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Q: Need Help in backing up OS

I have purchased a new HP Laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit preinstalled in it. There was only single partition. With the help of some HP tools I was able to create backup DVD's which now contains the initial image of my harddisk. Then, I removed the recovery partition. Now, the problem is that I have created another partition using windows tool in which I keep my essential data. If, ever I have to format the system, and I use the backup DVD's then my data in second partition will be lost as it was just one partition earlier. How do I plan a backup so that my data in second partition remains safe in case I have to reformat the OS partition. I don't want to use imaging softwares, neither do I have any external HDD. I have got windows 7 key written at the back of my lappy. Will it be of any help ?? I just want to be able to reinstall win 7 in the current OS partition using the key as I don't have the original CD. And I don't care about the data in OS partition.

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Preferred Solution: Need Help in backing up OS

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

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

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

A: Need Help in backing up OS

Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

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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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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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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
 

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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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Evening all,Just a short question,Can anyone please advise me on this matter on backing up Windows Live Mail 2012.
Seen this little free software and wondering if anyone can support the software ''KLS Email Backup''
Here.
KLS Mail Backup - Freeware Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Firefox backup

Many thanks.

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Hi I have been looking at that software,But cant get any info regarding good or bad.
Maybe something will turn up soon.

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I just installed Windows & home Premium OEM On a new build I developed an issue so MSI had a free HDD back software so I backed up my install on another hard drive when I restore on the original Drives will I have to reactivate W7 ?.......The actual issue is Im running Raid 0 and need to move the SATA cable to a different location......

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If you made an image and then restore that image file to a hard drive you should not have to reactivate.

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I've used acronis true image and made a backup folder of my c:\drive called 'my backup' I have been trying to put this on cd when I try to send it to drive d:\ I get a message Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file.What do you want windows to do. I get the same message when I try to drag 'my backup' onto drive d:\ . I have tried dragging it onto my external hard drive I get a message saying there is not eneogh free disk space delete one or more files and try again. I've got 250 gb of space on my external hard drive I wish these messages would say what they really mean. Can anyone help. Thanks.
 

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

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

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

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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,

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
 

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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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Hello, I am going to reinstall windows 8 but I want to keep some of files. Please help?

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The easiest way is:
Backup the whole image to an external drive using Macrium Reflect Free - CNET Download.com so that you'll have a copy of everything in one single image file.Re-install WindowsInstall Macrium again. Mount the image file from the external disk then you can selectively drag and drop whatever you want to restore.
See screen shot. It only takes a few minute to do a complete backup.

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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
 

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Are you using Excel?

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

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

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

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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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Hi,
Last month I made back-up copies of my files, I had 3 cd's. Today I wanted to update the cd's. When I went into backup & restore program, I selected backup, and inserted disk 1, instead of it updating the info, it asked me for blank cd's. The backup took all day!!!! and when I inserted disk #6, it stops, says it's not formatted and that was it. I need some how to's concerning backing up. Thanks
 

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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

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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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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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Hullo, folks. Newbie here, obviously, and my question will probably make it that much more apparent. Still, it's worth asking.

At the moment, I'm running XP Pro on my home PC. I never used any of the extra features, as I'm not -that- much of a power-user, but I never had any reason to move to XP Home just to be rid of the bloat when the Pro install was working just fine.

Very recently, however, I've been noticing more and more OS problems as time goes on. Infrequent reboots with serious error messages, some settings not being saved, files being corrupted, and all that. I've already done every kind of check on my hard drive that I can think of, and I'm pretty sure the problem doesn't have its root there.

With these problems, I figure now is a good time for me to go ahead and move to Home, since I want to do a fresh install anyway. Here's my situation, though. I use an 80 GB HD on this machine, with 5 GB set aside for the main OS partition, and the remainder serving as the place where I tuck my files and program installations so that I won't lose it all if Windows suddenly goes splat.

What I'm wondering here is what the easiest way for me to back the current contents of the drive up and make that move to Home. My plan so far is to back the files up, make note of which programs I'll need to reinstall, and then just format the drive entirely before starting all over from the bottom up. I could just format the OS partition... Read more

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Hi

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

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

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

Thanks for looking.

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Hi geezawolf, welcome to the forums

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

Hope it helps
OS

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GREETINGS,
i just made a win 10 clean install along with my drivers. i wanted to create a back of of this in my local hard drive as well as in an back up USB .The image should be such that in case of a refresh or reset , the installation +drivers both should be installed .pl also guide what same should be done if unable to boot into windows , so wanting to install windows+drivers from the same back up USB.

Thank you.

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A full system image backup will do the trick and enable you to recreate your current system including all the drivers and programs - it is an exact copy of the drives and partitions on the hard disk of your laptop.

