How to Create an Emergency Repair Disk in Windows 2000
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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:
- Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.
- On the Tools menu, click Create an Emergency Repair Disk.
- Inspect and repair the startup environment.
- Verify the Windows 2000 system files and replace missing or damaged files.
- Inspect and repair the boot sector.
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:
216337 Rdisk.exe Is Not Included with Windows 2000
238359 Differences Between Manual and Fast Repair in Windows 2000
240363 How to Back Up and Restore the System State
Article ID: 231777 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 14:30:14 - Revision: 3.4
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