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Question: program to backup my DVD's to hard drive

What is the best program to Backup MY DVD's to my hard drive?

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Answer: program to backup my DVD's to hard drive

What is on your DVD's? Movies? Data files? Audio?

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I keep getting an error when I try to use the Backup Program. As far as I can tell there are no hidden partitions. Using the Administrator tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management tool, I deleted all the partitions on my external ESATA drive which is larger than my boot drive. Then I recreated two partitions, one a 30G partition and the other uses the rest of the 320G drive. After formatting them, I tried to do a backup and received the same error. I have done this twice now. Anyone know why this is happening and how to fix this?

I used the external drive dock in USB mode and got the same errors. I tried two different external enclosures and still the same errors.

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Windows Backup Error:
A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. (0x81000019)
19000081990500003F0900005B090000420ED1665C2BEE174B64529CB14610EA71000000

VSS Warning:

ASR writer Error 0x80042416
0x00000000, The operation completed successfully.
Operation: PrepareForBackup event Context: Execution Context: ASR Writer Execution Context: Writer Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4} Writer Name: ASR Writer Writer Instance ID: {628b20aa-214f-4935-9b7a-722e0bf2200b} Error-specific details: ASR Writer: System partition (partition marked "active") is hidden or contains an unrecognized file system. Backup does not support t... Read more

Answer:Unable to backup hard drive with Backup Program

That error seems to be referring to your system partition, not your backup destination. Make sure you're logged in as an admin.

Now run an elevated (admiinstrative) command prompt
Start > Cmd > Right Click Cmd.exe > Run as Admin
Type in: sfc / scannow

If you get errors, run that three times.

If that doesn't help you could try a System Repair or Repair Install.

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I'm looking for a program that will let me set a certain time of day to backup all the new files in the folder(s) I select.

Anyone know of anything?
 

Answer:Hard drive backup program

well, you could use a cron-type program to initiate a backup.

For Windows, this could be pycron (check Google) calling xcopy (in your dos window)
Not a formal software backup app, but it would do the trick.
 

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What is the best program to Backup MY DVD's to my hard drive?
 

Answer:program to Backup DVD's to hard drive

Closing duplicate thread.

Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/442886-program-backup-my-dvds-hard-drive.html
 

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i posted in another thread witch was not answered so i decided to make this post, what is the best image program that will allow me to make and image of a fresh format with my basic apps, prefrablly able to burn on a dvd-r if possible?
 

Answer:best hard drive image backup program?

Norton Ghost 2003 hands down is the best, and will do everything you want.
 

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Well, I FINALLY have an extra hard drive exclusively for the purposes of backing up my main hard drive. I want a program that will make an image of my entire C: drive (windows XP 64 bit) and dump that on my G: drive automatically, every night. Are there any good, simple, and hopefully free programs that will do that? I want the image to be in some kind of standard format (iso?)so I'm not locked into one kind of software if I have to restore...
 

Answer:Good hard drive backup program?

Acronis True Image.

Imaging software doesn't make "ISOs" unfortunately, that's not how they work. They all use proprietary image formats for themselves, but you typically get some way of making a bootable recovery CD as well. True Image allows "live imaging" meaning you can back up/image your system without needing to shut down - although a restore operation (if required) will.

There are several different apps out (True Image, Ghost, DriveImage XML, etc) but, for the feature set, ease of use, stability, and general reviews, nothing beats True Image.

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Hello all,

I am running "windows backup and restore" on one of my external hard drives and WDsmartware (western digital software that came with my other external drive). WDsmartware eats up WAY to much resources. Would I be better off just using "windows backup and restore" for both drives? are there any free programs out there that are "better' than windows 7 "backup and restore"? thanks a lot.

Answer:Looking for a great external hard drive backup program

If 'Windows Backup and Restore' is working, then I'd keep using it.

Doesn't hurt to try other programs.

I see many here that use Macrium free;
Image your system with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums

BTY, I use 'Windows Backup and Restore' and Clonezilla Open-Source Image Backup - Windows 7 Forums

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My current needs are that I want to back up the files on one hard drive to anther but the files/directories are not organized the way they should be so I want to be able to have a program look at directory 01 on drive A compare it to directory 02 on drive B and copy and replace only the files that are newer over to drive B. Make sense? Does this type program exist and if so is there a free version. I will get into organizing my drives correctly later... just gotta do this for now.

Answer:Looking For A Good Hard Drive Sync/Backup Program, Suggestions?

It's called an incremental backup and windows 7 does that with their backup program (included in the OS).

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I backed it up using thinkpad rescue & recovery, then copied the backup to the hard drive, again using rescue and recovery. Is it normal that backing up my hard drive to an external USB wiped it?  i imagine it reformatted it.   A few questions: Can i use the hard drive for other files now? or will they be re-wiped with a scheduled backup?are there built-in tools to recover? (any recommendations?)can i put the backup in a directory off the root folder?  it is all a mess straight off the drive. any other advice appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:X200s - Backup to USB hard drive wiped the hard drive. help needed, a few questions

When you back up to a USB hard drive for the 1st time the disk will be prepared to make it bootable and it will delete other files that are on it. You should be able to recover your files using application like the one at http://www.recovermyfiles.com/, I used that one in the past and it worked a treat. If you want to back up to a USB hard I would not suggest you add other files on that drive manually but use it only for the thinkvantage backup.

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Hey guys...I am trying to find a solution to a problem that I'm having. At work we have about 6 PC's that I would like to make drive images for in case of drive failues. I was wanting to use an external drive for the backups and was looking for a one touch feature but I don't think it would work with multiple machine backups.

I was trying to avoid having to install software on each machine to perform these backups.

So what I was thinking of doing is trying to find a program that can reside on the external drive and will run from there.

Does anyone know of a free reliable imaging program that will do this?

I had found one at one time that did just this and worked great but I can't remember for the life of me the name of the program!

Any help or ideas appreciated!!

Mike
 

Answer:Good drive imaging program to backup multiple systems with an ext. drive? Free?

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Windows 7 desk top computer stopped during use. It would not restart when button pressed. External power supply ok. Possible internal Power Supply Unit failure. Can the pc hard drive data be backed up to an external USB hard drive enclosure before testing to find the fault in these circumstances?

