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Q: Backup disc VS restore VS installation disc.

I have a Dell Inspiron 580 I may have to uninstall and reinstall windows 7 x64 on my computer. A windows 7 disc did not come with the computer, it came with promises that there was another way. I have a repair disc I made near the time I got my computer. I have a vague memory of something going wrong with the process of making said disc but it was so long ago I'm no longer sure if that's true or if it is what the problem was. Am I right that a back up disc or a restore disc or a repair disc does not reinstall windows 7? If I made a backup disc through the control panel thing will I end up backing up the thing that's causing me a problem? Is there a way I can get a Windows 7 x64 installation disc without going out and buying it? please and thank you

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Preferred Solution: Backup disc VS restore VS installation disc.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Backup disc VS restore VS installation disc.

See this tutorial...
Clean Install Windows 7
...it has a link to download W7 DVD in step 1.

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Hi,

I have backed up my system image to an external hard drive which is 500gig and I have installed a new hard drive which is 500gig. The old one that I have removed is only 320gig so I know there is no issues there. If I try and restore to the old drive (320gig) it will try and restore but if I swap it over for the new one it will not start backup and I get the message 'The system image restore failed'

No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found.

Is this because the lettering of the drive is different and if so how do I change please?

A:Backup Will Not Restore to New Disc

1) Are you using Windows imaging?
2) Have you successfully restored images to your existing 320GB HDD?
3) What is your new 500GB HDD?
4) Do you connected it alone to the same sata connector the 320GB is normally connected? You could boot to the downloaded Partition Wizard boot CD and check the new HDD out. Try formatting it NTFS primary with Partition Wizard and repeat the exercise of reimaging.

When you boot from a live boot CD (eg system repair CD) drives letters can be all over the place.

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I reinstall windows a lot of times. I'm afraid that the Windows 7 installation might get scratches. So, I want to take a backup copy of the disc.

I want to know if it is copy protected or something or if I can directly copy it using an image burning software.

Thanks.

A:How to backup Windows 7 installation disc

Hello Bob and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the easiest way to obtain a "backup" installation disk is to download the official and free Microsoft ISO file and save it to a convenient location like your desktop. Then burn the ISO to a blank DVD. See the "note" in Step 4 of this tutorial:

Repair Install

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hi guys,

i made a copy of complete PC backup on my harddisk. My vista comes with my laptop and there is no recovery disc. When i person the restore process, it asks for a DVD or CD. is there anyway i can use my complete pc backup image in my harddrve?

thanks for your help.

A:Complete PC backup- no installation disc

Norton ghost may work, but you would be better off to contact your computer vendor and for a small fee they will send you
any disk's that came with the original system, you will need all pertinent information about the original install.

Bear

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I reinstall windows a lot of times. I'm afraid that the Windows 7 installation might get scratches. So, I want to take a backup copy of the disc.

I want to know if it is copy protected or something or if I can directly copy it using an image burning software.

Thanks.

A:How to backup Windows 7 installation disc

yes it will allow you to make a copy , ,using a image burning utility ,it is not copy protected

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
I believe that UEFI is a goo... Read more

A:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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Hi guys I know I can back up my XP install using ghost.

But what I want to do Is a restore disc you know like you get a restore disc with dell or maybe a recovery partition so if my system goes down I can pop in the disc and say resoter my system to the way it was when I backed it up

Is there anything I can use?

The system is my daughters SX270 Dell she likes it cause its tiny and has been painted Pink with playboy motif yeah I know I am sad for doing it lol

A:Backup existing XP setup for restore disc

What version of Ghost are you running?

I use Ghost 12 to image my PC once a week to my external Hard Drive optioned to run automatically. I have also set it to do incremental backups if more than 500MB are installed. This is the most simple of ways to execute your Ghost backups in my humble opinion.

If you have Ghost software the option is there for you to make a boot disk if the worst was to happen and you had to restore your system.

Let me know if the above is of help to you.

kind regards,

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This is probably a simple fix, but for the life of me I haven't been able to figure it out. My aunt had Norton 360 backup on her computer, when it expired, she deleted it. She did not back up with any other program thinking that she had the backup disc she made with Norton. Her computer crashed and burned, totally died. We still have the Norton 360 backup disc, but a newer computer and no Norton 360 software. All of her pictures and documents are hidden in these backup files, I'm sure. How do I retrieve them?
Any help would be appreciated, my head hurts from trying to figure it out on my own.

