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Q: help a virus is backing and backing again

my computer has a weird file named "mr.bean on show.avi" 331kb
and its wierd it is located in almost all main folder of my computer such as local disc C,D and even all of my documents main folder i tried to delete it but it back and back again T_T

it crashes and slows my pc when i try to open any folders it not responding and resulting "end now" and freeze my pc its so damn.. so i restart it after i restart, it change my login password!!! so damn!!!! my solotion is go to safe mode log in to admin and remove its login password

also i can't access to task manager when i alt+ctrl+end+delete,my task manager opens up for a secs and it closes automatically and showing up a command prompt for a sec and closes too..

i've tried full system virus scan using AVG full update anti virus but it cannot find any virus on it i dont know if it is a virus,trojan,spy or?
my final plan is to reformat it,but i dont want to delete my very important files

any idea what is it? and how can i rid of it?
thnx a lot

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Preferred Solution: help a virus is backing and backing again

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.)

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Is it possible to back up virus definitions?
I've just updated my definitions in Norton Antivirus 05.It took a while as it was 8mb.
I find if I have to re-install NAV for any reason,I have download the definitions again.
I recently re-installed NAV 05 due it hindering a Windows ME installation and I backed
up the whole NAV folder and latest antivirus definitions to another drive.Can I transfer
those updates to the new installation?
Any help would be appreciated.
Dan
 

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Hi,
Im in the process of getting help with our machine that may be infected. Question....if I back-up files onto my separate backup drive is there a risk of capturing the virus or whatever is on my machine and taking it with the files? Most of the files I backup are my documents, program files, like Dreamweaver etc..thanks
 

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Hi,
I was trying to do a back up on my Dell Inspiron i3, i put the disc in, it ran so it said put another disc in i did it ran.  Then it says there were errors and the discs i had made were not any good to use for restoring system cause of errors & to put another disc in. I decided not to put more disc in until i can resolve what all errors & fix them.
 
Should i continue or what i don't know what to do.  I've been having some trouble with my keyboard on pc will type something totally different than the keys i'm pressing.  It's listed under Forum: Keyboard Problems if someone wants to take a look & tell what i should do, i'm very confused. 
PLEASE HELP!
THANKS!!!!
CandyGirl1959
 

A:Backing UP

I would not recommend using DVDs for doing a backup. Use a USB external hard drive instead. Is this a file backup or a complete disk image backup?
 
The keyboard problem seems to be hardware related. Does the same thing happen in Safe Mode?

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How do you do it?

A:Backing up the MBR

Here are a half-dozen links involving answer(s) to your question 8-bit, I'm not exactly sure of your particular circumstance(s) ...123. seems the best link, IMO456. Interesting command prompt instructions.

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Hi There; The last time I was here I was in trouble with a few things on my cpu, this time I want to make a bootable recovery that will bring my sus back.
I have Win 2k Pro, 100 Gb Hdd, HP 9110i 8x CD R/W, 256 Mb Ram Nvidia 64mb Vid
etc,etc,etc.
I purchased Backup my PC I took everything off that was not essential so I only have 6Gbs stored when i do the Backup I type in the usual stuff like the prod #'s for the os, and 5 FD's & 8 80 min CD's. the problem is when I get toward the end it comes up with a error (sorry) I did not write it down it basically said prob w table of contents (I think) these are good quality CD's , I write at a lower speed. one thing I think may be a prob is I also have EZ CD Creator 5 Palt and sometimes Dir CD will lock up & I have to beboot. I have all the updates from Roxio for current apps.
I hope that I am clear enough so someone can help. you guys have been there in the past & I am sure in the future.
Thanks in advance
Sketchman

 

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Comfuser:
I have a 500GB internal SATA HD which the OS is on (using very little space).
I also have a 500GB external USB Passport which is used only for media (also using very little space).

I just finished doing a complete DBan, reinstall of 7 Pro 64Bit as well as all my programs & removal of much MS clutter (fonts, cursors, sounds, pictures, etc).

So I'll have a much easier & faster time reinstalling again if/when I need, what would be the best way for me to backup?

