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How to create a Windows ERD or ASR

Creating a Windows ERD or ASRCreating a ERD or ASR well help make recovering a system from a failure or other software error easier. Below are the steps on how you can create these disks.

Windows XP home users

To create a Windows XP ERD follow the steps below.

  1. Insert a blank floppy disk into the computer.
  2. Click Start
  3. Click Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then Backup.
  4. Click Advanced Mode
  5. Click the Automated System Recovery Wizard button.
  6. Follow through the Wizard steps.

Windows 2000 users

To create a Microsoft Windows 2000 ERD follow the steps below.

  1. Insert a blank floppy disk into the computer.
  2. Click Start
  3. Click Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then Backup.
  4. In the backup window click Tools and then Create an Emergency Repair Disk.
  5. Run through the wizard to complete the process of making the ERD.
  6. Once completed, remove the floppy diskette, label the diskette and indicate the date made, and make a note of what version of Windows 2000 (with any service packs) the disk was created under.

Windows NT users

To create a Microsoft Windows NT ERD follow the steps below.

  1. Insert a blank floppy disk into the computer.
  2. Click Start and Run
  3. In the Run window type RDISK /S and press Enter
  4. Run through the wizard to complete the process of making the ERD.
  5. Once completed, remove the floppy diskette, label the diskette and indicate the date made, and make a note of what version of Windows NT (with any service packs) the disk was created under.

Additional information

  • See the ASR and ERD definitions for additional information and related links to these terms.