RE: Using backup in a computer with no floppy drive



bob
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
I'm trying to create ASR discs using a floppy for the boot disc and a CD
burner for 'everything else'. XPPRO-SP2 refuses to allow me to designate a
cd burner with a blank disc in it. 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 help from a 'guru' would be appreciate.

"jesal321" wrote:

> Does anyone know how you can use the Microsoft backup utility that comes with
> Windows XP professional to perform a full system backup if the computer has
> no floppy drive. My new DELL 8400 has no floppy dirve. 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. I
> was hoping to be able to put that information on a CD or a USB drive, but I
> see no option for doing that. I'm assuming I cannot perform a restore without
> the Automated System Recovery set. Any comments or suggestions?

Sjonia Harper [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
The Backup utility does not recognize CD/DVD drives as backup devices.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315255#appliesto

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"bob" <bob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm trying to create ASR discs using a floppy for the boot disc and a CD
> burner for 'everything else'. XPPRO-SP2 refuses to allow me to designate
> a
> cd burner with a blank disc in it. 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 help from a 'guru' would be appreciate.
>
> "jesal321" wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know how you can use the Microsoft backup utility that comes
>> with
>> Windows XP professional to perform a full system backup if the computer
>> has
>> no floppy drive. My new DELL 8400 has no floppy dirve. 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.
>> I
>> was hoping to be able to put that information on a CD or a USB drive, but
>> I
>> see no option for doing that. I'm assuming I cannot perform a restore
>> without
>> the Automated System Recovery set. Any comments or suggestions?


RE: Using backup in a computer with no floppy drive