How to repair PC using Bitdefender Rescue CD
If you’ve ever had a virus or even a simple spyware program on your computer, you know that these types of infestations can be a real hassle. On the lighter side of things, viruses can just be nuisances, but there are some very nasty bugs out there that can trash your computer’s files and even steal your personal data. And to make matters worse, many time standard antivirus programs can’t do a thing to ward off the worst kinds of computer viruses.
Bitdefender Rescue CD is a utility that is designed to take on the tougher problems that regular antivirus programs can’t handle. You actually boot your computer directly to this rescue disk and it goes in – under the radar and apart from your operating system – to take care of viruses once and for all.
Here are the basic steps you’ll need to create and use the Bitdefender Rescue CD:
1. The specs. It’s important to know what kinds of computers Bitdefender Rescue CD works on. You’ll only be able to use this utility on Windows 7 or Windows XP computers. And if you do have an XP computer, Windows must be installed on the C drive.
2. Once you’ve verified that your computer is one that will work with Bitdefender Rescue CD, you’ll need to download the Rescue CD .iso image.
3. Using your preferred CD/DVD burning program, copy the Bitdefender Rescue CD .iso file to a CD or DVD.
4. Access your computer’s bios. This is the low level operating system that every computer uses before the main OS (Windows) is fully loaded. To get to the bios, you’ll usually want to press the “Delete” key or “F8” key while your computer is booting up. If you’re not sure which option will lead you to the bios setup, check computer documentation to find out how.
5. Once you are in the bios of your computer, look for the “Boot Sequence” tab and select it. Then make sure that your computer is set to boot to the CD/DVD drive first, and not the hard drive.
6. A new window will pop up and the Windows Repair process will begin to run.
7. Let the process do its thing. It may take a bit of time, but be patient. And once it is done, you’ll need to type in the word “reboot” and then hit the “Enter” key.
8. Repeat the step to boot your computer to the bios, and set the boot sequence back to the hard drive.
9. Restart your computer. It should boot up to Windows, like it normally does.
10. Your computer should now be free from those nasty viruses, and you can go back to business as usual. However you may be prompted to run a Bitdefender patch. If you are, simply follow the on-screen instructions to do so.
Using a program like Bitdefender Rescue Disk can mean the difference between making your computer usable and running good, or dealing with constant technical problems. But make sure that you have this disk created before trouble strikes, as many viruses can cause so many problems once they surface that it may be very difficult to go through all these steps. You definitely want your rescue disk ready and stashed away well before any viruses wreak havoc on your computer.