Creation of a DOS BOOT floppy

If you have already a DOS Boot disk

Fine.
Just use it - Snapshot will run on any DOS.
Just copy SNAPSHOT.EXE to the disk and use it.

If you are using  Windows XP

You can create a DOS Bootdisk by formatting a floppy with the Option 'MS-DOS Bootdisk creation'.
Windows XP will create a floppy, containing a (very limited) subset of Windows ME.

If you have SNAPSHOT installed

Snapshot SETUP has created a shortcut in the start menu:

            Programs->Snapshot Disk Imaging->Create Disaster Recovery Disk.

Click this to create a bootable FreeDOS disk, including  PnP network access to your Windows server (see below).

If you bought the full version, you got a CDROM, which is bootable as well.
The booted CD is equivalent to the diskette above.

Properties:
        
Always supported are FAT16, FAT32 und ATAPI CD/DVD-ROMs (the CDROM-drive letter is W:).

Due to limited available memory, upon start up you have to select, if you additionally want to access local NTFS drives (for the image file location), or want to find the image files on the Windows Network.

International Keyboard support

When creating the recovery boot disk, Snapshot tries to detect the current keyboard layout (of Windows).
It then creates a file LANGUAGE.BAT on the bootdisk, that is executed during boot and holds the statement

        KEYB XX

where XX is the layout identifier to be loaded.

Currently detected are English (US), United Kingdom (UK), German (GR), Swiss German (SG), French (FR), Swiss French (SF), Portuguese (PO), Brazil (BR), Russia (RU), Bulgaria (BG), Belgian (BE), Dutch (NL), Finnish (SU), Swedish (SV), Italy (IT), Hebrew (HE), Norwegian (NO).
You can get a list of all supported layouts with 

        A:>KEYB /L

Bootdisk with PnP support for the Windows  Network/Samba

This Bootdisk is derived from Bart Lagerweij's  Bart's Network Boot Disk.

We changed it to be based on FreeDOS to avoid license issues.

This disk supports

After starting the disk, you have to enter something like 

A:> NET USE   Z:   \\Servername\\Share

and restore the image files from Z:

 

Currently supported network adapters:

Note: the original network boot disk by Bart used Microsoft CABARC/EXTRACT tools to compress and maintain the drivers.
Since 1.37 (November 2005) a different, better compression program, UHARC, is used.
You can download the shareware version of UHARC here .
 
File Description Updated
b57.uha cab(19K) Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit NDIS2 Driver 6.1 (101207) Mar 14, 2011
bnx2ev.uha cab(19K) Broadcom NetXtreme II 10 Gigabit 6.2.5 (110103) Mar 11, 2011
dc21x4.uha cab(19KB) Digital 2104x/2114x 10/100 mbps Ethernet Controller v3.00 Jul 15, 2005
e100b.uha cab(12KB) Intel(R) PRO PCI Driver v4.58 012309 Jan 26, 2009
e1000.uha cab(12KB) Intel 8254X Based Adapter (pro/1000 gigabit) v5.67 111610 Nov 26, 2010
el59x.uha cab(13KB) 3Com DOS NDIS driver for 3C59X Family Adapters v1.2f Jul 18, 2005
el90x.uha cab(13KB) 3Com Etherlink PCI DOS NDIS driver vv5.2.9 Jul 07, 2006
elnk3.uha cab(11KB) 3Com DOS EtherLink 10 ISA (3C509b) Network Driver v3.1 Sep 11, 2002
elpc3.uha cab(14KB) 3Com Megahertz Ethernet PC Card 589E DOS Network Driver v1.9.005 Feb 3, 2003
elpc575.uha cab(14KB) 3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card DOS NDIS driver v3.4b Mar 26, 2002
getnd2.uha cab(9KB) VIA Velocity Family Gigabit Adapter v1.10(08-21-2008) Aug 21, 2008
ne2000.uha cab(9KB) Microsoft NE2000 NDIS Driver Jul 11, 2002
nc100.uha cab(13KB) Compaq Fast Ethernet and Gigabit NDIS 2 NIC Drivers 7.0a (25Jan02) Mar 26, 2002
n1000.uha cab(12KB) Compaq Gigabit 6134/6136 (Intel Based). Mar 26, 2002
pcntnd.uha cab(13KB) AMD PCNet Family Ethernet Adapter NDIS v2.0.1 MAC Driver v3.12 Jul 18, 2005
rtend.uha cab(21KB) Realtek 8168/8136 10/100/1000 Family Ethernet (V1.23) [2008/12/05] Feb 02,2009
rtsnd.uha cab(21KB) Realtek RTL8139 10/100  Ethernet (V3.27) [2008/07/15] Jul 15,2008
rtgbnd cab(8KB) RTL8169/8110 Family 10/100/1000 Adapter (V1.23) [2008/12/05] Dec 05,2008
sis900.uha cab(14KB) SiS 900/7016 SIS900 10/100 PCI DOS Driver v1.13 Mar 26, 2002
smc9432.uha cab(13KB) SMC EtherPower II 10/100 (9432TX) v1.02c (970605) Mar 26, 2002
yuknd.uha cab(26KB) Yukon Marvel  / 3Com 3C2000T v9.55.1.3 (20091028) Oct 28,2009