Answer:Hard drive backup to external USB hard drive enclosure

Yes, most HDD is use on laptop and desktops units are pretty standard. The desktops use 3.5 inch internal drives and the laptops are mostlt 2.5 inch. The Sata interface is almost universal. Suitable enclosures are sold by major vendors. Be aware that the very lost cost kits are not real enclosure, just the power and interface components. Not recommended. To easy make a mistake.You will need a working PC or laptop to read the data. And enough free drive space to store your data files. Recovering program files is not piratical, unless the programs were  portable programs. Which is not likely.This video is basic and helpful. (Ignore the lead in advertisement.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLLQusrmzvIAs you will see in then video, you can buy an enclosure for  any starred hard drive. So just pick out a good enclosure and you can get you data back!EDIT: On of the best tutorials I have seen lately.  He makes it plain and simple and very useful information.  Geek-9pm recommends you watch. That guy is even better that me.

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My 500gb backup hard drive is showing only 25gb left. My main 650gb hard drive shows only 150gb used. How is this discrepency possible? Also when I examine the I drive can only get it to add up to less than 200gb, the largest file being an computer image file.

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Hi all, I have just re-installed Win XP Pro and tried using Acronis True Image 10 to back up the system partition. I tried to restore the back up to make sure it was working alright before I finished loading all my programs. However, it gets to the Acronis Loading... bit and goes no further. I have used this program before on my old computer without any problems and it really is a good tool to have. I can't understand why it won't work on my new system. I did log on to Acronis forum and read something about True Image not working if you have Samsung DVD-Roms or DVD-RW? Both my optical drives are Samsung sata connections. Could there be any truth in this.. I find it incredible if it is true!! My system is as follows

Abit AB9 M\B, Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 4Gb DDR2 Memory, XFX GeForce 7600GTXXX Graphics, 2 x Sata 250Gb Western Digital Caviar H\D, 1 Samsung sata DVD-Rom SH-D 163A and 1 Samsung sata DVD-RW SH-S183, Hiper 580W P\S.

Has anybody got any ideas? I had to buy the Acronis before as it was the only one I could find that would back up 64bit. My Windows OS is XP Pro 32bit version. Does anyone know if there is any other Image Programs that will do this now?? I would be very grateful if you can help me with this. Failure to finding a solution, I might think about buying a new DVD-Rom!!:major
Hope I have explained it clearly enough.
 

Answer:Best BackUp Program For System Drive

I use Nero back it up,and I'm satisfied with it.
 

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Can anyone recommend a good freeware DRIVE backup program,please. I see Easeus and Acronis (is that how you spell it).Are there any more?

Answer:Best freeware drive backup program

There's also this one.
Personally I went for a 'paid for' backup software. Served me well so far but the freebies might be just as good. I don't know, though.

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Got a new laptop for Mother's Day. I want to backup everything to put on my new puter. I have the backup drive set up but just opens to the last backup I did last year. Don't remember what buttons to push to get it started....

I had to get 8.1 BUT was told when 10 comes out I will get a FREE copy of it from Microsoft . And I was told 10 is the new 7!!!!!! Is that correct???????

Please somebody I want to set it up before I go to bed. It is 12:40a.m. now....Yawn.....

Thanks so much.....
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Never Mind, I was able to find the tutorial for it. Imagine that!

Answer:how to do a backup on my backup hard drive???

Do you mean you want to make an image ?

If you want to backup your data, just do it manually, copy and paste, or use your preferred method.

Backup and Restore is in the Control Panel.
Windows 10 IS NOT the new Windows 7

Nothing will ever replace Windows 7

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I used to like Acronis TrueImage in the "old" days. Now I think it's to bloated. All I want is a simple program to take Images of my drive and to restore them.
So, what I'm asking for is advices on programs for that task.

Answer:Backup: Looking for a simple program to take an Image of my C:\ drive

Macrium Reflect: Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
easy to use, and NO bloatware....
i?ve been using Reflect for a long time, i think it might be 2 years now.
it?s safe & fast.

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I have an external hard drive and would like to keep an identical backup of it, and am wondering if there is a program that will automatically sync any file changes, added files, etc.? I hope this is the right place to post, my apologies if it's not.

Answer:Program to backup/sync one external drive to another?

Any program that you are looking for it to do it automatically will require some payment.

I've used these two programs before, but I am not sure if they have automatic backups. I believe its a one click backup instead.

Personal - Macrium Software

Hard Disk Manager Suite – complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition

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What is the simplest, cheapest way to make an image of my system after a fresh XP install.

Bascially I like to reinstall XP every 3-6 months but the obvious pain is reinstalling ALL of the drivers and ALL of the programs.

I would like to make a DVD image of my system that automates the entire installation of XP, Office, Firefox, NVidia drivers etc. etc. etc.

I do not care about data (Documents/Pictures/Music) at all, just the programs and drivers for all the hardware.

What is the best way to do this, Norton Ghost? Is there a freeware alternative?
 

Answer:Program to backup/restore XP drive image?

I've used Ghost but I recently switched to Acronis TrueImage and I like it a lot better.. so that's what I recommend.

Not sure about free programs. I know there are disk clone tools on Ultimate Boot CD but I have never used them.
 

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Hi, I have a T4602 with 1 TB drive, Windows 10 shows the drive as samsung MZSLW1T0HMLH-000L1Machine Type Model 20F9CTO1WW Has anyone been able to find a similar drive to purchase and image it with something like Acronis True Image? I've looked in many places but have not been able to find any reference to the topic.Have not called Lenovo yet.Thanks Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.













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Answer:Making an image of hard drive on T460s as a replacement backup drive

Hello and welcome,
 
Looks like NewEgg has that drive.
 
Are you planning to clone it?  That may be a challenge since as far as I know there aren't any m.2 PCIe-to-anything adapters available yet.
 
You should be able to pull an Acronis image and restore that to a backup drive after installing it.  Perhaps that's your plan.
 
Z.

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I have a western digital 120GB hard drive that backed up a computer at my father's business. The hard drive decided to crap out on us, and it apparently was the cause of many BSODs.
Anyway, I have the backup on this external hard drive, a clone of the original drive. I used western digital's software to make the backup, but I can't find any cds and I cannot remember what I used to clone the hard drive.

Can someone point me in the right direction?
Edit: taking a wild guess that I used Acronis True Image WD Edition.

Answer:Hard drive died, I have a backup, but how do I get it onto the new hard drive

what filenames show for the backup? open the folder containing the backup and post the filenames and / or folder

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When i try to backup my files using windows 7 backup function i get an error message at the very end, usually an hour or more, that says the backup yo my external hard drive was unsuccessful because a file on the C drive could not be found? I've tried for the past 2 weeks and the same thing happens over and over again.
 

