Domain controller can't create Emergency Repair Disks
Posted on 2003-03-27
I have two Win2K domain controllers that are both running SP3 with latest updates and patches applied.
One runs exchange 2000 and the other one is just a file server. When i try to creat an Emergency Repair Disk by using ntbackup, i get the same error message on both servers:
"The disk file was not found or was inaccessible" It makes no difference if i try to backup the registry or not. I also have a Win2K stand alone server running the same service packs and updates and this computer is creating ERD's flawlessly. There are no events coming up in the event logs, no other hints as to what could be causing the problem, the %systemroot%\repair\ directory has all the files it is supposed to have, but they are dated at the last date i ran an ERD (which was far too long ago) The only dir that has todays date is the %systemroot%\repair\regback directory.
Please can someone shed some light on this for me.