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Backing up the system data

3. When you see the screen shown above, click Finish. This starts the process of backing up the system data, at the end of which a recovery disk will also be created. (For this you'll need a floppy.)

The ASR disk is not a boot disk. The floppy contains system information files (.sif files) for setup purposes. ASR is used by the Windows setup process to restore your system configuration. To do an automated system recovery, you therefore need to start Windows setup using your Windows Server 2003 CD. During the setup process, you'll be prompted to press [F2] to do an ASR.