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Backup - Check backup disc space

Q: Backup - Check backup disc space

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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Preferred Solution: Backup - Check backup disc space

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I have tried to "Create a System Image" of my C drive & back it up on a separate internal 2 Terabyte logical drive. The 2TB drive has 2 partitions - both logical. The partition I want to use has 1.7 Terabytes of free space. The size of the used space on the C drive that I want to backup is 77 GB.

Everytime I try to initiate the backup, it fails. The error states that there is not enough disc space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location. Does this mean I need more space on the C drive as well? There are 388 GB of free space on the C drive. I have TONS of free space on my 2TB backup drive.

How do I get around this?

A:Backup Problem - Not enough disc space?!!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd


I have tried to "Create a System Image" of my C drive & back it up on a separate internal 2 Terabyte logical drive. The 2TB drive has 2 partitions - both logical. The partition I want to use has 1.7 Terabytes of free space. The size of the used space on the C drive that I want to backup is 77 GB.

Everytime I try to initiate the backup, it fails. The error states that there is not enough disc space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location. Does this mean I need more space on the C drive as well? There are 388 GB of free space on the C drive. I have TONS of free space on my 2TB backup drive.

How do I get around this?


I had such problem few days ago when using the Win7 back up system. I solve it by using the small freeware program FBackup 4.

Free backup software - Backup files with FBackup
Hope this helps.

Anne

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How do I control how much disk space my Windows Backup takes up? I have a 1TB external disk for backups and other files. My computer's HDD only has about 250GB capacity. I don't know why my backups file got so bloated. What should I do?

I see that I can delete the older backup file: 22-Oct to 11-Nov. But read the text.
""Deleting previous backups will free up space on your backup location."
So far so good.

Then it continues, "All files backed up during the selected period will be deleted."

I'm pretty sure the text is just badly written. I guess that means the backup-files (on the backup drive) will be deleted. They couldn't mean that the original files (on my data drive) will be deleted. That sure is a scary possibility though. How do you understand this?

System: Windows 7 Enterprise

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A:Backup takes 800GB? Manage Windows Backup Disk Space

Yes, it is perhaps, badly written, but true. All files in the backup period from 22-Oct. to 11-Nov. will be deleted. Not to worry, though, because those same files are backed up in a later backup period from 11-Nov. to ? It is safe to delete older backup periods.

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I have backups on several external USB storage devices. S:, T:, U:, V: and currently V: is my backup drive. I simply want to start cleaning out old backups as I have run out of space. on all my drives. V: I have reduced to a single current backup copy. However on S:, T: and U: there are several dated backups from a time ago that is now somewhat dated. So, I want to free some of this space.

It seems I cannot just change locations and manage my backup space without performing a new backup. That's sick. Anyone know a way to change the location without actually performing the backup?

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My wife has a two month old Lenovo ideapad with Windows 7. We are now getting alerts that the D partition is near full. Is this system taking multipul backups of the harddrive C and storing them all? What are my best options to have a safe backup, but not overloading the D partition? I do see in; Computer>System>Device Manager>Disk Drives>D Drive General tab that there are two options at the bottom.
option one, (not checked in my case) "Compress this drive to save disk space".
Option two, (checked) "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
Would selecting option one solve my problem? If this system is saving a snapshot of D over and over, it will only be a matter of time when option one will be overcome.
SO, I would think that there has to be a setting that will let partition D delete older backups...right?

Would it be a combination of selecting option one and changing a setting that would enable older backups to be automaticaly removed?

A:Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert

Welcome to the forum
If your D drive is made for backup's only, you can delete all files exept the newest one.
But it's advised to make backup's on an external USB drive and change the frequency of backup's to your files and olso for images to your OS.

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Hello. I am having trouble with a message in Action Center in Windows 8.1. It is saying "Check Backup Disk Space" and I cannot hide the message. I had Windows 7 File Recovery setup with Windows 8.1, but now after the upgrade, the message is "stuck." Can this be fixed? These two links explain it perfectly:

Windows 8.1 Update - Check backup disk space - Microsoft Community

Windows 8.1, can't remove "Check backup disk space" error in action center - Ars Technica OpenForum

Please help. Thanks.

A:"Check Backup Disk Space" Error Windows 8.1

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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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

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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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 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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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.
 

A:Backup to disc

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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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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,

I have now tried two ways to do a Windows Backup. My desktop hard drive is only 250GB and I know I have 755GB fee on my 1TB external hard drive, because it told me (both in the System Image setup and on the drive properties; y'know with the pie diagram).

So I know I have over three times as much space as I need. But it won't let me do a Backup nor a System Image onto the external hard drive, and the reason given is "not enough free space"!

