Create an ASR Floppy Disk
The following steps can create an ASR floppy disk from an ASR backup operation:
Format a 1.44 megabyte (MB) floppy disk and insert the disk into the floppy disk drive of the computer.
In System Tools
, start the Backup program. When the Backup and Restore Wizard is displayed, click Next
Click Restore Files and Settings, and then click Next
In the What to Restore
dialog box, select the media that contains the ASR backup. Ensure that the media is inserted.
Expand the Automated System Recovery Backup Set
that corresponds to the ASR floppy disk that you want to create.
Expand the second instance of the drive letter that contains the system files. Expand the Windows_folder/Repair
Click the following files from this repair folder: Asr.sif
, and then click Next
At the Completing Backup or Restore Wizard
screen, click Advanced
At the Where to Restore
screen, set the Restore Files to:
dialog box to Single Folder
, and then set the Folder Name
dialog box to the root of your floppy drive, for example, "A:\".
. The other options in this wizard are optional and do not affect the transfer of files to the floppy disk. When the wizard is finished, the files are copied to the location that you had previously specified. The ASR floppy disk is ready for use in the event of an ASR restore operation. NOTE
: The Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif files must reside on the root of the floppy disk drive to be used during a ASR restore operation.
Starting the Windows Recovery Console
To start the Windows Recovery Console, use one of the following methods:
Use the Windows Setup floppy disks or the Windows CD-ROM to start your computer. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press F10 or press 'R" to repair.
After you start the Windows Recovery Console, you receive the following message:
Microsoft Windows(R) Recovery Console
The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
Type EXIT to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.
Which Windows Installation would you like to log on to
(To cancel, press ENTER)? After you enter the number for the appropriate Windows installation, Windows will then prompt you to enter the Administrator account password. Note
If you use an incorrect password three times, the Windows Recovery Console closes. Also, if the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database is missing or damaged, you cannot use the Windows Recovery Console because you cannot have correct authentication. After you enter your password and the Windows Recovery Console starts, type exit
to restart the computer.
When you use Windows XP Professional, you can set group policies to enable automatic administrative logon.
Use the Winnt32.exe utility with the /cmdcons
option to add the Windows Recovery Console to the Windows Startup folder. This procedure requires approximately 7 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space on the system partition to hold the Cmdcons folder and files.