Self-booting, no. You'll need to make the recovery CD and boot from that.
By the way. Up until a couple days ago I had used this program solely for convenience. I had also installed it on a friend's machine as a safeguard. (Mostly a safeguard for me, to save time in the event she messed something up and I didn't want to spend a lot of time fixing it.)
To make a long story short, she had tried to install an Adobe add-on for MS Office which turned out to not be compatible. She then tried a registry cleaner to fix it, since she didn't want to bug me. It was like treating a cold with cyanide capsules. Yeah, the cold was gone - but so was pretty much her whole system, too. As a college professor who teaches an online class, she needed her computer working now
. I restored an image for her in about half an hour, making us both very happy.