My Windows XP notebook manufacturer provides a software to create recovery CD/DVD. (The model does not have a inbuilt CD/DVD drive, instead I have an external USB CD/DVD drive). But in the BIOS settings, there is no option to set the bootable drive to CD/DVD, instead it has only two options: hard drive or FDD.
So in case of any issues, how will I be able to use this recovery CD/DVD to boot?
And does the recovery CD/DVD acts as an Image restore, by restoring the entire state of the primary drive, with all the softwares that were installed till the point when the recovery disk was created, or will it reverts to a clean Windows factory install.