Is an ERD or ASR possible without a Floppy or USB?

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  1. PCRepairGuy

    PCRepairGuy Registered Member

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    Thank you for taking the time to read this post & answer with your best advice!!

    Here are the factors to keep in mind before responding:
    1. Floppy drives are no longer common to a computer.
    2. "Recovery Disks" are the normal from companies (Which I find very irritating!)
    3. Not everyone has a USB jump drive at their disposal.

    With that said, I am trying to determine 3 things:
    1. Can an ERD or ASR be created without a Floppy Drive and without a USB jump drive?
    2. Is there a Freeware program that can help create the ERD/ASR without the Floppy/USB drive?
    3. Is there a way to automate the task of updating your ERD or ASR so that you will always have a current copy?
    (I was thinking along the lines of copying the necessary files to another HD or emailing the current update to a Gmail account)

    I have researched the internet but keep finding links only to using Floppy Drives or USB Jump Drives.
    I also keep finding links regarding ERD Commander 2000 which is expensive & not the solution I can use for friends.

    Thank you again for your valuable time & appreciated advice!!
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    What means ERD ? Emergency Recovery Disk ?
    What means ASR ? Ancient System Recovery ?
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Recovery disks only come to those who do not appreciate their money.
    And do please elaborate about ERD / ASR.
    Mrk
     
  4. ravin

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    ERD is Emergency rescue disk which contains sys & registry settings.

    ASR is Automated System Recovery which is generated by backing up computer it also contains sys & registry information but in recovery console at boot time there is an option to use ASR to restore what was backed up.
     
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  6. PCRepairGuy

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    Thank you ravin for your reply!!

    That was an excellent link.
    I have never used 2003 Server so I was not even aware that Microsoft had thought of an "ASR Recovery CD".

    I am now looking into the steps involved to create one for both XP Home & XP Pro.
    Pro will be easier since MS Backup is pre-installed & Home needs it installed.

    Thanks again for your valuable time & response. It is greatly appreciated!!
     
  7. ravin

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    Your welcome. Also once you get the steps down to create the cd others here may be interested in creating one so please do post back with the steps to create "ASR Recovery CD".
     
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