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ZT Recovery Manual

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ZT Recovery Center

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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents .................................................................................................. 2
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 3
What is the purpose of the ZT Recovery Center?.......................................... 3
What will you find in this manual?.................................................................... 3
How do I recover my system? ............................................................................. 4
How do I recover my programs? ...................................................................... 11
How do I recover my drivers?............................................................................ 15
How do I create system recovery discs? ......................................................... 20
Create system recovery discs ........................................................................ 21
Create an ISO image....................................................................................... 26
How do I create Applications and Drivers external media? ........................ 31

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Introduction
What is the purpose of the ZT Recovery Center?
The ZT Recovery Center helps you to fix problems with your computer,
using backup and recovery functions.
1. To start the ZT Recovery Center, click “ZT Recovery Center” from the
Windows “Start” menu, or click the ZT Recovery Center icon from the
desktop.

ZT Recovery Center Welcome Screen

What will you find in this manual?


This manual will help you to answer questions like:
• How do I recover my system?
• How do I recover my programs?
• How do I recover my drivers?
• How do I create recovery discs?
• How do I create applications and drivers external media?

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How do I recover my system?


From time to time you may experience issues with Windows. To fix most
problems, you can try to recover your system.

Can I backup my files before recovery?


Yes, you will have the option to recover your system with or without
backup of your files.

What happens during recovery?


First, if you have selected to back up your files before running the
recovery, the process will begin with the file and folder backup step.
Then, the process will continue with the format of your hard drive.
The final step is the reinstallation of your computer contents
(operating system + factory installed programs + drivers that were
originally installed).

To access recovery:
1. On the welcome screen of the ZT Recovery Center, click “Recovery”.
ZT System Recovery is on a protected area of your hard disk. You need to
restart your computer to access it.

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Restart to launch ZT System Recovery


2. Select “Yes, restart my computer now” and click Next to continue.

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ZT System Recovery welcome screen


3. Click Next to access the main menu.

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ZT System Recovery main menu


4. Select the option “Recovery with automatic data backup”
(recommended), and click Next to continue.

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Confirmation before recovery


5. Select “Yes” and click Next to continue.
6. Please wait during the system recovery process.

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System Recovery process


7. Your system is now successfully recovered.

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System recovered

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How do I recover my programs?


From time to time you may experience trouble with a program. ZT
Recovery Center allows you to reinstall programs that come with your
system from the factory.
1. On the welcome screen of the ZT Recovery Center, click
“Programs”.

Programs menu
2. Click “Application recovery” to access a list of programs you can
reinstall.
You can also click “Add/Remove programs” if you prefer to use the
Microsoft Add/Remove program utility to attempt to repair or uninstall the
application.

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List of programs
3. Select from the list the program you need to reinstall, and click Next.

Why isn’t my program listed here?


The programs listed here are those that were already installed when
you purchased your computer.
If a program does not appear in the list, it was not installed at the
factory. To reinstall these program, insert its original installation disc
into the drive, and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Program reinstallation
4. Please wait during the program reinstallation.

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Program successfully reinstalled


The program has been successfully reinstalled.
It is recommended to restart your computer.
5. Select “Yes (Recommended)” and click Finish to restart your computer
as recommended, or Select “No” and click “Finish” to come back to the
program list.

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How do I recover my drivers?


From time to time, you may experience malfunction with a driver,
hardware or device. To solve that, you can try to reinstall the driver of the
hardware or device.

What is a driver?
A driver is the program that manages the Windows connection to the
hardware or the device.

1. On the welcome screen of the ZT Recovery Center, click “Hardware”.

Hardware menu
2. Click “Device driver recovery” to access a list of programs you can
reinstall.

What is ZT User Guide?


ZT User Guide contains important operation instructions and tips for
your system. You can review them to improve your system
performance.
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List of hardware or device


3. Click the type of hardware or device with which you are experiencing
malfunction.

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List of selected hardware or device drivers


4. Select from the list the driver you need to reinstall, and click Next.

Why isn’t my driver listed here?


The drivers listed here are those that were installed when you
purchased your computer.
If a driver does not appear in the list, you may have installed it on
your own. To reinstall this driver, insert its original installation disc into
the drive, and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Driver reinstallation
4. Please wait during the driver reinstallation.

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Driver successfully reinstalled.


5. Click Finish to come back to the hardware or device list.

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How do I create system recovery discs?

Why create system recovery discs?


System recovery discs are important. They allow you to reinstall the
system in case of problems and provide a backup to the factory
installed software on your system
It is recommended that you create recovery discs as soon as
possible after you purchase your computer.

1. On the welcome screen of the ZT Recovery Center, click “Factory


Recovery external media”.

Recovery discs creation instructions


2. Click Next to continue with the creation of the recovery discs.

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What if I don’t have blank discs available at home?


We recommend you purchase high quality blank CDs or DVDs
immediately to create your recovery discs. If you have access to
network storage, you may also create a ISO images and create discs
later using your CD/DVD burning software, when you have blank
discs available (See the “Create an ISO image” section).

Create system recovery discs

What do the system recovery discs contain?


The system recovery discs contain all the files required to recover the
system to the original factory state (Windows, Applications and
Drivers), as well as the programs to perform the recovery.

Factory Recovery external media menu


3. Select “Create system recovery discs” and click Next.

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Insert a blank disc


1. Insert a blank disc of any type into the drive, and wait while the ZT
Recovery Center program recognizes the type, and calculates the
number of discs you will need to continue.
Then, click Next to continue.

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Type of disc inserted, and number of discs required


5. If you have enough blank discs of this type, then select “I have enough
discs, continue with this type of media”, and click Next to continue (else,
select “I want to insert another type of media” and click Next).

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System recovery disc creation


6. Please wait while all the recovery discs are created (Follow the on-
screen instructions if any).

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System recovery disc successfully created


7. Your system recovery disc was successfully created. Remove it from the
drive, and keep it in a safe place.

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Create an ISO image

Why is it useful to create an ISO image?


For small businesses of more experienced users, network or USB drives
may be used to store the image for later burning.

What does the ISO Image contain?


The ISO image contains the files required to recover the system to the
original factory state (Windows, Applications and Drivers), as well as
the programs to perform the recovery.

Factory Recovery external media menu


2. Select “Create an ISO image” and click Next.

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Type of ISO image to create


3. Select the type of ISO image you want to create, and click Next to
continue.

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ISO image location selection


4. Select the location where you want to save the ISO image, and
click Next to continue.

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5. Please wait during the creation of the ISO image.

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ISO image successfully created


6. Your ISO image was successfully created. Don’t forget to burn it
later, when you have blank discs at your disposal, using your usual
burning software.

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How do I create Applications and Drivers external media?


You can create an additional disc containing only the applications and
drivers installed on your computer when you bought it.
1. On the welcome screen of the ZT Recovery Center, click “Applications
and Drivers external media”.

The process is exactly the same as the one for the creation of system
recovery discs. Please refer to the “How do I create system recovery
discs” section.

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