Starting a computer by using Symantec Recovery
The Symantec Recovery Disk
CD lets you start a computer that can no longer run the Windows
operating system. Symantec Recovery Disk is included with Norton
Ghost. When you boot your computer using the Symantec Recovery Disk
CD, a simplified version of Windows starts that runs a recovery
environment. In the recovery environment, you can access the
recovery features of Norton Ghost.
Depending on which version of the product you have
purchased, Symantec Recovery Disk is either included on your
product CD, or as a separate CD. You should place the CD containing
Symantec Recovery Disk in a safe place. See If
driver validation fails in the Norton
Ghost™ User's Guide.
Symantec Recovery Disk requires a minimum of 512 MB
of RAM to run. If your computer's video card is configured to share
your computer's RAM, you might need more than 512 MB of RAM.
Also, if you are installing
a multilingual version of the product, you must have a minimum of
768 MB of RAM to run Symantec Recovery Disk.
To start a computer by using Symantec Recovery
If you store your recovery
points on a USB device, attach the device now (for example, an
external hard drive).
should attach the device before you restart the computer.
Otherwise, Symantec Recovery Disk might not detect it.
Insert the Symantec
Recovery Disk CD into the media drive of the computer.
If Norton Ghost was
installed by your computer manufacturer, the recovery environment
already could be installed on your computer's hard drive. Either
watch your computer monitor after the computer restarts for
on-screen instructions, or refer to your manufacturer's
Restart the computer.
If you cannot start the
computer from the CD, you might need to change the startup settings
on your computer.
As soon as you see the
prompt Press any key to boot from CD,
press a key to start Symantec Recovery Disk.
must watch for this prompt. It can come and go quickly. If you miss
the prompt, you must restart your computer again.
Read the license agreement,
and then click Accept.
If you decline, you cannot
start Symantec Recovery Disk, and your computer will restart.