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Q: Backing up problem

I've got a problem with backing up my hard drive. I'm running a Win 7 Pro, in a HP #p6720f, and normally use FireFox as my browser. I have a Seagate, 1 TB external hard drive. I use Acronis as my back up program.

I've tried three times to back up my system. Each time I use it, it takes over 12 hours to get to a problem screen that says, "E00070004 Failed to write data ti the archive file. A possible reason might be poor media quality."

The first time I got another box saying I have used up all the space on my external hd. I went and opened up and deleted all but my last back up. This gave me between 30 & 40% open. I don't know I can do next. Any help???

peteski

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A: Backing up problem

If it's the Acronis software that's causing the problem, Windows 7 has it's own built-in utility for creating a system image so you may want to try that instead: Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create system image

If you decide to use that utility you will also need to create a system disc with the Backup & Restore utility.
This is bootable and allows you to access the system image when it's required.

The only downside of using the built-in system image creator is that it insists on writing the image in the root of the selected drive (ie you can't choose a folder as the destination).

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I'm not sure I'm in the correct forum? I'm trying to back up my Quicken, I thought it was going on to a floppy--but it's been going to my C Drive--I would like to back up either to a floppy or to a cd? How can I best do this?

Thank you
 

A:problem backing up

hola go here
http://financialsoft.about.com/od/simpletips/qt/Q_bkup.htm
http://help.isu.edu/index.php?action=faq&catid=79&docid=921
 

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I've always been bad when it comes to backing up and after nearly losing everything a while back I decided to get my butt in gear.

Bought a USB stick and went to Settings>Update & Security>Backup>More Options and selected the folders I wanted to back up. But every time I try to back up I get the below (right hand corner) error message and the files won't download to the stick. Any ideas?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (143 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81EB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
 

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I've always been bad when it comes to backing up and after nearly losing everything a while back I decided to get my butt in gear.

Bought a USB stick and went to Settings>Update & Security>Backup>More Options and selected the folders I wanted to back up. But every time I try to back up I get the below (right hand corner) error message and the files won't download to the stick. Any ideas?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (143 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81EB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
 

A:Problem backing up in Win 10

Does your computer goes to sleep or hybernate during this process.
 

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I'm trying to do a complete system back up to an external hard drive. I loaded the Ntbackup.msi utility from my XP CD but I get the following error: "The files for the recovery diskette could not be created. The operation was aborted." when I attempt to copy.

Is this a XP issue and if so, is there a fix?

A:Problem backing up computer

Hello & welcome to TSF,

it is just not that great of a back up system !!!!

here is a link to a real easy to use program

follow link

http://www.majorgeeks.com/DriveImage_XML_d4919.html

select the (author's site ) wait for the yellow bar if you are useing internet explorer

now it will back up to where you tell it and do compleat / or just selected sections of your harddrive & has the reinstall utility built into it

it nice & free

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Dear Windows 10 folks,

I recently tried to restore files from some back up DVDs I made using the backup facility in Windows 10.

But there is a problem.

When I try to do this the software wants me to find an earlier dated DVD than I have inserted.

When I put that DVD in it doesn't recognise it.

It doesn't seem to recognise any of the DVD backups I have made and then actually retrieve the files from them.

What am I doing wrong here?
Regards and thanks

Michael Fothergill

A:problem backing up DVDs....

I am not completely sure what procedure you are following. Are you using file history or something like Backup and Restore?

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I am trying to do a backup on my friends laptop - her D drive doesn't have enough space so I am trying to change the location to the C: drive but can't seem to figure out how. I get the error 0x80070005

A:Problem Backing Up on Vista

hi the d drive is usually the recovery partition however maybe not in this case anyway this may be of some help http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x9f

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Hi

I have an irritating problem with backing up data at work. We have a Win2kserver and use Areca, an open-source backup program to create backup scripts and schedule them using windows task scheduler.

All data is backed up each day to a removable portable HDD no problem. I have also created a script that executes a backup to the HDD of a client PC running windows XP.

I have created a shared folder on the HDD of the client pc and mapped it as drive B:\ on the server. The client PC is always on, and power settings have been changed to 'always on'. The user stays logged in to the domain, and locks the workstation.