Answer:backup of hard drive to external hard drive

With a lot of external hard drives, they are unfortunately formatted as FAT32 for compatibility with other OS's and systems. FAT32 cannot handle a single file over 4GB
 

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I want to backup my 2 XP PCs with this product (Symantec Drive Image 7). Can anyone comment on this scenario. I should have said that I want to output to a USB 2.0 External Hardrive.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Backup Solution - Symantec Drive Image 7

Originally posted by Rick
Works fine...... .......

Of course, the trade off is reliability. Drive image 7 is plagued with bugs and problems, many of which the latest patch address, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are still a few big ones in there.

But yes, this program will be perfect for your scenario as long as your external hard drive has enough free space for images of both PCs.Click to expand...


I have used this program for a couple years, with no problems, Rick your the first I have heard this opinion from. Although I will admit 2 things .My copy is pre Symantec takeover ,ver 7.01( which I will not update at Symantec without a fight) and ,I have never done a poll!


Squeaky I use the exact same setup for my back-ups. I use file verification which is slow , But I have a clean install image file ,then I only back up Data to seperate Image to speed things up.. (just a hint that you might can use.)
 

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I am trying to find a way to generate an image (or something) of a hard-drive (C:\ drive) while it is running / in-use (without interruptions) on a PC automatically & silently when I connect my USB drive (or with as little intervention as possible) - the installing is Windows XP (in case that makes a difference).

Long story short, there are PCs with no keyboard, mouse, or monitors and I need to make images of them - so simply connecting my USB HDD and having something automatically kick-off would be the ideal goal.

Anyone have anything to recommend?
Thanks,
 

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I purchased a Western Digital 250gb external hard drive (My Passport Essential I think) a few years back with the idea that I would use it as a backup to my main computer and/or an alternative hard drive storage for my music. But I have been sadly deceived and luckily I have only used it as a sync/temporary access drive when I needed to print stuff away from home.

Well the time has come to upgrade to a new computer (with more space and speed etc than current) and I have been trying to find ways to transfer my existing files across.

In my search, I have stumbled across many forums/websites that advise the WD external hdd and the preinstalled software (WD Sync/Dmailer Sync whichever it is now) is not suitable as a backup drive and that if the computer is erased and at any point resync'ed, the data on the external hdd will be deleted. Also many people advise they have lost files as a result of computer crashes etc and cannot retrieve the files from either their WD hdd or their computer. All of which has prompted me to start this thread.

Can anyone please tell me, is there a way to...
1. Transfer my files to my new computer using the WD external hdd? NB. Not as important as I have alternative methods/may start another thread.

2. Turn the WD hdd into a back up drive without purchasing the Dmailer Backup software? (NB. I am not opposed to buying new software but I feel I have been "done" by a highstreet (actually retail park) computer store and I don't par... Read more

Answer:Use Western Digital external hard drive as a backup drive

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I can't find a program that will automatically backup a USB drive to My Documents(or any place on the computer's hard drive) without any notice. I found programs that back up to a USB in stealth mode but not from a USB. Thanks in advance.
 

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When I connect by backup drive, I get the following message:-

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action, Please install a program or, if one is already installed create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

I have no idea what this is all about or how to fix it.

Can anybody help?

T

Answer:Program Association Error Message With Backup Drive

How is the backup drive connected - USB, Ethernet, WiFi.... also Make and Model of drive.

Viz

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I have had two Maxtor external hard drives fail on my wife's PC. Each one has only lasted 18 months or less. Even though the backup process was easy and automatic I am considering going with a Flash USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Thumb-type Drive to manually backup important files and images. Is there anything wrong with this method of backup that I'm unaware of?

My wife's PC has genealogy software with lots of files and associated images, etc. (for over 40,000 people), which is about 10GB in size. It is this information that needs to be backed-up whenever additions/changes are made.

I am thinking about replacing the [most recently] expired Maxtor external hard drive with either a 16GB or 32GB Flash USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Thumb-type Drive. Is this a reasonable method for backup? Which GB size would you recommend? Brand?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Backup with Flash USB Drive instead or External Hard Drive

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Hello everybody.

I had a problem after uninstalling O&O Defrag using Revo uninstaller. My system became unstable, I tried system restore, tried to recover my system from the recovery partition, and a set of recovery CD's, all to no avail.

Someone suggested that I use Artellos ARCDS recovery CD. It made one pass then stopped working. I was advised that I would need to get a Windows XP Pro Media Center CD (2600 build) and run that. As of now I have no way to get that CD.

However, what I do have is a verified recovery DVD and 4 Hard disk backups all created on 02-06-10 using Paragon Drive Backup Pro 9.0

My problem is that I don't know how to use these DVD's, and want to avoid further damaging my PC.

I already booted the PC with the recovery and the #1 DVD, however, there are too many choices that I'm unfamiliar with and loath to try.

There is a simple restore wizard, which seems like the one i should use, however I'm not sure how to proceed from there.

If anyone here is familiar with Paragon 9.0 Pro, could you please advise me on how to proceed.

Thank you in advance for any time you spend on my behalf.

Enrico_49
 

Answer:Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive

Download the user guide for that software

See "Drive Backup 9.0 Personal" in the link below.

http://www.paragon-software.com/downloads/manual.html

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I have Microsoft XP. Today, I made a backup of Word on a floppy (I know these are antiques) and a backup of Word on a CD.  I went into the A Drive and deleted two files that were password protected (even though it did not ask me for the password).  Then, I was stupid enough to empty the Recycle Bin.  When I went  into the Backup CD, those two files were gone and they were also missing from the list of Word Documents on the hard drive.  I sure did not know if I deleted them from the floppy, they would also be deleted from the other drives.  These were two important files and I need them.  HELP!!! Anyone out there who can help me recover them?

Answer:deleted file from backup floppy also deleted it from hard drive and backup CD

You may want to try this software program:  UndeleteMyFiles

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Hi. I just installed windows 8 on this new 2gb disk as I was having issues with my current disk. My issues are resolved and I c an now boot up with my "old" drive, and now the "new" drive is going to be my backup drive, but when I click on the properties this is what I see. What do I need to do to get this as a full, empty drive?

Thank you.

Answer:installed win 8 on hard drive, now want to use as backup drive

Don't mess with that, reserved for Windows boot... Go to Disk Management and give a screenshot...

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Hi Gurus,Can anyone tell me which is the best method to do a Backup of my 20GB 'C' Drive to my 120Gb Archos QDisk External Drive.ThanksHenmin

Answer:Backup My 'C' Drive To External Hard Drive

If you want a fully restoreable image you will need to use something like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image.

