Using and Creating a Recovery Disk

Posted On 2010-05-07 by FortyPoundHead
Tags: General Tip Tutorial Windows 7
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Owning a recovery disk is becoming a necessity of some sort today. The type I am referring to here is one created by you. This is important because of the many instances of computers being attacked by viruses, spyware which lead to system failure. You might have experienced one yourself.

Before you configure your recovery disk, you should ensure you have the following. Which are: the adequate OS (operating system) install CD, sufficient space on your computers hard drive, burning CD software with boot able CD capability and valid product key. Product key is normally included in software product pack if valid license is possessed.

To find your product key, look for it on a sticker affixed to your system that is if your computer came pre installed with software. If the software was bought, then you need to locate it on the sleeve of the software pack. If it cannot be found, you will need to get in touch with your software manufacturer for it.

Ensure you determine if you have enough space on your drive for all that you want to install. Remember that you are possibly going to install a new or different operating system and CD burning software with ability to create boot able CD if you donít have them running on your system already.

Although recent versions of NTFS; new technology file system (the default file system for Windows) is preventing data loss and corruption, there are still challenges with these problems today. Possessing your own recovery disk should complement NTFS Data recovery.

There are two ways through which NTFS Data recovery is done. One way is in the internal automated working of cluster remapping and transaction logging; and the other is through the use of a data recovery software that is NTFS compatible.

The NTFS Data recovery will act I say to complement your efforts to make your Windows computer okay because its internal processes are dependable to prevent hardware problems. After which, you can then resort to the right data recovery software when this fails.

One of the advantages which having your own self made recovery disk has when compared with other similar efforts to preclude data loss is in regard to updates of data or programs which it has. This is why it should be updated regularly. This article has provided general information on the subject matter and will not necessarily address particular situations.

As was the case with Vista when Windows becomes unbootable, you can use system recovery tool, in Windows 7, the installation DVD options for recover the system.

Windows 7 also incorporates a very interesting feature: the creation of a repair disk directly from the system.

In Control Panel, click System and Security (System and Security), and then click Backup and Restore (Backup and Restore).

In the left pane, click Create a system recovery disk (Create a system recovery disc);

Insert a blank CD in the DVD, and then click Create Disk (Create Disc). The disc is created is a few seconds.

To check, reboot the system on the DVD player.

After loading the files, select the language, and then click Next (Next).

Windows 7 installed the system is found, click Next (Next):

The recovery tools appear:

Repair boot (Startup Repair)

System Restore to an earlier date (System Restore)

Restoring a backup image (Image Recovery System)

Memory Diagnostic Tool Windows (Windows Memory Diagnostic)

Command Prompt (Command Prompt)

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