Before proceeding with system restore, you need to create a bootable CD or a bootable USB thumb drive using an ISO file and boot your computer.
The required ISO file and related information for creating bootable CD or a bootable USB thumb drive is available on the shipped device.
Perform the following steps to boot your computer,
Screenshots used in the following scenario is just an example. Depending on the BIOS manufacturer you would get a different menu options.
- Switch on the computer and press ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 during the initial startup screen. Depending on the BIOS manufacturer, a menu would appear.
- Go to BIOS setup and select BOOT tab.
- To set a boot sequence priority, perform the following steps,
- If you are using a restore CD/DVD, then move the CD/DVD.. to the first position in the list.
- If you are using a USB drive instead, then move the USB to the first position in the list.
- Save and exit the BIOS setup. You can now proceed with the restore process.
To restore your computer,
- Boot your computer using IDrive BMR Restore CD or a USB thumb drive which has restore environment.
- After booting your system, click Next in the welcome page.
- Select BMR Server and click Next.
- Enter the BMR device password and click Sign in.
- Select the system from which you want to restore the data, from Choose your system drop-down menu.
- Select the required volumes and their recovery points to restore, from Choose Volume(s) and recovery point(s) section and click Next.
- Select the drive to which you want to restore data, from Choose target drive to restore drop-down menu.
- Click Start Restore and click Yes in the confirmation window to start the restore process.
To restore your computer with older versions of the restore application,
- After exiting from BIOS setup, click OK in the confirmation window.
- Provide your username and password.
- Select the particular computer from the list of computers and click OK.
The list of drives with date and time of the last backup is displayed.
- Select the particular drive you want to restore.
- Select the target drive to which you want to restore data.
- Click OK in the confirmation window.
- The 'restore computer' should at least have same hard drive space as 'backup computer'. Also, if the 'backup computer' has multiple drives, ensure that the 'restore computer' also has same number of drives.
- It is recommended that 'restore computer' have same hardware configuration as 'backup computer'. However, you may have to install the required additional drivers if there is any change in the hardware configuration of the 'restore computer'.