1. Partition the HD & use that
2. Partition the Passport & use that (but I'd still want to use the Passport as a USB Flash Drive-type to bring to family & use on their computer/tv).

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Hello CJW,

I would say partitioning the external HDD and creating a system image on it would be best. This way if you lose your computer's HDD completely, you could just pop in a new HDD, then do a system image recovery from the external drive to restore your Windows 7 with everything else back to the new HDD.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My friend was showing off on his Mac the otherday and showed me something that I was impressed with, time machine. I was amazed how it constantly backed up the computer and how you was able to go back in time and are able to restore it to a certain time in the past. I was therefore wondering if there was a Windows alternative, as I have been looking online and have found nothing and was wondering if anyone out there knows if such a product exists and is it worth it?

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There are such applications out there but historically they have consumed so much resources whilst they continually read/write to the HDD that they have been abandoned.

Take the old 'GoBack' program. Used it once for a short time and it came straight off.

I just rely on SyncToy now to backup my changed/new 'data' hourly.

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Hello, I was wondering what you use to backup your files! I am thinking of backing up and doing a fresh install soon just in-case something happens. Last time my hard drive crashed I lost everything and was really mad about it. I had nothing backed up .


Also how big of a external should i get to back up computers in the house or a better way to backup files?

A:Backing up

Pretty difficult question to answer to be honest.

I simply use a 1TB HDD, and CTRL-C (copy) then CTRL-V (paste) to back up my stuff.

Its all relevant to what you have to actually back up

A good program to use is something like allwaysync. Its FREE! Buy yourself a external HDD then set up a sync between your PC and the HDD, it'll be lengthy the first time you do it but will only sync changed/new files so each time thereafter will take much less time.

Dedicated backup programs like norton backup or Nero back up, in my opinion, arent worth your HDD space or PC resources.

EDIT: Sorry for male chauvinist comment (thats how we do things here) but if thats you in that sig pic....then... daaaaaaaaaaaang.

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Hey I work for a local church and they gave me $300 to get a peice of software to backup our churches pc. Ive heard norton ghost is good but i wanna here what people think whats the best program to comletely backup your pc including your os and then easly restore your pc oh and there running xp home

any sugestions?

Liam
 

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300$ huh buy a raid pci card and 2 hard drives,
when you write data with raid it writes the same data to all of the harddrives. and you get multipule copies
 

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Hi, im thinking of formatting my computer, I am going to back up my mp3's onto dvd's, Am I best to burn them as mp3's or make data disk ?
 

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Hi I just got an external HD,(WD),
My question: Is there a way to back up using XP and on a scheduled basis, or do I need an application.. If so does any1 know of good free one?
Thanks

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Hi .XP has its own backup program, which is gratis.I don't use it, but you can read up on it and see if it meets your needs/wants.Using NTBackup in XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422 WindowsXP Tips, Installing NTBackup on XP Home - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm You may be interested in http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/Louis

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hi.i have about 80 gig on a back up hardrive and was wondering what was the best way to back that up as i have nearly just lost all that!
i have heard of progs that make an image(iso?0 of the hard drive.
anyone know any more about this??

cheers

A:Backing Up?

There are several progs that can create a backup image of a hard drive's data, but they don't make an ISO, they use there own proprietary format so you will need to use the same prog to access any files on that backup image.

The two most popular are "Norton Ghost"
http:\\www.symantec.com

and "Acronis True Image"
http:\\www.acronis.com

You will need to have at least 60Gb spare drive space on which to create and store the image as that will be the approximate size of a compressed image file from a full 80Gb disk. It should ideally be on a separate physical drive not your system drive, since if your system drive should fail your backup image file will also be lost. That's less likely to happen on a separate drive which isn't reading and writing all day long.

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I have computers on two locations, do some traveling between them, but like to have programs disks to restore software on one or the other with me. (Computers do like to crash - specially on me ) Stuff like a WinXP-copy, Office, Burning software, Recording and Audio software etc. Altogether some 10 CD's, which would nicely fit on one DVD. What I'm looking for is software (preferably freeware) to copy CD's to a hard disk, add a tree structure and copy the whole bunch back to one CD. Is there a simple method for doing this, could Nero (or another burning program) do it for me, would protection codes play havoc with my copies (I am a legal owner of all the software and have the access keys, but I'd use them on copies of the original software) or should I go on carrying 10 CD's with me all over the continent?
Thanks for any advice!
 

