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Creating an operating system rescue disk

8 July 2024

ID 64998

The operating system rescue disk can be useful when an encrypted hard drive cannot be accessed for some reason and the operating system cannot load.

You can load an image of the Windows operating system using the rescue disk and restore access to the encrypted hard drive using Restore Utility included in the operating system image.

To create an operating system rescue disk:

  1. Create an executable file for the Encrypted Device Restore Utility.
  2. Create a custom image of the Windows pre-boot environment. While creating the custom image of the Windows pre-boot environment, add the executable file of Restore Utility to the image.
  3. Save the custom image of the Windows pre-installation environment to bootable media such as a CD or removable drive.

    Refer to Microsoft help files for instructions on creating a custom image of the Windows pre-boot environment (for example, in the Microsoft TechNet resource).

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