Do I really need a System Repair Disk?


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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

I have a bootable installation disk which has a repair option on the
menu. Do I still need a System Repair Disk?
 
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Leala

I have a bootable installation disk which has a repair option on the
menu. Do I still need a System Repair Disk?
Murphy's Law.

Burn one just in case, disk are not expensive anyway.
 
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Yousuf Khan

I have a bootable installation disk which has a repair option on the
menu. Do I still need a System Repair Disk?
The system repair disk is mainly used for restoring from backups. Do you
do system backups? If not, then it won't do you much good. Most of the
features of the system repair disk are already on the system
installation disk, except for the restore from backups feature.

Yousuf Khan
 
D

Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Yousuf said:
The system repair disk is mainly used for restoring from backups. Do you
do system backups? If not, then it won't do you much good. Most of the
features of the system repair disk are already on the system
installation disk, except for the restore from backups feature.
I do system backups, and restore from system backups is indeed on the
installation disk.
 
F

Flint

The system repair disk is mainly used for restoring from backups. Do
you do system backups? If not, then it won't do you much good. Most of
the features of the system repair disk are already on the system
installation disk, except for the restore from backups feature.

Yousuf Khan
And as system repair disks go, I prefer using discs created with
either Acronis True Image or EaseUS ToDo Backup over most OEM created
system repair disks or Windows, anyway. Of course, some of the OEM
repair disks _are_ branded versions of Acronis or some other existing
backup software.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

And as system repair disks go, I prefer using discs created with
either Acronis True Image or EaseUS ToDo Backup over most OEM created
system repair disks or Windows, anyway. Of course, some of the OEM
repair disks _are_ branded versions of Acronis or some other existing
backup software.
Repair disks are a different item.

You are referring to programs to restore from a backup.

Repair disks are disks that can do what you could think of as a partial
installation of the OS, as a means to repair the OS.

HTH
 
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Flint

Repair disks are a different item.

You are referring to programs to restore from a backup.
Yes, I am. That's because system repair disks are often problematic
to 1> create w/a common windows error that hangs on creating them, 2>
more often users create more problems using them after having
installed several programs and built up a sizable environment. I
recommend creating a complete backup and restoring from that backup
over using a windows repair disc. It's a 'brute force' tactic, but
generally less problematic, than trying to fix a broken OS while
getting 10 more gray hairs watching a useless, uninformative screen
while the repair disk does its 'voodoo' and reboots.

Restore from an external Acronis drive in about 10-20 minutes, unplug
your drive, and reboot - *done*. Voila! it *works*.
 

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