Thanks a lot for the quick response.
The new computer runs on Windows 10. The crashed one (RAW) was Windows 7.
Sorry you lost me. The RAW is on another machine? another disk? or another partition (same disk but with different drive letter)?
With Windows 10, I can do the virtual CD thing so presumably (ps. I am a computer novice so oftentimes would use terms/say things that I actually have no clues of) I don't need to burn the ISO. Still, under Windows 10, I can only "launch" the ISO to the point of seeing the 4 folders and two files. I was expecting that when I clicked on the virtual CD, it would just run automatically.
Yes Windows 10 can mount a ISO and run windows programs from inside the ISO, but this will not work for Parted Magic because its a "full Operating System" not a program that you can run on Windows.
You do mention about Parted Magic being a Linux OS. I've read about it but have no idea why I could not "run/launch" it by clicking on the "virtual CD". I found that under Windows 10, there is a way of changing the BIOS so as to start the machine from another Drive. I've done the following but that did not change anything (i.e. still cannot launch Linux OS):
Under Windows 10 -
Settings > Update/Security > Recovery > Advanced Startup (start now) >Troubleshoot > Advanced Options ...
I was told that I could change the BIOS. Although I went (?) to the BIOS, yet I did not see the "F Drive". I tinkers with some settings (??), but still nothing changed (i.e. no launch from Linux) after I re-launched the computer.
Any further help will be appreciated. Thanks again.
To do a recovery you need to Burn a DVD with Parted Magic or create a Flash drive if the machine doesn't have a DVD drive. Then you need to enter the BIOS and change the boot order to start from the DVD (drives only have letters inside windows not in BIOS) or flash drive.
Its more easy to help you if we know more about your computer please do this:
- download Speccy Portable save the file to some place
- extract the Zip file spsetupxxx.zip to an empty folder
- run Speccy/Speccy64 according to the Operating System you have
To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:
- In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
- In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
- Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box
Please post the resulting URL.