use recovery-cd after format

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by okeeee, Jun 30, 2006.

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  1. okeeee

    okeeee Registered Member

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    If I make a recovery-cd from the image of the partition (win xp), then format this partition and re install win xp by using win xp cd (so not the recovery-cd), will I still be able to use the recovery-cd?
     
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  2. WSFuser

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    yes. the rescue cd is independent of your machine and OS.
     
  3. okeeee

    okeeee Registered Member

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    So even after Acronis is complety removed, all cd-registry keys, hard disk format, it is still possible to use a bootable recovery-cd?
     
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    Yes. :)

    Although it would be a pointless exercise you don't need a disk drive at all to boot from the CD.

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  5. okeeee

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    do you mean hard disk?
     
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    yes, he meant hard disk. And again, you do not need any hard disk in your system to boot off of the recovery CD. The recovery CD is a scaled down version of linux so when you boot off of the recovery CD you are now running the linux operating system. After booting acronis from the CD you can hit ALT-F2 to get to main console terminal where you can manually enter some linux commands. Hitting ALT-F1 brings you back to the acronis interface.

    Of course without a disk drive using acronis is pointless but this is just to illustrate that the recovery CD does not depend on anything stored on your disk drive to boot up. Thats what makes the recovery CD so important in the event of a disk drive failure.
     
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