System recovery disk without a floppy drive
January 20, 2008 11:49 AM Subscribe
When doing a backup in Windows XP, how the heck do I create an "ASR recovery diskette" without a floppy drive?
posted by sotalia to computers & internet (12 answers total)
I have a laptop on which I'm running Windows XP. I used the Backup utility that came with Windows to back up my entire computer onto an external hard drive. A backup file was created. However, at the end of the backup process, I got an error message saying that an ASR recovery diskette could not be created because there is no floppy drive. Does this mean that I cannot use my backup file to restore my system onto a new hard drive if my current hard drive fails? Is there some way to tell the Backup utility to create a recovery diskette using a CD instead? The Backup Wizard didn't give me an option to do this.
As an aside...I haven't seen a laptop with a floppy drive in years. I can't believe that Microsoft would force people to create recovery diskettes on floppies! Grrrrr....