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Question: Hard Drive Backup

I've looked at backing up my laptop's hard drive using either Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image but don't understand how I can use CD-R or DVD. My primary partition [winXP] contains some 6gig. My secondary partition contains some 11gig of data etc.So how if at all will either of these programs allow me to backup to CD-R or DVD?

Answer:Hard Drive Backup

Well Ghost 2003 can copy to CD-R/DVD-R media, but Ghost 9 (latest version) and Acronis can only copy to rewritable media like cd-rw...You just have to select the rewriter drive as you would any other drive and then follow the on-screen instructions...

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When I try to perform a backup of my 40GB hard drive onto my 1TB hard drive I get the error message "The system cannot find the path specified.", with error code "0x800700003".

I boot off the 40GB hard drive and both are being used so I have no clue what the error code means. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Cannot backup hard drive

Take a look at this:

How to troubleshoot Windows Backup and Restore issues when a reparse point folder or its subfolder is added to a user library in Windows 7

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Question: hard drive backup

Hello. I am just wondering if someone has a suggestion on what would be a great! software to use to back up my hard drive?

I would like a software that will take a picture of my hard drive the way it is now, compress it, and then allow me to restore that image back to my computer should I have any problems. It should also allow me to make periodic additions without having to do the entire hard drive again.

Thank you all

Merry X-Mas
 

Answer:hard drive backup

Acronis is well-thought of around here.

Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

XXClone
GImageX (GUI for Vista's built-in, hardware-agnostic volume imaging and restoration program, ImageX.)
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
CloneZilla
Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
Drive Image XML
EaseUs Disk Copy
HDClone
DriveClonerXP
Self-Image

Commercial Apps:

O&O DiskImage
Acronis True Image Home
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
NovaBackup
R-Drive Image
Norton Ghost
HDClone Pro or Enterprise
Terabyte Image for Windows
Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup
 

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Question: hard drive backup?

When I took my computer in because it was always redirected to other websites, and was constantly displaying popus and ads.  I was told I need a new hard drive, but I would have to back everything up and use the recovery disk before they could work on it.  I don't have the disk, and I also read somewhere that it wasn't a good thing to do.  They said they can't touch a failed drive.  I don't know what to do, and how to do it.  I started using Duckduck go to search, since I was told it didn't track browsing.  Can someone tell me what I need to do and how to do it?  Thanks so much.

Answer:hard drive backup?

sjr45 wrote:When I took my computer in because it was always redirected to other websites, and was constantly displaying popus and ads.  I was told I need a new hard drive, but I would have to back everything up and use the recovery disk before they could work on it.  I don't have the disk, and I also read somewhere that it wasn't a good thing to do.  They said they can't touch a failed drive.  I don't know what to do, and how to do it.  I started using Duckduck go to search, since I was told it didn't track browsing.  Can someone tell me what I need to do and how to do it?  Thanks so much.Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Could you provide more details about your computer and more details about your issue. Who are "they" ? Issues like redirected to other websites, and was constantly displaying popus and ads are related to virus/malware infection, not necessary HDD issue.  Using DuckDuckGo is not related to the virus/malware issue or the HDD. Can you start your computer to Windows now ?  - Please, test your computer's hardware such as HDD, RAM, system board following these instructions>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT1 Let me know the results from the test(s). If all tests pass and in order to fix the virus/malware issue, please scan your computer using these free tools: Sophos HitmanPro >> h... Read more

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I backed up many photos with Adobe and Kodak software in a second hard drive on my pc. I had to "go back" to my original setup due to a virus. Now when I go to the second hard drive and click on Kodak or Adobe, I get "could not boot the application". Help please.
 

Answer:Help with second hard drive backup

That simply means that you need to reinstall the program. The new system you installed has no idea how to run the programs until you install them and they make their Registry entries.

That applies to Adobe and Kodak, and any other software that you have placed on your backup drive prior to reinstalling the system anew.
 

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Question: Backup hard drive

I bought a Seagate portable HB. I tried to backup my C drive to the Seagate (F drive). I attempted to back it up by using "backup your computer" mode in my control panel. I designated F drive as my backup target. After completion of the backup process, I discovered that my C drive was backed up to my D drive and not F drive. How do I backup my C drive to my Seagate (F drive)? Also, how can I undo the backup to my D drive?

Answer:Backup hard drive

Hello Gymrat, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Not sure, if you selected the F drive as the destination, it should have saved the backup to it. You might take a look at the tutorial below to see if it there may have been anything that you missed.

Backup Complete Computer

You can look at the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial above to see what folder to delete to removed the backup on the D: drive though.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I just bought a Western Digital dual option backup hdd.Im going to use it with a computer that has XP Home.My question is the drive uses Fat 32 file system do i need to or should i convert it for XP?
 

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can anyone please advise me on the easiest program to use to backup to a 2nd hard drive,considering i am not that computer literate,and i would like to move everything over,games ,folders, pictures,etc

Answer:backup to 2nd hard drive

I use Acronis from click hereIt an easy to use windows type interface as oposed to some of the other dos type programs.

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Question: Hard drive backup

Hello forum,I have today acquired a nice large external hard drive the same size as my internal hdd.Basically, I want to use this ext hdd to keep a complete backup of my entire internal hdd. Including documents, operating system, etc.Is it possible to make a backup of my int hdd that would allow me to reinstall windows, documents, etc identically if my internal hard drive went !splat!If so, what is the best method?Thanks.

Answer:Hard drive backup

Just to let you know...The internal HDD is not partitioned or anything like that and is running Windows XP home.

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Hi,
I have 3351 digital pictures in 121 folders, total size is 2.6 GB. What I need to do is backup these pictures onto a CD, as I'll soon be getting a new computer. What is the best way to accomplish this? Thanks for any and all advise

_______________________
Mike
 

Answer:Backup - From Hard drive to CD

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I'm trying to backup my data on my laptop to an external hard drive. Windows isn't recognizing it for some reason.

The laptop is an HP running windows 7 and the hard drive is an Eagle Cansus.
Using the windows commands in the control panel don't seem to help.

Steps? fixes?

Answer:Can't backup to ext hard drive

Have you ever used the drive before? Do other computers see it? You need to provide as much information as you can please.

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Question: Hard Drive Backup

It seems to me that the best backup of all is to clone the drive to a second drive, especially as I currently have a spare drive(and Acronis software). This way you could just swap in the backup if required and away you go.