The backup seems to fail. When I check the folder on the client PC in the mornings, there is nothing in there. Any ideas?

It would be great to be able to backup data to that PC as well as the removable portable HDD. I am trying to avoid getting a network storage device if possible.
 

A:Problem backing up to networked PC

Hard to say, but I'd try a sample backup in that configuration and watch what happens. What does any backup log or the event log say about the backup process?
 

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I had a thread on this before w/no helpful responses. Thought I'd try again. My computer w/VISTA is set up to backup files on Sunday night. For some reason, this can't be done because the computer apparently can't tell there is a formatted disk in the disk drive. I have tried 3 different never-used-before disks. I formatted them even tho my computer also doesn't automatically give me formatting options. I can burn photos, documents to disks but the backup doesn't work.
 

A:Problem Backing Up Files on VISTA

Since I seem to be the only person who accesses this site who has this problem, the thread might as well be closed.
 

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I use Microsoft Money 2004 to keep track of my household and personal expenses and I also use a flash drive to back-up my financial database in case of disaster and I am experiencing a problem that has me scratching my head.

Microsoft Money automatically backs up the database to a location on my hard drive every time I exit the program. I also do a 'manual' back-up to a flash drive about once a week and this is where the problem comes up.

I am using a San Disc 4 Gig 'Cruzer' U3 type flash drive. I have disabled the U3 function on the flash drive. Whenever I try to back-up my financial data base Microsoft Money gives me a message that the 'floppy disc in 'F' drive is full, please insert a second disc to finish the back-up'. If I simply click on 'Continue' the program supposedly finishes the back-up.

The compressed size of the database as reported by my Microsoft Money program is 600 Meg and I have 2.5 Gig free on my flash drive so I can't figure out why I would be getting this message but I am very concerned as to the security of my back-ups.

I have checked all of the settings in Microsoft Money and I can't see anything amiss.

I have several questions:

1) Why am I seeing this message?

2) What has happened to cause this message?

3) Is this a problem? IE: Do I think I have a back-up but in reality I don't have a back-up?

4) How do I fix this problem or do I just go ahead and ignore it?

Thanks!
 

A:Problem Backing Up To Flash Drive

Well, IMO first step would be to make sure that your flash drive indeed has the letter F. Maybe it changed from the last time you've backed up?

Also, if you don't have anything important on the flash drive, you could format it. If you have Windows Vista and up - you could format it with NTFS partition type.
 

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I have made many back ups using Macrium Reflect in the past. I tried to make a back up today ecountering a problem that makes my efforts fruitless. When the back up reaches 11% complete the process freezes until a notice is displayed which says "Back up aborted, error code 1117. The request could not be completed because of an I/O error.
Since I/O indicates input/output, I feared the worst and made a chkdsk on both the drve being copied and the destination drive (my external) both show no problems. Any ideas guys and gals?

A:Problem Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

Is this any help Rich ? Macrium Support Forum - Image error 1117

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Hi,
How do I know which files I can back up without infecting my external drive? I have been reading that Norton Internet Security and Malwarebyte can't detect this rootkit. So if I scan with these products and they say they are not infected how can I trust them. I would like to back up my files in case I need to format my computer to get rid of the rootkit.
I will appreciate any help or suggestions on how to back-up my files and not infect the external drive.
Thanks,
Karen

A:Backing up files with TDL3/TDL4 problem

Should you decide to reformat or do a factory restore due to malware infection, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding a file extension or adding to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of caution if you are considering backing up to an external usb hard drive as your only alternative. External drives are more susceptible to infection and can become compromised in the process of backing up data. I'm not saying you should not try using such devices but I want to make you aware of all your options and associated risks so you can make an informed decision if its wort... Read more

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I back up my Outlook.pst file to an external hard drive, but when I try to recover for various dates in Windows File History, it just shows an Outlook.pst file with a few kilobytes in a white shaded out form, not like my archive.pst, etc. which gets backed up and looks like a regular yellow and white Outlook.pst file. I simultaneously back up ALL the same files (automated) to the cloud and to an attached SD card with Crashplan and when recovery is attempted, they all appear to have backed up properly. I'm using Outlook 2010.
 

