I use Windows 2000's built-in Backup utility to create Emergency Repair Disks (ERDs) for my Win2K systems. I've noticed that Backup isn't updating the files in the \%systemroot%\repair folder on several systems. Can you explain this behavior?

A. The problem is a bug in Win2K Backup’s ERD-creation process. If a system’s \%systemroot%\repair folder is empty (because you moved or deleted the files it contained) when the process launches, the bug prevents the creation of hard disk-based copies of the registry files and the 3.5” ERD. To complete the ERD creation process, you might need to restore the files to the folder temporarily-using copies you originally made from that system or that you make from another system.

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