My slight hesitation however, is because it occurs to me that if I clone the drive every day, I will be putting a lot of wear on both drives, and may actually induce a drive failure.

Is my thinking correct? I am a home user, the PC is on all day, but really there is not much change from day to day. Is it possible to do clone a disk, then do incremental backups?

I welcome your thoughts/advice

Peter
UK
 

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my aunt is having problems with her pc. i took a look at it. after some looking into, i arrived to the conclusion that the clusters in the hard drive have been damaged therefore i have to format it. but there are important documents that need to be saved.

before i go into detail, i should mention it is a Seagate 7200.7 100gb hard drive from a HP pc.

i installed it as a slave on my pc...booted up...at first i was going to save everything on a dvd with Nero Express but i started recieveing errors about Joliet...i remembered this has something to do with file extentions and you cannot change that with Nero Express.

so my next step was to copy and paste everything into one folder and just add it to Nero. Now...theres one problem. XP is loaded on the Seagate. I salvaged all the documents from the other users, BUT it won't let me access the HP_Owner which has the most necessary files.

is there a way to bypass this so i can be able to save the most esstential files from the main user on the pc?

Answer:hard drive backup help...

not file extension , file name length, it must be 128 chars or less

as for the folder see this thread
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=98492

i dont think a format will help , bad clusters is more a of a physical thing , check the hd with the manufacturer diagnostic software

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Its been a long long time almost forgotten the how to's here -- Guys I have Acronis True Image 11 I discovered in the manual that if I had made an Image of the whole hardrive it would not be possible get myself out of trouble -- meaning -- to put this image back onto the drive IF I had done a defrag -- since making that image ( I defrag often ) in other words I could not do a simple recover by using the Image I had earlier made !!

If this truly is the case are there backup applications that we can rely on whether defrags have been done or not ? -- for if my understanding is correct my Acronis 11 is useless to me If I lost my drive contents it would break my heart I think
Thanks for any guidance anyone could give me for I am definitely not the smartest kid on the block Cliff
 

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Really risky, but I never have backed up my computer. Since I recently found out just how much more difficult life would be without data at my fingertips (I was locked out of my computer for a day+), I've decided to get that done. What about backing up to the Cloud? Are others here relying on online storage services? I would rather not spend $100 on an external HDD. I am running Windows XP Pro. I don't have a ton of data, but I don't want to risk losing it either. With all the data breaches, maybe this is a nutty idea.

Answer:Backup Hard Drive

External hard drives (USB) are notorious for going bad - don't waste your money. And I don't think it is the drive as much as it is the cheap little usb board in the device. Better off to add another internal drive, or if you really want external, you can buy a USB external enclosure, and if you have an extra HD laying around, insert it.

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Becausse my computer is going on four years old and its `Hard Drive` is getting noisy I decided to purchase an Iomega Desktop (external) HDD (60GB) This has `Norton Ghost` included and will backup my entire C Drive automatically. I believe I have seen somewhere that when operating `Windows 98` that there are some hidden files that need to be exposed in order to insure should there be a system failure that I have the wherewithall to continue to run my computer from the `backup` in my new drive. Can anyone give me a simple guide as to how I might achieve this.The Brown Rock

Answer:Hard Drive Backup

i think ghost will also back up hidden files and folders as default.click control panel/folder options/tools/folder options/view/tick "show hidden files and folders"as above all drive image programs should back up the entire drive anyway.

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I would like to take some of the dvds I own and back them up onto my hard drive in .wmv or .avi format. I used the program dvd decrypter to put the files on my hard drive. Is there any specific way you recommend to convert these files into video files?

Also, I tried DVD2AVI and everything came back messed up and out of order (probably my fault). There are a bunch of files are named like this: VTS_01_5.VOB, VTS_05_0.IFO, VTS_05_0.BUP. How do I know which ones to use? Thanks.

Answer:DVD Backup to Hard Drive

use autogk

www.videohelp.com/guides

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Forgive me, but I don't know which topic area to post this. My wife who knows less about computers than I, and I know zip, needs to backup her laptop. What is the simplest way to accomplish this? Please do not take this as sexist. I've been married for over 50 years, to the same woman, and I know better. I need to keep this backup as simple as possible. The only thing I know is that an external storage device will be required. One more item if you can't see it and feel it doesn't exist.

Thanks
Papa K

Answer:Win 7 Hard Drive Backup

You could use the built in backup tool in Windows 7 (Control Panel->Tools and Maintenance). Otherwise, you could just manually copy/paste files to the external hard drive.

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I want to backup my hard drive before it's too late.Trouble is when I try this with Nero it shows two partitions when I was expecting only one.The parts are listed as C:\,which I was expecting, and a second much smaller listed as FAT32X(h).Which should I backup and will this include all my drivers, files etc..I know this is fairly basic stuff for some but it's rather confused me.

Answer:hard drive backup

click hereJust make full backups with it, Also you are better load the Software to Hard Drive then within the Program Create a Rescue CD so you can boot with the CD and restore Image. You can uninstall from Hard Drive once you have created the CD. Just use that

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Looking for a suitable programme which will automatically backup my "c" drive when changes are made. Is Norton Ghost the best or is there any other programmes out there that can do the same job?

Answer:Hard drive backup

I use Acronis True Image, as do many other forum members.

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I was talking to a friend the other day regarding computer backups. He said that you can use BIOS (i think it was BIOS) to automatically back up the changes made on the master hard drive to a secondary hard drive... So basically the second hard drive would be a complete copy of the first... I think it was called RAID...

Any ideas on how I can do this?

Answer:Hard drive backup

Yes that was RAID, and one the type of RAID setup he was talking about was RAID 1 (i think). It is essentially 2 hard drives doing the exact same thing, so if one hard drive blows up or stops working, you can just unhook it and use the other one like nothing happened.

for RAID 1, you need 2 identical hard disks, eg. 2x 7200RPM 8MB cache 250GB Seagate Baracuda's. Once you get 2 exactly identical drives SATA or IDE, you plug both of them in your motherboard or RAID card, enable RAID in your BIOS, and install the RAID drivers from the floppy disk that should have come with your motherboard.

after that, you install windows like normal.

I think thats how it goes, but IMO, unless you need a terabyte of hard disk space, or aboslutly need to keep some sort of super important data from being currupted by a faulty drive, RAID is worthless. Its actually slower than 1 disk if you do RAID 0 and its a waste of effort.

