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WINDOWS XP RECOVERY DISKS TRICKS

How to Download a Windows XP Recovery Disk

If you're running Windows XP and your computer software crashes or becomes unusable, you may have to run Windows XP recovery to reestablish your software and make your computer usable once again. When purchased, many computers don't come with a Windows XP recovery disk, but you can download one for free. The Windows XP recovery disk holds almost all of the computer software and files that came loaded with your PC and can assist you in rebuilding your hard drive.

Instructions

  1. Place a formatted floppy disk in your floppy disk drive. Click on the "Download a Windows XP recovery disk from Microsoft" link in Resources below. Click "Download." Then click "Save." Find your floppy drive on the menu and click "OK."

  2. Remove the floppy disk when the Windows XP recovery disk download is complete, and place it in the computer on which you need to use it.

  3. Shut down your computer; then turn your computer back on. Your computer will automatically start up running on the Windows XP recovery disk, which will allow you to install Windows XP once again.


Tips & Warnings

  • Consider whether it's necessary to download a Windows XP recovery disk. Microsoft, the manufacturer of the Windows XP recovery disk, insists that downloading such a disk is only necessary if you're installing a Windows XP full retail version, if your CD drive works, if you can't boot your computer from your CD-ROM drive and if you're able to start your computer from a floppy drive.



How to Download the Windows XP Automated System Recovery Disk

The Windows XP Automated System Recovery tool allows users to save a stable Windows XP operating system to a floppy disk. The disk can be used to recover the Windows XP operating system in case it becomes compromised. The process of downloading the Automated System Recovery information to disk is called the boot recovery process.

Instructions

  1. Insert a 1.44-MB floppy disk in the computer's disk drive, then open "My Computer" and right-click on the floppy drive. Click "Format" and "START" to begin formatting the disk.

  2. Click the "Start" menu and select "All Programs", then point to "Accessories". Select "System Tools" and click on "Backup".

  3. Click the "Advanced Mode" link, then click the "Automated System Recovery Wizard" button. Click the "Next" button. Click "Browse..." and select the location of the blank floppy drive. Click "OK" to proceed.

  4. Click the "Next" button, then click "Finish" to finalize and download the Automated System Recovery disk to the floppy disk.

How to Create an Automated System Recovery Set Using a Backup

An Automated System Recovery set (ASR) is used as an emergency backup measure. It allows you to back up a computer's critical system files to an external storage medium (such as a floppy disk). In the event of a catastrophic system failure, where all other attempts to restore the computer's systems have failed, you can use the ASR backup recovery disk to restore the computer's system settings to what they were before the system failure occurred. Automated System Recovery sets are simply one of the backup options available in Windows XP Professional.

Things You'll Need:

  • 3½-inch floppy disk
  • Windows XP Professional

    Create an ASR Set Using the Backup Utilities Advanced Mode

  1. Open the "Start" menu. Point to "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools." Click "Backup" to launch the Backup and Restore wizard.

  2. Click the "Advanced Mode" link and select "Automated System Recovery Wizard" on the "Welcome" tab. Click "Next" at the "Welcome to the Automated System Recovery and Preparation" prompt. This will take you to the "Back Up Destination" prompt.

  3. Insert a blank floppy disc into the computer's A drive.

  4. Click "Finished." This prompts the Backup and Restore utility to construct a list of all of the files it needs to back up. Once the list is constructed you may be prompted to insert the disk you want to use to store the backup file. Since you already inserted this disk in step 5, if prompted, simply click "OK."

  5. Create an ASR Set Using the Backup Utilities Basic Mode

  6. Open the "Start" menu. Point to "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools." Click "Backup" to launch the Backup and Restore wizard. Click "Next" at the Welcome screen to proceed to the first prompt, which asks "What do you want to do?"

  7. Select "Backup files and settings" at the "What do you want to do" prompt. Click next.

  8. Click the "All information on this computer" radio button at the "What do you want to backup" prompt. Insert a blank floppy disk into the computer's A drive. Click "Next."

  9. Click "Finished." This prompts the Backup and Restore utility to construct a list of all of the files it needs to back up. Once the list is constructed you may be prompted to insert the disk you want to use to store the backup file. Since you already inserted this disk in step 3, if prompted, simply click "OK."



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1 seniorkoa   (2011-06-04 10:20 AM)
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