Paragon Knowledge Base System Last Edit: 18.09.2009
ID 6038:   How to create Paragon Recovery CD?

Q: I was asked to use Recovery CD while working with my copy of Paragon product. What is Recovery CD and how should I get, prepare and use it?

A: Paragon Recovery CD is a bootable part of software purchased by you from Paragon Software company. We provide two types of Recovery CD:

 

1. Default Recovery CD based on Linux

a) For older versions of our software it comes as self burning ISO image with download links of the product or can be downloaded in My Downloads section of My Account.

This refers to Partition Manager 9.0 and older, Drive Backup 8.5 and older, Hard Disk Manager 2008 and older.

As you download the Recovery CD please start the EXE file and follow the instructions of "Unpack and Burn Wizard". One can burn Recovery CD image directly to CD\DVD with "Unpack and Burn Wizard" or extract it to local drive so to burn it later as ISO file with the help of third part software.

b) In newer versions of our software simply run Recovery Media Builder from installed product, it will burn Recovery CD image to CD/DVD or to USB flash drive. You don't have to download this component as individual file. Recovery CD comes as "bootcd.iso" file located in "ISO" subfolder of product installation folder, usually it is "C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\[product name]\iso".

This refers to Partition Manager 10 and newer, Drive Backup 9.0 and newer, Hard Disk Manager 2009 and newer.

 

2. Advanced Recovery CD based on WinPE

It comes as self burning ISO image with download links of the product or can be downloaded in My Downloads section of My Account. As you download the Recovery CD file please start the EXE file and follow the instructions of "Unpack and Burn Wizard". One can burn Recovery CD image directly to CD\DVD with "Unpack and Burn Wizard" or extract it to local drive so to burn it later as ISO file with the help of third part software.

The differences between Linux based and WinPE based CD are:

  • interface. WinPE CD has exactly the same interface as you see in the product installed to Windows; Linux CD provide its own user interface, though it's graphical and Windows-like, and very intuitive
  • hardware support: WinPE provides extended hardware support, for example, for RAIDs and network adapters
  • customization: WinPE CD has an option "load drivers" which allows to activate common Windows 32-bit plug'n'play drivers for hardware devices (for example, for network adapter) for current boot session

WinPE CD doesn't come with Personal Editions of our products, it's usually supplied with Professional and Server Editions. There are several exceptions though:

  • Hard Disk Manager Suite 2008 and 2009 does have WinPE CD
  • Total Defrag 2009 and 2010 have only WinPE CD, not Linux one
  • Virtualization Manager 2010 has only WinPE CD, not Linux one

To make sure if your copy of the product have WinPE CD or not please check My Downloads section of My Account, list of product features at product's web site or contact Paragon.

 

To use Paragon Recovery CD one should insert the burnt Recovery CD and restart PC. Set in BIOS boot order settings to boot PC from CD\DVD device. Choose the mode and follow to product menu.

Please look through attached screen shot based examples of using Recovery CD for:

  • Partition Manager resize operation
  • Drive Backup backup and restore operations
  • Recovery CD Getting Started - a quick guide

 

Important note: here we speak about Recovery CD that comes only with commercial versions. If you own trial or free covermount/promo version, it's not supplied with additional downloads. In this case you'll have a CD that is created with help of Recovery Media Builder Wizard.

 

Attached Resources:

Covered Products :
1System Upgrade Utilities 2010 Suite
2Partition Manager 10.0 Professional Edition French ,    10.0 Personal Edition German ,    9.0 Professional Edition,    9.0 Server Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition Russian ,    10.0 Personal Edition English ,    10.0 Server Edition German ,    8.x Professional Edition,    8.5 Server Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition,    10.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    9.0 Professional Edition Japanese ,    7.x Professional Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition,    11 Server Edition,    8.5 Enterprise Server Edition,    for Virtual Server,    10.0 Server Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition German ,    8.x Server Edition,    11 Personal Edition,    8.x Enterprise Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition Japanese ,    11 Professional Edition,    7.x Server Edition,    10.0 Server Edition Russian ,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition,    7.x Personal Edition,    8.x Personal Edition,    7.x Enterprise Server Edition,    10.0 Server Edition French ,    8.5 Personal Edition,    8.5 Professional Edition
3Disk Wiper 9.0 Professional Edition Russian ,    10.0 Personal Edition,    7.x Professional Edition,    7.x Personal Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition German ,    9.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    10.0 Personal Edition German ,    10.0 Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition German ,    8.5 Personal Edition,    8.5 Professional Edition
47tools products Partition Manager 2009,    Exact Image 2009
5Drive Backup and Backup&Recovery 9.0 Professional Edition German ,    & Recovery 10 Free Edition,    8.5 Personal Edition,    7.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Polish ,    & Recovery 10 Suite,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    9.0 Personal Edition French ,    9.0 Professional Edition English ,    9.0 Professional Edition French ,    10 Personal Edition,    10 Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Spanish ,    9.0 Personal Edition Polish ,    8.x Professional Edition,    9.0 AQ,    8.51 Professional Edition,    7.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Chinese ,    9.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    9.0 Professional Edition Japanese ,    9.0 Personal Edition English ,    & Recovery 11 Suite,    8.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Russian
6Deployment Manager 7.0 Standard Edition
7Hard Disk (Festplatten) Manager 8.x Professional Edition,    Home Expert 2008,    Festplatten 2009 Server Edition German ,    2010 Suite,    2010 Server Edition,    2008 Suite,    Home Expert 2009 Russian ,    2009 Suite English ,    Festplatten 2008 Suite,    7.x Personal Edition,    2008 Server Edition,    8.5 Personal Edition,    2008 Professional Edition,    8.x Personal Edition,    8.x Server Edition,    6.x Personal,    for Virtual Server,    2010 Professional Edition,    2011 Suite,    2009 Server Edition English ,    2009 Professional Edition Russian ,    Festplatten 2009 Kompakt German ,    2009 Professional Edition French ,    2009 Server Edition Russian ,    8.5 Professional Edition,    Festplatten 2009 Suite,    8.5 Server Edition,    2009 Professional Edition English
8Virtualization Manager 2009 Corporate Edition,    2009 Personal Edition,    2010 Professional Edition,    2010 Corporate Edition,    2010 Consumer Edition
9Drive Copy 9.0 Professional Edition Polish ,    10 Server Edition,    8.5 Professional Edition,    8.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition English ,    8.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition Polish ,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    10 Personal Edition,    9.0 Home,    9.0 Personal Edition English ,    8.5 Personal Edition
10Magazine (Covermount) Versions Festplatten Manager 9.0 PC Welt,    Festplatten Tools 2008 German
11Discontinued Partition Manager 6.x Professional,    Partition Manager 6.x Personal
12Drive Backup 10 Workstation Edition,    9.0 Server Edition French ,    8.x Enterprise Server Edition,    8.51 Server Edition,    10 Server Edition,    7.x Server Edition,    8.x Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition Spanish ,    9.0 Server Edition Chinese ,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition Russian ,    9.0 Workstation Edition English ,    9.0 Workstation Edition Russian ,    8.x Small Business Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition English ,    8.51 Enterprise Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition German ,    9.0 Server Edition Russian ,    9.0 Server Lite Edition Russian ,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition German ,    9.0 Server Edition Japanese ,    9.0 Workstation Edition German ,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition English ,    8.51 Small Business Server Edition,    10 Small Business Server Edition,    Server Express 2008,    10 Server Express Edition
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