7. Boot your computer using the Windows Server 2003 CD. During the boot process, you may need to press a specified key (based on your computer's BIOS) to boot the computer
8. Press F2 when prompted during the text-mode portion of the Windows Server 2003 Setup process to initiate the recovery process. You will be prompted to insert the ASR floppy disk. Insert the disk and press any key.
9. You have only a few seconds to cancel the recovery by hitting the Esc key. Otherwise, the system reformats the C drive automatically. After the format is complete, the Automated System Recovery Wizard begins an installation process very similar to the initial Windows Server 2003 installation.
10. After the Windows Server 2003 files are copied to the hard drive and the computer reboots, the Windows Server 2003 setup procedure continues. During this procedure, the Automated System Recovery Wizard appears automatically and prompts you for the backup location. Select the correct backup location to complete the wizard and continue with the normal setup process. At the end of the Automated System Recovery process, the Backup utility will open automatically and restore the system.
ing up of folders unless you create a backup selection file. It is also important to note that Ntbackup does not allow you to back up data based on wildcards (for example, *.doc). You can use Ntbackup to schedule backup jobs. If you run the Ntbackup command without any command-line switches, it opens the Backup and Restore Wizard.
If your computer will not start, and you have tried to boot to Safe Mode and the Last Known Good Configuration with no luck, there's one more option you can try. The Recovery Console is an option designed for administrators and advanced users. It allows you limited access to FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS volumes without starting the Windows Server 2003 graphical interface. Through the Recovery Console, you can perform the following tasks:
■ Copy, replace, or rename operating system files and folders. You might do this if missing or corrupt files caused the boot failure.
The Ntbackup command-line utility can be used to back up and restore Windows Server 2003 data using command-line switches. Ntbackup only supports back-
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