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Vista Backup and Restore-Helllppp!!-Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

Q: Vista Backup and Restore-Helllppp!!-Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

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.

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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.

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?


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Hi all - i really appreciate any help in advance
The other day i had a problem with my new laptop(vista) that i couldnt rectify - the only thing i could do is press f8 on boot to get into the repair your computer section of vista... It gave me the option of restoring my computer to factory settings and the option of backing up the files before i did so .
I formatted my usb drive and backed up everything i could from my computer and "reinstalled" Vista - backup restore file was saved to my usb drive.
Once up and running again with a "new" vista i double clicked on the file restore application and it asked me which parts i wanted to reinstall i said all and then continued and the backup restore started . I then however, stupidly and accidently hit cancel about a minute or two in.
Now i find that when i try to do it again and double click the restore application the timer icon comes up for half a second and then dissapears with nothing happening at all - over and over again.
I have tried all ways to get it to open and it will do nothing.
Since i first opened it and canceled it the file name has changed to backup.1 & it is now in subfolders: MINWINPC > Backup files 2008 > then backup.1 where as before the first time i ran it there were no folders just the application and nothing else.
I am sure the file name has changed but i cant recall what it was the first time - i was wondering if i renamed it would it work again??? Or any other ideas??? PL... Read more

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I'm running Windows 7 64x Home Premium on a Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I just got it back from the warranty repair center, where they replaced the hard drive and graphics fan & heatsink, and reloaded the factory windows version. Before I sent it out for repair, I used Windows Backup to create a backup of all my files on a Toshiba casio 500GB external USB drive (I had over 300 GB of files, so it was easier to use Windows Backup than drag and drop all the files, at least at the time). Now that I have the laptop back, I'm having trouble restoring my files. When I go to Control Panel-> Backup & Restore, a message appears in the restore section, saying "Windows could not find a backup for this computer." I've tried reconnecting the drive as well as restarting my computer, but to no avail. I can see and explore the files in My Computer, so I know the hard drive is properly connected. I appreciate any help you can give.


A:Backup External drive seen by My Computer, but not Backup & Restore

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When I switched my Laptop on yesterday the nice Seagate Icon for my external backup hard drive had vanished but has been replaced by a dull looking generic Windows page icon ? This external backup drive is the K:\ drive on my system.

I surfed google yesterday trying to find some advice on how to restore what was a very attractive Icon ? . . but have been struggling to find any advice I could understand or thought I'd be able to follow ?

On a positive note, I have located the exact file for the disappeared icon on my laptop (its called SeagatePortable.ico) and I have copied it to my desktop temporarily, but, I have no idea how to re-apply this icon to my K:\ drive ?

Whilst surfing, I discovered a simple freeware program called "Drive Icon Changer" so I downloaded this program and tried to use it. It is very easy to use, but, try as I might, I cannot get this programme to interact with my K;\ drive ? . . so I've given up and uninstalled that programme, as, in this instance at least, it clearly does not do what it is supposed to be able to do.

I also saw some advice about going to a DOS prompt (I do not understand what this means or how to do it?) and deleting or editing something called the autorun.inf file - I suspect this type of action would be well beyond my understanding and I'd probably do more harm than good if I attempted to edit this sort of system file and got it wrong !

I've also done a system restore - to a back up point of a couple of days ... Read more

A:How do I restore the Seagate Drive Icon for my External Backup Drive?

Also just spotted an obsolete thread on this site where someone suggested:-

"Un-install the driver while the external drive is connected and then rebooted and let windows reinstall - everything should go back to normal when Windows re-discovered the drive".

I don't know if this might cure my problem ? . . but unfortunately I do not know how to uninstall a driver ?

