Bart's Boot Image Extractor
Bootable discs have been around for many years and back in the day they were usually stored onto floppy disks or CDs. Nowadays, it is not unusual to use such tools form an USB drive or keep the necessary files in ISO format, ready to be written onto any modern storage media.
Decoding and getting the boot images from such optical discs or from the archived image files could take a couple of minutes, especially if there is a lot of data onto the target drive. To alleviate this and make the procedure more straightforward, some specialized utilities have been developed.
One of those dedicated tools is Bart's Boot Image Extractor and a glance at it's name is relevant insofar as its functionality is concerned. What is more particular about this program is that you will be able to deploy it via command-line onto any Windows system and, using the correct parameters, easily get the desired data on the fly.
An important mention that one should take into consideration is that the CD-ROM extraction is only possible for systems running Windows NT or later editions, whereas the ISO extraction can be performed onto any Windows PC.
When operating Bart's Boot Image Extractor you have at your disposal only 2 switches, more precisely one for using the verbose mode, with every detail displayed inside the Command Prompt window and another for writing the boot record and boot catalog files.
The BIN images that are extracted either from the CD-ROM or from the ISO image are stored inside Bart's Boot Image Extractor's own home directory, so it will be easier for you to locate them.
To conclude, this software seems a pretty fast solution that can be used by anyone who needs to extract boot images. Nonetheless, those who find a graphical interface necessary, might look somewhere else as Bart's Boot Image Extractor is command-line only.