Boot disks and Restore disks?

By comesoon2
May 31, 2004
  1. Can any kind person explain the difference between a

    Boot disk and Restore disk?

    The reason I am asking is my Hard disk appears to be on its last legs and when it finally goes I will have to buy and install a new one.

    I have a Restore CD (actually 2 that came with my computer) and I have read a little about Boot disks.

    so .... When I start my computer with the new Hard disk what do I use? (as it will be blank)

    a Boot disk?
    or a Restore disk?
    or both?

    many thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    A boot disk is a disk that your computer can use to boot. A restore disk is a disk that contains some sort of restore information.

    A boot disk may contain restore information and a recovery disk may be bootable.

    In your case, you should just boot from the restore CD and follow the pretty on-screen instructions.
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