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Recover Windows XP Operating System Using Roxio BackOn Track

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This document covers how to recover HP Mini Notebook PCs with Windows XP Operating System by using Roxio BackOn Track functionality.
For mini notebook models shipped with an XP recovery operating system disc see HP Notebook PCs - Reinstalling Windows XP on Mini Notebooks

For non-mini notebooks originally configured with XP or any other operating system, to verify that you are using the proper recovery procedure, see Overview Of Recovering Or Reinstalling The Operating System .
See FAQ On Repairing Or Reinstalling The Operating System for answers to frequently asked questions.

See HP PCs - Looking for Recovery Discs? for replacement media.
Roxio BackOn Track, shipped on some mini notebook models, is a suite of backup and recovery tools which includes the following:
  • Disaster Recovery— Disaster Recovery enables you to back up your entire hard drive, including all of your applications and system preferences to an external USB hard drive. If the hard drive is stolen or if it fails, you can restore your HP Mini back to the exact image that it had when the hard drive failure or theft occurred.
  • File Backup— File Backup is only available if you choose to upgrade to Roxio Creator 2009. If you upgrade, you can use Roxio File Backup to preserve important files—such as digital photos, family videos, key financial records, and other essential documents.
  • Instant Restore— Instant Restore enables you to return the computer to a previous restore point, which resets all of the settings for the operating system to those settings that existed at the time that the restore point was created. None of your personal data files, such as e-mail, documents, or pictures are lost.
To upgrade to Roxio Creator 2009, go to www.roxio.com .
There are two ways to access Roxio BackOn Track to recovery the computer, either through the boot menu, or through the Windows Start menu.
Disaster Recovery provides the following utilities:
  • Backup Drive—This utility enables you to take a snapshot of your hard drive and stores it as one or more disc image file.
  • Restore Drive—This utility enables you to use the disc image file(s) that you created when using the Backup Drive utility to restore your hard drive to the exact state it was in at the time that you created the backup.
  • Restore selected files—This utility restores individual files and folders that are contained within the disc image file(s) that you created when using the Backup Drive utility.
A Disaster Recovery Set is required to restore your hard drive. To create a Disaster Recovery Set, you will need to connect an external USB optical drive to create the Disaster Recovery disc. For instructions on how to create a Disaster Recovery disc, please see the Help within the Roxio BackOn Track software. In the event of a disaster, you can use the Disaster Recovery disc to restore your hard drive. Be sure to keep the set in a safe location.
The Backup Drive utility does not allow you to choose the source drive as the destination drive as well. Therefore, you cannot store the backup on the HP Mini hard drive. Instead, you must connect a USB flash drive with sufficient memory available for the backup or an external USB hard drive prior to using the Disaster Recovery utility.
To back up your hard drive using Disaster Recovery, follow the steps below.
  1. In the left pane, click Disaster Recovery to expand the options, and then in the right pane, click Backup Drive.
  2. Select the hard disk drive from the drop-down list in step 1, click inside the text box in step 2 and add any comments that you want to add, select a destination drive from the drop-down list under Destination Selection, and then click the large circle button at the bottom-right of the screen to continue.
  3. Wait while Backup Drive creates an image of your hard drive.
In the event of a disaster, you can now use the backup that you just created to restore your hard drive.
Prior to restoring your hard drive, you must have created a disaster recovery set.
To restore your hard drive using Disaster Recovery, follow the steps below.
  1. Shut down and power off your HP Mini if it is not already powered off.
  2. Connect an external USB optical drive to the HP Mini.
  3. Connect the flash drive or external USB drive that you used to create your Disaster Recovery disc.
  4. Power on your HP Mini, insert your Disaster Recovery disc into the external USB optical drive, and then restart your computer.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to select a Disaster Recovery Set and the drive or drive partition you want to restore.
For more information, please see the Help within the Roxio BackOn Track software.
To restore selected files using Disaster Recovery, follow the steps below.
  1. In the left pane, click Disaster Recovery to expand the options, and then click Restore selected files.
  2. In the right pane, click Browse, navigate to the file location containing the file(s) that you want to restore, click Open, select the file(s) that you want to restore, click the circle button in the bottom-right corner of the screen to continue, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
The file(s) that you selected are now restored.
Instant Restore provides the following utilities:
  • Save State— The Save State utility uses what are called states to provide a snapshot of the system files and settings on the computer at a particular point in time. The Restore State utility enables you to reset the computer to a known good condition that was created prior to the start of the problem.
    Sometimes installing a software program or driver makes changes to the computer that causes problems. Assuming that you have saved at least one state, you can restore the computer to a time before the problems began.
  • Restore State— The Restore State utility enables you to return your computer to a prior saved state.
  • Undo Restore— The Undo Restore utility enables you to undo a restore if you are not satisfied with it.
  • Free Disk Space— The Free Disk Space utility helps you to free up disk space on the hard drive.
To save the computer's state, follow the steps below.
  1. In the left pane, click Instant Restore to expand the list, and then in the right pane, click Save State.
  2. Enter a description in the empty text box, and then click the circle button in the bottom-right of the screen to continue.
You can now restore the computer to the state that you just saved, if necessary.
To restore the computer's state, follow the steps below.
  1. In the left pane, click Instant Restore to expand the options, and then click Restore State.
  2. Select the restore state to which you want to restore your computer from the list, and then click the circle button in the bottom-right corner of the screen to continue.
  3. Click Yes to restore your computer to the selected restore state.
The computer is now restored to the state it was in at the restore point that you selected.
You can only undo the most recent Instant Restore.
To undo the most recent Instant Restore, follow the steps below.
  1. In the left pane, click Instant Restore to expand the options, and then click Undo Restore.
  2. Click the circle button in the bottom-right of the computer to continue, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your computer is now returned to the state it was in, prior to the most recent restore.