Judy
AngelStarr Technologies
Floyd, VA
 

A:Need to restore my computer using a disc created with Norton 360 backup

Hi judyange,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

The backed-up files from Norton 360 are encrypted for protection purposes. If your aunt used optical media (CD/DVD) to backup files using Norton 360 version 3 or 4, all she has to do is to insert the disc into your computer and then open the disc in Windows Explorer. Next, locate the file named "arestore.exe" and double-click on it . Follow the instructions to restore the files to your new computer.

If by chance she used the Online Backup feature, she can log in to your My Norton Account and then look for the link that says "Access your online backup files."

My Norton Account
Thank you,
Mike


judyangel65 said:


This is probably a simple fix, but for the life of me I haven't been able to figure it out. My aunt had Norton 360 backup on her computer, when it expired, she deleted it. She did not back up with any other program thinking that she had the backup disc she made with Norton. Her computer crashed and burned, totally died. We still have the Norton 360 backup disc, but a newer computer and no Norton 360 software. All of her pictures and documents are hidden in these backup files, I'm sure. How do I retrieve them?
Any help would be appreciated, my head hurts from trying to figure it out on my own.

Judy
AngelStarr Technologies
Floyd, VAClick to expand...
 

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I haven't been to BC in a while, but i desperately need some help right now...I'm trying to re-install my windows operating system, but it keeps hanging up at a certain point. eMachines gave me 5 discs for a system restore, and everything is fine up to the last disc. It's at this point the prompt shows "creating user partition", then "copying windows XP data and restore files". It then starts going through all the normal file names, and always freezes at something called Windows\inf\mdmrock4.inf, and the error it throws is Problen in extracting process: Windows\inf\mdmrock4.inf couldn't be opened! (and yes, it actually says "Problen", not "Problem"....) From here, it gives me the option to click "Ok" and get past it, but then every other file beyond that is the same way. Gives the same error, and the same "Ok" prompt.The weird thing is that i've used these discs before, and they've worked perfectly, so i have no idea why it's not working now. Is it a hardware issue, a harddrive issue, or what? I've checked the discs and they all seem to be undamaged. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.EDIT: I'm on an eMachines t6211 (i think that's the model, can't check right now) and running XP home. The computer is about 2 years old.

A:Xp Restore/installation Freezing At 5th (final) Disc

Ok, now i'm majorly confused....

I made a copy of the 5th disc (the one that the process kept hanging up on), and tried to use the copied disc in the sequence. The installation process got FARTHER than it would with the official disc, but it still hung up when trying to extract the system32 files. It started with "regwiz", then screwed up with everything past that......

What kind of logic is being used here? I installed Ubuntu my box before attempting an XP install again (ubuntu ran without a glitch), but i'm not sure if the previous Ubuntu o/s helped the install process along, or if it was the copied disc. Either way, the harddrive is being formatted everytime.....

Since ubuntu ran fine, i'm assuming it's not a harddrive problem. But, since both versions of the 5th disc screwed up (albeit in different places), i have no idea what the problem could be.

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I have an Acer Aspire 2520-BZ873 and need to restore it to factory conditions. I have no windows installation disc and no money to purchase it. When i start the process and it restarts the laptop a black screen saying "Cant process boot selection because a device is inaccessible" What can i do to fix this ? I've looked all over but cant find anything that helps. I cant even restore it in safe mode. Im not all technical and dont understand much about laptops, obviously but can anyone help ? thanks..

A:Can't restore laptop to factory conditions, NO installation disc

Not sure why you need to go back to factory conditions, but this link may help you get going:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You only need to have your COA key and be able to download and burn to DVD or create a bootable USB flash drive.

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I created a system image on an external usb hdd of Windows 8.1

I installed 8 though and upgraded to 8.1 soon after. I made the system image before and after, but I only kept the 8.1 system image.

My internal hdd failed and I just got a new one and was trying to flash the image, but it's not being detected.

I'm going to have to clean install 8, upgrade to 8.1 and then create one of those usb flash drives so I can finally flash the image I made back when, aren't I?

