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2. If you do not receive the messages listed in the steps for data recovery, follow the directions for creating another Disaster Recovery Set. See

“Creating the Disaster Recovery Set” on page 16.

To test your Windows NT Disaster Recovery Set:

1. Follow steps 1 through 8 in the Windows NT section of “Recovering Your

Data.”

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

By proceeding with the Disaster Recovery Wizard, you would be recovering the data from the CD which would overwrite the data on that drive.

Recovering Your Data

If you are certain that you have lost your data due to a major system problem, such as a hard-drive failure, it will be necessary to recover your data by using your most recent Disaster Recovery Set.

HP Disaster Recovery uses the data located on your Disaster Recovery Set to restore your files and other vital system information to your new or replaced hard-drive.

For Windows 95 and Windows 98

The Disaster Recovery process for Windows 95 and Windows 98 takes place in DOS. A series of screens will appear in DOS and prompt you to insert the media from your Disaster Recovery Set.

What is DOS? DOS is a simple operating system that resides on your Windows 95/98 Startup Disk.

To recover your data:

1. You should first decide if another recovery method is possible. For example, if the problem appears to be associated with the Windows operating system, such as a corrupt registry, try to recover by following the steps outlined in your Microsoft Windows User’s Manual before attempting the following procedures. If you have determined that a harddrive failure has occurred, proceed to Step 2.

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2. Replace any damaged hard-drives with comparable drives.

In order to recover all of your information, HP Disaster Recovery must have at least as much hard disk space as existed before the drive failure.

3. Insert the Windows Startup Disk (diskette #1 of the DR Set) into the 3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots, and restart your computer.

A DOS screen appears.

4. If a Windows Startup Diskette #2 was created (not all systems require the creation of this diskette), insert Diskette #2 into the 3.5” floppy drive from which your computer will boot.

5. At the prompt, type

A:\README

then press Enter .

The README.TXT appears.

6. After reading the text, press Alt + F , then press X to exit the editor.

It may be necessary to prepare your hard disk using the following tools which are located on the Disaster Recovery Diskette:

FDISK—Re-partitions your hard disk

FORMAT—Formats one or more partitioned drives

■ SYS—Installs the system boot files onto the hard disk

NOTE: For instructions on the use of these utilities, please refer to your operating system user manual or contact Microsoft.

7. At the prompt, type

A:\RECOVER

and press Enter . Your DR files will be copied from the diskette to your hard-drive.

The following message should appear:

Please insert Disaster Recovery CD #1 into your

HP CD-Writer Plus.

8. Insert Disaster Recovery CD #1 into your HP CD-Writer Plus drive, then press Enter .

NOTE: If your Disaster Recovery Set consists of more than one CD, you will be prompted to insert each of the CDs in the order they were created.

The following message should appear:

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Test successful. To continue your recovery, select RECOVER.

If you are testing, select EXIT.

9. To continue recovering your system, press F5 .

Or,

To exit the Disaster Recovery process, press F10 , remove any diskettes or

CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer.

WARNING: If you are just performing a test of your Disaster Recovery Set, the test is now complete. Do not continue past this step. Please remove any diskettes and CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer.

The following message should appear:

you wish recover.

Name]

Drive D: [Volume D Name]

NOTE: If you have only one drive, it will be automatically selected for recovery and this screen will not be displayed.

10. Select the volume that you wish to recover by highlighting the volume using the Up and Down arrow keys, then pressing Enter .

You will then be asked to confirm your selections before recovering your information.

11. Press Enter to confirm your selections, or press Esc to return to the previous screen(s) and make a different selection.

NOTE: If Disaster Recovery CD #1 is not in your HP CD-Writer Plus, you will be prompted to insert it at this time.

HP Disaster Recovery will now begin recovering your system.

The recovery process will take some time to complete, depending upon the amount of data you are recovering. You will be prompted to insert the CDs in the order they were created.

12. Once the volume has been recovered, a summary of the process will be displayed. To exit this screen, press Enter . If there is more than one volume to be recovered, you may select it at this time.

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After recovering the volume(s), you may wish to view the REPORT.TXT file which contains a text summary of the files that could not be recovered. If you wish to view this file, you must first exit the program by pressing Esc twice, then type

EDIT REPORT.TXT

.

After reading the text, press Alt + F , then press X to exit the editor. For more information on files that could not be recovered, see “Files Not Recovered” on page 1-

9.

Your recovery is complete. Remove any diskettes and CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer.

NOTE: It may be necessary to restart your computer more than once if any hardware in your system has changed since your DR Set was created.

For Windows NT

The Disaster Recovery process for Windows NT begins with a minimal install of the Windows NT Workstation, performed from the Disaster

Recovery Set.

