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Windows ASR disk

We have just purchased a new HP StorageWorks DAT 72 USB Tape Drive.
On trying to resore a test ASR backup the system is unable to find the HP StorageWorks DAT 72 USB Tape Drive.

We have followed the instructions on http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299044 and http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;887494 But still we are continually prompted to provide the correct media during the ASR restore operation on a Windows Server 2003. Copy of ASR disk attached.
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Re: Windows ASR disk

I've go the same problem, but with a Ultrium 460 drive.
I try to change the asr.sif file as in the instructions you mentionned, but driver wouldn't load.

Does anyone have a sollution?
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Re: Windows ASR disk

Yeh, worked round this by setting the ASR disk to use plug & play.

This forces the disk to use the HP CD when it canâ t find the correct driver.

See attached disk. Note the disk is labled HPDVR.

The lines are added like:

"HPDVR","%FLOPPY%","hpdat.sys","%SYSTEMROOT%\INF\hpdat.sys","hp",0x00000026


This fools the restore into asking for the HP CD during the GUI driver install.

But now we get,

(Error:ntbackup.exe) Some files were not successfully recovered. For details see C:\windows\repair\bacup.log


The recovery application "ntbackup recover /1 /sifpath=c\windows\repair\asr.sif" returned an error code 0x1f. Since this indicates an unrecoverble error, ASR cannot continue on this machine.

Even less info out there on this

Problem is if I do normal windows set backup with SP1 that fails booting after restoring is complete. Pretty stuck at present
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Re: Windows ASR disk

PS here is the disk
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Re: Windows ASR disk

Well, I worked arround it by creating a txtsetup.oem file for the drivers.
Put both (drivers and txtsetup.oem file) on a floppy.
Boot from Windows Server 2003 CD, and press F6 to load extra drivers.
(Also press F2 to start ASR)
And so the drivers will get loaded correctly.
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Re: Windows ASR disk

Can you post a copy of the disk so I can see if it clears my oxf1 mishap?
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Re: Windows ASR disk

Please find the file attached.
Please note this is the one I used for my Ultrium 460 drive.
You will need to create you own txtsetup.oem file, but you can you this one as a template. If you can't work out with this, feel free to contact me, perhaps I can help you creating that file.
Also note this is not an oficial file and solution, but it worked in my case :-)
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Re: Windows ASR disk

Thanx I will give that a go.
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Re: Windows ASR disk

We experienced the same problem using an Ultrium 460 device. KC's solution - drivers plus txtsetup.oem - worked perfectly for us. A recommendation - copy the driver files to the ASR diskette, otherwise the system keeps prompting you to insert alternate diskettes.

Many thanks

Dave
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Re: Windows ASR disk

OK guys getting really bogged down with this as I haven???t done this sort of thing for some time. Can any body give me the idiots guide to creating this file? I've tried the attached but window???s tells me there is no relevant info on the disk.