Hi All, First Post ever from me.
Hopefully this is the most appropriate thread. If not somebody please tell me.
My machine is a Dell Dimension E520 2.13GHz 2Gb RAM 2 x 145Gb Hard Disks, Sound Card DVD R/W drive etc.
I have a problem in that Windows XP Pro wont create the ASR recovery files when an ASR backup is attempted.
Get the following message
"The files for the recovery diskette could not be created. The operation was aborted." Microsoft TechNet only has references to Windows Server 2003 and XP Home against ASR related problems.
Here's the background to this problem
The machine was supplied XP Pro 2002 SP2 preinstalled. 2 x 145 Gb disks preconfigured in RAID 1 (mirror) array. (Intel Storage Manager) ASR backup worked fine, no problems.
Because I wanted to use Linux I reconfigured the Intel S/M to remove the RAID array leaving 2 disks with identical contents.
I then put Centos 5.2 Linux on the 2nd disk, keeping XP on the first disk (drive C:\)
I used grub to dual boot and all seemed fine.
The other day I decided to carry out another full ASR backup which is when I got the error behaviour above. I removed grub and used FIXMBR to put back a Windows only boot setup into the first disk. The other disk still has Linux but I can't dual boot at present.
Even with the "Windows" MBR boot sector I still can't use ASR backup.
Has anyone else experienced this problem ? Does anyone know of a fix to it ?