Learn about automated system recovery in Windows® XP® system
What is the purpose and importance of automated system recovery in Windows XP system?
Windows XP is one of most commonly used Operating Systems. It is capable of regulating the ways in which the application software programs make use of the computer hardware. Windows XP has got different editions and among the editions, Windows XP Home Edition is most popular one and is targeted at the home users. Windows XP Professional supports Windows Server domain and two physical processors. Windows XP has Windows XP Media Center Edition that makes recording, watching movies, and listening to music etc for the user, all the more interesting. The faster switching in it would allow the user to save the current open applications. Faster start up and Hibernation sequences, the ability to discard the newer devices in existence of the previous one are some of the features of Windows XP. Some of the system requirements of Windows XP are a processor which operates at 300 MHz, 128 MB of RAM, and 1.5 GB of available hard disk space.
The following are some of the details of Automated System Recovery in Windows XP:
- Automated System Recovery
- To recover from system failure
- Tips to create Automated System Recovery using backup
Automated System Recovery
The Automated System Recovery in Windows XP is a new feature which can be used to perform system recovery in another way during the Windows installation. Automated System Recovery in Windows XP is an addition to the conventional back up and restore. It provides a frame work for saving and improving Windows XP operating state in case of any system or hardware failure. It also make use of the Windows XP backup utility which consists of backup of critical files and a floppy disk containing three files which are important to the restoration phase .
To recover from system failure
You could make use of the Automated System Recovery in Windows XP to recover from the system failure. For that you would have to follow certain steps. Before beginning the recovery process, create an Automated System Recovery floppy disk. Then insert the Operating system installation CD into your CD Drive and restart your computer. After that you would have to press F2 key and follow the instruction on the screen.
In order to create Automated System Recovery in Windows XP using the backup, you would require a blank floppy disk of 1.44 megabyte so as to save your system settings and a media to contain the backup of the files. Go to the 'Accessories' in the 'All programs' in the start menu and choose 'System tools', and then click on the 'Backup'. Click on the 'Advanced Mode button' in the Back up utility wizard and on the tools menu click on 'ASR Wizard' and follow the instructions.