Boot Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 directly from Hard Disk

I wanted to scan my computer with the latest Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10.Unfortunately I did not have any CDs and all my USB drives were full.So I thought ‘Why not boot Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 (KRD) directly from the hard disk?’After some trials, I found a simple working solution to boot Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 from Hard Disk.It quite simple.You just have to fool KRD so that one of your partitions on your Hard Disk appears as a USB Drive.But the main drawback of this method is that you cannot scan the partition(the one which appears as a USB Drive to KRD).So this method is useless on computers with only one partition.
This method is similar to booting from USB i.e, we will be using Grub4Dos.

  1. The first step is to Install Grub4Dos to your Hard Disk
  2. Download KRD and update it with KRD Updater
  3. Create a folder rescue at the root of one your partitions.(Remember, you cannot scan this partition for viruses).In my case I created the rescue folder in D drive as I wanted to scan C and E drive of my Hard Disk.
  4. Copy kav_rescue_10.iso or kav_rescue_2010.iso to the rescue folder and rename it to rescue.iso. NOTE:KRD Updater creates the updated rescue disk with the file name kav_rescue_2010.iso
  5. Create a new file called liveusb in the root of the partition, i.e, outside the rescue folder.When KRD finds this file in this partition, it assumes that this is the USB Drive
  6. Add the following entry to your Grub4Dos menu.lst
    title Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10
    find --set-root /rescue/rescue.iso
    map /rescue/rescue.iso (0xff) || map --mem /rescue/rescue.iso (0xff)
    map --hook
    chainloader (0xff)

Now reboot and select Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 in the Boot menu and you can scan your computer for viruses.
If you are having any problems, then defragment rescue.iso in the rescue folder with WinContig.



About the Author: Bharat Balegere

Bharat Balegere is a 27 year old blogger from Bengaluru. He is a technology enthusiast and loves tinkering with computers and usb drives.

6 Comments + Add Comment

  • Very good article……..
    Very Informative toooooooo
    Thanks Keep providing….

    • Thanks Rajeev.I am glad that you liked it.

      • Strange! what is that “rescueusb.iso” you didn’t explained it don’t you B-)

      • Thanks a lot for pointing that out.
        It should be rescue.iso
        I have updated the code.

  • This is just what i was looking for Bharat – many thanks!!

  • I have done exactly the same thing that is mentioned above but after entering in kaspersky rescue disk graphic mode my keyboard caps lock key and scroll lock key keeps on flashing and hangs out….what might be the problem???

    please help

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