I think it is what ever you get accustomed
to using. Image for Windows did cost me around $40, but it
has always worked to restore my hard drives.
You can use IFW to create a recovery disk
that includes Narrator so you have a screen reader to use to
restore your PC. That is an absolute necessity if Windows is
so messed up that your PC won’t boot up in to Windows.
Since this recovery disk has to be bootable
for disaster recovery, you would need to change your PC’s boot
sequence in the BIOS. That requires eye sight but it is a one
In my case, instead of getting someone to
change my boot sequence in the BIOS, I use F11 and some
additional key strokes to force Windows to boot up from the
boot media which can be either a DVD or a thumb drive again,
created with the IFW software.
Its been so long since I created the boot
media that I do not have clear recollection as to how it was
accomplished. The directions are in the IFW manual. I
suspect that there are several members on these list who can
provide you with the directions to create the boot media and
provide directions on how to get a crippled PC to boot from
the media if you do not want to get someone to change your
boot sequence in your PC’s BIOS.
The best of luck,
Is that image for Windows a good solution?
I am also searching for a good backup software.
I’m guessing that there is a typo in your
What do I need to run to tell when check
boxes are checked?
And, in my Version of Image for Windows,
something like V3... there is a check box in settings that is
called accessible check boxes. You can check this to cause
Jaws to see the state of the check boxes.
But, You will still have to use the Jaws/or
equivalent cursor to tell that they are checked in some places
in the menus. Also, in some places in the menus, you will see
a PLUS SIGN instead of a checkbox for example, to indicate
that a drive has been selected to be added to the back up
In my particular case, on all 3 of my
laptops, I just hit the space bar to put a PLUS SIGN in front
of my primary drive/C drive to do a full back up. IFW has
never let me down with Windows 7 or Windows 10 and I have done
recoveries on all 3.
Runjcortona Microsoft speech and they will
I use Image for Windows, but do you know
how to make the checkboxes accessible? It is something in an
Best regards René H. Nielsen
Terabyte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite
is 100% accessible beginning to end, including the recovery
disk. There's an option to set in an INI file when building
the recovery disk that will automatically start Narrator
when said disk is booted. Works a treat, as they say. Best
fifty bucks you'll ever spend on your computer. http://www.terabyteunlimited.com
On 5/3/2020 12:57 PM,
David Griffith wrote:
I use a solution which is
I suppose is 3/4 accessible. Snapshot will allow a fully
accessible disc image backup. Provided you can get into
Windows at all the restore of the image is also a fully
accessible. You simply select the image you want to
restore to and Snapshot will simply restart your computer
and about 20 minutes later you will hear your screen
reader announce your Windows login for the restored image.
I have done this several times with success without
sighted help. Where it falls down is if your system is in
such a state it cannot boot into Windows. The developers
provide an ISO file to create a bootable CD drive but of
course there is no speech here on that disc. They did tell
me what I needed to type once the CD loaded to restore
windows but in practice in these situations I have always
resorted to sighted help and a fresh windows install.
If you boot to
Win PE, you can use 7Zip to zip up your HD and
unzip it if you need to at a later time.
Also, when you
do this, you can delete two system files that
are temp files, and will save you the amount of
twice your RAM.
So if you have
4GB of RAM, you can save 8GB by deleting
pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys before zipping up
your HD, and windows will recreate those two
files on boot-up.
They are just
temp files Windows uses as virtual memory.
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 11:31 AM
Subject: Accessible System Backup Image
software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020
giving me a fit
I know this has
been addressed before, but could someone suggest
an accessible system backup image program that
is easy to use independently, and that works
well with Jaws?
back up all my files, but would like to be able
to back up my complete hard drive if possible.
Until now, I’ve
always understood that these backup image
programs have accessibility issues at certain
points, but perhaps I’m wrong.
On Sun, May 3,
2020 at 08:26 AM, Rick Mladek wrote:
to be a mere coincidence...
If you have had
this occur, twice, you should be looking at
something being wrong with your hardware.
Application software has never, in my decades of
experience, corrupted any OS (and I don't count
viruses or malware as "application software.")
You are, however, giving people very good advice
with regard to having a backup protocol and
taking full system image backups on a routine
cycle. The number of things that have the
potential to cause a system to crash are
numerous, and generally related to people
screwing around with the OS itself in ways they
shouldn't or drive failure. Having a backup
saves you untold time and grief.
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
purpose of education is not to validate
ignorance but to overcome it.
~ Lawrence Krauss