This article describes how to create an Automated System
Recovery (ASR) floppy disk from the media that stores the ASR backup. During an
ASR backup operation, a copy of the Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif files are backed up
to the backup media. In the event that the ASR floppy disk is not available,
both the Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif files can be extracted from the ASR backup set,
and then transferred to a floppy disk to be used for an ASR operation.
Create an ASR Floppy Disk
The following steps can create an ASR floppy disk from an ASR
- Format a 1.44 megabyte (MB) floppy disk and insert the disk
into the floppy disk drive of the computer.
- In System Tools, start the Backup program. When the Backup and Restore Wizard is
displayed, click Next.
- Click Restore Files and Settings, and then
- In the What to Restore dialog box, select the media that contains the ASR backup. Ensure
that the media is inserted.
- Expand the Automated System Recovery Backup Set that corresponds to the ASR floppy disk that you want to
- Expand the second instance of the drive letter that
contains the system files. Expand the Windows_folder/Repair folder.
- Click the following files from this repair folder: Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif, and then click Next.
- At the Completing Backup or Restore Wizard screen, click Advanced.
- At the Where to Restore screen, set the Restore Files to: dialog box to Single Folder, and then set the Folder Name dialog box to the root of your floppy drive, for example,
- Click Next. The other options in this wizard are optional and do not affect
the transfer of files to the floppy disk. When the wizard is finished, the
files are copied to the location that you had previously specified. The ASR
floppy disk is ready for use in the event of an ASR restore operation.
NOTE: The Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif files must reside on the root of the
floppy disk drive to be used during a ASR restore operation.
Article ID: 299526 - Last Review: January 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.7
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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