If you have a different Network adapter, see  More Network Drivers below.
You will find ~100 supported drivers, which unfortunately don't fit all on a floppy disk.
Just copy the required driver XXXCARD.UHA into A:\LIB\NDIS, and reboot.

We would like to hear from you, which drivers are missing; so we can place the most popular drivers immediately into the delivered package.

short note to support@drivesnapshot.de
will do.
thanks.

NTFS Support for DOS

If your image files are located on a NTFS volume, DOS isn't able to access them by itself.

Sysinternals offers (besides a lot of other useful utilities) a  NTFSDOS driver for DOS; the read-only variant is free.

Please download NTFSDOS.EXE  and copy it to  A:\UTILS.

UDMA Support for DOS

Most motherboards don't support the fast UDMA mode for IDE drives in their BIOS; therefore Disk transfer speed in DOS is limited to ~8MB/sec, which results in a max.
possible restore rate of 5MB/sec.

Modern hard disks could have a transfer speed of 80 MB/sec and more, if accessed with UDMA.

UDMA will test its functionality, and will not load, if it doesn't find compatible hardware.
Unfortunately, the test causes some (very few) main boards to hang, so we can't load it automatically.

UDMA was developed by  Jack Ellis - thanks for that :))

More Network Drivers

Unfortunately not all existing network card drivers fit on a single floppy; here are ~100 more supported.
Just 
    download
    copy to a:\lib\ndis
    reboot

for the current version of the boot disk, use the .UHA download; older versions (before 15 nov 2005) require the slightly larger .CAB version 

 

