat file. Finally, save the backup.bat, restore.bat, and ghost.exe files to the root directory of the USB hard disk, and make sure there is enough space on the partition to save the system files (preferably no less than 3GB).

The second step: load the driver file

Start WinImage and open the previously created ghost.ima file.

After downloading the file from and unzipping it, drag and drop Usbaspi.sys into the WinImage window in the resulting F2H directory. To add to the image file. Download and drag and drop Di1000dd.sys into the image file.

Step 3: Edit Update Config.sys

Select Config.sys on the boot disk, click the 'Extract' button, and then open the extracted Cofig.sys file with 'ldnote;' and add the following statement in the [COMMON] section.



After saving, add Config.sys to the image file to replace the unmodified Config.sys file.

Step 4: Virtual to Hard Drive

Click \u0026ldquo;File \u0026rarr; Save As \u0026rdquo; to name the image as usb.ima. Start vFloppy, select the generated usb.ima in 'Image File', enter in 'Show Text', enter 'USB Boot', click 'Application' and perform virtual operation. After starting the system again, there is more in the menu 'USB boot support'; one item, after selecting this item, it will automatically identify the USB storage device and assign the drive letter. We enter the file containing backup.bat, restore.bat and Ghost.exe file in the root directory of the USB hard disk, enter backup will save the contents of the C drive to the system.gho file in the USB hard disk, enter the restore to restore the system.gho file in the USB hard disk to the C drive.


Due to the difference of USB chips, some USB devices may not be recognized. It is recommended that you search for the corresponding driver files based on your chip. In addition, your USB interface and HDD box must be 2.0 chips to make sense, if it is 1.1, the operation speed will be very slow.


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