Anyone know why this might be?

Thanks a lot

A:Why is W7 Saying Not Enough Backup Space?

Hi,

You may have to defragment the external HDD, if it's too fragmented it might not allow a backup the same as when shrinking a partition.

Also, what format is the HDD? NTSC or FAT32?

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This is driving me nuts.

I am trying to back up my Windows7 machine onto another PC on the same workgroup I am getting:
"Check back disk space (Important)
The disk that your back is saved on doesnt have enough free space"

But how much space does it need?
I may be incorrect but as far as I can see the backup only requires about 750MB.
Whereas the other computer has about 30GB!
Ship

A:Backup - how much space does it really need?

15% of your hard drive, 30 GB minimum is suggested

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if i backup my OS (C:drive)which is approx. 120GB. does that mean each time that i backup my OS it will take up another 120GB, and keep on eating all my HD space when i backup , help thank you

A:backup space

If you are going to be using the backup feature in 7 to create a full system image backup to be stored on another drive each new backup will automatically overwrite to replace the previous. That's how that works.

Now for keeping more then one image a simple change in the folder name of the first by adding the date like 5-15 into the General tab on the properties screen will prevent the first from being overwritten by the 2nd! Doing the same for the second image backup generally prevents the 3rd and likewise any other backup from replacing a previous one.

Then you would be in need of a large capacity drive to maintain multiple image backups and a lot depends on how large each one is as well. As a rule however each image will see a degree of compression into the archive for seeing less on drive space used. Even with a 120 near full you may see about 85-90gb in size for the image itself.

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I have a second hard drive soley for the purpose of backing up my main drive. Why when I use Backup and Restore does the image use more space than my main drive actually uses?

I tried using Drive ImageXL as well and even though my main drive only uses about 170gb (of 296gb), it says that there is not enough space as well (even though it stops at about 140gb of 296gb on the backup drive).
 

A:Why does my backup take up more space than actually used?

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Sys is W7 Pro SP1
Backup runs a minute or so then stops.
Says there is not enough space.
The backup target is a 150gb external HD.

What's happening here?

A:Backup space ?

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Have you checked to see if there is enough space on the external Drive?

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Hi,
I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I went into accessories, systems tools, back up status and configuration. I made my back up but don't see/how to install it to a DVD. Any advice with this?
Thank you.

A:Trying to make a DVD backup disc

Take a look here: http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-backup-your-dataSpecifically the portion that says:In the Back Up Files window you will have to select where to save your backup. You can select a partition from your hard disk, a CD, a DVD or a shared folder from your network. Select the location you prefer and click on

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While trying to burn a backup dvd for windows 7 I encountered a problem while backing up files C:windows\System32\config\systemprofile\links error: ( the system cannot find the filespecified. (0x80070002) Backup file 2016-04-05 074809_error

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Hi,
I want to completely reinstall windows 8.1. I have no disc, and there is no backup to revert to. I've read that I can get the product key from the computer.
 
I've read many "how to's" on doing this, and they all bring me to screens that don't show up on the laptop. It seems like the tutorials are specific to win 8.0.
 
Help plz.

A:How to reinstall Win 8.1 with no disc or backup.

You have a USB-based Windows 8 install?  An ISO?  Factory restore partition?

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My laptop didn't come with Windows 7 disc for backup, incase I need to reinstall the OS. Is there any way I can get a disc? Or what would I do if my hard drive crashed after the warranty, and I need to replace it and reinstall the OS? I don't want to have to buy a new copy of the OS, that's several hundred dollars.

A:Need Windows 7 backup disc?

Everything needed is here to Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Be sure to read the SPecial Note to HP Owners at the end as some HP's come with a Minimal Recovery onboard that is nearly the same as a Clean Reinstall.

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I just bought a brand new HP Pavilion with Windows 8 pre installed. How do I make a backup for windows in case I need to reinstall windows at a later time?

A:Windows backup disc

Welcome to EightForums.

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the HP/Compaq version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

You can order the Microsoft official HP/Compaq OEM Recovery disks from the HP/Compaq OEM manufacturer's website.
https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...09543&sw_lang=

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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 have this problem with my pc and it keeps restarting after the windows loading screen so i want to format the hardrive the only problem is that there are important files on there and am wondering if i could make some of disc floopy or CD that i could boot to and move all my important files to my 2ndry hardrive installed in the machine
 

A:Backup BOOT DISC

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When I try to backup Money File to my DVD disc, I receive this msg. "This file is set to read only. Try again with adifferent file name"
There must be a simple answer to fix this but am apparently not thinking very well.
OS Win 7
Thanks for any help you can offer.
 

