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Creation of a recovery drive is performed by Disaster Recovery Installation Kit. Installation Kit is a Windows application that lets you create bootable flash or USB drives with the module.
At present, there is no other way to create a recovery drive, than from Windows.
To create a recovery drive, follow these steps:
By default, the program is installed into /Program Files/Novosoft/Disaster Recovery/. A shortcut called Create Recovery Drive appears in the Start menu.
On the next screen, you are prompted to download an installation package.
Note: If you already have the installation packages, simply select the folder where they are located, and the download will be skipped.
On the next screen, you need to select the drive where to install the module.
After you click Install, the program installs Disaster Recovery on the selected drive.
Note: You will be prompted to format the flash drive where you will install the Disaster Recivery utility. If you will select the installation without formatting the drive, please make sure that the drive has at least 400 Mbs of free space to install Disaster Recovery!
Note: The installation normally takes five to ten minutes, depending on the drive size and resources of your computer.
To boot from this Flash or USB drive and run the software, you need to have USB listed in BIOS boot order at the first place.
Moving USB to the first place in the list of the BIOS boot order enables you to run the operating system that is installed on the USB device, rather than your primary HDD.
To change BIOS boot order, follow these steps:
Since BIOS is a part of motherboard hardware, it is specific to each system, and boot order options may be located in different places.
The BIOS boot order lists all hardware connected to the computer’s motherboard, from HDDs to USB and CD/DVD drives.
After you restart the computer, it will automatically try to load the system from a USB drive.
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