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Hi, I used vista backup and restore centre to make a backup of a failing system, prior to reloading Vista from Factory settings. I put the backup on a networked PC and I can see the files and the backup sets. I have succesfully reloaded Vista and now I am trying to restore from this backup and I get no backup sets found.
Can anyone help please

A:Backup sets not found vista restore

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So i've been getting a error message some problems with my computer so I decided to do a full system backup, I selected it save it to my OS Drive, and selected restore, after it restores, I go back to restore and select "restore from a previous backup", it states there aren't any previous backup's??? So when I go to computer and the OS drive and emergency file i see a bunch of files like 53, but not computer savy, and don't know how to get all my files, folders, pics, and music back onto my laptop? as of now my computer is back to it's default stage as it was when i got it.....anyone please help. thanks

A:Vista Home Premium-Restore states NO backup found

need to clarify I didn't save on a passport or discs, it just ask "where" i wanted to save it and I selected the drive!

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I just purchased a Seagate Go Flex 2TB external drive for backups. It comes with software called Replica(v.5). I have been reluctant to use it due to reports (seen post purchase) that it causes system crashes especially with right click and that it slows system performance terribly. I have a new win 7 pro 64 bit (OEM legal) DIY build system. Anyone using Replica? Thanks

A:Seagate Replica backup restore

Never heard of it, but it may be a Seagate Edition of an Acronis product. I know Seagate makes some Acronis products available to Seagate drive purchasers.

I generally would be suspicious of it, particularly when free and known good alternatives are available. I have seen numerous complaints about the software included with external backup drives, admittedly not "Replica".

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I set up Backup and Restore in the Wrong place, I believe. I set it up on my G Drive which is called HP Tools. The drive capacity is 3.95G. I began getting messages that there was no more room on the G Drive. It had only saved to the drive once.

So I went out and purchased a 8G flash drive and set it up to use that drive. Now I am getting similar notices saying there is no more space on that drive. It has only saved one restore point.

How much space do I need? In the past, with other computers, I have saved it on my C drive I believe.

Thanks so much for your help! Barb

A:Location to set up BackUp and Restore

Windows, alone, is 20GB in my Win 7 installation. What are you backing up?

The best option is to have a separate hard drive that you can make full hard drive backups to, not just selected data as the Windows backup program does. I use Acronis True Image (not a free program) and do full backups - all partitions on my hard drive to a separate hard drive (internal or USB connected). Then if/when its needed its a fairly easy task to rebuild the drive to how it was when the last backup was done. I use the bootable rescue CD that I can create from Acronis, boot with that and restore or build the hard drive from my backup. The only user data that is lost is what user data was created since the backup, and if you do regular backups very little is lost.

The extra cost of a hard drive (or USB connected hard drive) and the backup software is worth it, if (when) it is ever used.

NEVER backup to the same physical drive (or partition on the drive). If the drive would fail and have to be completely rebuilt or replaced all data is lost.

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Hello there.

When running SFC /scannow the other day because my iTunes was not working, I disovered that I had corrupt files. Using all the brilliant advice from this site, I was able to do a repair install.

Once bitten twice shy as they say. I decided to use the Windows 7 Ultimate Backup and Restore feature so that if I ever had corrupt files again, I could simply restore from this backup. I plan on having the backup updated weekly.

Once the first backup was created to a separate drive in the machine yesterday, I wanted to test the restore process. So I changed the settings to Daily so that I had something to test the incremental backup with. In the Control Panel, I can see that the last backup was at 1 pm today. When creating the backup (and this is where my problem is, I think) I only created an image of my drive. That is, when setting up the backup, I did not have a tick anywhere. The Contents row in the control panel shows only 'System image'.

When I click on 'Restore my files', I get the message: There are no backups available at this location. You can go to the Backup and Resore Control Panl and select a different backup location.

Is this because in order for me to access the system image, I need to create a system repair disc and boot from that? I assume that the 'Restore my files' button only works when the backup contains data files and folders.

The strange thing is that when I look at the Date Modified column of the WindowsImageBackup, the date shown is... Read more

A:Backup and Restore: There are no backups available at this location

I prefer using Acronis or Macrium for image backups.
They offer more control than Windows Backup.
I've never had a problem with them.

Macrium has a free version.
Acronis has a free version if you have a WD or Seagate HD.

I also use and trust Full backups, but incrementals will save disk space.

As you just re-installed, give these a try...

