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  • Question

  • I have an Acer Aspire 1 that gave me the blue screen of death regardless of boot method. I was able to reinstall the OS using the onboard recovery software. I have read the forums and see that there is a way to create a USB version of the restore CD.

    Is a document that lists the exact steps on how to do this? I would like to restore my system back to operating mood without having to manually reinstall everything. The OS onboard is XP and I have installed it to the windows desktop.

    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Steven
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:05 PM

Answers

  • Aha. Yes. See this blog entry...

    I will warn you that you may find you aren't able to boot the netbook from the USB flash drive; it may still bluescreen. In that case, you can remove the disk form the netbook, connect it to any PC that's joined to your server (I usually use an IDE-to-USB or SATA-to-USB bridge device to connect the bare drive) and run (on that computer) C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\ClientRestoreWizard.exe. This is the same restore wizard that the Restore CD uses, just hosted in a full Windows environment instead of a WinPE environment.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:28 PM
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  • Are you asking a question regarding Windows Home Server? It sounds like you're asking about Windows XP, which would probably get more help over here. If you are asking about Windows Home Server, I think we will need a clearer statement of the problem and goal.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:14 PM
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  • No problem- i'll attempt tp clarify.

    I have Acer Aspire netbook. It gave me BSOD. I reinstalled windows XP no problem.

    I want to use the backup that is on my home server to reinstall all of the files that were last backed up 2 days ago. However, I don't have a cd rom on the netbook.

    I am looking for a set of instructions on how to use Home server restore CD but using a USB drive to execute the restore program.

    I think I cleared it up a little bit more for everyone.

    Thanks

    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:17 PM
  • Aha. Yes. See this blog entry...

    I will warn you that you may find you aren't able to boot the netbook from the USB flash drive; it may still bluescreen. In that case, you can remove the disk form the netbook, connect it to any PC that's joined to your server (I usually use an IDE-to-USB or SATA-to-USB bridge device to connect the bare drive) and run (on that computer) C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\ClientRestoreWizard.exe. This is the same restore wizard that the Restore CD uses, just hosted in a full Windows environment instead of a WinPE environment.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:28 PM
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  • i think that will be a problem because there is no easy way to access the hard drive and i think that would invalidate the warranty on the acer. I'll keep looking.
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:30 PM
  • Well, that blog entry I linked gives you the steps to follow to create the bootable flash drive...
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:33 PM
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