Starting a Computer with the R-Studio Emergency Startup Disks

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We recommended that you print out this help page and have the hardcopy on hand while you are performing this action.

If there is a non-IDE disk controller in your system, or you plan to use network disks or external hardware devices, first check the Hardware Compatibility List.

If you plan to use any external device, turn it on before starting the system.

If the motherboard in your computer supports the Serial ATA (SATA) devices, but IDE disks are also present, only the SATA devices should be set to the Enhanced Mode in BIOS.

To start the computer with the R-Studio Emergency startup CD/DVD disc or any removable device,

1Make sure that the first startup device in the system BIOS is the CD/DVD drive or the removable device

Disable "Secure boot" in the system BIOS if your computer is certified to run Windows 8. Refer to your system documentation for details.

2Insert the R-Studio Emergency startup CD/DVD disc and start your computer

Click to expand/collapseIf you have a Mac computer

Then a startup screen will appear:

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Startup Options

Select the R-Studio Emergency GUI (Graphic Mode) to run R-Studio Emergency in the graphic mode in which its user interface is similar to the Windows version. If R-Studio Emergency cannot run in this mode, restart the system in the Safe VGA mode (only VESA-compliant) which is compatible with most video cards and monitors. If it fails too, select the Text mode in which the R-Studio Emergency user interface is shown in the pseudo-graphic mode compatible with all video cards. The help describes this pseudo-graphic mode.

>R-Studio Emergency will start and its Device/Disk panel will appear

To start the computer with the R-Studio Emergency startup floppy disks,

1Make sure that the first startup device in the system BIOS is A (Floppy)

Refer to your system documentation for details.

2Insert the first startup floppy disk and start your computer
>The following text will appear on the screen:

Loading

Uncompressing ... OK, starting the kernel

VFS: Insert the second boot disk and press ENTER

3Insert the second disk and press ENTER.
>R-Studio Emergency will start and its Device/Disk panel will appear