A:Backing up CD's on DVD??

I would install all my programs to a seperate partition and then make an image of that partition. When you have problems you can just restore the image.

Rollin
 

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Does anyone know of a backup program for cd writers. I tried to back up my data with microsoft back up and it didn't work right. It only copied the folders in my documents but not the photos or documents. I have used Iomegas software with a zip disk and it always takes all of my data and perfectly puts everything back where it belongs.
 

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HI,

On my system I have a 40Gb Hdd and a 1.2GbHdd. I used to back up the 40 Gb to the second one using the backup tool provided in WinXP Pro.

Now that the 40Gb has grown, the backup does not fit on the second hdd. I want to back up to CD-R/RW but the backup is bigger than 1 CD and the provided tool will not spread it over a few discs.

Does anyone know of any software that will let me spread it over a few discs? Or does anyone know of any other type of media that does not cost a fortune?

I did get a copy of Norton Ghost with my MoBo(Soyo Dragon+) but it does not work!rolleyes: I have not bothered pursueing it, I may bother if this will let me do what i want.

Please Help!
Thanx
thecaravanman
 

A:Backing UP

The easiest way and cheapest would be to buy a new HD, under $100. Another good product that can be PCMCIA or USB2 attached is at this location: http://www.cmsproducts.com/default.htm

Hope this helps!
 

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we now have, in our area, a company that backs up computers. however, i would like to find a good software program that i can use to back up my computer. when reading on microsoft.com it suggests backing up the pc on drive d. comments and/or suggestions? thanks and thanks!
 

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With W7 backup, is it still necessary to use proprietory programmes such as Acronis?

A:Backing up

Necessary? No, but I like and trust Acronis more than W7's backup utility. Many use it without a problem, but when it froze the third time that I tried to use it, I gave up on it. If you don't want to pay for Acronis, there is also Paragon, which has a free edition, and some use Macrium Reflect, which is also free.

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i was planning on trying to do a few stupid things on my computer(i do this too much) and decided that because ive never done it,i was going to back up my c: drive.i tried using xp's backup/restore wizard but it wanted me to use my 3 1\4 floppy drive(only would have needed about 2100 disks)i tried manualy selecting my d: drive(where cdrw is)but it said it was invalid.so whats the best way to backup all my stuff?if i have to ever reinstall windows i wont want to manualy switch around and transfer all the stuff from my cd's back to the computer.is thare any other program or anything i can use?thanks
 

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Hi, I have a Gateway computer running Windows 2000. My main partition is almost full and I want to reformat my harddrive. My question is do you have some sort of simple backup guidelines to follow for backing up my data. Everytime I go to do it, it seems so complicated and I am always unsure if I got everything I need. Thanks.
 

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Im fixing to go install Linux, and was wanting to know how to back up all of my stuff so I don't lose it during installation.
 

A:Backing-up my pc

Where is all your stuff, just 1 drive/partition? Do you have a CD/DVD re-writer? Another hard drive? Are you wiping/formatting the exisiting drive to install Linux to it? Did you want to try and keep your info on the drive and install Linux as well? How much stuff do you have?
 

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I want to back up my catalogue of Karaoke Disc's but am unsure how to do it? Can someone help me please, all advice will be greatly appreciated.

Gemma
 

A:Backing up CDG's

This site explains how to convert, backup, and burn CDG's.

http://www.karaokeplayground.co.uk/index2/index2.htm

Personally, I keep a mp3+g backup of all my disk.
 

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Ok so I'm not entirely sure that's what I mean but I think it is, I'll explain.

I have a dual boot with xp and windows 7 - Xp was the original installation.

One of my wonderful children just got XP infected with a virus - Agent r. something. After spending hours trying all sorts to get rid of it I decided the safest way was to format the partition and reinstall XP.

After I did that it no longer offered me the boot options at boot up, so I reinstalled Windows 7 as well.

I did lots of other things before I reinstalled Windows 7 but in the end it took that long that I thought might as well just reinstall it.

