Recovery options

The options you can specify for the recovery are described in the table below.



Verify recovery point before restore

Verifies whether a recovery point is valid or corrupt before it is restored.

This option can significantly increase the time required for the recovery to complete.

Check for file system errors

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

Resize restored drive

Automatically expands the drive to occupy the target drive’s remaining unallocated space.

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.

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.

Drive letter

Lets you assign a drive letter to the partition.

Recovery options