A:Problem: File History not backing up Outlook.pst properly?

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Hello,
I am new to this forum.
I have a problem of backing up emails in my WLM using the export function since I cannot even go into WLM.

I have the typical problem of -
-when I start windows live mail (v2009 final version) it said this :
Windows Live Mail could not be started. The application was unable to open the Windows Live Mail message store. Windows Live Mail was unable to locate it`s message database. If you`ve moved the database filesto a new location.clik OK to resetthe database path to that location. Otherwise, click Cancel to proceed, any existing messages found will be avaible under Orphaned Accounts. (0x000000000, 2)
-if I click OK it said :
Windows Live Mail could not be started. The application was unable to open the Windows Live Mail message store. Your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. (0x80070002)

Please help me back up my email!

Thank you!

A:Problem backing up messages in Windows Live Mail

Hello leinaday & welcome to Vista Forums.
If your Anti Virus Program has an email scanning component turn it off to see if that makes a difference.
BTW What Anti Virus are you using?
Another thing to try - right click on your Windows Live Mail shortcut on your Desktop - select "Run as Administrator" - click on "Continue " if User Account Control requests it.
Hope that helps.

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Half of the folders are empty! Just the empy folder got copied. Any ideas/suggestions? The project covered about 2 discs. I looked at the 2nd disc and more than half of the folders were empty. Tried the first disk and each time I tried opening a file it stopped responding and eventually Windows Explorer shut itself down.

I tried the fourth time and autoplay kicked in and when I tried to click on a file to see if it was actually on the disc it asked me if I wanted to retrieve it and send it back to it's previos location. Isn't there a way to just make a DVD+R that has all the files on it so I can just open the file I want like you used to do on a diskette or a CD-R???

I might just have to say screw it and go get an external hard drive because I'm about to throw my laptop out the window because of all my problems with the stupid DVD burner! UGH!!!
 

A:Tried backing up files using Roxio Creator Classic- one problem

Donít know about Creator Classic, but Iíd guess that the Laptop burner is OK, it was just given bad instructions.

External HDs are the way to go. May I suggest, shopping for an External HD Enclosure - then shopping for sales on internal HDs. You can get more gigs for the buck this way.

Donít throw the laptop out the window, you could hurt someone. Ship it to me instead.
 

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My new Precision 3520 mobile workstation is down after only 3 days of use, OS won't start normally. I decided to return it anyway.
So I need to back up hard drive data first. But new problems prevented me from doing it...
Info on my Precision 3520:OS: Ubuntu 16.04HDD: Seagate ST500LM021, 500GB 7200RPM
What I did:Take out the Precision 3520 hard drive, and connect it as a USB device to my old Inspiron N5050 laptop (runs windows 7). The connection is done via an Insignia SATA-to-USB 3.0 converter, it worked fine with other HDD of comparable model (a Seagate Momentus 5400.6, 500GB 5400RPM).
Problem:Upon connection, the driver is successfully installed, but the HDD shows up as having only 2GB size, with only OS files inside. The rest 400+GB of disk, with user data, can't be found.
How to solve this?
Just in case if you need this -- the Precision 3520 can't enter OS desktop. After displaying the Ubuntu start up logo, it got stuck there with black screen, keyboard not responsive, but the following error message pops on and off once every 2-3 seconds:[***:*****] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: PCIe bus error: severity=corrected, type=data link layer, id=00e0(transmitter ID)[***:*****] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: device [8086:a111] error status/mask=00001000/00002000[***:*****] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: [12] Replay timer timeout (Note: those *** are some random numbers)
Running the pre-boot hardware diagnosis shows all devices are normal.And it can still enter BIOS setting.
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A:Problem extracting / backing up hard drive data from Precision 3520

Instead of removing the hard drive I would have used another PC to create a bootable DVD of some flavor of Linux.
Anyway, I wonder if it is something to the partitioning of the hard drive.
www.howtogeek.com/.../

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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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Hi this error message has been floating around for a long time.  I have yet to find a solution that works or that I can understand.  Why is the error message not resolved after 6 years?
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

