ASR - Automatic System Recovery

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Automated System Recovery ( Also known as ASR ) allows the end-user to restore the system disk including the Windows files, all Registry settings and user programs / data, allowing the recovery of a completely crashed system.

Note ASR requires:

-The ability to boot the Windows XP Professional Setup-program from a CD or other methods

- 1 - 2 Gigabytes of free space on a separate hard drive partition or removable media

- 1 Formatted 1.44 Diskette

Automated System Recovery - Backing Up

First you must create the ASR Back-up Floppy Disk

containing the ASR Back-up File by using the Back-up

Utility. Located under: Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Backup (Figure 1)

The Backup Utility will open and Welcomes you, Choose Advanced Mode (Figure 2) , On the Advanced Mode Backup Utility Window choose "Automated System Recovery Wizard" (Figure 3)

The Wizard will start, advising that a Backup and the ASR disk will be created : (Figure 4), Continue by Clicking Next

You will be prompted for the location of a Backup-file.

It will become a file of approx. 1-2 gigabytes, so do not select the default A:\ ,but change it to a disk-location other then the drive/partition being restored. The selected drive/partition will be formatted as well as the produced backup file.(Figure 5)

"Completing the ASR Preparation Wizard" will prompt advising that you have completed the wizard.(Figure 6). When you click Finish, the Wizard creates a backup of your system files (Figures 7 and 8). You will then be asked to insert a floppy disk.(Figure 9), used in the backup utility to restore your System in an event of a major failure. Continue with "Finish".

After that portion, the backup process has completed and the diskette has been inserted, system files will be...