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hello all. i have a question. I am lookinfg for a back portable hardrive so that i don't lose all my important stuff like last time. i basically want to copy my entire set of files, record , photos, videos etc... , but as i have said before i am no computer expert. Could someone point me in the right direction? Looking for at least i have a 1TB drive but only 1/4 is actually being used. However that may change. i am currently in the procress of cleaning out my PC, but more may be added later. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Backup hard drive

@pcnonnerd?, welcome to the forum. I like Western Digital USB hard drives.  Here is a drive that should work for you.  It is USB 3.0, but is backward compatible with USB 2.0.  Read the Customer Reviews to see what users have to say about it.  Also, it is 2 TB, but you will be glad in time that you have this much space.  You will constantly be adding to it. When you install the software that comes with the drive it will allow you schedule backup times and days and allow you to do your first backup.  Once this is done, when it is time for the next backup, only the new data will be backed up.  This will save a lot of time. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I want to reformat my Windows Vista Home Premium because i have an error which doesn't let my 360 or other systems to connect to my PC through WMP and it's a common problem that comes with the OS. How do i backup all my files and and such?
 

Answer:How do i backup my hard drive?

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I just used Lenovo Thinkpad Toolbox to create a recovery disk, and to back up my hard drive.The disk creation went well, but the hard drive back up went wrong.  I connected an externalhard drive to the Think Pad, and followed all the prompts, but an hour an a half later (took thatlong to back up files) I discovered that nothing was saved to my external drive, and in fact, I started to get warning notices from the Toolbox software that my hard drive free space was dangerously low.Before I started this whole process, I had only used 40% of my 150GB hard drive space, butnow I only have about 20% free.  This means that the back up software backed up my entirehard drive to itself ! (C:\).  Does anyone out there know how I can reverse this, or, where theseback up files are stored on my hard drive so that I can deleate them and start over ? 

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I'm very computer illiterate so bear with me if this sounds really stupid. I currently have a refurbished computer with Windows 7 Professional. I've neglected to backup anything in two years. Computer running extremely slow and I want to backup the hard drive and reset to factory. First, is this advisable? I do not have a working DVD player to backup to discs. I have an older computer with Windows 98. Can that hard drive be erased then used to backup my current?? If so, how in the heck do I hook it up? What would I need? I was looking into purchasing a portable hard drive of DVD. Would this be necessary if the 98's hard drive would work?? I've searched Google for weeks now and I'm just stymied at all the possible solutions. All the technical jargon frustrates me so I give up. Any advice or solutions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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hello. I am trying to backup my entire hard drive to DVD/RW disks. I downloaded Acronis True Image, but when i try to burn to cd it dosent recognize the blank disk and says its corrupted. But windows recognizes it. I bought some new DVD/RW but they didnt work either. My hard drive has 26GB of used space and Acronis estimated after compression to be 13GB=4 DVD-R/RW Does anyone know any other good software that will burn contents of a hard drive to disk? Preferably one that has compression like Acronis. THANKS
 

Answer:Hard Drive Backup

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Hi, I am looking for a small hard drive for backup use only. If i do this, will i have to buy Windows XP to install on it?

Answer:2nd Hard Drive for backup

Where can i find out (without opening case) can i find out if i can fit another SATA in my comptuer?

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I bought a new external USB hard drive in order to backup my comp. hard
drive in case of a crash and I'm wondering what software I need to do that
and will it also backup my Operating System since I can't locate my XP
installation disk. And, if that is possible, could someone give me a step by
step procedure. Also, I noticed my XP Home Edition has a backup program on
it and I'm wondering if that program would do the job. I know this is a big
request but I sure would appreciate any help. Thank You (and I truly am a
retiree).

Answer:Backup of Hard Drive

Since you don't have xp cd I would recommend you get a product like Acronis 2010. Not only can you clone your system, for in case the hard drive dies, but you can do backups and restores.

Hopefully that disk you bought is double or triple the present OS disks size.

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What is the easiest and best way to back up my hard drive in case of a PC crash?
 

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I have a CMS Peripherials Automatic back up system with a 40 GB hard drive. I would like to put a larger drive in it. They told me that I would have to use one of their hard drives . When I asked why, I was told that their drives were hard coded to work with their program. Their software is sold to be used by anyone. Can this be fact or ballony?
 

Answer:New Hard Drive for Backup

Hi,

There is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that this does sound like a lot of baloney. The bad news is there are many people who are gullible and they buy their hard drives for big bucks. Tell you what, why not borrow a spare from someone of another brand and give it a try. I would do anything to keep from buying theirs if there was any way you could do it.
 

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I hope I am posting this in the right place. Any how here goes. I am interested in backing up my hard drive and I would like to make this as simples as possible and from what I gather through reading on the Internet this is quite a complicated procedure. I looked at two back up programs on the internet "Norton Ghost and PowerQuest Drive Image" and both of them say this stuff is for the pro's. Does anybody no of any other software that I can do this with and how safe is this. Also does you data integrity stay good. I have 4 computers which have win2k and winxp.

Thanx
 

Answer:Hard Drive Backup

I personally prefer Genie Backup Manager to Norton Ghost. The reason is that I can make a backup with Genie on my Hard Drive, transfer it in segments to CDRW's using Nero and do it with fewer errors than Norton.

With Norton, if you make one mistake and you usually have to start over, at least with CDRW's. Genie makes fewer mistakes.

Is doing this proceedure difficult? No. Just a question of reading the instructions before you begin.

The only advantage that Norton Ghost has over Genie is that a Norton Backup can be restored from DOS, and Genie has to have the OS and Genie present to proceed.

Although I don't use them for backups yet, I understand DVD's are much better to make backups on.

I don't know much about Powerquest, although Partition Magic is pretty good...
 

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Question: Backup Hard Drive

At present I use Vista and will be upgrading to W7 o/a 22 Oct.

My total C & D drives use 110 GB so I would like to puchase something in that area and
it would only be used for emergency backup. I have looked at several but I noticed that
all of them only function with XP & Vista and no mention of W7.

I would appreciate a recommendation that will function with W7.

Thanks

Answer:Backup Hard Drive

Free Backup Software for Hard Drive System Backup and Restore. Backup freeware for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - EASEUS
&
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
both works with win7 32 and 64bit.

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I'm awaiting delivery of a new Dell desktop which has a "Hard Drive 320GB Serial ATA Non Raid (2 x 160GB) 7200Rpm Dual HDD Config"I don't know whether these hard drives are completely separate or whether the system will treat the 2 drives as one (e.g. 'C' Drive). What I'm really looking to do is use one of the 160GB hard drives as a back up for the other but I'm not sure if this is possible given that these are non Raid.If one fails will I lose data on the other?

