I am going to assume you have a recent complete back-up of all your computer hard drives. You do – don’t you?
Here is another important question: Do you have a Startup Repair disc?
Of course you do! But if you don’t, please take a few minutes to create one. It could be a lifesaver if your hard drive crashes. A Startup Repair disc can be used to start your computer in situations where your computer won’t boot-up due to corruption or damage on the hard drive.
Creating a Startup Repair disc is simple and fast. Put a blank writable CD or DVD in your optical drive. In Windows 7, click Start > All Programs > Maintenance > Create a System Repair Disc and let Windows 7 build a bootable emergency disc. Windows will create a disc that will have the Windows 7 OS and some hardware specific info for you computer. The steps for creating a repair disc for older versions of Windows are similar.
Take a few minutes to create a Startup Repair disc if you don’t have one. It can help you avoid the loss of all the data on a corrupt or damaged hard drive.