A:[SOLVED] Can't restore a Win 8.1 system image with Win 8 installation disc?

How did you create the image? Whatever software you used to create the image, you would need to boot from a Boot CD created with the software program and choose Restore Image from the program

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Okay, so i want to reformat the harddrive and reinstall windows xp. I have gone through all the stuff and found a cd which it tells me i can use for a system restore. Does this do the same, because frankly i cant even remember if i even got a installation cd along with the computer. I think i read somewhere that the restore process leaves some folders like my documents intact and only repairs the OS.

A:Is a system restore disc the same as reinstall disc?

Well...if whatever disk you have...was not made for your system...your questions seems to be moot.

System manufacturers make disks for their specific systems and there is no uniformity that I can discern regarding the use of such...other than that provided by the manufacturer providing the disk. Instructions for using said disks are usually available in the owner's manual or at the manufacturer's website.

System manufacturer and model?

What writing appears on the face of the CD?

Louis

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Hello,

I want to completely wipe my HDD (format it externally with an IDE enclosure) and restore Vista Home premium with my manufacturer's restore DVD. Will this work or do I actually need an official vista installation disc?

Thanks.

A:Is there a difference between install disc and restore disc?

You manufacturer's restore disc will revert your computer back to the way it was when you bought it. I.E the way it was when you pulled it out of the box. This includes any preloaded software or what have you.

The Vista disc will allow you to reinstall WindowsVista ALONE! with no accessories or anthing else.

Hope that helps :)

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Hi eveoryone,
yesterday I have try to install OpenSUSE linux as a second OS for my PC. I have maybe done something wrong, so I have had to recreate the BCD (on primary OS Win 8.1 Pro) using EasyBCD app from second instalation of Widnows. Than I have made
4 disc backups (2 per backup app). Then I have finally installed the linux, but I have not installed its bootloader because there was some error and I thought that Windows loader can correct it for me. That was bad idea. The Win 8.1 OS starts to crashes
during loading even if I repeated the step with recreation its BCD via EasyBCD. So I have restored the backup and for some reason I have to start OS first under native IDE mode instead of AHCI (Win 8.1 is runnig on SSD drive).

Now I have found that original restoration points for Win 8.1 was not matched with the drive. I see in the system security tab original drive with correct name and drive letter with directory icon and normally the ?actual? drive with normal icon.
I have issued many time bootrect, bcdboot and bootsect on drive before first BCD recreation via app has been done, but the most significant command options has been always unsuccessful (that is the reason for using EasyBCD). I am almost sure that
than I have made one restore point of drive with no problems noticed. So this is probably issue of restoration from disc backup.
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A:After system restoration from disc backup and some activities with bootloader restore poinst are not matched with drive

Hi,
?I see in the system security tab original drive with correct name and drive letter with directory icon and normally the ?actual? drive with normal icon.?
To be better understanding your issues, we need more details on this, what do you mean by ?don?t match the drive??

Do you mean after disk image back up restoration, the old restore points are in the wrong drive? And please keep reading.
 
I guess you also cannot see these restore points, because I did same thing on my test machine. These restore points are useless after system image restoration or clone. Because Windows Restore Points are maps of changed sectors on the
disk, and they refer to the sectors by absolute location on the disk. If you clone a disk the files are not necessarily restored to the exact same sector locations on the cloned disk as they were on the source disk. When Windows boots, it detects this and
deletes the restore points since they now are invalid. You will find an error entry in the Windows System log saying something like "The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted upon detection" when this happens.

As far as I know, the only way that you can preserve the restore points and shadow copies is to create an image of the disk in sector-by-sector mode and then restore that image to the target disk in sector-by-sector mode, which forces
the sectors to end up in the same absolute locations on the target disk.
Regards,
D. WuPlease remember to mark the re... Read more

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try to restart the computer, it takes me to a black screen with a bunch of computer gibberish on it and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". In other words, I am getting a message from windows 7 telling me to reboot my computer without the windows 7 disc, but the computer WILL NOT reboot without the disc. When I click on "custom (advanced)" instead of "upgrade", it takes me to a page that says "where do you want to install windows?" with a blank box and a message at the bottom that says "no drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
I have tried everything in my capacity as someone who sucks with computers and need help from someone who doesn't. Thanks for the help.

A:Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc

What is the BIOS set to boot 1st from? (Hard drive, CD/rom, USB)

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Start out with USB External hard drive with 470 GB free space.  Run Backup.  New folder is created with zero size and removable disc free space has decreased to 258 GB.  Backup message is received at end of the backup, Backup Unsuccessful
not enough backup drive free space.  Did a backup actually get created with usable backup data even though the folder size is zero when the created folder properties are displayed?
Why do "Not enough free space" message occur?  Is this related to some other backup operation?

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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im stuck on what to do. i have been without an os for 3 days now. i am currently using my playstation 3 which is no good i want my vista back. so when i go to install it gives me the error " windows cannot be installed to this disc. the selected disc is of the gpt partition style". i have followed some instructions to diskpart. but after ive seletced my disk and i press enter then type clean and press enter, i dont actually know if it has done anything or doing anything. i cant type anything else after that as it says to type exit in the instructions after typing clean, but it simply wont let my type it. so im hoping someone can shed some light on to this problem for me as ive been stuck for 3 days now and i really am at my last teather with this machine its about to be thrown out the window.

A:windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

download gparted and then format your disc. or download linux and format your disc

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How do I make a Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disk using my Windows x64 Pro Disk? I read somewhere that the four versions of Windows 7 x64 (Starter, Home, Pro and Ultimate) are all on the Setup DVD you buy, the difference is only in the Setup.ins and boot pictures?

I want to make a Slip-streamed Setup DVD for Ultimate. How? Thanks, Donald

A:Make Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disc using Windows x64 Pro Disc

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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Hi All,
I know this is 'against the rules' as I have posted this in another section as well but I got no replies so thought I would try this instead.

I have a toshiba satellite L750 running Windows 7 home premium, when trying to burn anything onto a blank disc I get as far as selecting my items and asking it to burn but it keeps telling me to insert a blank disc (which obviously I have). I have tried several different types of blank disc but it dosnt seem to recognise any of them.

Would be very greatful if someone could help.

Many thanks in advance!

A:Burning content - disc drive not recognising blank disc

Hmmm tricky are you sure they are blank? your drive also may need a firmware update.

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I've spent hours and hours trying to fix it, and have found nothing really worthwhile online. I'm coming here in the outside chance someone else may have experienced something similar.

Basically, my Windows 7 laptop will no longer allow me to play dvd/cds (burned or store bought). The drive shows up in My Computer, is enabled, bios look good, etc, etc, but if I put a disc in it never autoruns or shows up with the disc name in My Computer,
and if I double click the disc drive I get a "please insert disc" dialogue box and the drive door pops open. I've tried absolutely everything I can think of, and (for what it's worth) I don't think its a hardware issue because after I sent my computer off
to Samsung for this same repair it came back completely reformatted the disc drive worked for a second. Then I started getting rid of some of the bloat ware in here (bought it at best buy... big mistake) again, and it shut down.


Here's what I've done or tried so far:
- Uninstall, reinstall the drive
- Updated the drivers
- Updated dvd/cd drive firmware
- Ran Microsoft's "Fix it" utility
- Cleaned the lenses/laser
- Remapped the drive to a different letter/path
- Checked registry to ensure filters weren't an issue (the upper and lower)
- Restored the laptop back to just after I received it back from the Samsung repair people (didn't work)
- Undid the restore
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A:DVD/CD Disc Drive Installed, But Doesn't Recognize Disc In Tray

You could try a system recovery back to factory specs. Here is a link to show you how.
http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=149520&modelname=&modelcode=&session_id=P1DDpTBkyfLnGygkJJrp71DVF33RGYnkhGyyzQH1qrvVMnYZvC22!-581493343!1005328399!1337918275957

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Hi everyone,
Just wondering if anyone has any quick and easy methods for backing up the operating system to disc. I've only just recently upgraded from Windows '98 to Windows XP Second Edition and am still not familiar with it all yet. No amount of searching has answered this question for me, so as always came to check out the always surprising genius of my friends here on TS.

