Emergency Recovery Disk but NO A drive

By astrolabe ยท 4 replies
Jan 19, 2008
  1. How do you create an ERD if there's no Drive A??

    Ideally I'd like it on a USB Memory stick but as there are 2 HD D: will do?

    We're still using win2k - it works !!


  2. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    try ultimate boot cd for windows. just google for it...
    any please post some more information around your problem. maybe there is a better / easier way to fix it
  3. astrolabe

    astrolabe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Emergency Repair Disk


    I was trying to create an ERD before any problems occure - in order to simplify the recovery or am I just being naive...

  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    No, most techs do that.

    I use a licenced ghost version to create an image, usually squeezing everything on one DVD (bootable too ! )

    Other than mscrx post Ultimate boot CD. (A good idea to download)

    I would recommend trying to get a floppy, even ghost uses the floppy as the boot image on the DVD (note: floppy drive not required on re-install)
  5. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    I would also suggest a software to image the clients. this could be ghost but there are also free programs available.
    it would be good to use a backup software to have all data backed up.
    in case of crash you can restore the system from the image and the data from the last backup.
    not sure if you need a floppy for all that but thats what the software will tell you in their faq. newer ones can handle this with bootable usb and dvd/cd...
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