How to activate F11 startup recovery without secure zone

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  1. d.chatten

    d.chatten Registered Member

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    As the tittle says really,

    I'm using ATI 11 and i would like to know if it's possible to activate the F11 startup recovery manager without creating a secure zone, the reason i want to do this is so i can use the F11 startup recovery manager so i don't need to insert a CD or USB flash drive every time i need to recover or backup my system, also i don't want a secure zone creating because i want to be able to mange my archives from within Windows, eg: keep or delete archives, which can't be done in the secure zone.

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  2. mustang

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    The answer is no. But, you can create a very small SZ (50 MB) and just use it to activate the Recoverey Manager. No need to store your images in the SZ.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply, i was thinking of doing just that, could i ask you another question, are the files for the startup recovery manager application stored in the secure zone? if they are, that will be perfect.

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  4. mustang

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    Yes, the files are stored in the SZ. The MBR is also modified to include the F11 message.
     
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    If you use a third-party boot manager (like GRUB, Grub4DOS, OSS, etc.), you can setup a dedicated partition or use an existing partition (non-OS) for booting the standard recovery programs that would exist on a Flashdrive or USB hard drive (both the Full and Safe Mode versions). You wouldn't have an "F11" message at boot-time this way, though.
     
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