The Active@ Boot Disk shell works in a way that is similar to the
Microsoft Windows shell. The main interface of the shell appears as a
taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
On the left is a start button with the Active@ symbol on it. Several quick launch icons appear to the right of the start button.
2.1 Start Button Menu
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 appears with shortcuts to applications, utilities and documentation under the following headings:
Programs – Data 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 Utilities
Network – Network operations utilities to map network drives, view network status, renew your computer IP address or connect to a remote desktop.
- Other Utilities
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. Also make notes about actions that you have done or need to do.
- System Utilities
System – Run system utilities like Windows Task Manager, Partition Manager and Check Disk. Run commands in a DOS environment. Also, change the display resolution and color mode.
Games – included 3 games to spend some time while time consuming process (like large hard disk erasing) is in progress.
- Internet Utilities
Internet – Run Active@ Web Surfer web browser to explore the Internet, download files from an FTP site or use Telnet client to connect to a Telnet server.
- Documentation – Documents included with Active@ Boot Disk.