Take a look at this SF tutorial.
Imaging with free Macrium

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Ok, this is the first time I've tried to use Win7's Backup/Restore functionality. I normally use NovaBackup (to DAT tape) for my backup/restore functionality, but for convenience and speed during a hard drive swap I did today I decided to do a Win7 backup to disk (actually, to a network drive location) of the complete partitions I was transplanting.

I ran individual unique backups of each partition to be transplanted, placing the backup set in a unique folder on a large network drive. Each of the backups went fine, and the results look good.

After completing all the partition backups, I then removed the two old SCSI drives and installed one new SATA drive. I then re-partitioned the new drive as I wanted and got ready to do the RESTORE's for each partition.

For example, to restore my O partition, I navigated the RESTORE wizard to the following folder located on my network drive:

First, I point out that the dialog titling looks a bit weird... the English says "select the folder where you want to save the backup". This is kind of crazy, since I'm in the RESTORE function, and I would expect English to say something like "point to the backup set you want to restore" or similar.

Anyway, I don't actually know which of the folders or sub-folders I'm supposed to select from what's shown, in order to position properly for the RESTORE. No matter what I select, I get an error message when I push NEXT.

For example, I selected what seems to be the most reas... Read more

A:BACKUP to network location ok, but can't RESTORE

No reply? From anybody???

Nobody's ever done a RESTORE? From a network drive location??

What have I done wrong, during the BACKUP? Sure doesn't look like I've done anything wrong.

And if I did nothing wrong in the BACKUP, that exactly WHAT folder am I supposed to point to on the RESTORE?

Anybody ever done a RESTORE from a network location?

And what about this seemingly incorrect message boxes, which almost suggest that I'm running BACKUP even though I'm using the RESTORE wizard? Why would the English and titles in the message boxes be phrased as if it was BACKUP that was running? Or is this just something cosmetic, and I shouldn't worry? Or should I phone Microsoft???


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New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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I would like to ask if there is someone with a Vista computer who also has an Iomega REV drive installed who can run a test to determine if they can execute a "Complete PC Backup & Restore" using the REV drive as the backup destination? The operation to run this test is as follows. Put a blank, formatted disk in the REV drive, then press Start, then Control Panel, then go to Backup & Restore Center, then press the Backup Computer tab, then "after looking for backup devices" finishes, select "on one or more DVD's", then select REV drive, then press "next" twice, then press "Start Backup". At that point a screen will appear that has written, "Windows is saving the Backup" and "Preparing to Create Backup". If this screen remains for a few minutes, and progress is indicated by the advancing blue bar, then the backup will be successful. If the backup is not successful, then an error message will appear that says, "Media is not UDF". I always am forced to terminate the backup at the error message, "Media is not UDF". I will be eternally grateful to anyone who will run this procedure and email me the result at ***************. At Iomega Technical Support there is no one there who has Vista installed who can run this procedure. Thanks. James

A:Compatibiliy Of Vista Complete Backup & Restore With Rev Drive

Bleepingcomputer.com Viewer: After a day and a half of attempting to solve the problem that my 35 GB USB REV drive was unable to store a Complete PC Backup in Vista, I have determined that the procedure is possibly possible. The closest I arrived at success is by uninstalling the REV drive software. In this instance Vista recognized the REV drive as a CD drive. I then ran the Complete Backup and Restore program with the REV drive recognized as a CD drive. The backup then completed successfully, and after reinstalling the REV drive software, the Vista Restore program recognized the backup image. The problem with that circumstance was that although the same files were recognized in the REV drive backup as in the external hard disk backup, two backup files on the REV drive had a total of 11 GB less than the total of the same two files backed up on the hard drive. I found no evidence that compression had been used in backing up on the REV drive. I called Iomega and was told that compression is used in backing up to a REV disk. The Rep. said the backup should be O.K., since no errors were reported while backing up, and all files were verified. I attempted to copy the backup image on the hard drive to the 35 GB REV drive; however, 35 GB wasn't enough space for the copy, which was 38 GB. Perhaps, copy of the image to a 70 GB REV drive might work in the Vista Restore operation. Thank you for your interest and attention. James

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I have vista premium. When I try to use backup or system restore it won't work at all. I still get reminders to automatically restore. When I try to do it I get the error message:file backup cannot be performed.the task image is corrupt or has been tampered with 0x80041321, but backup did work the first time I used it. someone please help me! I'm lost.