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Hello,
 
I have a Windows 8.1 computer that has a virus. I pulled the hard drive out of the Windows 8.1 computer and hooked it up to my Windows 7 computer via a data transfer kit that hooks up USB. I booted my Windows 7 computer up into safe mode and took over ownership of all the folders and files on my Windows 8.1 hard drive. After I took over ownership I copied my user folder that had 200GB of data to my Windows 7 computer to store my data temporarily while I formatted the Windows 8.1 drive to get rid of the virus. After I formatted and reloaded windows 8.1 I pulled the hard drive out of the computer and  hooked the drive back up to my Windows 7 computer. I then cut and paste all of the data back to my Windows 8.1 hard drive. The data copied correctly no problem but when I put the Drive back into the Windows 8.1 computer I cannot see any of my data that I copied from my Windows 7 computer. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Problem Backing Up Data from Windows 8.1 Computer To Windows 7 Computer

HDDs/SSDBs have identifiers which are are recognized from the motherboard it is installed with.  Before moving a hdd/ssd to another motherboard you need to remove these, to do this you generalize the operating system by using sysprep from the command prompt.  This must be done before moving the HDD/SSD.
 
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then press Enter.  Then use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown, then press Enter.
 
If you do not do this prior to moving the drive you may only receive error messages.
 
Are the data that you can't read encrypted?

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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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Had a major crash and lost loads of data a few weeks ago so now have new system and invested in a one touch Maxtor 100g external hard drive. I have done a back up already, but can anybody tell me when i do more back ups do they just override the one before or does the disk fill up with multiple back ups.
Cheers
 

A:Backing Up

I think it would depend what program is used to back up, if it removes old backups before applying new ones. I use Cobian Backup It's free and very good for what I need.

http://www.cobian.se/

I only back up to my hard drive and burn to dvd every week or so. But I think it will go to external hard drive and it removes old backups.
 

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Ihave volumes of inf. on my computer - sent and received emails, excel file and lots more.
What and how can I do to back ALL this inf. up. to keep somewhere else just incase.
Do not want to print it all off, that defeats the object.
Now remember - I know nothing about computers so PLEEEEEESE keep it simple.
Do I put it on to discks, plug in pens or what and then of course HOW ?
Regards
Skeeg
 

A:Backing Up

Howdy,

I would put the backups on CD would be OK

Make a folder and name if say Inf backup (put in date also) either right click on the file and sent to....that folder that should make a copy of it in the folder.

If you have all the files you want to backup on a page then click Ctrl + A that will select everything on that page...then press Ctrl + C that will copy them....then go to the folder you made and open it and press Ctrl + V that will copy them to that folder.

when you want to put them on CD then as I am not sure what burning software you have do this. right click on the folder you want to put on CD choose Send to.....choose your CD drive...send all the files like that you want to put on CD but do not exceed the size of the CD.
put a CD recordable in the drive ..go to My Computer then double click on the CD drive and on the left click on Write these files to CD.
 

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i need to save a backup i am useing a macro to do this but i want to put a date stamp on it so i have multi backups like backup11-12-08 backup 11-13-08 any help would be nice thanks
 

A:backing up

Are you using Excel?

http://www.dailydoseofexcel.com/archives/2004/04/21/save-file-with-date/
 

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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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Hi! A friend has a computer running XP. The computer is about 10 years old, so it's going to go soon, not to mention that it's soooo slow. He's not very computer literate, so I figure the best OS I could put on a computer for him is Windows 7 as it's close to XP without much of a learning curve. I've picked out a nice computer for him, but it comes with a SATA3 hard drive. His current drive is HDE. He needs to keep the software programs he has on it and the data in them. What can I use to copy/backup these programs so they will be usable in the new OS? Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Im trying to install win xp home on my friends computer but ran into some problems.She didn't have her startup disk that came with the computer so I decided to try to install win xp from someone elses disk of win xp on it,but was unsuccesful when trying to use the origanal oem product key that came w/ the preinstalled os.
My other friend has the same dell pc withe the same oem win xp installed on it, is there a way to copy the required files from the running dell pc,and make a bootable disk to install it on the one without an os?If so how would I go about doing so.

