Restoring Your NI Real-Time Hypervisor System

NI Real-Time Hypervisor 3.0 Help

Edition Date: January 2013

Part Number: 372833D-01

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If you need to restore your NI Real-Time Hypervisor System but you have not created an image of your hard drive, complete the following steps to format your hard drive and re-install Windows, LabVIEW, the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, and the NI Real-Time Hypervisor:

  1. Format, partition, and install Windows to your hard drive using the PXI Recovery CD that came with your system:
    1. Connect a USB CD-ROM drive to the system and insert the PXI Recovery CD.
    2. Exit all programs and turn off the system.
    3. Turn on the system.
    4. Press the <Delete> key to access the BIOS setup utility on your system.
      Note  You must press the <Delete> key immediately on startup to access the BIOS setup utility. If you reach the Hypervisor boot menu, restart your system and try again.
    5. Change the boot priority of your system to boot from the USB CD-ROM drive first.
    6. Save your changes and restart your system to boot from the USB CD-ROM drive. The CD initializes the factory installation procedures.
    7. When the National Instruments Windows Recovery screen appears, select LabVIEW Real-Time.
    8. [Optional] If you wish to use a disk partition for the LabVIEW Real-Time OS (NI ETS), use the pull-down menu to partition at least 1 GB of hard drive space for NI ETS.
    9. Select Finish to begin the Windows installation.
  2. Reinstall the necessary software:
    1. Reinstall LabVIEW, the Real-Time Module, Hypervisor, and any other modules, toolkits, and drivers required for the system.
    2. Restart the system.
    3. Select Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI Real-Time Hypervisor»NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager to launch the NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager. A dialog box appears and prompts you to run the Hypervisor setup.
    4. Click the Run Setup button. The NI Real-Time Hypervisor Manager runs the setup procedure.
    5. Restart the system and select Windows from the boot menu.
    6. Configure the system.


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