A:vista backup and restore problem

i am having the same problem. did you find the solution?

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Hi guys for my institute need i need all pc to configure like uninstall all which comes with all per-install computer and install some software and make some changes like disable firewall , Bluetooth, WiFi adopter  
 so my question is if i only configure one pc and and create a backup and deploy that backup via lan with multiple pc will it do all those work like install uninstall automatic and do the all configure , iss their any software available to do that work

Resource and system details : one L2 switch  with lan cable all 120 Hp prodesk windows 7  sp 1 per- install pc

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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I backup to an external drive using the Windows Vista Backup and Restore Center.

I want to restore a folder from a January backup, but when I choose Restore from Older Backup, all it lists is my most current April backup.

I always rename my backups from the default MARLENE-PC to a date-specific name. I tried renaming the January backup back to this default file name. It still only lists my most current backup (which is renamed, BTW.)


A:Windows Vista Backup/Restore Problem

Search for .fbw files on both drives. In the future, for an external drive, don't use the Windows Backup. If you ever reinstall Vista, the files have to be recopied to another medium. Most of our staff likes Acronis.

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Greetings all, I'm hoping someone among you will take pity on a poor soul who didn't do all the reading he should have and thus didn't use Macrium like he should have.

I used the built-in Windows tool to backup my C: drive to an external Hard disk. Now, after having reinstalled Windows I'd like to put that backup to work. But, whenever I tell it to "restore my files" it looks for a backup device and tells me there isn't one. I know it exists because I can see it, and I can access the backup (and the other files) as well. If I "open" instead of "restore" the backup, I can see all the files that are supposed to be there, so it doesn't appear any data is missing, it's simply a case of Windows not being able to see the files, and I don't see a way to point the program directly to it.

Thanks (in advance) for the help.

I'm using Windows 7, 64 bit, Ultimate edition (thank God for student discounts), 3 GHz Processor, 4 GB Ram, HD4850 if the hardware has anything to do with it.

A:Windows restore doesn't show backup location

Within Windows 7 "Backup & Restore" are two quite different backup types.
1) File/folder backup - generally your personal files and folders as the name suggests
2) System image backups - A complete snapshot of your partition. This include the OS, installed programs, all data - the works.

Which one are you having difficulty with?

Given you have just reinstalled Windows I suspect you just want your file/folders back.
If it is 1) then select "Select another backup to retrieve files from"
This should allow you to browse all backup sets on all attached drives, not just the default backup drive.

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Hello to all, I am going to upgrade to Windows 10 soon, and so I made a full backup of my hard drive before doing so just in case something goes wrong. I made the backup to a network location, and I know its IP and where the backup is, but which folder do I browse to when I want to restore, because on the network is a folder I created called backupbefore10, and i made windows do the backup to that folder. Inside of that folder there is one called WindowsImageBackup, then inside of that is a folder with the name of my computer, then inside of that there are 3 folders called Backup 2015-07-30 041325, Catalog, and SPPMetadataCache. So if I need to restore this some time, I know the IP to the network location and stuff, but which folder should I browse to when doing system image recovery for it to work
Any help much appreciated thanks in advance.

A:How to restore Windows image backup from network location


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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

A:Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

Quote: Originally Posted by SEE

I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.


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Windows Vista
Dell Inspiron 1545

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center - one was a continuation of the other.
I have the disc in the drive, and I click 'restore files'
It tells me the disk containing the backup is unavailable. I do not see an option to change where the computer looks for the backup.

Viewing the files on disc one did not give me anything usable.

Googling has showed me several different ways to backup, but very little about how to restore (aside from 'click the button and follow the instructions'.)

Any advice?

A:Restoring backup from CD in Backup and Restore Center

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center how are you trying to use them?, try rebooting with the disk in the tray see if it boots to the disk.if it don't you may have to reset in bios to boot from cd/dvd 1st... http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/how-to-boot-from-a-cd/reset when done..good luck

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:

This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.

