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Boot Disk Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Boot Disk and wondering how to fix it?”    - Trevor Y., Canada

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Boot Disk

Most people only become aware of boot disks when they need one to fix their computer. Boot disks serve a number of functions. Using a boot disk to help troubleshoot computer errors is the function most people are familiar with, but not the type of boot disk most people use.

Computer games installed from disk often require the disk be present in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in order to play; this is also a boot disk. The game cannot be started, or booted, without the disk.

Utility boot disks can serve several different purposes. Recovering data from a hard-drive is often done with a boot disk that allows you to explore your hard-drive without running the installed operating system.

Some boot disks can be used to recover or reset passwords on user accounts. This is very useful in businesses when a person forgets their password and cannot log into their computer.

Finally, the disk used to install the operating system on a computer is also a boot disk.

What Problems are Associated with Boot Disk?

Although Boot Disk is a great program used around the world, there are some errors that you are likely to encounter when using this software. Boot Disk is stable when it comes to task execution; however, some users have reported errors experienced during the download or installation process.

“Boot Disk that is running cannot view PDF files”, this error usually occurs when you attempt to open a PDF file on a PC which is already running Boot Disk software. This sort of error is most likely caused by corrupt files that may be preventing the software from operating normally. Additionally, the Boot Disk version installed could be incompatible with the system.

In this case, it is important to download another version of the program from Adobe’s website and uninstall the current one. During the search process, you’ll probably find a more recent version to download that what is currently running on your system.

Repairing your current installation can also be a great idea, as faulty files that may be causing problems can be fixed during the repairing process. This is definitely a more advanced method, only recommended for experienced PC users, which is beyond the scope of this article.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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