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My computer does not have a 3 1/2" floppy drive. How can I make one computer out of the two of them and how can I test the components to make sure they work.... See if you can figure out how to make your Recovery DVDs. Cookies Registration Notice Resolved ASR Backup but no floppy drive to Restore Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tlee808, 2010/09/23. 2010/09/23 tlee808 Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2010/09/22 Messages: 4 Likes Received: http://yellowproductions.net/win-xp/win-xp-pro-backup.php

Under those circumstances I can see how it might accomplish the task without additional software. It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Umm what has the floppy drive got to do with it? Perhaps you should start from scratch and use one of those.posted by chrisamiller at 11:58 AM on January 20, 2008 The ASR tool has to have a floppy disk for restore 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

Depending on your space used and available space ... This works. The three files needed for the ASR floppy are found > in %windir%\repair named ASR.SIF, ASRPNP.SIF, and SETUP.LOG. The XP backup tool is really weak.posted by disclaimer at 12:08 PM on January 20, 2008 You don't need to do ASR to restore your data.

josipm Windows XP Hardware 2 04-15-2004 01:02 AM How to guarantee full backup of system C: drive Michael Windows XP Performance & Maintenance 17 02-01-2004 05:12 PM Developed by Xeonext Web Here is one fantasic software that can do the job for you: Acronis True Image - http://www.acronis.com/products/trueimage/ Thanks and good luck! -- ---------------------------------------------------- Jose Francisco Owner of BetaConnect - Providing you will I be able to create a working ASR floppy somehow even if the system's own internal HD is dead?)I should note that I'm referring to personal data files (MS Office All rights reserved.

Can I use my D: CD-R drive as a floppy? Also, save the selections (Job > Save selections), and then use the Schedule... If you're Ready ... Thanks again, for your help.

Itwrites two files, which are used for recovery, to the Windows\Repairdirectory. I wasn't attempting to back up TO a floppy, but rather to another (external) hard drive. Advertisement wadet Thread Starter Joined: Oct 24, 2007 Messages: 28 In trying to backup all info on one hard drive to another, the backup wizard in win xp tells me I When itgets to the point where it writes to the floppy just cancel it.

XP's built in CD writing software cannot write directly to CD. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/115359-45-using-backup-computer-floppy-drive At the moment, my usb 2.0 drives arnt working correctly, i get the generic message saying "ure usb device can run faster etc" i have freshly installed SP2 and my motherboard Can I use my D: CD-R drive as a floppy? > >> > YES____; NO______ > >> > > >> > I would like to keep thing simple. > >> > McCarty, Nov 1, 2004 #8 Guest Guest Yes, I've considered doing that, but is there any way to quantify it in the xp backup utility?

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Sign up now! BACKUP • Use Microsoft XP Backup Utility: go to advanced mode - automated system recovery wizard - next, file, next, finish (need USB floppy drive and an external USB hard drive) A message will appear saying the is not floppy (or something like that) Click Cancel on the 'floppy' message and you should get the 'Save As' windows appear. navigate here An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request.

Thompson Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\) Guest Posts: n/a Re: XP Full Backup without a Floppy drive. Please help! "JMSinLA" wrote: > > "Alex Nichol" <> wrote in message > news:... > > JMSinLA wrote: > > > > >I'm sorry -- perhaps I misstated the problem. Email me!

I've tried to find the answer on this forum and other sites, but this specific question did not seem to be addressed.

Assuming that I would need the floppy backup I now need to know how I can trick the system in to doing the restore without the floppy backup. I haven't recommended it >> because I haven't used it. >> >> True Image does not appear to have a CD burning component. My personal preference is to clone the hard drive to another spare hard drive then you can just swap them over if your hard drive fails. My advice, forget about ASR and use another backup strategy.

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 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 If you are > using a CD to backup select to save the file on yuor desktop and then copy > to your cd from there. > > -- > John his comment is here Can I use my D: CD-R drive as a floppy? > YES____; NO______ > > I would like to keep thing simple. > > Thank you in advance for your help.

I will also keep a floppy on standby in case it doesn't work. However, you can still create an ASR disk by performing the following steps: 1. Can I use my D: CD-R drive as a floppy? >> YES____; NO______ >> >> I would like to keep thing simple. >> >> Thank you in advance for your help. There are two common ways to really do backup for critical machines.

I use Norton Ghost. "Paul Knudsen" wrote: > On Fri, 6 May 2005 18:05:19 -0700, "operaflute" > <> wrote: > > >Actually, I did manage to restore my computer via ASR The NTBackup when run in Pro can make an ASR (Automated System Recovery) floppy disk to use in a restoration after a total disk failure.