Microsoft KB Archive/253441

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Article ID: 253441

Article Last Modified on 2/27/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

This article was previously published under Q253441


When you view the contents of an emergency repair diskette created with Windows 2000, the set of files may appear to be incomplete, and the files on the disk are:

  • Autoexec.nt
  • Config.nt
  • Setup.log


This issue occurs because the 1.44 megabyte (MB) floppy disk does not have the capacity to store all of the files necessary to complete an emergency repair.


To perform an operating system repair of Windows 2000, view the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

229716 Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

238359 Differences Between Manual and Fast Repair in Windows 2000


This behavior is by design.


The %SystemRoot%\Repair folder on the computer contains the files needed to perform a repair. By default, the %SystemRoot% folder is normally WINNT. To manually back up the repair information, copy the %SystemRoot%\Repair folder to another location, or use the Windows 2000 backup program (which can automate this process).

Additional query words: ERD Emergency Repair Disk

Keywords: kberd kbprb kbrepair kbui KB253441