I check the Events log and got this:

I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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I would like to use Vista Ultimate's Backup and Restore Center to back up my Satellite A205-series laptop's hard drive to an external hard drive wirelessly. The external hard drive (which is NTFS-formatted) is directly attached (via a USB port) to my Belkin N+ wireless router, instead of being plugged directly into my laptop.

I know this WiFi network-based hard drive is recognized by my Satellite A205 series laptop, because it appears as "Drive Z:" when I click on "My Computer"...but the version of "Backup and Restore Center" that was included on my Satellite A205 laptop only allows backup to DVDs or a directly-attached hard drive--not network drives (strange for a laptop with built-in WiFi).

On the other hand, the version of Backup and Restore Center that is found on my computer at my office (also running Vista) only lists the drives on the computer at first--but includes a "More:" hyperlink whereby somebody with Admin rights can click and get access to network drives.

This "More:" hyperlink does not appear on the version of Backup and Restore Center on my Toshiba Satellite 205 laptop.

I can't even get anyone at Microsoft to talk to me without first
charging $69.95 for the "privilege".

Any suggestions?

A:Satellite A205 - Vista Backup and Restore Center with WiFi hard drive

Hi irsharp23,

> but the version of "Backup and Restore Center" that was included on my Satellite A205 laptop only allows backup to DVDs or a directly-attached hard drive--not network drives (strange for a laptop with built-in WiFi).
I think this is not a Toshiba related issue. Backup and Restore Center is designed from Microsoft and Toshiba has nothing to do with that. So I think you have to get in contact with Microsoft guys to ask for a solution or maybe there is an update for this tool.
Have you checked this?

Furthermore why you don?t connect the external HDD directly to your notebook? I don?t see a reason for connecting such a backup HDD via network because this backup image can only be used on your notebook.

Alternative I can recommend Acronis True Image that can save backup images on network or you use Microsoft SyncToy to synchronize your files between notebook and network. ;)

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"Turn on Settings", "Change Schedule" are examples of the buttons which do not respond to clicks - I am unable to use the Backup at all as nothing works. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this problem. I have searched the Microsoft forums, and it is clear that the problem I have is of long standing. No fix was found and obviously Microsoft has not, or cannot, fix the Backup facility. Any help will be greatly appreciated. BallyIrish504

A:Backup and Restore: Backup problems

Stuff Windows crummy system, here's a good article on good free backup programs, pick one you like and use that.

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1)I have Vista Ultimate 32bit and i use often the backup/restore computer to restore my computer.
Is there any way to do this without using the vista cd?
Like booting from partition or something?
2)Is my cpu is core 2 duo quad q6600 4cpus 64bit compatible?
3)Which os is better to install 32 0r 64bit?

A:Vista backup and restore

I would try Acronis true imagae 11. Your image can be stored on an external drive and a restore is done with or without a Acronis disk that you make after intalling.

The answer to your second question is "yes". You Q6600 is x64.

The third question is a little tricky. I use x64 here but it may not be right for you. Its said driver support is lacking, but I have never had a problem finding drivers in x64 for any of my hardware. Its also said that some programs have problems or will not run at all in x64. I have seen none of these problems. X86 programs run just fine in x64.

Its also said that gaming has issues with x64. Again no problems here.

If you have a strong video card and good memory(as well as at least 2Gb) you should be fine. People also say that the more RAM the better. I agree. But I have really seen virtually no reason to go beyond 2Gb.

Hope this was a confusing enough answer.

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Hi all,I have Vista Home Premium - the backup never works - when creating a shadow copy it fails saying that the files are corrupt giving error as above. I have checked this out but the solution does not work. Can anyone please help? Mesh (manufacturers) have told me that they think it may be a software problem and I should re-install.This seems a bit drastic on a new PC.Has anyone got the same problem and if so have they fixed it?fran4

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I have made a backup onto a external hard drive using Vista and then did a clean install from the hard drive on a HP Pavilion a6330f. I have not been able to restore the files from the hard drive because the files are not being recognized. Any tips or tricks etc would be most appreciated.

