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It writes two files, which are used for recovery, to the Windows\Repair directory. Backup tab Click on the box next to the disk drive you want to back up so that it has a blue checkbox. 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: Set your PC/Notebook to boot CD as 1st device & you're all set. "Gilbert" <> wrote in message news:... > He's correct. get redirected here

I hope it won't erase what I already have cloned to the second drive. I sucessfully performed the backup to an external hard drive, but recieved the error noting that there was no 1.44 drive to create the Automated System Recovery set. However the original post regarding the problem of backing using ARS did incudle a method of backing up the required files to a floppy without actually having a floppy on the Please refer > >> > to on-line help for further assistance. [OK] > >> > > >> > The Backup Wizard tells me that I do not have a 3 1/2"

and Acronis will load to, and run from RAM. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. Periodically test a restore of a random file. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.

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. but it's a great program. An ASR set consists of a system backup and a 3.5" disk that lists the system files that are installed on the PC. Under those circumstances I can see how it might accomplish the task without additional software.

or fix the MBR. I > > am > > backing up to an external HDD and cannot fool xp into using as the floppy > > as > > well. > > > > The ASR restore process requires you to have your Windows XP CD, you boot with the Win XP CD and select ASR recovery, which during that process, you are prompted for Can't create bootable floppy from BACKUP to r..

Thread Status: Not open for further replies. I am backing up to an external HDD and cannot fool xp into using as the floppy as well. A lot of people have a lot of bad things to say about Windows Backup, but it's always worked OK for me. I had to try a couple of them before I found one that would work - gotta get one that doesn't require a driver.

I typed OK then the ASR wizard asks where to load the full-backup image, I still had to diddle with this some by browsing to E: and unplugged/replugged in the Eternal Floppy not formatted! Yes, you can, if you have Acronis True Image. I thinks it was worth it for me since downloading any decent program takes forever on my dialup bp936, Dec 19, 2007 #6 Noyb Trusted Advisor Joined: May 25, 2005

MCSE "J-Man" wrote: > I attempted to back up my hard drive to an external hard drive using XP's > backup feature; however, as my laptop has no floppy drive, it Get More Info Does it have to be a CD-RW?>> The documentation on this is DISMALLY LACKING, considering everyone has a > cd> burner and its the OBVIOUS choice versus 18 floppies!>> A little Join Date: Jan 2007 Posts: 23,001 OS: Xp Perhaps it's possible to use a virtual floppy drive: http://www.freewarereview.info/2006-...n_part_ii.html 08-06-2007, 10:46 PM #10 TheMatt TSF Enthusiast Join Date: V_R posted Mar 18, 2017 at 1:38 PM WCG Stats Saturday 18 March 2017 WCG Stats posted Mar 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM trouble installing unity web player anyname posted Mar

Noyb, Dec 19, 2007 #2 wadet Thread Starter Joined: Oct 24, 2007 Messages: 28 No external hard drive...only the second internal drive...and thank you. 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: XenForo add-ons by Waindigo™ ©2015 Waindigo Ltd. ▲ ▼ useful reference RAID0 - Help!!!!!

On a different networked computer that has a 3.5" disk drive, copy these files to a 3.5" disk and label the disk as your ASR disk. Everytime a bit squeezes into my brain a byte falls out. Used to use Norton Ghost.

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Please do not send email directly to this alias as it is used for newsgroup participation only."bob" wrote in message news:[email protected]> I'm trying to create ASR discs using a floppy Alternatively, you can try using freeware software called "virtual floppy", or try burning an image of the ASR floppy to CD (fooling windows into thinking you've got floppy). I wasn't attempting to back > >up TO a floppy, but rather to another (external) hard drive. http://midsolutions.org/xp-pro/xp-pro-startup-drive-map-wierdness.html Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

I assumed that one could do this with a normal backup. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. 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: Gordon, Oct 23, 2004 #2 Advertisements John Barnett MVP Guest The floppy is selected by default.

After reading about several program's descriptions here on TSG and other places, Acronis sounded the best, but the problem with downloading is, if something happens, how to restore drive, when I I can backup 5 gig in less than 20 minutes on USB2 and restore is mostly hands free. Can I use my D: CD-R drive as a floppy? > > YES____; NO______ > > > > I would like to keep thing simple. > > > > Thank you If you try and select "backup all info on this computer" > > using > > xp home, it requires that you have a floppy disk to recover the computer. >

My > >> > computer does not have a 3 1/2" floppy drive. > >> > > >> > I want to do a full Backup of my XP system. > tlee808, #3 2010/09/23 tlee808 Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2010/09/22 Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 76 Computer Experience: intermediate For reference here is the original solution for doing an ARS wadet, Dec 20, 2007 #10 Noyb Trusted Advisor Joined: May 25, 2005 Messages: 20,097 NO .. Are you talking about using the Acronis software to do this.

If you don't have a 3.5" disk drive on your machine, you won't be able to create the ASR disk.