Answer:Hard Drive Backup

If it is one 320gb HDD that has been partitioned, and I suspect that is the case. If the HDD goes for a burton you have had it. I would buy an external HDD and backup to that.

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Hello
Can anyone tell me how to backup my hard drive in windows XP home please
Thanks
Bigbear
 

Answer:How to backup hard drive with XP

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I'm aware how to create a system backup, but what is the recommended way to backup a hard drive (like an external one)? I don't want to backup every drive I have, just one of them (which is one physical disc).

Answer:How do I backup a hard drive

I use Macrium Reflect Free to backup to an external USB 3.0 hard drive. The source can be an internal or external drive, procedure is the same.

You can do an image backup from one external drive to another external drive, one internal to external or external to internal. Macrium handles it all.

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If i had to purchase a new hard drive cause my old one's operating system (windows xp home) decided that it didnt want to work anymore, is there a way that i could use my back-up cd's on the new hard drive? would that work?

I know its the operating system on the old hard drive because i can still access all the files on it when i slave it to a different computer.


Thanks in advance
JMody

Answer:Use XP backup cd on new hard drive?

if you made a backup with norton ghost u can just ghost it back on like an image with a floppy. if you made windows backups you can load the backups on once u installed windows xp.

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may sound like a silly question, but what is the simple easy way to backup my hard drive, running xp home, probable seen the solution several times, but can't remember? please reply in easy to follow steps, help greatly appreciated.

Answer:backup hard drive

Drive Image from such as, PCWorld, and Create an Image file while the computer is running OK

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I have a Maxtor external hard drive to use as a backup. It seems to have enough available free space but after few minutes it says the tape is full. If I start again, it runs for a short while and then again tells me the tape is full.

Also, what is a good software program to have the backup done automatically?

Roughhew
 

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I was wondering what is the most effective way to backup your entire hard drive using Windows XP SP2. I have an external USB hard drive. If I try to backup using "SyncBack", I will get the message that Windows is being used and therefore cannot be backed while running. I expexted that, but I am not sure if using a utility CD would allow me to do this. Any suggestions from the crowd would be appreciated.

macdude
 

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My computer has just crashed and I had to reinstall everything from scratch. I would like to know what are the best programs so I can back up my system on cd's and just have to put the disks in and everything is back to normal.

Answer:Hard drive backup

What OS? Why did you have to reinstall everything. Most "crashes" are recoverable. You can use the Operating systems own back up program but depending on the OS the way to save it varies

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My Dell 1558 has various issues and won't turn on. I need to back up the hard drive. I can remove the HDD and have n external case to put it in. Just wondering though can I just plug it into another computer to copy the files over to a sea grate drive or will the operating system and windows on the HDD cause a problem when I plug it in?
 

Answer:Hard drive backup

you should just be able to plug into the USB of another PC and then you should see the drive files

you will need to got
documents and settings
or
User
folder to get to your documents , depending on which OS was on the PC
 

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I back up all my changed folders (usually 2 or 3) every evening to an external hard drive. Is it advisable to have the ext. HD plugged into the laptop all the time [usb], or should I plug it in just for the backup operation which never takes more than 2 or 3 minutes? Thanks in advance.

Answer:External backup hard drive

I would keep it removed.

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I recently got a new computer with windows XP and I want to make a backup copy of my hard drive. I've been using win 98se in the past and always backed up my drive using the "Drive Copy" software and that always worked just fine. I tried using it to copy my new Win XP drive and found that it has a different format called NTFS. My Drive Copy doesn't seem to work with the new drive. Any suggestions? Do I need to reformat the new blank drive I want to copy to?
RBG
 

Answer:How To Make Backup Of Win Xp Hard Drive

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My current hard drive is an internal 120 GB hard drive. It has 2 partitions, one housing Windows XP Pro and the other housing Fedora Core 5. If I bought another hard drive, say 300 GB or so, how would I go about backing up my current hard drive so that I could boot off of the backed up one in the future? Basically I want to copy everything on the current hard drive - not just files, but the boot record, everything, so it's bootable. If the new hard drive is bigger, will this cause a problem? Will I have to make partitions first?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Backup entire hard drive?

You could use Norton Ghost and copy everything onto the other hard drive. I've seen it done before at Best Buy.

I don't know if you can keep your XP license though; you'd have to talk to MS about that.

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how do i do a backup my windows7 system to hard-drive,ie, not to dvd; i know how in xp, ie, the restore to an earlier version deal, where you see a calendar and your system is automatically backed-up every few days by xp, system tools, i think, in other words , the opposite of a system restore; thanks i got into system security , backup windows7, i found how to do it to a dvd only; thanks
 

Answer:Backup system: To hard-drive ?

Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create system image

It should allow you to create a system image on a separate hard drive, external or internal.
You can't do it if you only have one hard drive, you have to a buy a second hard drive.
For obvious reasons, you cannot create a system image on the same drive you are backing up.

You also need to create a "System repair disc" (a CD) so you can boot from it to restore your system from a system image.
The tool to create that CD is in Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create system repair disc
 

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Hi guys,

I'm not to familiar with the whole backup thing. I have a solid state drive as my primary drive which is the C: drive. I have a 750gb platter hard drive I would like to use as my backup drive with is drive E:. How would I go about making a complete backup of my C: drive to drive E: and then keeping it updated? Also, how would I restore the backup from drive E: to drive C: if a problem was to occur?

Thanks,
Rocky
 

Answer:How do I backup and restore from a second hard drive?

Do you currently have backup software installed? If so which one?
 

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Hello sevenforums members,

I want to backup my system and then do a clean Windows 10 installation, so my whole system is fresh after installing Windows 10.
Is there a good way to do that?
My real question is: How does the backup on an external hard drive look.
Does it backup in a seperate backup folder, because I have more things stored on that EHD.
Thanks in advance

Greets Ruud

Answer:How does a backup on an external hard drive look like.

I would use Macrium Reflect from here:
Macrium Reflect Free
Look at the tutorial and the use "create an Image" rather than cloning your disc. Make sure you then create a rescue CD . The tutorial tells you how. If you have any doubts as to how this works come back here for guidance. It is important to get it right. It is always a good idea to create a backup image from time to time on a regular basis. Then if you are unlucky enough to have a major crash you can be back up and running within the hour.