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My operating system is vista. My hard drive - C- has 150gb free but the recovery drive - D- has 10mb free. What do I do? I want to change how often it saves and i need some space!
For the life of me I can't figure it out.

A:vista backup & restore

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I have a PC running Vista which I now wish to discontinue and upgrade the OS to W7. Can I do a backup of my files and folders on Vista using, say Easeus and then restore them to the new W7 OS. Is this possible or will there be compatibility problems?

A:Backup Vista and Restore to W7

If it is just personal folders, then you can use anything - you could just zip them up.

If you mean programs (or anything which requires registry entries for example) then they will need to be reinstalled. Portable programs should be ok.

You might want to make an image of your vista installation, always better to be safe.

I would suggest Aomei Backupper for that, sounds like you already have an imaging program, it is probably fine also.

IIRC you can do an upgrade install from Vista to 7. That should keep your settings and programs, with a bit of luck. I would still make an image of vista first.

If you follow tutorial below, probably best not to tick "go online get updates while installing".

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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I have two drives in my computer, one drive is 320G and I installed Windows XP on it and other programs that doesnt support Vista. the other drive is 500G and Installed Vista Ultimate on it. So last month I use Vista backup and restore to backup the entire computer to an external hard drive. the system backed up the window-XP hard drive and Vista hard drive in one place creating just one image file. Now, I have problem with my computer, I formatted both drive and I couldnt restore my files, the restore programmes recognises the backup file, and its reading them as D:, C:, but restore will fail as soon as its start with Element not found error, I called windows support, they dont know what to do, so any help here is appreciated. thank you

A:Vista backup and Restore

you have to restore the complete pc image from either the vista dvd or recovery partition
if you dont have one, you can create the disk here:Create a Recovery Disc

To restore a PC recovery image

Insert the Vista DVD, or boot into recovery, select Windows Complete PC restore.
If the image is on disk, you place the last disk of the image in first, then you place the First image disk in when prompted to do so.

ps- you cannot restore an image onto a partition smaller than the one it was created on (delete all disk partitions), or restore a non-raid image onto a created array (or vice-versa)

System Recovery Options

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Hello everyone

I just bought a new Dell laptop complete with vista home premium. I was hoping to find out a fool proof backup strategy that would give me a fully restorable copy of the Operating system on a DVD as we don't have a copy of the windows for reinstalling in case the original crashes.

Hope to receive a prompt reply. Would hate to see my system crash without the windows DVD in hand.

Thanks for the patience

A:Vista backup and restore

The best that you can hope for is to reset the system back to the factory default - as it was the day you opened the box and turned it on. Most systems today have a recovery partition to do just this. However, it should be possible to produce a Recovery DVD for use on your system only - not a full Vista DVD that could then be loaded onto another system.

Check your owner's manual for instructions on how to make a Recovery DVD(s).

Regards. . .



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I made a backup of my c:\ partition with windows vista.
But i can't find a very clear answer on how to restore it if necessary. Could anyone tell me how to do this?

I have windows vista Ultimate.

A:How to restore a backup with vista

What did you use?

The recovery tool? Image back up?

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~~~~~~~~~~ Background ~~~~~~~~~~

I recently started helping my father in law get his Samsung NP-Q330-JA03HK laptop back to working order. He had not used it in a couple of years, and when I tried tuning it, I found that it was extremely slow. A Malwarebytes scan, Windows updates, and some other actions failed to do the trick.

So, I used his laptop's Samsung Recovery Solution 4 program to do a complete restore to factory condition. I did this at boot time (pressed F4 until Samsung Recovery Solution launched a special Windows session).

