Data Recovery with Boot Floppy/CD

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Authoreric   Category Data Recovery Story   Comments0   Post Time 2007-12-13 00:10:50 -0500

After backing up all the vital information on your hard drive, make sure that you can get your computer running without your hard drive. This means that you must make sure you have got a boot floppy for each of your systems, and it should be a boot floppy with whatever device drivers you regularly use to boot your system. This is necessary for emergencies in case of a hard drive crash your PC won't boot from the hard drive. But if already have a boot floppy disk you can boot you system.

To back up your drivers on to a boot disk, this is the process - go to the control panel, click Add/Remove Programs, choose the Startup Disk tab, and select the Create Disk option. When installing Windows 98/Me you have no option but to create a boot disk. Windows 98/Me and 2000 don't allow you to cancel the backup bootable floppy disk option so make sure you are prepared with floppy disks when you install these operating systems.

No matter which operating system you are using, make sure that you have got a floppy or some kind of recovery medium ready. Early versions of Windows, particularly Windows 95, did come with a CD drive. You were either expected to already have a CD driver installed with Window 3x or to create one from scratch. This was a cumbersome task. Windows 98/Me, had a floppy disk that had generic drivers for most standard IDE and SCSI CD-Rom drives.

Booting from floppy is the most common and important. It is the single most important tool you have in the recovery of any non-NTFS System, since it can boot pretty much any system that has CD-ROM support.

With this floppy you can have access to just any utility that will run from a CD-R that it can contain. This floppy will contain several utilities in CDs and floppies? If not all, most possible is without having to reboot over and over again. Windows 2000 series are complicated but NT is almost as easy as windows 9x. Backup the Registry i.e. the SYSTEM.DAT and USER.DAT files that are located in your C:\Windows directory. Unlike Windows NT, simply backing up the Registry in Windows 2000 is not sufficient. There are a few other aspects involved that Microsoft calls the System State. These items make up the System State for a domain controller - Active Directory, Boot Files, COM+ class registration database, Registry and the SYSVOL. Run a complete backup and it will include all the files necessary to backup your system. Ensure that you backup all important files - always backup as much as possible. If the space is insufficient ensure that you backup files that you cannot afford to lose. In case of a hard drive crash you will have to reinstall the system and all of your applications, but that's not as bad loosing your precious data.

However, the most data recovery tools can't boot the computer including the EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. Thanks for Microsoft. They developed a new operating system WinPE. Hence, you could use WinPE to create a bootable CD to boot up the computer via using Data Recovery Wizard. If you want to know more about how to make a bootable CD via using the EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard, you could read this article: http://www.easeus.com/winpe-for-data-recovery.htm.

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