What I actually want to do is back up the system to disc and then load it onto my laptop. I have all the upgrade discs for 98-XP and boot discs etc. but seem to be encountering issues with the original 98 installation, so thought the quickest way would be to back up the entire system or parts thereof and load them to laptop. Just can't find the method in XP to achieve this. I thought there would be a backup option in XP, however, info states that it is not automatically included in the program and I can't seem to find it on the upgrade disc, so may only be available with the full XP package, not the upgrade.

Anyway, any help would be as always, really appreciated.
 

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when i originally backed up windows to my seperate partition, where windows is installed, it was 20gb. Then i backed up to dvd disc to be safe and it seemed to complete backup on one 4.7gb disc. I expected to use about 5 disc's.
Is this correct or have i done something wrong?
any info can be helpful.

thx

A:Backup Disc

What back up program were you using?

I presume you were using the inbuilt windows back up tools.

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Hi folks , hope you are all having a good day I have a problem that has me worried . My friends computer crashed and the trouble she had and the expense scared me, so I want to create a backup disc for my files and one to enable me to start up my computer. I am completely at a loss as to what or how to do this , I dont even know what disc to use regarding size. If there is one of you willing to instruct me how step by step I would be very grateful

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 37817 MB, Free - 17131 MB; D: Total - 38490 MB, Free - 27222 MB;
Motherboard: http://www.abit.com.tw/, I-45CV(Intel i945GC-ICH7), 1.0,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I am hoping to do a backup disc for my adobe photoshop and will be using nero. I am confused, but if I press cd copy will I be able to do it? I have only ever done backup's of cd music before. thanks
 

A:backup disc help

Cd Copy works the same way for data disks.
 

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alright i got a backup disc and i need to get certain data off it, does anyone know how i may do this?
 

A:backup disc

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Gday folks Ok I am going to be brave and try doing a backup disc. What I need to know is how do I burn a backup disc? and do I backup ALL my computer or just parts of it ?? I need step by step instructions cos I am computer dumb lol . I am running Win XP Pro SP3 Hope someone has the patience to help me
 

A:Backup Disc

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/maintain/backupsw.mspx and http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/maintain/backupfiles.mspx
 

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I am trying to completely wipe my computer clean by using the windows 7 disc. Problem is i cant get the disc to boot on star up.

A:System restore, I cant restore my computer with a windows 7 disc

Where did you get "the windows 7 disc" ?
Maybe it is a bad disc ?
Is your BIOS setup to boot from the optical disc as the first device ?

This tutorial has everything needed to reinstall Windows including where to get the latest Windows installation ISO and how to burn it to DVD.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
You do need a valid genuine readable COA key for your licensed version.

Is this an OEM PC such as HP, Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, ... , or a custom/home built ?
Did your PC come with Ultimate pre-installed ?

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So recently I worked on my laptop and installed a used mobo. I got it to run and ran backup and restore to save a bunch of emails and docs. It ran fine the next day I started to have trouble which eventually turned out to be the HDD. I've replaced the HDD and now am trying to run the restore discs and I can't.

I click restore files and get a window with 'what do you want to restore" at the top and the two options are greyed out. There is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it and it says next to that "there are no backups on this computer" The backup disc(s) I made are in the drive.
Advanced restore gets me the same result.

Am I doing it correctly? did I miss something? Did the previous HDD go bad before I knew it?
I explored the disc earlier and the files were all numbered 1 to 20. For some reason I installed winzip when I did that. I tried to restore file 1 and failed. I just opened it again and looked after I uninstalled Winzip and the computer could see what was in each folder now. I still don't know how to get it to restore though. and File 1 is gone, looks like it may be rolled into File 2.

The disc won't autorun and restore center doesn't provide an option for opening it.
I cannot find an autorun.exe in the disc. There are 4 main folders;
HOMEPC, Autorun setup information, MediaID.bin, restore icon.

HOMEPC seems to contain all the information that was saved. It opens to a file named Backup Set 2009-10-10 150701. The next cl... Read more

A:running a restore disc to restore the stuff that was backed up?!

Try making a backup to your existing drive. Look at the structure and copy your backup from cd to the harddrive using the same structure.

