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Load Computer into Startup Mode

Sometimes you may need to start your computer into R-Drive Image startup mode, for example, to restore data to a system disk .

You may do that through the following methods:

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From the R-Drive Image Graphical User Interface

Note: You cannot use this method if your computer uses UEFI to start up. Use external startup media, like a USB or CD disk instead.

If you try to restart an UEFI computer from the Windows, you'll get a Cannot prepare to reboot... message.

1. Select the file with the image, the object in the image file, select the system disk as the destination as it is described in the Restore Data from an Image topic. Do not pay much attention to the image file, as it will be eventually discarded. The only important option at this stage is the image destination. Select the system disk.
2. When you click the Next button on the Image Object Selection panel, the Disk not locked message will appear.
3. Select Restart computer (recommended) and click the OK button. The You are about to restart... message will appear. Click the Yes button. (If you click the Cancel button on the Disk not locked message, the Cannot lock the disk message will appear, and R-Drive Image will stay on the Image Object Selection panel.)

You computer will restart. The following text will appear on the screen:

Please select the operating system to start:


R-DriveImage Autopart v.2.0

Microsoft Windows XP Professional

4. Select R-DriveImage Autopart v.2.0 and press the Enter button. You may select Microsoft Windows XP Professional to start Windows normally.

using the R-Drive Image startup USB disk or CD disc

1. Make sure that the first startup device in the system BIOS is the required drive. If you are going to use the Linux-based startup disk, disable " Secure boot " in the system BIOS if your computer is certified to run Windows 8 and later. Refer to your system documentation for details. The WindowsPE-based disk doesn't require this step.
2. Connect the USB disk or insert the CD disc and start your computer.

R-Drive Image will start in the startup mode.and a startup screen will appear:

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Startup Options

Select the R-Drive Image GUI (Graphic Mode) to run R-Drive Image in the graphic mode in which its user interface is similar to the Windows version. if R-Drive Image cannot run in this mode, restart the system in the Safe VGA mode (only VESA-compliant) which is compatible with most video cards and monitors. If it fails too, select the Text mode in which the R-Drive Image user interface is shown in the pseudo-graphic mode compatible with all video cards. The help below describes this pseudo-graphic mode.

Use the Tab key to switch between the control areas and the arrow keys to select options within the control areas. Press the Enter key to activate the selected button.

You may also activate a key by pressing the highlighted letter key. You may exit the program by pressing the x key.

Before R-Drive Image starts working, it will require activation. An activation window will appear.

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Activation window

You need to enter a Computer Activation Code to proceed further. You may obtain it by either going to User Console  on another computer or by scanning the QR-code by your phone.

Please note that some license restrictions may apply. The License Transfer help page explains them in detail.

When the Action Selection panel will appear.

GUI mode

Text mode

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Action Selection panel

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Action Selection panel

Specifying video settings for the GUI startup version.

You may specify video screen resolution when necessary.

1 Select Display settings in the shortcut menu
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Video settings

2 Select the required screen resolution and click the OK button
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Video settings