troubleshooting Question

ASR Formatting D Drive

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Windows Server 2003SBS
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I am trying restore an ASR (2003 SBS) to a newer machine. It has 2 drives like the old machine. The first thing I see that looks wrong is on the screen "To restore ... Setup must delete all of the partitions listed below:", I see both my C and D drives listed:

953968 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]
1907727 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

x and y are the sizes of my C and D
if you click C to continue, the ASR formats the C drive, restores its temp windows copy, THEN FORMATS THE D drive, then starts ntBackup which asks for your backup (which was on the D Drive). While formatting the messages appears:

Formatting volume \DosDevices\D: ...

I tried disabling the D drive in BIOS, running ASR until it asked for the backup. There I booted, re-enabled the D drive, and let setup restart. Setup reinstalled the temp windows copy, then reformatted the D drive.

I am trying VMWare's ESXi on another machine. I created a VM with 2 disks and booted ASR. I do not get tyhis problem.

Note: I am using a USB floppy on the new machine.


Is there some way to tell ASR not to format the D drive?
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