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I have a toshiba laptop A105 sieries. I got a real nasty worm and could not get rid of it.
I then stuck in the restore disc and did a complete erase of my harddrive. I am now trying to install the operating system off of the restore disc and I am not able to. Can someone please help me. I have went into the bios and set it to boot from dvd rom but then all it does is say recovering. 32 min later when it is done I try to boot from hard drive it ask me if I want to start windows normally. I select it and then nothing happens. I go back to bios and it says bood from hard drive but no go. If I go back into bios and have it boot from the recover disc it's the same thing all over. I don't know what I am doing and am a little confused no, really confused. Thanking you in advance for any help any one could give me.
 

A:Solved: restore operating system using restore disc

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error code 0100-3627-1649-164A-164B-164C-164D-164E-366A-366B When I tried to restore with hp provided restore disc. message was "could not restore this computer with this media", but these disc were used before on this computer in 2013, HELP.

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Okay, So my roomate's laptop which is on Windows XP Proffessional started acting funny. Yes it does have Service Pack 3

It seemed like a problem that could be fixed with a Defrag, but Defrag wouldnt work.

So I tried Disc Check and it didnt work.

For the heck of it, I tried Disc Cleanup, and it freezes instantly and doesnt work.

It would be easy enough to fix if there was a restore point in System Restore, but for some reason that program hasnt made any restore points. ( go figure)

I have been working on this computer, trying every defrag and disk check fix I could find. Including all the command prompts, regsver32, installing new components, everything. Still no go.

More specifially, for defrag my error is: "Disc Defragmenter could not start"
It doesnt work when defrag c: is entered into Command Prompt.

I finnally got disc Check to respond by using command prompt and telling it to schedule a check for the next start up, but it didnt work. When the computer starts up I get a error like "Disc check cannot be used on RAW files" for a split second.

Starting the computer in safe mode doesnt make them work either.

Is there anything else I can do? Or do I just have to wipe everything and re-install the OS?

Thanks!

A:Defrag, Disc Check, Disc Clean up all not working

and welcome to the Forum


I would first run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

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Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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Please help 'disc read disc error occurred' on start up and I cannot get XP to start,I have put a recovery disc in and got to the dos menu started scandisc seems to be taking for ever (5% in 3hours).can I recover my doc's for my University course:help anyone
Thanks for looking
Tone

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Hello.I have been trying come up with a solution for this issue for awhile and am at my wits end.After upgrading my PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03685096...to Windows 10 a few months ago, my PC will randomly not boot (more often than not) and I will receive the following error message upon booting:Error: No boot disc has been detected or the disc has failed.I then have to manually shut down the PC.When I select F10 upon booting and enter through the bios and simply select "ignore changes and exit" the PC will then load normally.It happens seemingly at random. Sometimes I can restart the PC a couple times in a row without issues. Typically I have to go through the bios though and I avoid powering down the PC at all if I can.I have done numerous tests on the hard disks and they have all passed. I have checked the connections from the HD to the motherboard and there are no issues there. I flashed the bios to the newest version as well. I tried downgrading as well as refreshing Windows to no avail.Help?Thank you in advance.

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My local disc drive C disappeared from My Computer and also the secondary drives wont show I haven't installed any new software or anything, I haven't looked at them for about a week and then I saw that they were gone

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I have to be the most unfortunate person when it comes to DVD burning. Im using Nero Express 6 and a LiteOn Burner. I tried twice and I got an illegal disc error, as you can see towards the end of the ff. report : Earlier today, I used a DVD +R disc and was successful. Any ideas???

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/22/2004 5:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244>Version: B101 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC424 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S E: CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 384MB (393344kB)
Memory in use : 62 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

22.7.2006
DVD-Copy on the fly
5:55:35 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

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A:Solved: Error burning a DVD -R disc : Illegal Disc

