You should create Automated System Recovery (ASR) sets on a regular basis as part of an overall plan for system recovery in case of system failure. ASR should be a last resort for system recovery, used only after you have exhausted other options, such as Safe Mode Boot and Last Known Good.ASR is a two-part system of recovery: ASR backup and ASR restore. The backup portion is accomplished through the ASR Wizard located in Backup. The wizard backs up the system state, system services, and all disks associated with the operating system components. It also creates a file containing information about the backup, the disk configurations (including basic and dynamic volumes) and how to accomplish a restore.
To create an Automated System Recovery set using Backup
- Click "Start" -> "Programs" -> "Accessories" -> "System Tools" -> "Backup
- Click the "Advanced Mode" button in the Backup Utility Wizard.
- Click the "Automated System Recovery Wizard" button
- Click "Next"
- From the "Backup media or file name:" choose the location or disk you want the file saved (The files may requires few Giga Bytes of space to store). Then click "Next".
- Then click "Finish" to start the backup process.
- When prompt, insert a blank 1.44 floppy and label it as a "ASR disk".
Note: Only those system files necessary for starting up your system will be backed up by this procedure. To backup your data, see Backing up files and folders.
To recover from a system failure using Automated System Recovery
- Your previously created Automated System Recovery (ASR) floppy disk.
- Your previously created backup media.
- The original operating system installation CD.