A:Backup to DVD disc problem

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Hi,
I want to completely reinstall windows 8.1. I have no disc, and there is no backup to revert to. I've read that I can get the product key from the computer.
 
I've read many "how to's" on doing this, and they all bring me to screens that don't show up on the laptop. It seems like the tutorials are specific to win 8.0.
 
Help plz.

A:How to reinstall Win 8.1 with no disc or backup.

You have a USB-based Windows 8 install?  An ISO?  Factory restore partition?

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I've got a computer with windows ME and a laptop with windows XP. My laptop didn't come with a XP disc, so is there a way of saving the OS on a disc so that I can use XP on my PC?
 

A:BackUp Windows XP to Disc

No. Any major change of hardware will require that XP be re-activated. One copy=one machine.
 

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I have windows 7 home premium os when i try to do a pc backup everything goes just as its supposed to includeing inserting the blank disc but thats where it all ends i hit the start button and it won't start the backup just keeps telling me to put in a blank disc so whats wrong
 

A:can't make pc backup disc

First, try using a different known good CD/DVD.
 

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My backups are incomplete. I choose the "Let Windows Choose" to perform the backup but ends up being incomplete due to lack of space.

My laptop has a 250 GB HDD and I created a 100 GB partition for the backup. Since I have 80 GB of used space I assume 100 GB backup partition would be enough.

Does my backup partition need to have more free space than my primary partition (150 GB after making partition)? I cannot seem to expand my backup partition size to where it has more space than my primary partition size because of unmovable files...

Thanks.

A:Incomplete backup, not enough space.

My specs.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my PC and Windows Home Server 2011 on my HP Proliant microserver.

Every day, the server dashboard informs me that my system hasn't been backed up for xxx days.
Every time I run a backup, it fails with insufficient space...

According to "Backup and Restore", my Location: has 855.46 GB free of 1.73 TB (a share on the microserver) and the backup size is 385.83 GB

How can I convince the backup process that 385.83 GB fits in 855.46 GB of space???

Failing this, how can I tell the Home Server dashboard not to nag me about backups which will never work? I've setup my own backup regime (SyncBackPro), so I can live without Windows Backup. I'd have to anyway, wouldn't I?

A:Insufficient space for backup?

Hi Swiftie:

Its a holiday here in US (President's Day) a "shopping day" so I see no one has answered you yet.
I'm really NOT good at this.... but for what its worth...

I have had a small window screaming at me that "Windows backup" has not been done for xxx days too... My computer's VAIO care also picks that message up so I have "two" error messages every day or several times a day when turning on computer....

I know its not your problem exactly, but mine is that I have the saving pointed (path?) to the CD drive.. and lacking "space" on there of course (!) Just like you, it asks and prompts me to load in new media for more space (i.e. 500 cd's I guess would be sufficient to hold what I filled up of 500 GB HD??

Anyway.... go into the Windows backup menu (I don't write this like computer books do)

Start/Computer/Action Center (look at bottom right side for that)/ Maintenance/ more information box/ User Account control box may appear, click on "run" its ok, its a Windows application, and safe / a new box appears and there you should see your problem error message displayed (click on options to see if you can fix anything i.e. like your backup settings.. maybe going in and out of it might fix it (but I'd wait a few hours and see if someone else doesn't say my directions are all WRONG WRONG WRONG....

You can tell I don't give much computer advice at all on the web.. just trying to help since everyone else is enjoying t... Read more

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(1) I have backed up my system (Windows 7) many times since last year and find that I frequently need to remove previous copies - this is no great problem. But I find that much more space is allocated to the backups on the external backup drive than that which is used on the C: drive. For example, yesterday I ran Windows backup of the C: drive where the space used is 288GB, the backup program ran for 4 hours! But on the backup hard disk the Windows Image Backup uses 483GB in one folder, first created September 2010 and last modified yesterday, and a Backup Set of 69.6GB in another folder first created 8th May 2011. The latter folder contains four backup files for the past four backups presumable these contain the modifications that have occurred during each period. Why do these five backups require so much space and take so much time to run?

(2) I understand that, during backup, the program freezes a copy of the C: drive contents which it then proceeds to backup. This, I believe, allows me to use the computer for other purposes while the backup runs. Is this true?

I have some large folders because I have been creating family videos for many years, about 25GB per year as well as still photos and all of them have been copied directly to external hard disks because this allows me to look at or edit them without trying to run Restore. The most recent ones are still on the C: drive.

