This section gives examples how to accomplish some backup and restore related tasks on a PC. The examples are not intended to cover every conceivable way of accomplishing the task but they do give a working example.
- Create a dual or multi boot system (Windows 95, 98 ME with 2000, XP or 2003).
- Create a dual or multi boot Vista / XP system on a PC pre-installed with Windows Vista.
- Upgrade the hard drive in a PC, or copy the Windows operating system to a new hard drive or partition.
- Repair the boot menu - You can no longer boot into one or more of your Windows operating systems.
- Create a boot menu diskette for a dual or multi-boot system.
- Install the Microsoft Recovery Console to the C: drive.
- Slipstream Windows (Upgrade the Windows installation media with the latest Service Packs)
- Create a copy of Windows to an external, USB or FireWire, drive which may then be used for disaster recovery.
- Formatting a disk in Windows 2000 and XP.
- Formatting a disk in DOS for Windows 95, 98 & ME.
- Repair inaccessible CD or DVD drive.
- Set DMA mode for disc writer in Windows XP
(these instructions are also suitable for Windows 2000).
- Setting DMA mode is reverting to PIO mode on a drive I know supports DMA.
- Learn some more about NTFS hidden Alternate Data Streams.