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How to Create an Emergency Repair Disk in Windows 2000
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NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000)is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
This article describes how to create an Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) in Windows 2000 for use with the Windows 2000 repair process.
To create an ERD:
This attempt finds which installation versions matches the installation CDROM used to do the repair.
If the Boot.ini file cannot be read, or the software hive is corrupt, the repair is not able to proceed. At this time, you must have a ERD diskette containing a valid Setup.log file for that computer before repairs are possible.
The registry hives saved during setup are in the following folder:
%systemroot%\repairThe registry hives are used during a FAST repair only, otherwise you need to use Recovery Console to manually copy a more recent registry hive saved by NTbackup in the following folder:
%systemroot%\repair\regbackFor additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216337/EN-US/ )Rdisk.exe Is Not Included with Windows 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238359/EN-US/ )Differences Between Manual and Fast Repair in Windows 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240363/EN-US/ )How to Back Up and Restore the System State