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Backup to an external hard drive without a floppy drive

Can you help me with this problem. i backup my hard drive of my dell laptop to an external hard drive and it has an error message at the end of it that says "the asr diskette was not created. you will not be able to restore an asr backup without the system information stored on this diskette. please refer to online help for further assistance." Can i use a CD drive in place of a disc drive and if so how do i let my computer know this change?

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Re: backup to an external hard drive without a floppy...

I believe you would prefer a DVD as the article I referenced earlier said a CD was too small (I made the same mistake before I reread it). It would seem that whatever drive letter the DVD example E:\ is would be used in the name of the file like the example E:\jan30-03.bkf and when the application was complete insert a DVD in the drive and tell windows to burn the content.

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