You can use the built in windows system imaging software and it will prompt you to create a recovery disk too so that you can boot from a USB or DVD drive in case of any system failure.
System Image - Create in Windows 10

Alternatively there are good 3rd party tools which will do the same; Macrium Reflect is often recommended on this forum.

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

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

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

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

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

Yes... I know....

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

All help much appreciated :)

A:Backing up mbr

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

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Hey guys, ive had my lenovo y50 since August and have backed it up frequently and consistently on Lacie 2tb drive since I got it. However, my last backup was in March. This is because the last few times I have tried to back up, it gets to around 80-90% done, and then my entire computer freezes to the point where the cursor stops moving and I have to do a hard reboot. When it freezes, the hard drive light turns off, so i don't think it's still writing anything to my external drive when that happens. This has happened with system image backup, one key recovery, and multiple third party applications. Has anyone had anything similar happen to them? Does anyone know what to do? I'm running Windows 8.1, with a 2.6ghz processor and 16gb of ram. Thanks in advance.

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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

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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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Hi, Im wanting to re-format my computer, but im not to familiar with backing up my mp3's, What is the best way to do this so as I can put them back onto my computer once im finnished, I tried once before, a while ago, but when I tried putting it back on my computer, alot would not transfer back, but some did, I have a cd and dvd burner, and use nero. is this program anygood for this ?? and if it is, what format do I burn it as?? thank-you, Ryan.
 

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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
 

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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 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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ive had my comp for about a yea and wen i got it i instored everything myself (os & software) the problem is that i havnt got a boot disk, i dont no wat a boot disk is or how to use one, and i dont no how to backup evrything, etc. wat is system restore, how do i use, etc. i hav a cd burner, if that helps. i really need a ''computer guide for dummies" type manual, or something. i no my way around computers more than ur average joe, but i need help on the 'essential' stuff. if u can help, or point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated, THANX.

im running XP Pro (os)

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unfortunatly XP has no boot disk that will allow you to do the same things as a win98 boot disk can and with that having been said a win98 boot disk cannot read the NT File system XP runs on

The best way to back up files in your case is to burn all the files you want to keep onto cd's using your cd-writer

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

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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?
 

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

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

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I 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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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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My grandfather received a new computer for Christmas e-machine (yuck) with a 900 mhz celeron processor and 20 gig HD 128 meg sdram pc 133. Problem is he wants me to copy some of the work he had done on his Packard Hell Legend 66mhz 341.2 MB HD to CD-R. I removed the HD from the old computer and hooked it as slave on my Computer since I have a Burner. Problem is the hard drive is not showing up. Not even in bios. I have a 40 gig quantum fireball 7200 rpm as master. I disconnected my hard drive and placed his in as master and it worked, but CD_rom not found now, so I can't burn it to cd . I have also tried hooking it as slave in line witht he cd burner to no avail. any help would be appreciated. Also both operating systems are windows 98.
 

A:backing up old HD on CD-R

You don't have your primary jumpered right....needs to be set as master with slave present not a standalone drive.

Try putting it on your second IDE channel.
 

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Hey, i have a problem. Every time i try to back up my computer it always comes up with this error "0x80070002".
I need to back up my computer so if any of you guys know what's going on and how to fix it i would appreciate the help!

A:Backing up

What program are you using to back up with?

Also are you backing up to a USB connected HDD or to a wireless HDD?

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

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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.

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

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I had a lot of stuff I wanted to back up So I did. Then I tried to use the back up I couldn't seem to do it. But I just wanna do it right. So now can anyone tell me how to step by step backing up then loading it or use it. Just for instance i wanted to wipe or change os. Or advice...
 

A:Help With Backing Up Pc!

Hi,
Not sure I can help, but those that can might like to know what operating system you're using and what back up prog? Is it one that's built in, or some other one?

Thanks.
Richard
 

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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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So my mom never has time to sit with me and choose files that she doesn't need me to backup (Im trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 on her laptop) so I remembered that a year ago when my dad had his PC fixed, they deleted everything but kept all the files in a folder name "Windows.OLD". They had EVERYTHING there, every folder, all the pictures, videos, etc. How do I do that? I would like to simply take all of the files that I have on my mom's laptop and simply back them up for future access.
If possible, please offer me some free solutions

Thank you

A:Backing up EVERYTHING...

Hello Dani,

The Windows.old folder would be a copy of the installation that's created only when you upgrade or do an in-place upgrade of Windows.

For what you are wanting, you could create a system image to backup everything with.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

System Image Recovery

OR

Imaging with free Macrium

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

A:Backing Up.

Hiya

Which version are you running?

Outlook 97

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

Outlook 98

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

Outlook Express 5

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

but it uses the registry so be warned.

Regards

eddie
 

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