Yes... I know....

So now everything is back as it should be - is it the MBR that I back up just in case I have to format and reinstall anything in the future - and if it is, how do I go about it?

All help much appreciated :)

A:Backing up mbr

You would make a image of your drive to restore in the future. There is more to multiboot then the mbr.

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Hey,

I bought a Maxtor 500gb external drive which I was wanna use for scheduled backing up. Can someone walk me through or link me to a tutorial on how to schedule a backup using the windows application?

Cheers,
Joronamo.

A:Backing Up

Read this tutorial mate.

Click here.

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When my download of W7 finishes do I just burn it to a DVD and that's it or do I extract the content and then burn the extracted content to a DVD? Just that I saw something mentioned about this along with a tutorial (which I can't seem to find) the other day.

A:Backing up to a DVD

You will need to extract the iso and burn it to a dvd, or just burn directly to the DVD using software like Iso Recorder. That's what I personally use, but I am not sure if there is a better program.

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Hi folks,I could not figure out which forum to ask this in, so I am asking it here. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum.I kind of understand backup methods and solutions, but I would like a little clarification, please.1. If I create a back-up image of my hard drive, and then lose my operating system completely (or if I have Home Edition and it gets knocked back to Starter Edition), and then I restore the back-up image, will I have everything back the way it was, software and all?2. Same question for cloning. Now I realize that one would not normally use cloning to just back up their data. And I'm pretty sure that, with cloning, you get everything, file-for-file, bit-for-bit. Am I right?

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1) Yes
2) Yes

Disk Imaging software is, in my opinion, something everyone should use.

Disk Imaging software takes a "snapshot" of your drive as it exists at the time you create the image. You can then restore the entire image or any file(s) or folder(s) you choose. It is a virtually foolproof way of backing up your system and providing a safe haven in the event of a catastrophe that requires you to blow away your system partition and restore it to a previous state. It also allows you to "test" various software and be confident that you have a the ability to return to the prior state any time you choose.
I use Acronis True Image. It is the best of breed, but it isn't free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.

1) I create an image of my system partition once a week to a second hard drive and keep the 2 or 3 most recent images. I also image my other partitions about once a month. I always enable "verify image" in the options. It takes a little longer, but insures a valid image.
2) I also create an image before performing any drive level function (ie, changing the size of a partition) or making any significant change to the OS (installing a service pack, upgrading IE, etc). Also sometimes before installing new software.
3) Images may be created on any medium (cd, dvd, external drive, etc). For obvious reasons they should not be stored on the same drive you are imaging. The best option is a second internal hd if you have one.
4) Imag... Read more

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I want to start doing automatic backups with xp's backup utility, for a home user that does pics and music. should i do one full backup then weekly incrementals or differentials, or monthly full backups. any body have a good backup stratagy that would not be hell to recover in the event of a disaster. thank you.
 

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Hi

I've bought an external hard drive and I'm wondering if there's any way of backing up everything on my hard drive? By everything I mean all of the programmes that are installed as well. If something went wrong with the laptop or it was stolen etc, I'd be able to drag everything off the external hard drive back over to a machine again.

If there is a way of doing this, can I then do it once a month or so, so that it would just update what has been changed rather than doing the whole thing again?

(Sorry, I'm not too clever on these things as you can probably guess).

Thanks for looking.

A:Backing up EVERYTHING

Hi geezawolf, welcome to the forums

Have a look at This tutorial from Brink. It should answer your question.

Hope it helps
OS

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Hello.
Even though I back up my emails, I do not know which files to back up to protect my Signatures in Outlook Express>Tools>Signatures. Any ideas?
Any help would be gratefully received - thanks!
 

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Hiya

Which version are you running?

Outlook 97

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q168/6/44.asp

Outlook 98

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q181/0/14.asp

Outlook Express 5

http://www.tomsterdam.com/insideoe5/backup/bu_partial.htm

but it uses the registry so be warned.

Regards

eddie
 

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I want to back up inbox and contact of out look. Do anyone know how to back up. My Windows 98SE got too many bugs. So I want to format hard drive and re install everything. But I don't want to loose emails in the inbox and contact address.
 

