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Recovery CD issue with Server 2003

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Hi -

 

I am running Single Server Disk-to-Disk Version 7.7.341 (64-bit) on Windows Server 2003. I have created the Emergency Recovery CD but when I boot from this CD, it hangs on the "wpeinit" command.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Dave

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To add to this, I downloaded the latest Emergency Recovery CD (Emergency Recovery CD - EN.iso) from Dantz with a size of 226,170 KB. This is the ISO version that was used to create the boot disk. It loads the system files upon boot and then brings up the "cmd.exe" "startnet.cmd" where it hangs on the wpeinit command.

 

According the the latest support documentation, version 7.7.341 does support a Server 2003 Emergency Recovery CD.

 

I looked at the documentation and there doesn't appear that I need to do anything more than just boot this disk.

 

Thanks again for any help on this.

 

- Dave

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It has been awhile since I last posted and I am still awaiting a response from Dantz.

 

Since I last posted, I had to reinstall my operating system from scratch and then restore from my backup set. This is not acceptable! Could someone please comment from Dantz regarding the ability to boot a Windows Server 2003 system from the recovery disk. As I posted, it does not work as promised.

 

Thanks,

Dave

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It would not be possible for someone at "dantz" to respond, since Dantz as a company hasn't existed for a VERY long time.

 

The DR CD uses a standard Microsoft WinPE image. If the image does not boot your computer then it would point to a problem with either how the image was burned or a hardware compatibility issue between your computer and that version of Microsoft WinPE

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Thanks for your response Robin!

 

The recovery CD is the iso image I downloaded from Retrospect which contains the boot executables for windows. However, as I recall, the previous recovery CD had you build the iso image using your microsoft installation. Using the recovery CD image from Retrospect, you do not have the option to customize the iso image. Therefore, I'm not sure what more I need to do. Would you know if the "old" recovery CD is available that I could instead use?

 

Thanks,

Dave

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It has been awhile since I last posted and I am still awaiting a response from Dantz.

 

Could someone please comment from Dantz regarding the ability to boot a Windows Server 2003 system from the recovery disk.

Dantz doesn't exist, the product is now owned by Roxio.

Apart from that, this is a user-to-user forum.

 

To get support, contact Retrospect support.

http://www.roxio.com/enu/support/retrospect/default.html

 

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The current WinPE recovery disk is universal and is designed to boot almost every computer without modification. That is why we licensed the technology from Microsoft.

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