HP Disaster Recovery screens will display messages instructing you when to insert the diskettes and CD(s) from your Disaster Recovery Set. Once the Setup portion of the minimal install has been completed, the Disaster

Recovery Wizard will appear and guide you through the rest of the recovery process.

To recover your data:

1. You should first decide if another recovery method is possible. For example, if the problem appears to be associated with the Windows operating system, such as a corrupt registry, try to recover by following the steps outlined in your Microsoft Windows User’s Manual before attempting the following procedures. If you have determined that a harddrive failure has occurred, proceed to Step 2.

2. Replace any damaged hard-drives with comparable drives.

In order to recover all of your information, HP Disaster Recovery must have at least as much hard disk space as existed before the drive failure.

3. Insert the Windows NT Workstation Setup Boot Disk (diskette #1 of the

DR Set) into into the 3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots, and restart your computer.

You will be guided through a partial NT installation.

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4. When prompted, insert Windows NT Workstation Setup Disk #2 into the

3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots..

The NT Setup screen should now appear.

5. Choose Express Setup (recommended) or Custom Setup from the NT

Setup screen.

■ Express Setup —Should be selected if you do not need to partition any drive(s), or if you are testing your DR Set. Select this option by pressing Enter .

■ Custom Setup —Should be selected if your primary partition needs to be set up, or if your backup device is not located. Also, if the SCSI card your device is attached to is not detected, you will need to go through a Custom Setup with your Controller Card Installation

Diskette. Select this option by pressing C on your keyboard.

You should attempt to partition any new drive(s) to the same settings as were set before the drive failure. In order to partition your drive(s), select

Custom Setup and follow the instructions on your screen. Only the boot drive and the NT installation drive need to be partitioned at this time. You will be able to partition and format other drives at a later time through the Disk Administrator in the HP Disaster Recovery process.

After proceeding through an Express or Custom Setup, you will be prompted to insert the remaining diskettes and CDs from your Disaster

Recovery Set.

6. When prompted, insert Windows NT Workstation Setup Disk #3 into the

3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots.

7. When prompted, insert your Windows NT installation CD into your CD-

ROM drive.

8. When prompted, insert Windows NT Workstation Setup Disk #4 into the

3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots.

When Setup has finished copying files to your hard disk, you will be prompted to remove any floppy diskettes and CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer. Once you have restarted your computer, the HP

Disaster Recovery Wizard should appear and guide you through the rest of the recovery process.

WARNING: If you are just performing a test of your Disaster Recovery Set, the test is now complete. When the HP Disaster Recovery Wizard appears, it is an indication that your drive is responding properly to your current Disaster

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Recovery Set. Click Cancel to exit, remove any diskettes and CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer. If you are performing an actual recovery, proceed to the next step.

9. Follow the instructions on the Wizard screens to complete the Disaster

Recovery.

When the Disaster Recovery is complete, the HP Disaster Recovery

Wizard will report that your data was either successfully recovered, in which case you may remove any diskettes and CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer, or a Report button will appear.

If a Report button does appear on the Wizard screen, click on Report to view any files that could not be recovered. For more information on any files that could not be recovered, see the following section: “Files Not

Recovered”.

Files Not Recovered

HP Disaster Recovery will report any file(s) that could not be recovered, along with a brief explanation for the reason the file(s) could not be recovered in the REPORT.TXT file.

To view this file:

For Windows 95/98— After recovering the volume(s), you must first exit the program by pressing Esc twice, then type

EDIT REPORT.TXT

.

After reading the text, press Alt + F , then press X to exit the editor.

For Windows NT— When the recovery is complete, the final Wizard screen will display a Report button if there were any files that could not be recovered. Click on Report to view this file.

Busy Files— If any files were inaccessible at the time you created your Disaster Recovery Set, or at the time of the recovery process, these files will be listed in the Report file as not having been recovered.

Damaged Media— If the media containing your Disaster Recovery

Set is damaged, some of the data on that media may not be recoverable. Any files that could not be recovered due to damaged media will be listed in the Report file. To recover these files, close all running applications and use an older Disaster Recovery Set to perform another recovery.

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■ Damaged hard-drive— If the hard-drive you are recovering to is damaged, some files may not be recoverable. Any files that could not be recovered due to a damaged hard-drive will be listed in the Report file. Replace or fix the current hard-drive and perform another

Disaster Recovery.

■ Not Enough Disk Space to Restore —In order for HP Disaster

Recovery to recover all of your information, there must be at least as much disk space on the hard-drive to which you are recovering, as existed on the hard-drive from which you created your DR Set. If your current drive does not contain enough disk space, certain files will be listed as not having been recovered.

To perform a complete recovery:

Re-partition your hard-drive(s) to accommodate your data and perform another Disaster Recovery.

Or,

Replace your current hard-drive with a larger hard-drive and perform another Disaster Recovery.

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