You need to create a startup CD/DVD disc, USB removable storage device, or 6 floppy disks to restore data to a system or other locked disk. You may also create an ISO image of a startup CD disc and burn it using your favorite CD writing software.

If there is a non-IDE disk controller in your system, or you plan to use network disks or external hardware devices, first check the list of supported hardware.

If you have problems with starting you computer up from the R-Drive Image startup disks, select configure startup media troubleshooting options. Then the Startup Media Troubleshooting Options panel will appear. You may configure these options to eliminate those problems.

To create a startup CD disc:

Supported CD and DVD Recorders

1Select Create Startup Disks on the Action Selection panel and click the Next button
2Select the CD-recorder in the list of supported startup devices with removable storage on the Removable Storage Device Selection panel and click the Next button
3Click the Start button on the Processing panel
>R-Drive Image will start creating the startup CD disc

When you click the Start button, R-Drive Image will open the CD-R/RW drive tray and the Insert a blank CD-R/RW disc... message will appear. Insert a blank CD-R/RW disc and click the OK button. When R-Drive Image finishes creating the startup CD disc, the Startup disks created successfully message will appear.

If you mistakenly insert a non-empty CD-R/RW disc, the CD-R/RW disc is not empty... message will appear. Change the disc to another empty CD-R/RW disc and click the OK button.

To create an ISO image:

1Select Create Startup Disks on the Action Selection panel and click the Next button
2Select ISO on the Removable Storage Device Selection panel, specify a file name for the ISO image, and click the Next button
3Click the Start button on the Processing panel
>When R-Drive Image finishes writing the file with the ISO image, the Startup disks created successfully message will appear
4Create the startup CD using your favorite CD creation software

Load the created ISO image into the CD creation software. Consult documentation for the software for details.

To create a startup USB removable device:

It may be a USB flash disk, ZIP drive, etc. It should be FAT/FAT32 formatted and connected to the computer before selecting Create Startup Disks on the Action Selection panel. If there is some data on that device, it will not be overwritten.

1Select Create Startup Disks on the Action Selection panel and click the Next button
2Select the required removable device in the list of supported startup devices with removable storage on the Removable Storage Device Selection panel and click the Next button
3Click the Start button on the Processing panel
>R-Drive Image will start creating the startup USB disc

When R-Drive Image finishes creating the startup USB disk, the Startup disks created successfully message will appear.

To create 6 floppy disks:

1Select Create Startup Disks on the Action Selection panel and click the Next button
2Select the floppy disk drive in the list of supported startup devices with removable storage on the Removable Storage Device Selection panel and click the Next button
3Click the Start button on the Processing panel
>R-Drive Image will start creating the startup disks

The Insert a blank floppy disk message will appear. Insert a blank floppy disk and click the OK button. Then the Insert the next blank floppy disk... message will appear. Insert the second floppy disk and click the OK button. When R-Drive Image finishes creating the startup floppy disks, the Startup disks created successfully message will appear, and so on.

Note: It is recommended that you mark the floppy disks accordingly.

 

The Disk Actions chapter explains basic disk actions.

The Startup Version chapter explains how to perform disk actions using the R-Drive Image Startup Version.

The Technical Information chapter gives technical information on Supported CD and DVD Recorders and List of Hardware Devices Supported in the Startup Mode and another useful technical information.

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