Reboot Restore Rx Reviews

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This freeware does what it is suppose to do. We have some machines for public use where we have it installed and it works great. We were able to work around it not having a password by simply using a guest account and setting some permissions. Someone has also mentioned that this is strong enough to protect the machine from ransomeware. Their support said that this runs with the same technology as their main product RollBack Rx which is an instant recovery software. If you are looking for a cheap alternative, and just need to reset upon restart, then you are looking at the correct software.


a must have freeware

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I had used the free version of the reboot restore rx and would really recommend it. Your computer can be harmed by any virus anytime and all you need is a reboot to make it run properly. works just right! Easy to install and use.


Has gotten better

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I'm not going to lie - I had a bad experience with this program in the past so was a little hesitant to try it again. But because of our cafe, I was met with the task of testing and implement system restore programs. Decided to stay with this one because it was easy to manage and some of its features had improved ie system tray icon has been removed from all non-admin accounts.


Works just fine for a freeware

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I understand that not having a password protection for the pre-os of Reboot Restore Rx can be seen as a con for this great freeware. However with any system- it is always good to have a layered approach for protection.

When I was testing out Reboot Restore Rx v2.0- the one that allows only the user with Windows administrator to make changes to Reboot Restore Rx application, I noticed that pre-os of Reboot Restore Rx can still easily be accessed by users if the system goes for a reboot/restart. Like many of my projects whenever I come across a hurdle I try to find a work around it until I finally give it up on the issue and go for the alternative.

To prevent from users restarting the machine- I implemented GPO settings that disables restart/shutdown of the machine from within the GUI of the machine. You will need to access the command line to reboot the machine which can only be done once again if you are the Windows administrator. Now there is no fear of what happens if the user restarts the machine and un install the Reboot Restore Rx from outside Windows.

Now what if the user just gets bold and cold-reboot the machine by unplugging the machine and restarting it?- Have a BIOS password enabled so if the user does this- he/she will not be able to boot into the computer till the Administrator of the computers arrive.

This might look like too much trouble but its not. If you have a setup of public access computers- it is best practice to implement some GPO settings. It is easy to do that as well.
BIOS password is only required if you fear that the users might cold-boot the machine. The lab I implemented Reboot Restore Rx in is monitored by Administrators- so there was no need of BIOS password.

I used Reboot Restore Rx for a couple of months till I convinced by management to go with Drive Vaccine as it gives more flexibility to installing Windows Updates and comes with its own password management. Although I still use GPO as well. Layered protection is the way to secure machines.

Hopefully this shed some light on how to work with Reboot Restore Rx.


Risky, May Destroy Disk

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Whatever you do, do NOT install this software if you are using anything but a normal boot process. For example, if you use Acronis True Image backup/restore software, you might find your disk too corrupt to recover and need to re-install the operating system.

That's what happened to me... Reboot Restore Rx overwrote the boot sector and then every boot would send the system to a disk location with no executable code and the system hung. It also destroyed my Acronis loader, so I couldn't restore easily.

I had to boot from CD and restore my disk from an image backup, which, unfortunately, was a month or so old. Then I had to continue restoration from other backups I had made.

The moral is: this software should work if your PC is configured like the software developers assume. If not, you might find yourself in a heap of trouble!

This being the case, I'd give it zero out of five stars -- the software is too poorly written to warrant more.


Hey there, this is Sam from Horizon DataSys.

I'm sorry you're encountering issues with the product. You are right in that our software does protect the Master Boot Record, and when you have multiple programs that intercept the boot record it can cause issues just like this. But this is the case with any software covering the boot records. I would say you shouldn't have any multiple programs intercepting it as there are sure to be errors. This case really isn't unique to only Reboot Restore Rx.

In the future, I would recommend downloading a trial of ours and testing if things work on a virtual machine. That way you can be sure there won't be any conflict before buying anything (although the one you mention is our freeware! So have at it!).

Once you're sure the software is good to go, it really is a great replacement for Windows SteadyState.

Thanks for your time, and if you have any questions be sure to message me or shoot a reply my way!