The restoration seems to have done the trick: the laptop is once more responsive. Now I am doing the agony of 4 years of Windows 7 updates... (If you have any special tricks to speed this up, lemme know!)

~~~~~~~~~~ Questions ~~~~~~~~~~

The reason why I am posting is that while doing the restore, I noticed that there were 2 backups on the D: drive (which is actually a special partition used by Samsung Recovery Solution).

I picked the oldest one, guessing that it was the original factory backup, and that seems to be correct.

That said, I would now like to delete the other one, as it is unknown garbage at this point.

Unfortunately, when I run the Samsung Recovery Solution 4 program, I see no option whatsoever to delete an old backup.


Have I overlooked anything in the Samsung Recovery Solution GUI?

Can Samsung Recovery Solution 4 be upgraded to a later version (e.g. Samsung Recovery Solution 5), and can later versions delete old ... Read more

A:Samsung Recovery Solution: backup location, delete old backup

Hello up2trix and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not familiar with the Samsung Recovery Solution so I won't be any help with your specific questions. However, one of the Forum experts has prepared a very detailed tutorial on how to do a Clean Reinstall of Windows 7. It even includes instructions on how to obtain a legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 installation disk.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Once the clean install is finished, you could make use of the Windows 7 hotfix rollup that was released by Microsoft in 2013. It contains the first 90 or so hotfixes that were released after SP1. That should save you some time doing the updates.


Hope some of this helps.

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i have installed windows XP in my laptop, i want to backup and restore it, currntly im using "Norton Ghost-2003" i can only restore my c: drive from windows (if i can access the desktop of windowsXP) but i cant restore it from DOS, i tried to restore it from DOS but it hangs while restoring from DOS, tell me software by which i can backup and restore it both from windows and DOS. thanksKazim HassnainPakistan

A:how to backup and restore c: drive

Have you got Windows XP Home, or the Professional version?

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I posted this last week and didn't get any response. so I'm trying again.    I guess I shouldn't have started so late on. My hard drive failed I replaced it.  When I tried to restore the files it would do nothing.   My backups were on a secondary drive.  It's curious that I had also simply copied important files to directories on the secondary drive.  Those files aren't there anymore. I opened the Backup and Recovery Manager.  Went to "Recover important files or the entire system", then either advanced or wizard,It askes for  "the backup to restore" and files to be "added".  Then nothing.  Whatever I did, it wouldn't add anything.  I've seen reference to the backup having to be older than the drive.  Impossible here obviously.  Is there a workaround?  The files have an .inp extenstion.  Am I missing something else? Thanking you in advance.

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Hi There,
I recently lost a HD in my laptop (WXP Home SP2).
I always have everything backed up at least once, so I have a solid backup (made by BounceBack Pro) on an external drive. I have bought a replacement drive and have connectors allowing me to connect and format/load... anything on this drive before putting in in the laptop.
What do I do next? Is there a way to load the backup on the HD to be recognized by the laptop as OS?
I would appreciate help.

A:Restore A Drive From The Backup?

Welcome to BCPage 71 of the owner's manual will tell you step by step what to dohttp://www.cmsproducts.com/pdf/BBPro7.1.6Manual.pdfMark

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I am new at the forum so please bare with me I hope I can give everyone the information needed. I was trying to back up my computer which runs Vista, I believe that it is the premium version but not sure how to check. I went to the maintenence screen and went to the back up and restore center. I started a back up and everything seemed to be working fine until 1/2 way through I got this error message "the parameter is inncorrect (0x80070057)" any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista backup and restore center

This error "the parameter is incorrect (0x80070057)" is caused by a bug in File Backup where if you don't back up at least one file during the full backup, every backup after that fails. The workaround is to go through the Backup wizard again and choose a new full file backup at the very end.How to backup your data

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I have a Fujitsu Siemens PC which came with Vista Basic. The sticker on the front had Basic yet I have a premium key on the back. Anyway, Microsoft said I should have had premium, Fulitsu argued otherwise. I managed to acquire an upgrade disc from a friend and installed Vista Premium. I don't have access to that disc anymore but I of course know the key as its in system and its activated, and have a key on the back of my laptop.