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hi, my friend gave me his old VAIO, cause my computer was shot.
It has a pentium 2 in it and 233MHz(66x3.5),sometimews it says(266mhz(66x4.0)) with 512mb Ram. It origionally had a 2gig hard drive with windows xp prof. on it. the hd kept on filling up almost immediatly so I put my 80gig(westernDigital Caviar-100mbps-7200rpm)hard drive in it as the slave to beef it up.
What i origionally wanted to do was leave the 2gig in with only the operating system in it and use my 80gig for everything else,(completely bypass the 2gig.) But could not figure that out. If that is even possible I would still like to do that.
Now I have formatted my 80 gig hd, and the comp no longer has the 2gig drive in it. I have the jumper set to master(80GIG), with the master ide line in it. I have a win xp home disk, and I want to install it to the 80gig drive. my cd rom is working as well as the hard drive. (as seen in windows with the 2gig drive). I changed the First boot device to the cd-rom in the advanced BIOS features.
(second boot device:HDD-0
Third boot device:LS/ZIP
Boot other device Enabled, Everything But first boot is default.)
When comp starts up it goes to the memory test screen and reads my 80gig hd fine, then: PRIMARY HARD DISC FAIL. Or sometimes: Cpuis inworkable or has been changed, check cpusoft menu.
I press F1 to continue: blah blah verifying Dmi pool data....
Disk boot failure, insert system disc and press enter. I press enter and goes to blank screen the s... Read more

A:disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

Welcome to TSF

Doesn't seem to be booting to the cd rom, try tapping the F12 key to boot from the optical drive in order to install windows.

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New HD on the way but DVD drive on functioning computer not working. Will I have to download Win7 to disc or flash drive to install on new HD? I do have the product code.

A:HD crash, no recovery disc, have product code. Do I have to have disc

Hello docmac7672

Check out the Tutorial below for making USB Install





USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


Iso http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

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Hi folks - hope someone can help.
I'm running XP Home on a Sony VAIO. The PC has a partitioned HD: C (main), & D (storage). I defrag every night.
This evening, I got the dreaded "not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter" message. Suddenly tonight I'm showing only 2% free space on drive C. I went in and changed my System Restore percentage from 12% to 6%. Now I'm showing 6% free space (but still can't defrag).
I shouldn't have had to change my System Restore percentage tho. I'm sure that's not the culprit. Up until last night the C drive was nowhere near this full. Something's there tonight that wasn't yesterday. ...A whole LOT of something. The Defrag graph is showing a nearly FULL C drive with a LOT of red "fragmented" files"
I've been doing a bit of downloading, but after it's on the desktop (part of C), I move it to the D storage drive (which has a LOT of free space remaining).
Something's fishy. I'm no expert, but I'm thinking I need to find some type of application to tell me what's suddenly on that drive taking up all this space. Anyone have any helpful suggestions?...
 

A:not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter: something's fishy here

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So I have an bit of an odd and I think unique problem (as many searches came up with no solutions). Simply put, my boot manager is missing, but only when my windows install disc is not in the disc drive. It started several months ago and I just left it be, let the disc it int he disc drive and it was not that big of a deal. But just did a clean install couple days ago I re-installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my computer (using an upgrade disc if that makes a difference). I formatted the drive with what I guess is a quick format (the option the install disc gives you). I have tried doing a repair with the install disc but no problems are found every time I try.

Anyone got any ideas how to fix this problem? Or I guess another way to ask, how do I get the computer to look for the boot manager on the hard drive and not in the disc drive?

EDIT: Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't really see a section that fit this problem, but if there is a better section for it, could a moderator please move it.

A:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. ... Read more

A:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA... Read more

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 Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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After MUCH searching, I've yet to find info on this issue. Many similar, but nothing specific. Please bare with me if this is a known/solved issue.

Okay, old C drive was failing, so I decided on a new OS copy and new HDD. Bought an OEM Win 7 Home Premium 64, and installed.

Little did I know, but I should have had only one HDD hooked up!!! When I installed Win 7, I had 2 HDD's installed, and as a result, Windows installed the main files on my C drive as desired, but put the boot (MBR?) on my other HDD, F drive. Now I have 2 physical HDD's that are listed as Windows drives. So when I went to do a system image backup, all that came up was my DVD burner as a save location. My secondary HDD (F drive) was not shown. Now I know why!

Currently...

Disc 0 - (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary)
Disc 1 - (System, Active, Primary) Also shows this as having unallocated space of 9MB.

I want ALL of Windows on my main C drive.

How can I fix this without having to re-install all programs etc on my C drive?

Can I do a repair of some type?

Could I install a 3rd internal/external HDD and use that to do a system image backup, then shut down, disconnect F drive, then do a system restore/repair using the OEM installation disc?

Any ideas/fixes?

A:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

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