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Creating a recovery partition - like Dell ,HP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BertieBigBollox@gmail.com, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. BertieBigBollox@gmail.com

    BertieBigBollox@gmail.com Flightless Bird

    Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    things up.

    I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    ghost image restored.

    In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    this case, theres no DVD drive.

    Any ideas best way to do it?

    I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console for advanced users:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/EN-US

    BertieBigBollox@gmail.com wrote:
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?
     
  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "BertieBigBollox@gmail.com" wrote:

    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?
    > .
    >


    I know Acronis true Image can be set up to boot from a flash drive. An
    Acronis image of the operating system could be stored on the "recovery"
    partition, the machine booted from the flash drive and the image restored to
    the C: drive. I suppose if the machine can be set up with a boot manager to
    choose which partition boots at startup; you could set up Acronis to boot
    from the "recovery" partition and also store the image on that same partition.

    This is still not a sound recovery plan because if the hard drive fails, it
    takes the recovery with it. Better to keep the recovery image on a USB hard
    drive and use Acronis (Ghost, or whatever you use to create the image) on the
    flash drive to recover the image.
     
  4. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console for advanced users:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/EN-US
    >



    Gee, PA. I don't think Recovery Console can create and restore recovery
    images.


    > BertieBigBollox@gmail.com wrote:
    > > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > > things up.
    > >
    > > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > > ghost image restored.
    > >
    > > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    > >
    > > Any ideas best way to do it?
    > >
    > > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?

    > .
    >
     
  5. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    in the past I did create a dual
    boot for xp.

    the secondary disk was
    a virgin windows and used
    to work on the main disk
    with the initial xp installation.

    however, the above was
    simply created created by
    installing xp with is setup
    cd and selecting a secondary
    disk.

    I think the above would be
    the best route to use because
    you could save the ghost
    on the secondary drive

    then use the virgin windows
    to initiate the ghost onto
    the main drive.

    the only thing that I am
    not experienced with is
    to make the main drive
    bootable after you install
    the ghost.

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    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

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    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    "BertieBigBollox@gmail.com" <bertiebigbollox@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:b5434351-dd75-4cb5-a0d6-eb030023f913@h25g2000vba.googlegroups.com...
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?
     
  6. Grinder

    Grinder Flightless Bird

    On 7/27/2010 4:22 AM, BertieBigBollox@gmail.com wrote:
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?


    Some motherboards have this feature in-built. In particular, Gigabyte
    has this feature, but it's name has escaped me.
     
  7. Grinder

    Grinder Flightless Bird

    On 7/27/2010 11:32 AM, Grinder wrote:
    > On 7/27/2010 4:22 AM, BertieBigBollox@gmail.com wrote:
    >> Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    >> easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    >> things up.
    >>
    >> I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    >> image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    >> ghost image restored.
    >>
    >> In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    >> this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >>
    >> Any ideas best way to do it?
    >>
    >> I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    >> then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?

    >
    > Some motherboards have this feature in-built. In particular, Gigabyte
    > has this feature, but it's name has escaped me.


    Xpress Recovery
     
  8. Mat

    Mat Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:22:02 -0700, BertieBigBollox@gmail.com wrote:

    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?


    http://www.partition-saving.com/
     
  9. Oldus Fartus

    Oldus Fartus Flightless Bird

    BertieBigBollox@gmail.com wrote:
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?


    I use Acronis True Image for this. Does everything you want, and more!
    http://www.acronis.com.au/

    --
    Cheers
    Oldus Fartus
     
  10. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:b5434351-dd75-4cb5-a0d6-eb030023f913@h25g2000vba.googlegroups.com,
    BertieBigBollox@gmail.com <bertiebigbollox@gmail.com> typed:
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user
    > with an easy way to get back to the default installation in
    > case they screw things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a
    > saved ghost image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted
    > to the partion and the ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do
    > this, but, in this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp
    > and dos, and then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?


    Not to be facetious, but ... I'd have a fit if you did that to my machine,
    especially if you did it covertly. Besides, then you've got a hassle for
    updating them should problems be discovered that need fixing.

    Why not just send or allow download of, a "recovery" CD that does the same
    thing? I doubt I'm the only one who wouldn't allow you to mess with my
    partitions; I just wouldn't allow it. But I'd be real happy with a
    restoration CD of some kind. But in the end, I'd hope I can just re-image
    the drive to get it back. Any reason a re-image would fail? If so, and
    there are programs like that, I'd throw another dart at you<g>.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  11. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:b5434351-dd75-4cb5-a0d6-eb030023f913@h25g2000vba.googlegroups.com,
    BertieBigBollox@gmail.com <bertiebigbollox@gmail.com> typed:
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user
    > with an easy way to get back to the default installation in
    > case they screw things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a
    > saved ghost image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted
    > to the partion and the ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do
    > this, but, in this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp
    > and dos, and then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?


    What about licensing for DOS?
     
  12. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    It's all explained here:

    Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition
    http://www.goodells.net/dellrestore/index.htm


    ju.c


    "BertieBigBollox@gmail.com" <bertiebigbollox@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:b5434351-dd75-4cb5-a0d6-eb030023f913@h25g2000vba.googlegroups.com...
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?
     
  13. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    BertieBigBollox@gmail.com wrote:
    > Is it possible to do this? Need this to roll out to a user with an
    > easy way to get back to the default installation in case they screw
    > things up.
    >
    > I'd like to dual boot the PC but have a partition with a saved ghost
    > image in. Then if needs be PC could be booted to the partion and the
    > ghost image restored.
    >
    > In the past, I've created bootable ghost DVDs which do this, but, in
    > this case, theres no DVD drive.
    >
    > Any ideas best way to do it?
    >
    > I'm guesiing it could be done by dual booting Pc with xp and dos, and
    > then setting up DOS same as I do for DVD boot?


    You may want to consider Microsoft's free "Steady State" program which
    returns a PC to its initial configuration.

    "Windows SteadyState allows you to set Windows Disk Protection to remove all
    changes upon restart, to remove changes at a certain date and time, or to
    not remove changes at all. If you choose to use Windows Disk Protection to
    remove changes, any changes made by shared users when they are logged on to
    the computer are removed when the computer is restarted."

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...3e9-4b02-bd95-9d770ccdb431#QuickInfoContainer
     
  14. jb brown

    jb brown Flightless Bird

    Creating a recovery partition with a F4 option

    Creating a recovery partition

    This can be done easily with Instant PC Recovery it will create the partition for you and give you an F4 option. It

    even allows you to do updates and create emergency DVD's and works with all windows operating systems


    instantpcrecovery.com

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