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I am trying to find the 'right' software that will allow me to backup my system and allow me to restore it exactly as it was before a crash, like partitions, data, OS, etc.

I have Norton SW 2005 and Windows XP.

Thanks.

polaris6

A:Backing up XP

I am trying to find the 'right' software that will allow me to backup my system and allow me to restore it exactly as it was before a crash, like partitions, data, OS, etcWhat system???????I see you have XP. Sorry about that.

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Hi,

I have never backed up my system using a backup utility. I have always backed up important personal files manually onto a disc or other device. I want to do a thorough backup now as I may have a serious infection of which is posted in the HJT forum and to which am waiting for a response. I installed the Windows Backup utility from the operating cd. The problem I am having is knowing how to find the proper location in which to backup. Other than the C drive, the only drive options are removable discs and even when I choose one of these, I am told that I cannot backup there as there is not a proper path.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks,
Alan

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You cannot use the Windows backup utility to record directly to a CD/DVD.If you want to back and store those files on those media...you must first store the file to a partition, then burn it to disk just as you would any other set of files which you want on CD/DVD.http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=c...mp;aq=f&oq=You need either another hard drive or the means of creating such on your current hard drive (which means that you require sufficient space to do such).I've not used NT Backup...but I don't think it will allow a user to create and store a backup on the same partition which is being backed up. Many backup utilities won't.IMO, the smart solution is to add a hard drive to your system, which which you can use for backups and nothing else.Louis

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I just purchased an external Harddrive, I have a couple of questions on backing up my system.

First off, I want to know if it's possible (with any freeware programs preferably) to back up the entire content of my C drive, so it will work, in the case windows crashes.

Secondly, if I do back it up like that, would it be possible to say...remove programs from my PC, and if I need them, access them from the external hard drive? If not I need to do two-seperate types of backups. Because part of it was I'm attempting to clear space on my C drive, not just back it up.

Also, if it is possible to do both, can I do it two seperate PCs on the same external HDD? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Backing up

Also, it wouldn't let me edit my last post...is it possible to load said programs from other pcs?

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Using Acronis Trueimage Home I have been backing up my PC, and, via a wi-fi connection, my laptop. Since putting a security password on the laptop I find I cannot access it to do a backup (or do anything else). Do I have to remove the password, and replace it after the backup, or is there some way of inputting the password and getting access?
 

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Hi all
Has anyone had any bad experiences using xps backup facility. I am presently using it to backup my C andD drives to an external 250gb usb enclosure. I read about all the backup software thats available, but is it necessarily better than that which Windows supplies.
Cheers vomog1

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If it works for you, then it's OK. But the true test of a backup utility is when you need it to restore your data. I'd suggest testing that ability before you actually need it. Try and restore the backup to another drive or folder just to see "if" it works.

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Before I put away the old computer running the same OS as the new computer, I backed up the hdd using Acronis and I also backed up to a USB external hdd "just in case". The USB external is a 40GB hdd and only one partition. My question is: can I also back up the hdd in my new computer to the same hdd without causing any problem if and when I have to use it to restore either? computer's hdd contents? (I have also backed up the new PC hdd with Acronis.) BTW, the external hdd is more than adequate to accommodate both PC back ups; even with dual booting XP Pro and Win98SE on the old PC.

I understand that Acronis will not burn to a DVD disk but instead the burn has to be saved somewhere (desktop?) and then copied to a DVD disk. If that is true then does Acronis have any trouble reading from the DVD to put back the contents on the hdd? As usual, TIA (I just re-read this and I have a lotta hdd typed in this thread!!---sorry)
My red signature below tells you what I am now running.
 

A:New PC and Old PC and backing up both hdd

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anyone have a program that i can use to burn my documents and settings to a cd-r or cd-rw? i have over 5,000 songs and other programs that i need saved

A:Backing Up

IMO...those type files have no business in Docs & Settings. They probably belong in a separate partition.

I don't burn copies of such, I just store them on a separate hard drive, in a separate partition, same as I do my system backups.

What's the total space these things take up on your system?

