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?

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 its files) when the process is launched, 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 registry files to the \repair folder temporarily—using backup copies you made from that system or copies from another system.