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Thanks. "R. I > am > backing up to an external HDD and cannot fool xp into using as the floppy > as > well. > > Please help! > > "JMSinLA" wrote: Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Windows XP Backup restore without ASR floppy This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. I didn't have access to one and therefore had to cancel that part of the backup.If the system's internal HD fails and loses all its data, will the external HD be news

All rights reserved. The three files needed for the ASR floppy are found in %windir%\repair named ASR.SIF, ASRPNP.SIF, and SETUP.LOG. I got the >impression that the floppy was required not to contain the backed up files >but rather to use as a bootable disk, or to start the backup process. Just run the > complete backup and cancel at the end when prompted for the floppy. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-update/how-can-i-backup-windows-xp-without-a-floppy-drive/45913c49-396a-437a-9b8d-1ae7f66881b2

Navigate to the \%windir%\repair folder (e.g., C:\windows\repair). 4. However the 2nd part of the questions would be How does one RESTORE an ASR Backup without a floppy drive. Is there some way to tell the Backup utility to create a recovery diskette using a CD instead? Submit New Articles If it works, Don't fix it!

One more thing. tlee808, #7 2010/09/25 wildfire Getting Old Joined: 2008/04/21 Messages: 4,647 Likes Received: 124 Trophy Points: 843 Location: Dundee, Tayside Computer Experience: Intermediate tlee, You can rephrase the question all you want, I > > am > > backing up to an external HDD and cannot fool xp into using as the floppy > > as > > well. > > > > I tried out Backup To CD/DVD, and not only did running it create configuration folders inside its own Program Files subfolder, it sloooowly built a huge temporary folder in C:\Windows\wcburn and

Depending on your space used and available space ... Have a look at this info from Microsoft®. NukerSoMD, Dec 18, 2007 #14 pceast Joined: May 2, 2011 Likes Received: 0 My own choice would be to install a fresh copy of Windows and then run restore using that. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-xp-backup-restore-without-asr-floppy-407257/ Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/663243 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?

It is not essential to do so, and I think in any case there are better means of making a total recovery backup -- Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies) Bournemouth, You can do a regular backup, and if your system fails, then you will have to reinstall Windows XP first, and then restore your data. When itgets to the point where it writes to the floppy just cancel it. I wasn't attempting to > back > > >up TO a floppy, but rather to another (external) hard drive.

If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/115359-45-using-backup-computer-floppy-drive My > computer does not have a 3 1/2" floppy drive. > > I want to do a full Backup of my XP system. > > I get an error message: If the originals on the system's hard drive are lost for any reason, eg that hard drive fails, then your single backup copies suddenly become originals, eg, no backup.Hope that helps.Mark It says I will need this disk in case I have to restore info from the second hard drive.

When it was born most machines had accessto a floppy; in building systems there was such a thing as 'F6 drivers'which also required a floppy disc to load, and same (I navigate to this website That was the most uncertain part of this evolution. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Posted: 07-07-2004, 06:20 AM True Image appears to be an excellent product.

It writes two files, which are used for recovery, to the Windows\Repair directory. Member Login Remember Me Forgot your password? Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. http://internetpasswordpro.com/win-xp/win-xp-won-t-recoginize-my-slave-drive.html I'll be trying it out later this week.posted by flabdablet at 11:39 PM on January 21, 2008 OK, so now I don't like the Willow Creek backup products.

If you want a proper block-for-block copy, look into Acronis True Image if you like GUIs and you have money, or the Trinity Rescue Kit along with my own little load J-Man, Oct 23, 2004 #1 Advertisements Gordon Guest J-Man wrote: > I attempted to back up my hard drive to an external hard drive using > XP's backup feature; however, as wadet, Dec 20, 2007 #12 Noyb Trusted Advisor Joined: May 25, 2005 Messages: 20,097 One step at a time ..

The backup file can be accessed anytime to > restore files directories or even the system state (give it try and you will > see how easy it is). > >

We recommend at least two backup copies. Click the browse button. I have no experience with the backup utility you're talking about, so I can't give you any further help there. Posted: 07-06-2004, 05:32 PM Jose, Thanks for the reply.

I want to do a full Backup of my XP system. What can I do to back up my drive? > > Thanks.. It makes a bootable CD > which can detect network drives or load your backup in from CD's. > Probably other backup apps can do this also. > -- > Top click site Acronis has many options.

So I ended up buying Acronis and was very happy with it, easy to use, backed up the drive to an external drive. Backup media or file name: Browse...