Using the Guide


The methods covered in this guide and all tools/programs have been tested on a Windows XP (32-bit) system - compatibility with other operating systems can not be guaranteed.

The Grub4dos device syntax has been used throughout the guide to avoid the confusion caused by Windows drive lettering. In Windows the C: drive letter is by default allocated to the active partition irrespective of its position on the hard disk. Grub4dos on the other hand uses the physical location of the partition on a disk - see here .

Throughout the guide any text with a      highlight (e.g. C:\firadisk.ima), is a file and/or path. It can also indicate a folder that needs to be created.

Any text with a      highlight (e.g. mbrbatch create C:\mbr.bin), is a command. It can also indicate a text string (e.g. in a .cmd file or configuration file entry).

Any text with a      highlight (e.g. HKLM\SYSTEM) indicates a registry Key/Value/Data.

Any text within [ ] brackets is a keyboard input - e.g. [Enter] = press "Enter" key.

There are a number of textboxes containing text to be added to files - this may have become wrapped and should not be manually copied. Copy the text by highlighting it and holding [ctrl]+[c], then open a text editor (e.g. Notepad) and hold [ctrl]+[v] to paste the copied text. Make sure when saving the file that the correct file extension is used - e.g. File > Save As... and enter "My_file.cmd" in the File name: box (with quotes).

A quick note on printing the guide - make sure printing background colours and images is enabled within your browser, or text highlights (for commands and files etc) will not be printed.