Louis

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So I'm constantly seeing people advising "frequent backups!", but they never really clarify. I've googled and come up with a couple of fairly short lists, most of which say "this isn't everything, but...". I'm just wondering if there's somewhere out there that lists what 'a backup' means, exactly? I've backed up our "My Documents" folders, our individual mail profiles and address books, and I'll probably throw in bookmarks as well, but... what else is there?
 

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My new router has the ability to have an FTP on it via a connected hard drive. I have this all set up now and it is accessible. My only problem is that having it is rather impractical if I can't put things on it without having to go to my router, unplug it, and plug it into a computer. The ultimate goal of having this is to back up a work desktop, and pictures from every computer. Is there any way I can set that up?
 

A:Backing up to a FTP

Is the FTP available from any computer on the network via IP address. Are you trying to access it via a wireless connection?
 

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Hi everyone,
I was wondering what I have to name a file for backing it up. I'm using the windows xp backup utility wizard but when I get to the step that says to choose a name for the backup file, (I used the name "musicbackup"), it then proceeds to tell me that the "E:\musickbackup.bkf" file name could not be used. It also tells me to ensure that it is a valid path and that I have sufficient access.
No idea what I'm doing wrong as I never used the xp backup utility before. Thanks for any advice.

A:Backing up

What is your Drive E:?

If it is an optical drive (cd/dvd), then that's the issue. NTBackup will not write directly to an optical drive.

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Hi everyone,
I bought a Verbatim external hard drive and it has Nero BackItup 4 Essentails on it for backing up.The thing is I can't understand it,so far I've just been sending to if I want to save a folder or file. Does anyone know if there is a tutoral that I can can understand. I have Googled this and found a tutorial but the interface doesn't look anything like the software I have for Nero Backitup4. also at that site and any other Nero site it wants me to back up to an online storage.
Ive never really been a fan of Nero so wondering if I should uninstall it an try something else. I wanted to do a full image back up of my computer and incremental back ups but cannot see anything on the program to do that, its very confusing. I have Windows XP, 40 gig hard drive, no partitions.
thank you for any advice.
Josey.
 

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Hello,

I just got a new computer which is in a RAID. I am told that everything on C is copied onto a mirror drive so if C fails I can run off of the other drive. (Of course, I'd quickly replace C).

Do I still need to backup?

Are there certain files to backup?

Thanks
 

A:Is Backing Up Necessary?

Of course you need to backup - a Raid array just makes it far less likely that a single HDD failure will stop you. It won't (a) protect you against malware fouling up your PC, (b) stop an electrical fault damaging both your drives, (c) put out a house fire, (d) trip up a thief as he departs with your PC.

In short, backups protect against many sources of failure, Raid protects against just one, and not a particularly likely one at that.

Are there certain files.....yes, the whole operating system and installed applications.
 

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After cleaning out computer for the last week, I'm comitted to keeping evrything running smooth and safe, but have never backed up anything ? What's a quick, EASY backup system you guys use, and how often do you back up ? Preferably something within windows (I have xp) No important doc's, just lots of important e-mails, pics, etc. Thanks in advance!

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I like to use an external USB hard drive for backing up important data

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Let me start by saying I am a student studying computers and networking. I obtain PCs/laptops from family and friends to work on. What I want to do is back up the PC/laptop prior to working on it. When I say back up, I mean everything, (apps, OS, files, etc...). This way if I really mess it up, I can get the PC/laptop back to where it was before I started working on it. I have read about clone and image, but am still a little unsure as to exactly what they are and how to do one and then put it back on the PC/Laptop. I see XP,Vista,7, and 8. Any guidance in this area would be very helpful. Also, at this point, I'm only concerned about getting the thing back to where it was. Not concerned with continual back ups at this time.
 

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Hi all
Using XP Pro, I backed up all my files on C:/ to a spare physical drive D:/. Using windows backup; How do I renew/update files from C to D? I would like to do this monthly, automatically. I find the wizard rather confusing for this action. Hope someone can help.
Cheers Vomog

A:Backing Up

In the following article ("Back up your files"), the section titled "Schedule backups" explains in detail (with screen snapshots) how to set up a backup schedule to automatically perform backups using the XP backup utility:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...ackupfiles.mspx

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