2.1.1 Other start button features

Start > About Boot Disk

To get information about your purchased license or the status of your DEMO install, click:

Start > About Boot Disk

Start > Run

Use Run to launch a program from a command line.

Run the software

To start a program using Run:

  • 1. Click Start > Run. The Run dialog box appears.
  • 2. In Open, type the path to the program you want to open, or click Browse to locate it.
  • 3. Click OK.

The Open drop-down list displays programs you have opened recently.

Start > Load Driver

Load Driver will help if you have SCSI drive controllers or an older or uncommon RAID type device. Load Driver will also help if you cannot find any other type of driver, for example, video driver, sound card driver, etc.

To load a driver:

  • 1. Click Start > Load Driver. The Active@ Driver Installer dialog box appears.
  • 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 is installed, you should be able to locate the driver using Utilities > Explore My Computer. Similarly, the system should be able to locate and use the driver.

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If you do not have the driver information file on the current drive, do one of the following:

  • 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.
  • Close Active@ Driver Installer. Use Opera Internet Browser or another Internet utility to download the driver from an Internet URL and save it to your hard drive. Start this procedure again at step 1.

You can load drivers automatically at boot time. For more information, see 1.4 BootDisk_Drivers and BootDisk_Scripts.

Start > Turn Off Computer

When you turn off the Active@ Boot Disk shell, you have the option to shut down your computer, restart it or cancel the exit routine.