File Description Updated
dp83815.uha cab(15KB) DP83815 10/100 MacPhyter PCI Adapters DOS v1.16.
Created by Mirando K.
OEM: Netgear FA311/FA312 v1.1: Updated by Peter Verstraten.
Nov 12, 2003
b44.uha cab(15KB) Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet NDIS2 Driver v2.44 (030506).
Created by K.
Stulen from HP
Jul 8, 2003
elpc3.uha cab(14KB) 3Com Megahertz Ethernet PC Card 589E DOS Network Driver v1.9.005.
Updated by Robert Mader.
Should fix divide by zero errors.
Feb 3, 2003
exp16.uha cab (6KB) Intel EtherExpress 16 ISA Driver v2.36
Created by Oliver Hookins.
Jun 13, 2002
m16andis.uha cab(17KB) Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 PC Card Mobile Adapter16 Driver v1.61 (970702).
Created by Jay Davis.
Jun 12, 2002
el99x.uha cab(34KB) 3Com Etherlink 10/100 PCI Adapter with 3XP (3C990) Jun 3, 2002
Created by Al Gilhousen.
elnk3.uha cab(11KB) 3Com DOS EtherLink 10 ISA (3C509b) Network Driver v3.1.Updated by Dick Nagtegaal.
Fixed divide overflow on fast Pentium machines.
More info!
Sep 11, 2002
elpc575.uha cab(14KB) 3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card DOS NDIS driver v3.4b Mar 26, 2002
el556.uha cab(12KB) 3Com EL556 driver 10/100 V.90 Mini-PCI Combo Card Jan 22, 2001 Jun 6, 2002
Created by John Ole Gronmo.
Updated v1.1: added device 6056 to ndis.pci by Bob Gagnon.
el556.uha cab (13KB) 3Com 3C656 10/100 LAN+56K CardBus PC Card Aug 15, 2002
Created by Todd George.
fem556.uha cab(18KB) 3Com Megahertz Ethernet 3CCFEM556B May 22, 2002
Created by Geoffrey Gardner.
For the 3Com Megahertz 10/100 Lan+56K Modem PC Card Model 3CCFEM556 B Ver.1.1.1
el3c574.uha cab(15KB) 3Com-Megahertz 574 LAN PC Card Dos NDIS Driver v1.2.005 May 31, 2002
Created by Patrick Fortin-Ducharme.
Updated by Dustin Krysak.
el515.uha cab(13KB) 3Com 3C515-TX Fast Etherlink ISA PnP Apr 23, 2002
Created by Lou Vaccari
netflx3.uha cab(31KB) Compaq NetFlex-3 DOS NDIS 2.02 driver Mar 26, 2002
n100.uha cab(13KB) Compaq Fast Ethernet and Gigabit NDIS 2 NIC Drivers 7.0a (25Jan02) Mar 26, 2002
Created by Dilan Patel
pcntnd.uha cab(13KB) AMD PCNet Family Ethernet Adapter NDIS v2.0.1 MAC Driver v3.12 Mar 26, 2002
Used in VMWare.
smc9432.uha cab(13KB) SMC EtherPower II 10/100 (9432TX) v1.02c (970605) Mar 26, 2002
smc8000.uha cab(17KB) SMC EtherCard PLUS NDIS Driver v4.06a (SMC8xxx) Mar 26, 2002
Created by Allard Sijm.
Also supports the old SMC/WD8003 and 8013 ISA cards the SMC EtherCard Elite 16 Ultra (8216 series) and EtherEZ (8416 series).
smc1660.uha cab(9KB) SMC EZ Card 10 ISA (SMC 1660 Series) Jul 5, 2002
Created by Robert Cooper
smc1255.uha cab(8KB) SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI (SMC1255 Series) Jul 5, 2002
Created by Robert Cooper
smc1208.uha cab(6KB) SMC EZ Card 10 PCI (SMC1208 Series) Jul 5, 2002
Created by Robert Cooper
smc1211.uha cab(21KB) SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI (SMC1211 Series) Apr 10, 2002
Created by Shane Brooks
cbendis.uha cab(24KB) Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Adapter Mar 26, 2002
Created by Michel Harding
ce3ndis.uha cab(24KB) Xircom Ethernet 10/100 (CE3) Mar 26, 2002
