How do I make a Recovery disc?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by jPaulB, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. jPaulB

    jPaulB Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've downloaded and installed the Paragon Backup and Restore 2012 (free) version and...

    I'm trying to make a bootable recovery disc and making myself crazy running into brick walls. I have also downloaded KB3AIK.ISO and burned it to a DVD, and tried to work with that.

    Could it be possible that the (free) version is just a trial, and not capable of an actual recovery? (That might be why I am getting a flat spot on my forehead)

    Many thanks
    -Paul-
     
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    There should be an entry in the Paragon menu system for creating a recovery CD/USB key. Try to find something like Tools -- Recovery Media Builder. It will be Linux-based and is complete. You do not need to play with WAIKs and the like which is used to build a WinPE recovery disk.

    You will only need to go the WinPE route if the Linux one doesn't work on your system.
     
  3. jPaulB

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    I'll dig around and try.
    I don't know if Linux will work or not. My o/s is Windows-7

    Nope didn't work.

    There is a Tools > Burn Recovery Media option, that leads to a wizard.
    I tried several times, using different settings, but although the wizard seems to complete properly, there is never any content on the DVD.

    I've heard good things about Paragon, thats why I wanted to try it.

    Recovery MUST be disabled in this version. Wish Paragon said something 48 hours ago.

    Thanks though
    -Paul-
     
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  4. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    I use a CD instead of a DVD but I'm not sure if that matters.

    The burned media is Linux-based so trying to see what is on it with Windows Explorer may not be a valid method. Have you tried booting the created DVD?

    The free version does include a method to recover, it is a complete product although not perhaps as full-featured as the paid version.
     
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