Choosing recovery discs
To create recovery discs, your computer must have a DVD writer, and you must use only high-quality blank
DVD+R or DVD-R discs.
You cannot use CDs or DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-RW DL, DVD+R DL, or DVD-R DL
discs to create recovery discs.
Use high-quality discs to create your set of recovery discs. It is normal for discs to be rejected if they are not
defect-free. You will be prompted to insert a new blank disc to try again.
The number of discs in the recovery-disc set depends on your computer model (typically 3–6 DVD discs). The
Recovery Disc Creator program tells you the specific number of blank discs needed to make the set.
The process of creating recovery discs takes some time to verify that the information written on the
disc is correct. You can quit the process at any time. The next time you run the program, it resumes where it
Creating recovery discs
To create recovery discs:
Close all open programs.
Tap the Start button, tap All Programs, tap Recovery Manager, and then tap Recovery Disc
Creation. If prompted, tap Yes to allow the program to continue.
Follow the onscreen instructions. Label each disc as you make it (for example, Recovery 1, Recovery 2).
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting and maintenance