For the last few weeks I have had problems with the PC hanging on bootup, happens regularly - often have to reboot twice or 3 times. After running a system check with a Fujitsu programme it found I had no hardware problems so they said it was a software issue and I needed to run the Fujitsu Recovery Disc and restore to factory settings. I have backed up all my data using backup/restore but I was wondering if when I restore the files will it rstore my Vista Premium? The factory settings will have of course set it back to Basic.

Finally, this hanging is something I could put up with if it meant not losing Premium. Its never after one, two or 3 times failed to load. Or should I just restore and get back basic and then wait for Windows 7

Thanks for your help, this is my first post


A:Vista Backup/Restore Question

Restoring to factory settings will wipe the OS drive clean (drive c: usually) and re-install Vista on it. It will be exactly as it was the day you opened the box and first turned it on.

What is the model (e.g., Lifebook A6030), where was it purchased (national chain, local vendor, Internet, etc...), what country, when was purchase date? Do you have any links to show me the exact product?

Did you use the green upgrade disc? You have upgrade capabilities on your system. Either way, you would ultimately pay - $$ or what you are going through now (my guess).

Although wrong of Fujitsu to load Vista Basic on a system clearly marked w/ key code for Home Premium, OEM (Fujitsu) can do as they like for the most part unless OS version specified in contract w/ Microsoft. I haven't such yet. The key code bothers me, though. I wonder what would happen if you upgraded to Windows 7 in the future - going from Home Basic vs. Home Premium could make a difference (like XP Home vs. XP Pro - options and prices are different depending on version of Vista being upgraded to). For arguments sake say you paid Microsoft for the upgrade. Could they then turn around and say your current license is invalid b/c you are upgrading from Basic and not from Home Premium? Far-fetched maybe, but I recently saw a local case where someone upgraded from Win2000 to XP to Vista only to be told Win2000 &/or XP license no good.

Going up against Fujitsu providing them hearsay from Microsoft and v... Read more

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I previously made a backup of my Vista computer using NTI DriveBackup. I now need to restore from my backup, have done so, with no errors reported. All files are on there but the drive will not boot. I used the Vista CD "Repair" which did not work, nor did using the command prompt bootrec.exe with various options. If I try to install Vista over it, it says it will destroy all data on the disk and not allow me to just do an update. In old DOS systems, there used to be a "SYS C:" command to make a drive bootable. Is there any such command or any way I can get it to boot from the drive without wiping out whatever is on it? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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as of this am, my xp machine has become an expensive doorstop with a bad harddrive. I will buy a new tool this pm probably a gateway sx2800 with vista. I have been religious about backups with N360. I even have copies of most data files, but not address book(s), outside of the norton backup. Most urgent questions: can I restore to a vista machine from an N360 backup? Can I install Office 2000 small business on vista(after uninstalling free 60 day copy of office 2007)? Any hope of retrieving all of the address data(email addresses in outlook express and years worth of snail addresses/other important info ie passwords) from n360 backup? can I import outlookexpress email addresses into vista mail, outlook contacts into vista contacts?

thank you. ancientibm360systemsengineer (how long ago was that!)

A:N360 XP Backup restore to Vista

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so, from the beginning... (i'd like to thank you in advance if you read this cause its a bit of a long story)

firstly for some reason internet explorer started crashing (i honestly dont know why it was just the usual stopped working checking for solutions etc)

unrelated i installed mmicrosofts program to check whether your computer is able to run windows 7

after this i attempted a system restore in order to take my computer back to when internet explorer worked to see if it'd sort it out because i didnt know what had made it stop in the first place

as the computer restarted it stopped at the stage where you'd expect the log in screen to appear ... i was left with a black screen and my mouse pointer (which i could move around) and every time after shutting off and starting up again this was the result
as i'd had to just turn off the machine rather than shutting down properly it began coming up with the safe mode options upon startup so i tried that to see if it'd boot... though the difference in the mouse pointer was visible the screen was still just black

i finally decided to resort to a restore to factory settings (f11 on startup) and was given the option to backup my files so obviously jumped at the chance it requested i plug in a usb for it to save to and i let it do its thing

when it finished it rebooted and somehow it miraculously worked... prompted to install a vista service pack i decided to install hoping it might help the system as it was apparently a b... Read more

A:vista backup restore problems

ok its decided to allow me to run the .exe file and its in the process of restoring so hopefully the problem is sorted

i'll update to change this to solved if its works

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