Created by Tim Vanlint
xcemndis.uha cab(24KB) Xircom Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 Adapter (XEM) Mar 26, 2002
rem56g10.uha cab(24KB) Xircom Realport Ethernet + Modem 56 (REM56G-10) Apr 23, 2002
Created by Patrick Baeken
xircom.uha cab(22KB) Xircom Pocket Ethernet Adapter III Sep 4, 2002
Created by Hon Chau.
mxnicf.uha cab(7KB) Macronix MX987xx Family Fast Ethernet NDIS 2 MAC Mar 26, 2002
Created by Howard F.
Cooper
dm9pci.uha cab(9KB) DAVICOM DM9PCI Series Ethernet Adapter v1.28 Jun 6, 2002
Created by Art Heimsoth.
Updated v1.1: Driver file now v1.28 by Jack Spradling.
accnd.uha cab(21KB) Accton EN1207D-TX/EN2242A Series Fast-Ethernet PCI Adapter Mar 26, 2002
Created by Mike Elliott
en5251.uha cab(8KB) Accton EN5251 Based Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver v1.04 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Chris Porosky
lm560txc.uha cab(17KB) Accton ComNet56k PCMCIA 10/100 Ethernet + Modem Apr 5, 2002
Created by Tomasz Saniawa.
The enabler uses IRQ 11 and port 300h.
ethne.uha cab(9KB) Accton EN166x MPX2 PnP Ethernet Adapter EtherCombo/Coax/Pair Jul 5, 2002
Created by Severin TERRIER
l100.uha cab(7KB) Lite-on PNIC-10/100 (Fast) Ethernet Adapter v3.0 Mar 26, 2002
lne100d.uha cab(13KB) Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter (Chip Name: Digital) Jun 25, 2002
With IC Chip from Digital.
Created by Jeff Bogari.
More info!
lne100l.uha cab(7KB) Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter (Chip Name: Linksys) Jun 25, 2002
With IC Chip from Linksys.
Created by Jeff Bogari.
More info!
lne100p.uha cab(7KB) Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter (Chip Name: PNIC) Jun 25, 2002
With IC Chip from PNIC.
Created by Jeff Bogari.
More info!
lne100v2.uha cab(9KB) Linksys LNE100TX v2 Fast Ethernet Adapter (LNE100) Jun 11, 2002
This is for the version 2.0 adapter! Created by Victor Grund, updated using info from Jeff Bogari.
More info!
lne100v4.uha cab(8KB) Linksys LNE100TX v4 Fast Ethernet Adapter Jun 11, 2002
This is for the version 4.x adapter! Created by Jeff Bogari.
More info!
lne100v5.uha cab(8KB) Linksys LNE100TX v5 Fast Ethernet Adapter Jun 25, 2002
This is for the version 5.x adapter! Created by Jeff Bogari.
More info!
pc100.uha cab(14KB) Linksys EtherFast 10/100 PC Card (PCMPC100) NDIS DOS Driver v2.20 Aug 15, 2002
Created by Federico Lucifredi.
Enabler options are set to "/IOP=320 /IRQ=11".
ec2t.uha cab(13KB) Linksys Combo PCMCIA Adapter May 21, 2002
Created by Craig Setera.
The card services enabler is set with paramters IOP=300 and IRQ=11
le10nds.uha cab(13KB) EPC-0100 TB Level-One PC Card / PCMCIA 10Mbps Apr 24, 2002
Created by René Beer.
Uses I/O port 0x300 and IRQ 5.
More info!
pcntnd.uha cab(6KB) Realtek 8019 driver v2.0 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Robert Moosreiner
pcind.uha cab(7KB) Realtek RTL8029 Family PCI Fast Ethernet Mar 26, 2002
Created by Dennis Descheneaux
de22x.uha cab(12KB) D-Link DE-220 Family Ethernet NDIS DOS Driver v5.01 Aug 30, 2002
Created by Aleksandr A.
Kozlov.
This is ISA PnP NIC, that I used in PnP mode, so I have no ideas about it will work when NIC is non-PnP mode.
