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How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?



 
 
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Old March 7th 07, 06:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Robert
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,


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Old March 7th 07, 06:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
John John
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

You need a floppy drive to do ASR restores. Period. Either fit a
floppy drive to the computer or use another restore strategy.

John

Robert wrote:

Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,



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Old March 7th 07, 10:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Robert
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

Thanks...

"John John" wrote in message
...
You need a floppy drive to do ASR restores. Period. Either fit a floppy
drive to the computer or use another restore strategy.

John

Robert wrote:

Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW
drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,




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Old March 8th 07, 12:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
John John
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

You're welcome.

John

Robert wrote:

Thanks...

"John John" wrote in message
...

You need a floppy drive to do ASR restores. Period. Either fit a floppy
drive to the computer or use another restore strategy.

John

Robert wrote:


Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW
drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,




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Old March 8th 07, 12:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Harry Ohrn
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

It requires a floppy drive. This is just one of several reason why the
NTBackup program is a POS. Try a decent third party imaging solution.
Personally I use Acronis TrueImage from www.acronis.com

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www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Robert" wrote in message
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Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,



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Old March 8th 07, 01:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
FreeComputerConsultant.com
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

I have used a USB floppy before. Pain, but it works.

I prefer Acronis also.

www.FreeComputerConsultant.com

Robert wrote:
Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,


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Old May 2nd 11, 06:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Earl H
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?


I've read many claims that you can burn a an image of the ASR to CD and fool windows into thinking you have floppy. There are also many freeware virtual floppy drive programs online. My own choice would be to instal a fresh copy of Windows and then run restore using that. I've found many first-hand claims online that this works.

On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:05 PM Robert wrote:


Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,



On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:17 PM John John wrote:


You need a floppy drive to do ASR restores. Period. Either fit a
floppy drive to the computer or use another restore strategy.

John

Robert wrote:



On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 5:42 PM Robert wrote:


Thanks...



On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 7:56 PM John John wrote:


You're welcome.

John

Robert wrote:



On Thursday, March 08, 2007 7:38 AM Harry Ohrn wrote:


It requires a floppy drive. This is just one of several reason why the
NTBackup program is a POS. Try a decent third party imaging solution.
Personally I use Acronis TrueImage from www.acronis.com

--


Harry Ohrn MS MVP [Shell\User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Robert" wrote in message
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On Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:30 AM FreeComputerConsultant.com wrote:


I have used a USB floppy before. Pain, but it works.

I prefer Acronis also.

www.FreeComputerConsultant.com

Robert wrote:




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Old May 3rd 11, 03:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Jack Toff
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

Dodo: Did you even bother to look at the date of the post you replied
to? Do you really think the OP is coming back to look for your reply
from the post made in 2007? What a trip you must be on!

On 5/2/2011 12:36 PM, Earl H wrote:
I've read many claims that you can burn a an image of the ASR to CD and fool windows into thinking you have floppy. There are also many freeware virtual floppy drive programs online. My own choice would be to instal a fresh copy of Windows and then run restore using that. I've found many first-hand claims online that this works.

On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:05 PM Robert wrote:


Hi,
I have a new XP pro computer without a floppy drive.
How can you make a ASR recovery disk when you only have a CD/DVD-RW drive.
Appreciate any suggestions,



On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:17 PM John John wrote:


You need a floppy drive to do ASR restores. Period. Either fit a
floppy drive to the computer or use another restore strategy.

John

Robert wrote:



On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 5:42 PM Robert wrote:


Thanks...



On Wednesday, March 07, 2007 7:56 PM John John wrote:


You're welcome.

John

Robert wrote:



On Thursday, March 08, 2007 7:38 AM Harry Ohrn wrote:


It requires a floppy drive. This is just one of several reason why the
NTBackup program is a POS. Try a decent third party imaging solution.
Personally I use Acronis TrueImage from www.acronis.com

--


Harry Ohrn MS MVP [Shell\User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


wrote in message
...



On Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:30 AM FreeComputerConsultant.com wrote:


I have used a USB floppy before. Pain, but it works.

I prefer Acronis also.

www.FreeComputerConsultant.com

Robert wrote:





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Old May 7th 11, 01:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
John John - MVP[_2_]
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Default How do you make ASR restore disk without a floppy drive?

On 5/2/2011 2:36 PM, Earl H wrote:
I've read many claims that you can burn a an image of the ASR to CD
and fool windows into thinking you have floppy.


You need a floppy drive to do an ASR restore. Period! No ifs, ands or
buts about it, the Windows setup program will only accept the Asr.sif
and Asrpnp.sif files on floppy media, nothing else. This is the same as
supplying mass storage drivers via the F6 method, the setup program only
accepts files from a floppy drive,

John
 




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