Please will some Windows 7 guru please answer my questions?
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A:Backup Space Problems

this is the windows help file on the matter hope this helps

File backup

Windows Backup allows you to make copies of data files for all people that use the computer. You can let Windows choose what to back up or you can select the individual folders, libraries, and drives that you want to back up. By default, your backups are created on a regular schedule. You can change the schedule and you can manually create a backup at any time. Once you set up Windows Backup, Windows keeps track of the files and folders that are new or modified and adds them to your backup. To set up file backup, see Back up your files.
System image backup

Windows Backup provides you with the ability to create a system image, which is an exact image of a drive. A system image includes Windows and your system settings, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working. When you restore your computer from a system image, it is a complete restoration; you can't choose individual items to restore, and all of your current programs, system settings, and files are replaced. Although this type of backup includes your personal files, we recommend that you back up your files regularly using Windows Backup so that you can restore individual files and folders as needed. When you set up scheduled file backup, you can choose whether you want to include a system image. This system image only includes the drives required for ... Read more

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I wanted to backup my system I have 228gb on a 654 gb hard drive,but the drive it's going to only has 26.2gb available.
Is my only option external hard drive?
Also once I get it backup will the backup file have my important files such as images, programs, ETC?
Manufacturer Lenovo, Ideapad Y570
Model Lenovo Windows 7 home premium
Service pack 1
Processor Core i7 2630qm CPU @ 2.00GHz
Installed memory (RAM) 8.00GB
System type 64-bit operating system

Thanks
~V
 

A:Would like to do system backup (but, not enough space)

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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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Ok Well the other software forum at the bottom didnt have a new thread button. aside from that.


How do I go about creating a backup CD using Nero 6? I can see how it works but it wants to back up like 15 gigs of information which would be like 25-30 Blank CD's, how do go about making a backup CD that would only take maybe 2 CD's? I have never backed up a drive or CPU of any kind before but I didnt think it took more then 2-3 CD's to do it.

A:Creating a Backup Disc using Nero 6.0

I don't know if you can create a compression backup CD using Nero 6, but I know that some programs can do it. For example, acronis data backup software compressed my 5 gigs partition to 1.8 gigs.

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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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:blush: Hey there,

Hoping someone could edumacate me. Total hopeless newbie trying to keep up .

Here's my problem.
I have a dvd backup disc of "Matrix Revolution".
I can play it on my dvd player - Sony - but can't play it on my computer.

Windows xp
Samsung CDRW/DVD SM - 352F

I tried it on the following media players which stop responding:

PowerDVD
Windows Media Player
Dell Media

When I try accessing the drive by exploring my computer and clicking on the drive it also causes it to stop responding. I've checked that I have the dvd decoder and that seems ok as I can play actual dvds on it just fine.

don't know what other info might be need but would be grateful if someone could enlighten me with this annoying problem.

thanx,
chez
 

A:Can't Play dvd backup disc on computer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It could just be a compatability issue between your DVD rom and The DVD recorder used to burn the disc.

What DVD burner was used to burn the disc?

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I thought it would be a good idea to have a back-up of my files, vital programs etc in the event of my PC crashing and losing everything as my PC is coming up to 6yrs old. I have downloaded and printed off a copy of a step by step Windows reformat and have my original XP Home Edition SP1 disc as well as a streamlined
disc my son in law made with SP2 added.
My question is, what programs etc do I need to make a back up disc of my Firewall, AV, Spyware and other security programs as well as any necessary files etc. I have several DVD+R recordable discs with 4.7GB capacity which I plan to use. I am used to burning music CD's using Windows Media Player 11 but having never done this before am not sure if I can use WMP11 to make a data disc or do I need any special program instead and would appreciate any advice / help offered.

A:Making a Backup Disc Help Needed.

You will want software that will let you span discs so that you can fill up each disc completely and then insert another one to continue copying without having to find files that do not exceed the capacity of each individual disc. I finally bit the bullet and bought a 500 Gb external USB drive and Acronis True Image both for a little over $100. I can mirror image my entire internal 80 Gb hard drive or recover the entire internal image in about 2.5 hours on my old machine. I mirror the internal at night so it takes no time. When you back up to CD's it's a slow process each time that has to be repeated over and over. Then you have to really know where all your user files are located and it is easy to miss backing up an important data file that may not be in your user directory. The other part is that for me it would literally take days to restore all the application software I currently am using and get all the application settings back. I am cheap but that $100 investment has been worth every penny.

Good Luck

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Tried doin the f10 thing, or just going to my disc drive and manually open/run and it seems to have activity but doesn't prompt me to insert the next disc . Should I just keep on loading them and doing manual run. Or is there another way help this country boy.
 