(Pc that needs an os)
Pc spec;
Delll dimension 2400
256 mb ram
(had)win xp home oem
30 gb hdd

Not sure the others pc specs but it is a dell dimension 2400

Your help is appreciated

A:Backing up win xp

Hi,

To install an OS from any disk that was not specifically purchased for this computer is not legal. Therefore, we can not help you. This thread is closed.

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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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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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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 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 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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How can I back up my computer Hard Drive on to a bootable dvd/or dvds?

I am using Windows XP and also have the full version of Norton Ghost v12. Do I make a recovery point to put on the dvds? or make a Recovery Disc? Idealy I would like to back it up to the way it is set up now. How do I burn it to the dvds?

The hard drive I want to back up I am planing on using on my xbox as a temporary fix until I can buy a new one so I need to format it after I'm done (how?) and put it back to where it is now.

BTW changing the hard drive from the xbox is not illegal, my old one died and obviously microsoft won't do it. Atleast not for free (its the origonal xbox). so I am just doing it my self.

I know all about how to set it up to use on the xbox so don't worry about that. It will be as if I just got a new hard drive when it is time to boot it with the disc/discs.

PS*** I cant use another computer to format it because if I open up my other one to connect the HD it voids my warranty!
 

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I wasn't sure if this was the right place to ask or not. Can someone recommend a program for backing up my pc. I've never done it before so not actually sure what I should do or use to do it. I just thought I probably should start backing up in case my computer ever crashed (again), or got badly infected.

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Hello take a look at ?Cobian Backup - a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network.

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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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I have formatted my old hdd which is slave to my system hdd, a SATA 120Gb hdd. It was suggested I back up my main current hdd to the old hdd. What files specifically should I be looking at to back up? The old hdd is 19Gb and I also want to use it to store my digital camera photos.
 

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Can someone please advise me on the way to back up my operating system? Thanks.

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do you mean complete system backup, suchas from a total hard disk failure. (ghost comes to mind)
or do you mean all of the documents/pictures/music/etc... that is important to you (a little more complex)

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is there any way i can sync 2 hdds

so that they are a copy of eachother and then when i copy 1 to the other again only the files that have changed sinse last backup change

bit like the xp breafcase function

cheers
 

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Syncback and AllwaySync free versions do that quite well along with a whole bunch of others.
 

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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.

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Read this tutorial mate.

Click here.

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when i try to back up my entire system through the back up utility in windows vista ultimate it comes back with an error message saying:
"Failure in a volume shadow copy service eperation. (0x807800A1)

Additional information:
The writer experienced a non-transiet error. if the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. (0x800423F4)"

is the a way to fix that?
 

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I read some of the reviews they don't seem to promising, and I'd rather a free way of doing this?
 

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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.
 

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My client is a small organisation made up of 8 people and I need to advise them of a backup process for their PC's. I have only ever dealt with backing up on a large scale (like a Government dept) where they use tapes to backup data from the servers.

Can you guys recommend a method of backing up on a smaller scale? The way I'm heading is towards using the Windows Backup feature each Wednesday & Friday night after the user goes home but this will require the user to leave their PC running on these nights and using a scheduled task to run the back up program.I then need to burn the backed up data to DVD and shutdown the computer afterwards.

Can anyone recommend a (preferably free) program that can do this all in one? Or, even another option for backing up the data on these 8 PC's. (Note; they are not on a network yet.)
 

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Anyone know any good programs to backup your pc cause they say its good to have a backup and i have none.Another thing will i lose my pictures and stuff if i ever had to reformat.
 

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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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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

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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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I had a tech recently install a fresh copy of Win7 on my PC, after he replaced my hard drive. Now, he won't answer his phone. He has basically left me hanging.
 I have 2 questions:
1) He installed it from a thumb drive that he had with him. How did he do that? And how can I get that ability?
2) Since I don't have a product key or disc, is there a way I can backup my Win7 OS in case of a crash or virus?
Thanks.

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Is the computer the Dell you mentioned here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/495494/how-can-i-diagnose-a-problem-with-my-hard-drive/?

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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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