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Boot Disk

Any storage disk one can use to load and run an operating system or a program on a computer. Historically, the most common boot disks have been floppy disks and CD-ROMs. Increasingly, however, flash drives are being used instead.
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Unlike conventional forensic boot disks that use superficial protection techniques, such as mounting drives as read-only, ForensicSoft's SAFE platform employs the company's proprietary SAFE Block software technology to block all disks at the physical level to ensure a forensically sound preview, exploration and capture of the digital evidence.
Make sure you carefully label any wipe boot disks you create
It does this automatically, so the reboot, data recovery, or file recovery does not require special boot disks.
Also included is a utility which assists users in creating emergency boot disks if their computer will not support a bootable CD.
A number of utility programs provide emergency boot disks, which attempt to repair damage done to your hard disk.
The next step in the sequence consists of booting the target PCs with the DOS boot disks created in step three, downloading the image file, and writing it to the target PC's hard drive.
Windows 95 promises to change all that but, until then, most people will have to soldier on creating boot disks, changing memory settings and messing with DOS.
There are several popular utility programs that can create boot disks automatically: for example, Norton Utilities and PC Tools.
SanXfer migrates existing server boot disks into the SAN without a reinstall, or waiting for future budget cycles or the next round of server upgrades.
Acronis recognizes the exceptional technology developed by Red Hat and that is why Acronis incorporates a customized version of the Red Hat kernel in our emergency boot disks," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis.
Eliminating the boot disks from each server can greatly improve reliability and MTBF (mean time before failure) of each individual server by eliminating the most failure-prone component of the system.
The KBOX 2000 eliminates the need to run from machine to machine with stacks of boot disks," said Marty Kacin, president and CTO of KACE.