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I'm trying to backup my Windows XP PC to an external 150G hard drive which has two 74G partitions - one formatted for my Mac (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) and the other for PC (MS-DOS FAT(32), or Windows NT File System (NTFS)). I created the partitions using the Mac. I use Time Machine to backup the Mac. I tried using the Backup Tool in Windows but it stops when it reaches 4G of the partition and tells me to insert a floppy disk to continue. How else can I backup my computer to the external drive?

Answer:How to backup onto external hard drive

NT Backup has known limitations, but the 4GB file size limitation is a FAT32 known characteristic.

http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm

Louis

I suggest converting the FAT32 partition to NTFS.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

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Hi, I'm trying to use the Windows 7 Backup to generate a backup which I want to export to my external hard drive. But it keeps failing, is there a way I can use some other program of find a solution?

Answer:Backup to an external hard drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rosefox911


Hi, I'm trying to use the Windows 7 Backup to generate a backup which I want to export to my external hard drive. But it keeps failing, is there a way I can use some other program of find a solution?


2 great programs: Macrium Reflex (free)
Acronis (30 day free trial)

Both are highly promoted by members of this forum.

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Can anyone recommend a reliable external hard drive backup for a laptop. Preferably an automatic one about 500 GB.
 

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I am running out of room on my BOOT disk. I have done a full 60 GB backup to an internal drive. If I was to switch out my existing BOOT drive, with a new larger drive, and then boot up, would I be able to then get that Image off my backup drive onto the new drive and reboot and be back in business?

Answer:restoring to new hard drive from backup

What do you mean switch out your drives?

Are you going to take out the existing one?

If so, you would need to boot up the winpe\linux\whatever restore media that came with whatever imaging program you used.

It should be able to see attached drives and restore the image it made onto the new HD.

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Do to the increasing amount of unwanted software being loaded on to my friends PCs, I appear to be more regularly cleaning them by reformatting and loading Windows. Is there a way of taking a disk image of their PCs when I jhave completed the process such as loading all the Windows updates, drivers and their software so that if I reformat in the future, I can just do a complete image copy?
I am aware of True Image but if I purchase, will it let me do this on multiple PCs? Or is there other software, perhaps freeware that will let me accomplish this?

Answer:Hard Drive Backup and Restore

Paragon Free
This should do it.

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I have a 140 gig HD nd I have an extra 40 gig HD I would like to use as a backup. I can;t seen to transfer anything to this drive. It refuses to transfer.
I an running XP in my compact computer with lots of ram.
sure could use some help
regards
Tom Fritzky
 

Answer:use extra 40 gig hard drive as backup

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i was wondering if this hard drive backup backs up EVERYTHING on the hard drive... and if so if my computer ever crashed would i just be able to put the disc in and have it install everything back to the way it is now or how exactly does this work?
 

Answer:Nero 7 hard drive backup..?

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My MESH computer is a couple of years old and a problem has occured with the hard drive. They have asked me to remove the hard drive & send it back to them so that they can send a replacement.Do I need to create a backup of everything stored on it? If so can anyone tell me how to?

Answer:Hard drive backup/copy

You will need to back-up any files, photos, address book , etc., to CD/DVD. You cannot back-up programs in this way.The easiest way is to purchase Norton Ghost or similar. That will make a copy of the entire hard drive which you can then load onto the new drive.

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Not sure if this is the right forum, but...

I NEED to backup my ENTIRE hard-drive (photos, music files, software, everything...).

What is the easiest, most efficient and "cheapest" way to do this?

I do NOT have a DVD writer. I need to back up around 35 GB. So...CD's are out of the question.

Exactly what do I need? I would imagine a "zip drive" would be the best way to go. How many discs would I need to back up 35GB worth of stuff.

Once I get a zip drive (and disc(s), I assume) and hook it up...do I need to install a backup software program? Does XP have a built in way to do this?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Easiest Way To Backup Hard Drive??

Hi,

You would need loads of Zip disks to do this and it would cost you an arm and a leg at least to buy those disks for this much material. What I do is maybe different than most do, but here it is:

I use Norton Ghost (you can pick up an older version and they are the best on Ebay for less than ten bucks including shipping) and have a spare hard drive on my computer that I just Ghost over from the main boot drive....it is an exact copy of my main drive. If things go South on me, then I can just Ghost it from the backup over to the main drive again, or can also just change the ribbon cables and boot from the Ghost drive as if it was the main drive......because it is an exact copy. That is what I do and it is an effective way among many ways that you can do this. Others will have other suggestions, so listen to them and pick your poison of which you want to do.

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Hi. I am in need of some help please. I need to be able to clone a hard drive back up all drivers data and operating system onto another device. I have been reading about Norton Ghost but it says it can take an age to complete which as put me off a little. Does anyone use this form of software and what are your recommendations please.Oh and would I be able to make a cloned disk bootable.Best RegardsChris

Answer:Hard Drive cloning & Backup

All cloning takes time, the length of time depends on whether you are cloning entire volumes or merely updating files written since the previous cloning operation.If you want to experiment try the XXClone free version which can only clone full volumes and can make the destination device bootable.   Whether you can boot from the device depends on your system.  e.g. there's no real point in making an external hard drive bootable if your system does not support booting from a usb device.Good luck.

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Hi, I was an Hotmail account user but currently when I am working with a company I was suggested to use Thunderbird email client application. Therefore, I would like to take the backup of my old Hotmail emails and would like to convert to .eml file format so that I could use with other email applications. Can anybody please help me out and please guide me a quick solution.

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OK I just built a new computer, Asus A8V Deluxe and I put a 80GB S-ATA and got it working fine and everything installed windows... blah blah blah.

But my problem is I want to take my old IDE Drive and add it the new computer so I can just throw my old files on the new S-ATA drive, but for some reason it wont detect the IDE drive... I've looked through Bios a couple dozen times and could't figure out what I was doing wrong... Does someone know how I can get it to work.

Thanks
 

Answer:Backup IDE Hard Drive not detecting...

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Hello everyone

I'm helping my girlfriend out with her new laptop. What she wants to be able to do is to have an external hard drive that she can back up her work/data to.

That's simple enough, but is there a convenient way to do it? As in, simply plug in the drive whenever she feels and then have it automatically create a copy of a specific folder onto the external drive?

She has a WD 80GB 2.5" hard drive (I can look up the model number later if that's necessary).

Thanks
 

Answer:Hard drive backup options

There's plenty, I can't say I've used any, but browse around the downloads section or do some google searches.
What you're looking for would likely be classified as a file syncing program. First one on the techspot download's list is GoodSync 8.3.5.7.
 

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