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HP Disaster Recovery

HP Disaster Recovery is an application that will help you to recover your data and operating system after a hard-drive failure. It is important that you create a Disaster Recovery Set as soon as possible. Should a disaster occur, the information in the Disaster Recovery Set will enable you to return your system to the state it was in at the time you created your

Disaster Recovery Set.

Getting Started

The first step in securing the data on your system is creating the Disaster

Recovery (DR) Set. The DR Set will contain the information necessary to recover your system. A new DR Set should be created when new hardware or software has been added to your system, or if many changes have been made to your files since the last DR Set was created.

The Disaster Recovery Wizard will guide you through the steps required to create the DR Set with easy-to-follow instructions for protecting your valuable data. Once the DR Set has been created, it will allow you to recover your system should your hard-drive fail, even if your Windows operating system will not start.

When you install HP Disaster Recovery, the program and its folder are added to the Windows Start Menu.

What you will need

To create the Disaster Recovery Set, you will need the following items:

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For Windows 95 and Windows 98

■ One or more blank, formatted 1.44MB diskettes*

■ One or more blank HP CD-R/CD-RWs*

■ Windows 95/98 installation CD or install set

What is an install set?

An install set is the list of files used to install a product or operating system. Computers shipped with preinstalled operating systems (i.e. Windows 95/98) may not include a

Windows installation CD. In this case, HP Disaster Recovery will require your Windows install set to create the Disaster Recovery Set.

For Windows NT

■ Four (4) blank, formatted 1.44MB diskettes

One or more blank HP CD-R/CD-RWs*

Windows NT installation CD

*The number of diskettes and CD-R/CD-RWs required will depend on the amount of data on your system.

Creating the Disaster Recovery Set

To create your Disaster Recovery Set:

1. Click the Start button located on the Windows taskbar. Select

Programs , HP CD-Writer Plus , HP Disaster Recovery , then select

Disaster Recovery .

HP Disaster Recovery Wizard appears.

2. Follow the instructions on the Wizard screens to create your Disaster

Recovery Set.

It is recommended that you label your diskettes and CD(s) when prompted in the Wizard, and store them in a safe place. A new DR Set should be created when new hardware or software has been added to your system, or if many changes have been made to your files since the last DR Set was created.

Partitioning Your Drive(s)

In the event that you must perform a recovery, HP Disaster Recovery will require that you partition your new drive(s) to the same settings as were

Getting Started 17 set before the drive failure. In order to do this, it may be helpful to make a record of your current partition settings on paper and keep an updated record of these settings with each DR Set.

What is a partition? A partition is a logical section of your hard disk. One physical hard disk may be partitioned into two or more logical hard-drives.

To make a record of your partition settings:

1. Double-click the My Computer icon located on your desktop.

The My Computer Window appears.

2. Select Details from the View menu.

A list of drive types will appear under the Type heading, to the right of your drive letter.

3. Under the Name heading, right-click on the drive letter listed as a Local

Disk, then select Properties .

The selected drive’s Properties dialog box appears.

4. Write down the information displayed in the Type dialog.

5. Write down the information displayed in the Capacity dialog.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 for each Local Disk on your computer.

Testing your Disaster Recovery Set

After you have created the DR Set, you will be asked if you would like to test the DR Set. Testing the DR Set is very similar to performing an actual recovery; however, be sure to stop testing when instructed to do so. This test is to verify that your drive is responding properly.

To test your Windows 95/98 Disaster Recovery Set:

1. Follow steps 1 through 8 in the Windows 95 and Windows 98 section of

“Recovering Your Data.”

WARNING: Be sure to discontinue testing the DR Set when instructed to do so.

By proceeding with the recovery process, you would be recovering the data from the CD which would overwrite the data on that drive.

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