Edit target drive and options

The following table describes the options that are available on the Edit Target Drive and Options page after booting to the Symantec Recovery Disk CD.



Delete Drive

Delete a selected drive in the list to make space available to restore your recovery point.

When you click Delete Drive, the drive is only marked for deletion. The actual deletion of the drive takes place after you click Finish in the wizard.

Undo Delete

If you delete a drive and then change your mind, click Undo Delete to return the drive to the list.

Resize drive after recover (unallocated space only)

Select a disk (or volume label) that you want to resize after the recovery point is restored. Then, select this option and specify the new size in megabytes. The size must be greater than the identified size of the disk that you selected in the list.

Partition type

Sets the partition type as follows:

  • Primary partition: Because hard disks are limited to four primary partitions, select this type if the drive will have four or less partitions.

  • Logical partition: Select this type if you need more than four partitions. You can have up to three primary partitions, plus any number of logical partitions, up to the maximum size of your hard disk.

Check for file system errors after recovery

Checks the restored drive for errors after the recovery point is restored.

Set drive active (for booting OS)

Makes the restored drive the active partition (for example, the drive from which the computer starts).

You should select this option if you are restoring the drive on which your operating system is installed.

Restore original disk signature

Restores the original, physical disk signature of the hard drive.

Disk signatures are part of all Windows operating systems that Norton Ghost supports. Disk signatures are required to use the hard drive.

Select this option if either of the following situations are true:

  • Your computer’s drive letters are atypical (for example, assigned letters other than C, D, E, and so forth).

  • You are restoring a recovery point to a new, empty hard disk.

Restore master boot record

Restores the master boot record. The master boot record is contained in the first sector of a physical hard disk. The master boot record consists of a master boot program and a partition table that describes the disk partitions. The master boot program analyzes the partition table of the first physical hard disk to see which primary partition is active. It then starts the boot program from the boot sector of the active partition.

This option is recommended only for advanced users and is available only if you restore a whole drive in the recovery environment.

Select this option if any of the following situations are true:

  • You are restoring a recovery point to a new, empty hard disk.

  • You are restoring a recovery point to the original drive, but the drive’s partitions were modified since the recovery point was created.

  • You suspect that a virus or some other problem has corrupted your drive’s master boot record.

Edit target drive and options