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Problem backing up in Win 10

Q: Problem backing up in Win 10

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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Preferred Solution: Problem backing up in Win 10

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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
 

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'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 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 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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

A:Backing Up

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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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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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
 

A:backing up

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

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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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Just got a new SSD.

In the past, I have used Acronis to backup from HDD to HDD.

I know you cannot image from HDD to SSD, so is my only option to backup the SSD in getting a separate SSD?

Thanks,

Paul

A:Backing up an SSD

Hello Paul,

Yes, you sure can image from HDD to SSD or SSD to HDD. It's just a matter if the drive you are restoring to is the same size or larger as the drive the image was created from. That's all.

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when they say backing up your pc what dose it mean and how do i do this, i run windows vista, how do i create a back up of all the files and folders i have on my pc, i have an external hard drive that i can back up to, but dont no how to do this, can some one explain this to me please on how to do it.

A:backing up

The easiest way is to copy the files you want to back up to the external drive

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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.

A:Backing Up

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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Using win 7 backup, i want to backup up my ssd(now its in full go). Where is the best place to back up? I have a 500gb hdd with my docs on(was my old C drive etc) is it best to back up here or to an ext hdd?
Also just in case of failure im thinking of backing up the hdd with my docs on. Any recommendations.
I have acronis true image but would rather using windows system image, because once ive done a clean install to the SSD i can restore using the system image.

Many thanks

A:SSD backing up

Kingscurate, Your post is a bit confusing.
What is the size of your C drive?
Why don't you want to use Acronis to create a system image?
The windows backup (full image) can be stored on an external USB hard disk and then restored to your
C drive.

If your C drive is full then the image would end up being full also.

What you can do is to move files to your external hard disk and then clean up your C drive.

SSD's have not that much difference from regular hard disk except they are faster and more expensive.

Windows image backup will not restore to a hard disk smaller than the one that the image was created from.


Rich

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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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Hi there,
I have a Compaq desktop that came with genuine xp pre-installed. However, it did not come with a system recovery disc.
Having had to re-format my laptop after my stepson infected it with a vinut (infecting all .exe/.scr & zip files ) I am worried in case something similar happens to my desktop.
So here's the question...... is there a way to make a recovery disc or to copy my operating system to disc so that, if required, I can rescue my system?
Thanks for any help you can give me.:
 

A:Backing Up XP???

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I'm trying to use the back up and restore function in win 7. When I try to back up to a CD it states "there is no media in the drive" (I have already put a blank CD/RW in).

It says I need a CD/DVD or USB. Reading links to other instructions, I'm told I need a burner. Hoping that might be built in/installed (maybe a new bell and whistle?) , I went ahead anyway and tried to back up to the CD.

I "need a burner" -- does that mean I need burning software -- like Nero, which I used years ago -- or something else?

Over the years, on several computers, burning CDs has often been a bug-a-boo for me. Hope someone can help me out here.

A:What Do I Need For Backing Up?

all you need is a cd/dvd burner do not need software for windows 7 backup feature.

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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?

A:Backing Up HDD

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

A:Need Help Backing Up My Os

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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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 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.

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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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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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Hey guys,

What are the steps I have to take to backup my entire harddrive, so that when I get a new pc I can have a one-click restoration of all my installed files (skip the hassle of reinstalling all my utilities) as well as my media?

Is there an all-in-one programme that can do this for me?

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The Windows Files & Settings Transfer Wizard is SUPPOSED to do this, but I've had about a 50% success rating with it. There's also the fact that files & settings saved in one XP Service Pack won't transfer to an XP installation with another Service Pack. I gave up on relying on it when I learned this, and that there was no "fix" coming to remedy the situation.

I mention this to get ahead of any recommendations to rely on this method. There may be a 3rd party alternative that is more reliable, but I'm unaware of it.

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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.

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

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Hello,

Please forgive me if this is a really stupid question & I read few posts to get some idea & downloaded some necessary software too.

I just got my first video DVD whch is sort of an instructional video DVD for my business..

I want to make a back up copy of it.

I have never ever used a movie DVD or any kind of video DVD before.

I do back up regular data from my hard drive to a 4.7 GB DVD using Sonic software provided by Dell.

This is the first video DVD I played using Roxio CinePlayer.

I know nothing about DVd protection. How do I know if there is a protection on this DVD ?

I have just downloaded the DVDFab Platinum a DVD copying software suggested in this forum.

My questions are :

Can I just copy this DVD using my regular Dell provided Sonic software ?

Can I copy this DVD using DVDFab platinum software & if yes, do I need to remove any kind of protection before I copy ?

Trying to copy this DVD by using either software would hurt the original in any way ? ( This probably might be the stupidest question )

I might have to return this DVD to the vendor if the product with which this DVD came with doesn't work out for me after 30 Day trial period.

Thank You.
Robert
 

A:Please Help Backing Up my DVD

Robert, not a stupid question at all!

Most video DVDs, at least those that are sold and copyrighted, have some kind of encryption to prevent illicit or even illegal copying. But the encryption technique doesn't use any encryption keys (actually, they can't use them, it's impossible!), so it's just an algorithm. Eventually, someone cracks the code and a program is developed to "rip" the DVDs. Anyhow, I don't condone the use these programs although I did help a friend make a copy of a DVD movie he bought at a store.





robertq said:



Can I just copy this DVD using my regular Dell provided Sonic software ?Click to expand...

No, you need to find the freeware program someone has developed over the Internet.





robertq said:



Can I copy this DVD using DVDFab platinum software & if yes, do I need to remove any kind of protection before I copy ?Click to expand...

See answer to previous question.





robertq said:



Trying to copy this DVD by using either software would hurt the original in any way ? ( This probably might be the stupidest question )Click to expand...

No, the origianl DVD is a read-only DVD, so it cannot be overwritten or changed.
 

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hi
is there a way to back up my win XP OS onto a cd disc.. I don't have a dvd re-write..what I'm afriad of is if my operating system crashes.
thanks

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You will need a third party program such as Norton Ghost. I don't think it will fit on one CD, but I believe it will span it to multiple cds

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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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Hi all,
I'm looking for a solution to what I think should be a very simple problem.

In the school in which I work, our media, art & photography courses use USB HDDs to back up a lot of student data. I'm aware that these little 2.5" drives are very volatile due to their ease of being dropped or their USB interface breaking etc.

I want to install a NAS or similar device (doesn't actually need to be networked but NAS seems the most likely way to find what I'm looking for.

It needs to be able to plug in a USB device and press a button to start backing up the device to it's internal HDDs.

I'm fairly sure that most of the NASes on offer will have this function or something similar but I can't find any real information on it. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Thanks
 

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I don't have info on a specific NAS device that will provide you this functionality but in the hopes of broadening your choices I would say it shouldn't be difficult to write a script or batch file to do the backing up to the NAS. Just place that script in the root of your USB drive and whenever you plug it in run the file. This way you can focus on what I would consider more important features of a NAS devices such as RAID options, services such as HTTP/LAMP, media, surveillance, or something else you might find useful.
 

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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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Have had a HP Pavilion 520c since 2002 and for the most part I have had reasonable success. However, since the HP warranty has run out, I have decided to clean everything HP out of the computer, add a second 80 gig drive and reload with a retail version of Win XP Home with the Service Pack 1 package. The computer has a ASUS A7V-ML 1.09 mother board. My question may sound simple but I can find no technical details on this board. It has 3 PCI slots (ivory colored) and then one more shorter socket (black). What is this slot used for?
 

A:Backing out of HP

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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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