- Getting Started
- Components of TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
- Recovery Media Creation Procedure
1. Getting Started
A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard drive. You can create recovery media from the image using the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator.
If you create a recovery medium in advance, you can recover the system from the recovery medium even if you cannot recover the system from the hard drive.
The type of media that can be used to create a recovery medium with this product depends on the model.
- You need to have administrator rights on your computer to use this product.
To perform the following types of operation, you have to log on as a user with administrator rights:
- Installing this product
- Uninstalling this product
- Executing this product
- With a model that has a DVD write function, recordable DVD other than DVD-RAM can be used to create a recovery DVD.
- With a model that has a CD write function, recordable CD can be used to create a recovery CD.
- With a model that does not have a internal ODD drive, USB flash memory can be used to create a recovery medium.
- If two or more recovery media are created, use media of the same standard.
- When recording data to CD, use a 650 MB or 700 MB CD.
2. Components of TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
The following dialog shows just an example. The type of recovery medium displayed in the "Title" column depends on the actual model.
- Media Selection
You can select the type of Recovery Media to be created, or check the Recovery Media set and creation status.
The title of the Recovery Media and the titles of all component media are displayed.
- Media Set
You can select the media set of the Recovery Media to be created.
Creation status of the Recovery Media and each component medium is displayed.
The following types of information are displayed:
- Number of media required for creating the Recovery Medium that you selected under "Media Selection".
- Messages during media creation
This progress bar shows the creation progress of the current media.
This progress bar shows the progress of the creation of all media selected under "Media Selection".
Select this check box to check after the end of media writing whether data has been written to the medium normally.
Starts to create media.
Cancels the current process.
Clicking the button displays the titles of all the media making up the Recovery Media ( changes to ).
Clicking the button returns to the original state where only the title of the Recovery Media are displayed ( returns to ).
TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator creates the media whose check boxes you select. Clear the check boxes of the media you do not want to create.
If you select the check box 'Recovery Media', all component media are automatically selected. If you clear the check box, all component media are deselected. After the Recovery Media have been created successfully, the check boxes are cleared automatically.
When the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator is started, the check boxes for the Recovery Media are cleared by default. If you want to create the same Recovery Media, select their check boxes.
You cannot change the check box status during the creation of Recovery Media.
- Media Set
From the pull-down menu, you can select the media set of the Recovery Medium you are going to create.
Click the button to check the Recovery Medium set you selected.
Only one kind can be displayed depending on the Recovery Medium or the model used.
The pull-down menu operation is disabled during the creation of Recovery Media.
Recovery Media and each medium have the following types of status:
- Blank: The medium has not been created.
- Creating: Data is being written to the medium.
- Verifying: The data written to the medium is being verified.
- Created: Media creation ended successfully (*1).
- Error: An error occurred during creation or verification.
*1 The status of the Recovery Media becomes "Created" if all the media making up the Recovery Media have been created successfully.
When this application is started, "Created" is displayed for all the Recovery Media that have ever been created. Except when a medium created in the past cannot be physically read, recreating system or application recovery media may cause a license problem.
Select this check box if you want to check, after the end of media writing, whether data was correctly writen to the media.
Starts creating all the media selected under "Media Selection".
If you click this button while no media is being created, TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator ends.
If you click this button during media creation, a confirmation dialog box appears asking whether you really want to cancel processing. If you cancel processing, the subsequent media creation process is canceled.
4. Recovery Media Creation Procedure
- Select the media set of Recovery Media from the pull-down menu at "Media Set."
- Select the check boxes of the media to be created from the "Title" column.
Clear any unnecessary media check boxes.
Check the number of media you need in the "Information" field.
- If you want to verify after the end of media writing, select the "Verify" check box.
- Click the [Create] button.
Recordable media are displayed.
- Insert a blank medium into the drive and click the [OK] button.
TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator starts writing.
If you want to cancel writing, click the [Cancel] button.
The media tray of the drive automatically opens when media creation is complete.
If two or more media are created, replace the medium with a blank medium according to the message.
- After the creation of all media is finished, click the [Cancel] button or on the upper right corner.
The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box closes to complete media creation.
After the creation of media, put the media type, title, and numbers on the label side of the media so they can be recognized easily.
You must use the media in order by media number to recover the system.