I don't have a Windows 2000 with me to check on, but I think if you go to Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools and click on Backup you will be able to create a recovery disk from within there. In reading your problem though, I doubt that will help you to create a recovery disk on a system that is not healthy. My suggestion would be that you run the Windows 2000 setup again and this time choose the SECOND repair option you see. Skip by the first option and continue as though you were doing a full install. Then press R to repair at the second option. This will re-install windows on top of the existing install without the need to re-install all your programs. It will bring windows back to the original state so you will need to reapply critical updates and service packs. Spider Largo, Florida 33771 http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barry Aronson Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:03 PM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] ERD and Recovery Console as a boot option Hello Group! I have tried in vain to figure out how to be able to create a new ERD or even an update to the old one for the last 2 months. For various reasons I DO NOT want to do another clean install because everything is working fine with the exception of this inability. Is there a way to repair whatever is corrupted in my repair folder or EVEN accidentally deleted? I have tried with the repair option in Windows 2000 Pro setup disks, but the situation stays the same. My CD is unfortunately a composite one from a corporate friend who burned 3 different OSs on one CD. Pro, Server and Advanced Server. He did not make any of it bootable, but I have the 4 boot disks and they work just fine to get me back to the desktop. In the past I have relied on tape backups to restore whatever went wrong but lately this method or my media is not working correctly. I cannot afford to get any new equipment, hence no CD-RW and the tapes are quite expensive especially if they have a heavy failure rate. This brings me to my installation of the Recovery Console as a boot option. I thought that this would be my best choice in the event that an unrecoverable crash occurred. But for some reason the console does not open up at boot, but of course still is allowed at the 4th boot disk, but this is annoying as to why if it is offered as boot option it does not open up. I should tell you that my Windows 2000 Pro partition is a dual boot situation with Windows 98SE where the boot.ini file exists, as well as the other boot files for Windows 2000. Also I am on an ADSL 768 kps connection. So if anyone could help me with a tip on one or both subjects I would be grateful. Barry ~ baronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.