dlkrts.uha cab(21KB) D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 Fast/Eth v5.390 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Jose Raul Cruz R.
dlh5x.uha cab(10KB) D-Link DFE-550TX 10/100 Adapter NDIS2 v1.06 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Dennis Descheneaux
de620.uha cab(10KB) D-Link DE-620CT Ethernet Pocket LAN Adapter Aug 30, 2002
Created by Crisco.
de660.uha cab(11KB) D-Link DE-660 Ethernet PC Card Driver v2.10 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Jan Drost
dfe650.uha cab(13KB) D-Link DFE-650 Fast Ethernet PC Card Driver v1.02 Jun 13, 2002
Created by Jeremy Ferris
dfe660.uha cab(19KB) D-Link DFE-660(TX) PCMCIA Ethernet 10/100 v1.12 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Pedro Rodrigues
dfe670.uha cab(16KB) D-Link DFE-670TXD 10/100 PCMCIA card Jul 5, 2002
Created by Bob Leonard
dlkpci.uha cab(18KB) D-Link PCI DEC2104x/2114x 10/100 mbps Ethernet v2.61 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Pedro Rodrigues.
Note: Same PCI vendor/device id's as dc21x4! But the dc21x4 driver doesn't work with the D-Link DFE500TX card
dc21x4.uha (cab19KB) Digital 2104x/2114x 10/100 mbps Ethernet Controller v3.00 Mar 26, 2002
OEM: Linksys v1? Used in VirtualPC.
fetnd.uha cab(10KB) VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver v4.05 Aug 30, 2002
v1.1: Updated by Brett King.
w940nd.uha cab(6KB) Winbond W89C940F 10 PCI DOS Driver v2.00 Mar 26, 2002
Created by Robert Moosreiner
ep312.uha cab(7KB) Surecom EP-312V Ethernet Adapter NDIS2 DOS Driver V2.72.
Created by Dennis Ploeger
Mar 26, 2002
ibmtok.uha cab(12KB) IBM ISA Token Ring Driver.
Created by Pascal de Wild
Mar 26, 2002
ibmtokcb.uha cab(48KB) IBM 16/4 Token ring CardBus Adapter May 8, 2002
Created by Philippe Deplanque from IBM Vienna.
Supports the 32 bits IBM token ring Cardbus adapter
ibmtokcs.uha cab(20KB) IBM Auto and Turbo 16/4 Token ring PC Card and PC Card 2 May 8, 2002
Created by Philippe Deplanque from IBM Vienna.
Is supposed to cover the 16bits pcmcia token ring cards.
It is tested on the 3 families: IBM auto 16/4 PC Card, IBM turbo 16/4 PC Card and IBM turbo 16/4 PC Card 2.
ibmtrp.uha cab(39KB) IBM Token-Ring PCI Family Adapter (IBMTRP.DOS) Mar 27, 2002
Created by Van den Ende Jacques
ibmcndis.uha cab(24KB) IBM 10/100 EtherJet CardBus Adapter (08L3147) Apr 24, 2002
Created by Dieter de Sena.
Product: Ethernet Adapters(PCMCIA-08L3147) More info!
ibmfe.uha cab(12KB) IBM 100/10 EtherJet PCI Adapter Driver Jul 5, 2002
Created by Kapa.
ibmeindi.uha cab(8KB) IBM EtherJet ISA Ethernet driver V2.24 Aug 2, 2002
Created by Joao Claudio Pizzato Sidou.
xj10bt.uha cab(15KB) Megahertz XJ10BT & CC10BT PC Card (Small - Enabler v1.30) Mar 27, 2002
Created by Wes Brewer
Megahertz drivers with the older point enabler v1.30 which is a lot smaller then the new version but doesn't support as many PC Card controllers.
xj10bt2.uha cab(36KB) Megahertz XJ10BT & CC10BT PC Card (Large - Enabler v2.05) Mar 27, 2002
Created by Wes Brewer
Megahertz drivers with the new point enabler v2.05 which is huge but supports newer PC Card Controllers.
