Starting ESET SysRescue Live

For ESET SysRescue Live to function properly, your computer must allow booting from removable media. You can modify boot priority settings in the BIOS, which is usually accessed by pressing one of the function keys (F8-F12) or the ESC key during startup. Instructions for accessing the BIOS are typically displayed on-screen during startup.

A splash screen will be displayed when you boot ESET SysRescue Live from removable media. By default, there is an automatic 30-second timeout during ESET SysRescue Live startup. The timeout can be interrupted by pressing any key.


ESET SysRescue Live splash screen

The main menu is comprised of the following options:

Run ESET SysRescue – Boots the ESET SysRescue Live environment with your selected language.

Check disc for defects – Checks the integrity of the CD/DVD/USB removable media. If the disk check returns errors, it is possible that the rescue image is damaged. In this case, you will need to recreate rescue media as described in the Installation steps.

Test memory – Runs a stand-alone memory diagnostic tool (Memtest86+) and performs a test on the computer’s physical memory to detect memory failure. Use this tool if you experience system or computer malfunctions.

Boot from first hard disk – Choose this option if you want to start your operating system normally.

The function keys F1-F4 are useful if you want to specify special booting parameters. The following options are available:

F1 Help – Displays help content for ESET SysRescue Live's splash screen.

F2 Language – Allows you to select your master language, which will be used for the splash screen and after starting the system.

F3 Keymap – Allows you to adjust your keyboard layout.

F4 Other Options – Allow you to modify Linux kernel parameters.

ESC – Close any opened windows. Allows you to switch to text mode (recommended for advanced users only).