Boot Disk

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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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2 comes with an emergency boot CD that can now boot nearly all Windows-based computers.
When faulty patches, user errors, environmentally-induced software corruption, or other events render computers unbootable, unstable, or locked out, Recovery Manager's emergency boot environment provides unmatched speed-to-recovery.
With this system, users can create emergency boot media specific to each system on DVD, CD, or floppy diskette.
Using a simple setup program, EasyRecovery operates directly from Windows or from an emergency boot diskette and does not need to be preinstalled prior to data loss.
With BootableBackups, each full system backup can be set up to boot directly into disaster recovery mode, providing maximum data security by completely eliminating the possibility that your emergency boot media will be filed away or lost when you need it most.
If your computer BIOS supports USB booting, Pocket SuperDisk 240 can be used as an emergency boot drive in case of a hard disk failure.
Norton AntiVirus 2001 also provides a bootable CD and utility to create an emergency boot disk, allowing users to easily start up systems in the event of an emergency situation.
Also included is a utility which assists users in creating emergency boot disks if their computer will not support a bootable CD.
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