At 20:45 8/11/2002 -0400, you wrote: >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 Spider! I have done all that you recommend in you response except the second option repair. I did not want to reinstall all the critical updates and service pack 2, but IF you say that it is the only way to get the ERD update back then I guess I have no choice in the matter. This could be simplified if only I had a CD-RW, but i don't and that is something I have been waiting on for a long time following all the newest technologies for mass storage and recovery. The only unhealthy thing about my system currently is this inability. Thank you, 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.