recovery disk in Sony® VAIO Y Series
Creating recovery disk for the Sony VAIO® Y Series
Sony® is a popular name in the world of electronic devices. One of their recent innovative computer products is the Sony VAIO® Y Series. Sony® has successfully made available in its Sony VAIO® Y Series a slot for an ExpressCard® and hence enhanced the ultra portability feature. With a larger hard drive and a durable casing, this is one system that is a great buy for hardcore computer fans. With a larger hard drive, you tend to store more in your Sony VAIO® Y Series. But system crashes are very common and you may end up losing all your data. Therefore it is better to create a recovery disk for your system.
The following steps will help you in creating a recovery disk:
- Make available the things mentioned below
- Create an image of the partition
- Burn the contents into the CD
Make available the things mentioned below
Creating a recovery disk means transferring your hard disk content to a floppy disk or a CD-ROM. If you have stored a lot of data in your Sony VAIO® Y Series, you will need around 6 to 8 CDs. Ensure you have a CD/DVD burner and a CD/DVD burning program. Take not that the burning program must burn a CD as a bootable CD.
Create an image of the partition
Generally, you will have the operating system and all your software installed in C: Drive. Create an image for the partition. This can be done using the Symantec Norton Ghost. The source and the destination will be indicated in the Number 1: Number 2 format. For instance, if it is 1:2, the source and destination are C and D respectively. After creating the ghost image, you need to edit two files within in the files prepared by the Windows ME® diskette using the ghost command lines that can be obtained from the Internet.
It is a simple task. Make sure you have enabled the spanning option in the Windows ME® diskette so that you can span the contents of the image over multiple CDs. Do not add files while burning. Once the contents are burnt onto the disk, choose ‘continue multisession disc’ and add the files to the disk. Now the recovery disk contains all your necessary files, software along with your operating system. Therefore, even when the system crashes, you can make use of this disk to recover your data.