Rescue Disk Documentation
* You might want to print this page out for reference if you intend to use the recovery CD.
Your system has been set up to run as smoothly and quickly as possible right out of the box. Ideally, you should never run into any problems with your operating system. However, sometimes problems arise that may require that you reinstall Windows. Driver updates can go wrong, programs can be installed that you can't get to work properly and then can't seem to remove completely, or you may just decide that you want to start fresh. Fortunately, this is easily taken care of with the provided CD Res-Q System Recovery disc.
The Res-Q disc contains an exact duplicate of your system's hard drive at the time it left our shop. This will allow you at any time to restore your computer to its original configuration quickly and easily.
Keep in mind - RUNNING THE RECOVERY CD WILL ERASE YOUR HARD DRIVE! All user-installed programs will need to be reinstalled. It is important to backup any software or files you wish to be saved. Remember that all saved passwords, website favorites and any custom configurations will be lost. They can be replaced after the system recovery has finished. Use a Zip drive, floppy drive or CD-R drive to backup any data you need saved.
To recover your original software, place the system recovery disc (included with your system) in your primary CD-ROM drive and re-boot your computer. If you have also been provided with a floppy boot disk, insert that disk now (this is necessary for some types of SCSI hard drives).
The system will automatically boot from the CD and run CD Res-Q.
Choose "Local", "Disk", then "From Image".
Next choose the CD Rom drive from the drop down box labeled: "Look in" (use and
to move through the menus).
Choose your "destination drive". Make sure (if you have more than one hard drive) that you have chosen the correct size drive.
Choose "OK" after choosing the drive.
When asked: "Proceed with disk load?". Choose "Yes". The system recovery process will begin.
If you are prompted for a more then one disk (provided with your system), insert the disc and wait 30 seconds, then choose "OK". This process will take anywhere from 4-25 minutes. Reboot your system when prompted.