4.1 Active@ Boot Disk Creator

Active@ Boot Disk Creator helps you prepare a bootable CD, DVD, Blu-ray or USB mass storage device that you may use to start a machine and repair security access issues or destroy all data on the hard drives.

To prepare a bootable device for Windows:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > Active@ KillDisk Professional > Bootable Disk Creator. The Active@ Boot Disk Creator main page appears.
  2. In the Active@ Boot Disk Creator main page, select the desired bootable media: a CD/DVD/Blu-ray, a USB Flash Drive or an ISO Image file - to be burned later. If several media drives are inserted, click the ellipsis button (…) and choose a particular device. Click Next.
  3. Click Boot into Windows. At this step you can specify additional options:
    1. To add your custom files to the bootable media, click the User's Files tab. Add files or folders using the related buttons at the right side. Added items will be placed in the User_Files root folder.
    2. To add specific drivers to be loaded automatically, click the Add Drivers tab. Add all files for the particular driver (*.INF, *.SYS, …). Added items will be placed in the BootDisk_Drivers root folder. At boot time all *.INF files located in this folder will be installed.
    3. To add specific scripts to be launched after Active@ Boot Disk is loaded, click the Add Scripts tab. Add your scripts (*.CMD files). Added files will be placed in the BootDisk_Scripts root folder. At boot time all *.CMD files located in this folder will be executed.
    4. To specify addtitional boot options, click the Boot Settings tab. You can change the default settings to be used: Time Zone, Additional Language Support, Network Support and Autostart Delay. You can also change these options in the Active@ Boot Disk initialization screen while booting. Verify the selected media, sizes and boot up environment.
  4. Click Next
  5. Click Create. A progress bar appears while the media is being prepared.
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A USB Drive or blank CD/DVD/BD must be inserted and explicitly choosen on the first step, before you can proceed further.

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When you prepare a USB Flash Drive bootable media, it will be reformatted and all data on the media will be erased. You will have the choice of creating a NTFS or a FAT32 file system on the media. We recommend that you use FA32 for smaller volumes. Use NTFS for larger media sizes since, it supports large volumes (>32GB) and file sizes (>2GB).

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If you've created an ISO Image file, you can burn it to a disk later on, using either our free Active@ ISO Burner utility (www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm), or another utility capable of burning ISO files to disks.

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  1. Product Overview
    1. Erasing Confidential Data
      1. Advanced Data Recovery Systems
      2. International Standards in Data Removal
    2. Wiping Confidential Data from Unoccupied Drive Space
      1. Wiping NTFS
      2. Wipe FAT
      3. Wipe HFS+
      4. Wiping Ext2fs/Ext3fs/Ext4fs
  2. System Requirements
    1. Personal Computer
    2. Drive Storage System
    3. Other Requirements
    4. Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives Version
  3. Running Active@ KillDisk for DOS
    1. Preparing a DOS-Bootable floppy,USB
      1. System Formatting
      2. Copying Active@ KillDisk to a floppy, USB
      3. One-Step Method
    2. Preparing a Bootable CD
    3. Modes of Operation
      1. Interactive Mode
        1. Erase Data from a Device
        2. Wiping the Data
      2. DOS Command Line Mode
      3. Autoexecute Mode
    4. Erasing or Wiping Logical Drives (Partitions)
    5. Erase Operation Complete
  4. Running Active@ KillDisk for Windows
    1. Active@ Boot Disk Creator
    2. Modes of Operation
    3. Command Line Mode
    4. Erasing or Wiping Logical Drives (Partitions)
    5. Erase Data from a Logical Drive
    6. Wipe Data from a Logical Drive
    7. Erase or Wipe Operation Complete
  5. Common Questions
    1. How does the licensing work?
    2. How is the data erased?
    3. What is the difference between the Site and Enterprise license?
    4. Which operating systems are supported by Active@ KillDisk?
    5. Is Active@ KillDisk compatible with Macintosh computers?
    6. What to do if I cannot boot from a floppy (USB)?
    7. Will I be able to use my Hard Disk Drive after Active@ KillDisk erase operation?
  6. Descriptions of Erase/Wipe Parameters
    1. Erase/Wipe Methods
      1. One Pass Zeros or One Pass Random
      2. User Defined
      3. US DoD 5220.22-M
      4. US DoD 5220.22-M (ECE)
      5. German VSITR
      6. Russian GOST p50739-95
      7. Canadian OPS-II
      8. HMG IS5 Baseline
      9. HMG IS5 Enhanced
      10. US Army AR380-19
      11. US Air Force 5020
      12. Navso P-5329-26 RL
      13. Navso P-5329-26 MFM
      14. NCSC-TG-025
      15. Bruce Schneier
      16. Gutmann
    2. Other Parameters
      1. Verification
      2. Retry Attempts
      3. Ignore Errors
      4. Clear Log File before Start
      5. Skip Confirmation
      6. Wipe out Deleted/Unused data
    3. Glossary of Terms
 

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