2. Navigating the Active@ Boot Disk Shell

The Active@ Boot Disk shell works in a way that is similar to the Microsoft's Windows shell. The main interface of the shell appears as a taskbar at the bottom of the screen.

As in Windows, Start button, with the Active@ symbol on it, can be found in the bottom left corner. Several quick launch icons are placed on the right of the Start button.


2.1 Start button menu

start button menu Active@ Boot Disk

The Active@ Boot Disk Start button is the central launching point for applications, utilities and support documentation. To access one of the applications or utilities, click the Start button. A menu will appear containing shortcuts to applications, utilities and documentation under the following headings:

  • ProgramsData backup, data recovery and data security programs that allow you to:
    • Back up or restore physical and logical hard drives, including folders, data files and installed applications. Use an ISO disk image or burn files to a CD or DVD. Protect your valuable data by regularly making backups.
    • Recover data from deleted or damaged partitions on attached or external drives, portable drives and memory cards.
    • Recover data from damaged or deleted files or folders.
    • Reset password and user accounts on your system.
    • View and edit disk sector content in raw format.
    • Securely erase data from hard drives in a way that it is impossible to restore the data.
    • Wipe data from unused clusters on a regular basis to make your drive's deleted or temporary data unavailable to intruders.
    • Monitor the reliability status of your local hard drives to help prevent data loss due to hard drive failure.
  • Network – Network operations utilities to map network drives, view network status, renew your computer IP address or connect to a remote desktop.
  • Utilities – Monitor the physical status of your hard drives, defragment volumes, create, delete and format drive partitions; copy move and delete files and folders and edit registry parameters. Allow menus and dialogs to display in local languages and change the keyboard layout. Search for and display registry details. Also make calculations, notes and graphics about actions that you have done or need to do.
  • System – Run system utilities like Windows Task Manager, Partition Manager and Check Disk. Run commands in a DOS environment. View & edit BCD (Bootable Configuration Data) entries. Also, display system information, change the display resolution and color mode.
  • Games – included 3 games to cut the time short while some time consuming process (like large hard disk erasing) is in progress.
  • Internet – Run Opera internet browser to explore the Internet, send emails and download files from a FTP site or use Telnet client to connect to a Telnet server.
  • Console Tools – Run command line tools, like Command Prompt, DiskPart, FTP Client and more
  • Documentation – Documents included with Active@ Boot Disk.