than the specialized drivers that Retrospect uses to backup to optical devices. This will not affect the normal
operation of your drive, but will need to be re-enabled if you use your optical drive as backup.
a. Click the Devices & Media button on the Retrospect tool bar.
b. Click the Environment tab.
c. Right click on your optical drive and select Ignore ID
d. Exit Retrospect.
e. Restart Retrospect.
3. Click on the Disaster Recovery button on the Backup Overview window.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a boot disk .iso image file.
5. Exit Retrospect.
6. Create a CD from the .iso file using your CD creation software. Store the boot disk in a safe place with these
Restoring your System
1. Boot your computer from the CD you created in the steps above.
NOTE: You may need to change the BIOS settings of your computer to boot from the CD. See the manual that came
with your computer for more information.
2. In the Windows installation wizard select the partition to which you would like to restore, then hit Enter.
3. Once the Windows installation has completed, the computer will reboot from the hard drive.
4. When Retrospect launches automatically, cancel out of the Disaster Recovery window and exit Retrospect. At this
point the computer will reboot.
5. After the reboot, the Windows install screen will display. Allow Windows to finish its install and reboot the
6. After the reboot, a Retrospect Disaster Recovery dialog will display. Click
OK to reboot the computer.
7. Retrospect will launch automatically once the computer has rebooted.
8. Follow the onscreen instructions to begin the restore process. This process will take several minutes. See the
Retrospect help system for more information.
9. When the restoration is complete, click Finish
10. Reboot the computer.
NOTE: Your computer should boot into the restored version of Windows. If your computer boots into the Retrospect
Disaster Recovery temporary Windows install, reboot the computer and make sure the option for Continue
Retrospect Disaster Recovery is not selected.
11. Allow the Retrospect Helper Service to update your computer. Your computer may be rebooted at the end of this
process. It is not uncommon for your computer to perform this step more than once.
Backing Up your Computer
NOTE: These steps will make a duplicate copy of your hard drive on your Iomega drive. You can use this duplicate to boot
your computer from a FireWire drive. Some computers may also be able to boot from a USB drive. Please visit
www.apple.com for information on booting your computer from external devices.
NOTE: Before beginning this procedure, deselect Ignore ownership on this volume in the Finder’s Get Info box for your
Iomega drive. If you would like your Iomega drive to be bootable, format the the drive using Apple’s Disk Utility (HFS+).
1. Install Retrospect 6.1 from the Solutions CD that came with your Iomega drive.
2. Launch Retrospect Express.
3. Under the Immediate tab, select Duplicate.
NOTE: Duplicate makes an exact copy of the selected folder without compression.
4. Select the volume or folder you would like to backup, then click OK.
NOTE: To select a folder rather than a volume, you will need to click the Subvolume... button and define the folders
you would like to copy.
5. Select your Iomega drive as the destination, then click
6. Click on the Duplicate button.