How to install third party drivers into Active@ Boot Disk?

If you need to load extra drivers you can load them automatically at boot time or use Active@ Driver Installer component.

Load Drivers Automatically at Startup

If you know that your hard drive has damaged drivers, or if you have older or uncommon RAID type or SCSI type drivers, you may create a folder named BootDisk_Drivers on the root of any logical drive and load drivers along with their configuration files into it.

Boot Disk will detect .INF files inside a folder named BootDisk_Drivers, and install them automatically during the boot process. For more information, see BootDisk_Drivers and BootDisk_Scripts.

Use Active@ Driver Installer (Start > Load Driver) to manually load a driver after booting. Use this option if you have any device whose drivers are not loaded when Active@Bootdisk loads.

  1. if you have SCSI drive controllers or an older or uncommon RAID type device
  2. if you cannot find any other type of driver

How to load a driver?

Active@ Driver Installer
  1. Start > Load Driver
  2. In INF Path, enter the path to the driver information file or click Browse to locate it
  3. Click INSTALL DRIVER!

After the driver installation, you should be able to access the drive using Utilities Explore My Computer. Similarly, the system should be able to locate and use the hardware you added a driver for.

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What can you do if you don't have the driver information file on the current drive?

  1. Load a CD or DVD disk with the correct drivers into the CD/DVD drive or plug a USB device with the correct drivers into a USB port.
  2. Close Active@ Driver Installer.
  3. Use Active@ Web Browser or another Internet utility to download the driver from an Internet URL and save it to your hard drive.
  4. Start this procedure again at step 1

Active@ Boot Disk always boots the computer into 32 bit mode so any driver you load must be 32 bit. If possible, use 32 bit Windows 7 drivers. Drivers made for other operating systems may work (Visa, Server 2008 etc) but they must be 32 bit versions of the driver.