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System Recovery floppy dosk won't boot

Posted on 2004-08-18
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I made an complet backup with Automated System Recovery and also created the system recovery disk.

Just to be safe I decided to check and see if the floopy does indeed boot my laptop.  It does not.  
Instead I get the error "Non system disk or disk error"

Why did this happen? And how can I make another system recovery floppy without having to do a backup?


Thanks,
Mike  
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by:Cyber-Dude
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It may be a good possibility that the disk is bad. Just insert it to a working machine and run a scan. What OS do you have?

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by:MikeSievers
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I have XP.
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by:NicCOConnor
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Go here for re-creation of system recovery disk

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299526&sd=tech

Hope it helps.

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Click Start => Programs => Accessories => System Tools => Backup. The Backup utility window will appear. Click on the Emergency Repair Disk button. When prompted to, insert the formatted floppy disk that you prepared into the floppy disk drive. Set the check box to also backup the registry. Then click on the OK button.

Luck

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The following article may explain why you cannot boot from a floppy disk:
http://bucarotechelp.com/computers/98002971.asp

(Taken from: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21037513.html)

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