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W2k ERD (Emergency Repair Disk)

Marek_Adar
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Does the Emergency Repair Disk work in the Final Version? What is the purpose of ERD? When you make an ERD with the backup-utility you can not boot from it and there is only a setup.log (with autoexec.nt and config.nt)on the Disk. How can I use this?

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The ERD basically tells Win2K setup (when started in repair mode) where to look for the windows 2000 installation.  It then restores the files found in %systemroot%\repair to the system.  The only files generally found on a Win2K repair disk are setup.log, autoexec.nt and config.nt.  

If you need to boot to a command prompt for a repair situation, use a win98 boot disk (if using Fat32) or the win2K cd (floppies) to boot into a manual repair mode which should then give you the option of a command prompt (this will be rather limited - for example, I don't think wildcard characters work - but the fact you can do this at all is a tremendous enhancement over winNT.
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