A:Solved: made backup disc now how do i use em

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When I try to back up I get the error Windows found errors on the media and can't use the disc. I have brand new DVD+R discs I'm using and even the DVD+RW I used previously and erased won't work.

This started after I did an update that caused problems and I back dated to correct. It was a service pack update.

What can I do to correct this problem? I have tried several discs and get the same error.

A:Backup Problems with Media disc

What program are you using to backup your files? If you could completely fill out your System Specs, it would help. Thanks,

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I am trying to do a scheduled backup with win2000. I do this throught the backup wizard and when I tell it to save to a cd read/write disc. It tells me that drive is not available. Am I doing something wrong?
 

A:backup to a read/write disc

Is the CD Writer firmly connected at the MOBO and unit?
Does your CD Writer read other back-ups OK?
Has your CD writer ever been fussy about which type of CD is uses? And if so, have you changed brand recently?
Another thought is that the CD Writer has a dirty laser lens.
My final thought, and the most expensive, is that the CDW might be dieing...
 

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i have tried to make a windows 7 back up disc,but i keep getting a notice saying my first backup failed, i have tried changing what it is i want to backup (basically just the OS because it came preloaded ) however i was able to make a recovery disc

!, i have never attempted to make a backup disc,so why am i getting this notice, yes it is an HP
2.any ideas about how to make backup of just the OS and drivers
3, my pc is 2 days old and i want to avoid hassels later on

thanks in advance to any and all replies
 

A:Solved: windows 7 backup disc

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm driveimage_xml to make a image of the system
I use nortons ghost on my system or create the win7 image back up and repair disc.... control panel/system and security/backup and restore
 

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Hello eveyone,
I'm from Greece & i have a problem with my pc.
I had 2 drivers
Main one, C: (40GB) has a partition about 15GB.
When i decided to upgrade my pc(new tower with everything new exept the hard discs & the DVR-RW) i made a backup of the C: (not the partition) with nero backitup version 1.2.0.62.

After my hard drivers were moved to the new tower i tried to put the backup but it doesn't work...
When i boot from the DVD i receive this info (among other which i don't have time to see & write it down)

FD 1.44MB system type -(13)
Starting Caldera DR-DOS
Press 1-3

1.Enable maximum memory
2.Load USB/FW ODD driver
3.Load all drivers

(And whatever number i press i get the same outcome)
Driver not found 'MSCD001'
Driver not found 'USBCD001'
A:\DRDOS\NWCDEX.EXE requires a DRIVER name to be specified.
Completed codepage prepare function.
Completed codepage select function.

NLSFUNC R4.00 National Language Support
Copyright (c) 1988,1998 Caldera Inc. All rights reserved

Caldera DR-DOS 7.03
Copyright (c) 1976,1998 Caldera Inc.

NRestore Autorun. Copyright Ahead Software 2003.
Searching for NRestore
CD-ROM device not found
Search failed.
Exiting
[DR-DOS] A:\>
& the cersor is there & waiting & if i don't restart the pc (not from dvd) it doesn't do anything.

The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA- P35C-DS3
with INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6550 2.33 GHZ LGA775-1333
& the DVD is
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM-GSA-H22N... Read more

A:Hard disc backup not working

Classic issue for backups vs. restore.

You need to INSTALL a new system first,
then RESTORE portions of the backup (specifically the \VolumeInfo stuff)
then restore from a Restore Point (to recover the old registry).

Now you should be able to restore your \Documents & Settings stuff and the
\Programs
 

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Hi,

Just a few quick questions about the disc image tool in Windows Backup. Does it restore programs? By this I mean if I restore the disc, will all the programs be fully functioning? I was under the impression that this is so, but I have also been told that it is not.

Also does the Backup restore to a different model/make of computer? Wouldn't this cause conflicts with drivers and OEM-bundled software?

Thanks,
Wasila

A:Windows Backup Disc Image

Hello Wasila,

Yes, when you create a system image backup of your C: drive and any other selected drives, it will include everything on them when you do a system image recovery. It's best to save the system image to a separate HDD for better reliability.

You will not be able to do a system image recovery to a different computer than what the system image was created on. It would indeed cause confilcts, and may not even start.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have converted 5 talking books that my wife has on cassettes over to my computer as MP3 files. She can now play these on her MP3 player - great! However, I am having no luck trying to put these files on 4.7GB CD's for storage and safety. The software that I have is MusicMatch 8.2 and Nero 5.5.10.56. MusicMatch seems to go through all the motions, but the disc comes out as unreadable. I have tried burning as MP3 files and again as audio files. Nero will only set up as a 800MB burn which I don't want.
 

A:How do you backup audio files to DVD disc?

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