Differences between "repair kernel" and "restore kernel"

  • Article ID: 109370
  • Updated: 01 Oct 2010

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



What is the difference between repair kernel and restore kernel?


Restore kernel requires a valid kernel backup. If this exists, the MBR and the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption kernel are simply restored from the backup.

Repair kernel can also be used, if no kernel backup exists. It scans the whole harddisk for the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption kernel and then tries to restore the MBR.

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