Patent Number: 6,167,494

Title: Method and system for recovering from operating system failure

Abstract: A method, system and computer program product in which half of the storage space on a non-volatile storage device is used to maintain a copy of the last "known-good" copy of the operating system and on invocation by a user, restoring from this backup copy when, for example, the operating system has become corrupted due to changes made to settings or device drivers.

Inventors: Cheston; Richard W (Morrisville, NC), Hoggarth; Roger Philip (Ayrshire, GB), Knox; Richard Ian (Renfrewshire, GB), Locker; Howard J (Cary, NC), Rhoades; David Benson (Apex, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machine Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/14 (20060101); G06F 012/00 (); G06F 012/14 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017