Re: Recovery CD
"Alan T" <alanNOSPAMpltse@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
> How to make a disaster recovery CD?
I'm assuming that you mean something like Hewlet Packard's recovery disc
that can restore the hard drive to near 'out of the box' condition. Note
that each time you change your password, you should also create a password
recovery disc or thumb drive.
Here is what works on my Compaq with Vista Basic preloaded. From the start
menu, choose help and support. Search for create recovery disc. One of the
items near the top of the list should lead you to a link that actually
starts the creation process.
On my system, it chooses the internal CD/DVD writer, and doesn't allow me to
choose a USB external DVD writer. It gives me the choice of what kind of
media might be used and how many might be needed. Like 7 CDs or 2 DVD-Rs.
But I wanted to see how many DVD-DLs, which my USB DVD writer could do. So
I went to device manager and disabled the internal CD/DVD writer, and with
the USB DVD writer plugged in and powered up, I rebooted. Now the create
recovery disc process saw the USB DVD writer and told me that only 1 DVD-DL
would be required.