oct3xnd2.uha cab(40KB) Olicom 3139/314x/3250/3540 Token-Ring 16/4 Adapter Mar 26, 2002
Created by Ralf Jungmann
oce4x.uha cab(9KB) Olicom OC-2326 Driver Apr 9, 2002
Created by Douglas Earnshaw
oce5xnd2.uha cab(17KB) OC-2327 Rapidfire 10/100 Ethernet Adapter Sep 3, 2002
Created by Andrew Chittams.
olitok16.uha cab(38KB) Olicom OC-3137 Token-Ring 16/4 PCI/II Adapter May 24, 2002
Created by Chris Gepp
olitokr.uha cab(39KB) Olicom OC-3118 ISA Adapter May 24, 2002
Created by Chris Gepp
mdgnd.uha cab(130KB) Madge Token-Ring DOS NDIS MAC Driver v5.17 Apr 4, 2002
Created by Pascal de Wild (v1.0) and Keith Edmunds (v1.1)
fa31x.uha cab(15KB) FA31X 10/100 MacPhyter PCI Adapters DOS v1.05 May 21, 2002
Created by Ken Wygant.
Updated by Eric Gentry.
ngrpci.uha cab(16KB) Netgear FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter Apr 10, 2002
Created by Shane Brooks.
Try newer driver: fa31x.cab
fa410.uha cab(12KB) Netgear FA410TX PCMCIA Mobile Adapter v3.0 Aug 29, 2002
Created by Carl Sawyer.
fa411.uha cab(11KB) Netgear FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter v3.0 Jul 5, 2002
Created by Dennis Diaz.
endsxx.uha cab(10KB) Crystal LAN(tm) CS8900/CS8920 Ethernet Adapter Mar 26, 2002
Created by Jim Webster.
It was tested with an IO address of 300 and interrupt 10.
fastnic.uha cab(8KB) ADMtek PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver v1.05 Apr 4, 2002
More info!
le100.uha cab(14KB) Trust MB100 Network PC-Card (Large - Enabler v2.05) Apr 23, 2002
Created by Marco Gubitzer
at2400.uha cab(7KB) Allied Telesyn AT2400 PCI May 10, 2002
Created by Ben Pauly.
hpfend.uha cab(14KB) Hewlett-Packard 10/100VG NDIS 2.01 Driver May 31, 2002
Created by Daniel Homolka.
uk0022.uha cab(9KB) ETHNE$ - Unisys custom NE2000 chip for 486s May 31, 2002
Created by Al Gilhousen.
UK0022 driver works best for both the 486 and pentium versions of the Unisys box but the UK0023 version sometimes works in situations that the UK0022 does not (the chips are marked uk0022 or uk0023).
uk0023.uha cab(9KB) ETHNE$ - Unisys NE2000 driver for Pentiums (no emm386!) May 31, 2002
Created by Al Gilhousen.
UK0022 driver works best for both the 486 and pentium versions of the Unisys box but the UK0023 version sometimes works in situations that the UK0022 does not (the chips are marked uk0022 or uk0023).
a2500.uha cab(21KB) Allied Tsyn PCI Ethernet Adapter Jul 4, 2002
Created by Homan Tashakoor.
rl100a.uha cab(7KB) Compex RL100ATX 10/100Base-TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Jul 5, 2002
Created by Mikhail Tungusov.
rlpnpa.uha cab(8KB) Compex RL2000A PnP Ethernet Adapter NDIS driver v2.10 (970312) Sep 4, 2002
Created by Rudy Tuypens.
aln325.uha cab(21KB) AcerLAN 325 10/100 PCI Jul 5, 2002
Created by Robert Cooper
rl2000.uha cab(6KB) Compex RL2000 PCI Ethernet Adapter NDIS Driver v1.10 (960416) Sep 3, 2002
Created by Peter Waeltken.
epxet.uha cab(8KB) EigerNet Lan Adapter EPX-10BT NDIS 2.0.1 Driver, v2.10 Sep 4, 2002
Created by Angelo Sarto.
Settings in epxet.ini: INT=5/PORT=0x300/MEM=0xD0000


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