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BackUp Windows XP to Disc

Question: BackUp Windows XP to Disc

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

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Preferred Solution: BackUp Windows XP to Disc

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

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

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

Answer: BackUp Windows XP to Disc

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

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

Answer:Need Windows 7 backup disc?

Everything needed is here to Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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

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

Answer:Windows backup disc

Welcome to EightForums.

   Information

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





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


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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

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

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

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I reinstall windows a lot of times. I'm afraid that the Windows 7 installation might get scratches. So, I want to take a backup copy of the disc.

I want to know if it is copy protected or something or if I can directly copy it using an image burning software.

Thanks.

Answer:How to backup Windows 7 installation disc

yes it will allow you to make a copy , ,using a image burning utility ,it is not copy protected

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I reinstall windows a lot of times. I'm afraid that the Windows 7 installation might get scratches. So, I want to take a backup copy of the disc.

I want to know if it is copy protected or something or if I can directly copy it using an image burning software.

Thanks.

Answer:How to backup Windows 7 installation disc

Hello Bob and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the easiest way to obtain a "backup" installation disk is to download the official and free Microsoft ISO file and save it to a convenient location like your desktop. Then burn the ISO to a blank DVD. See the "note" in Step 4 of this tutorial:

Repair Install

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

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

thanks in advance to any and all replies
 

Answer:Solved: windows 7 backup disc

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

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Hi,

My laptop recently crashed big time!
Won't boot at all, hdd seems to have died.

I am therefore looking at replacing it with a new ssd, but how will I be able to install windows 7 once I get this new ssd?
I don't have any backups or discs to use, only my win 7 product key on the underside of the laptop.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Answer:Re-installing windows 7 on new SSD with no backup or disc

Hi,

Follow the steps detailed here - it contains a link to download the ISO so you can create your own installation DVD.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Once installed, activate the installation using the product key printed on the COA sticker stuck underneath the laptop.

Regards,
Golden

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I have used Norton Ghost 9 (yeah, I know old, but simple and works) for years on all of my Windows XP computers to backup all of my C: partitions. Now, that I moved several of my pc's over to Windows 7 I would like to know some suggestions of good disc imaging software that will let you schedule either daily or weekly backups that work with Windows 7. I have just been using the backup tool from within Windows 7, but would like to move to a third party tool. I prefer a good free option, if possible. Something that allows the image to be restored from boot up in case of a severe crash.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Disc image backup for Windows 7

Acronis True Image, that's the only thing I'll ever recommend (at least till it gives me a reason not to).

Bonus: if you happen to own a Western Digital, Seagate, or Maxtor branded hard drive (just one, in the system or even as an external), those companies offer a somewhat slightly stripped version of the full Acronis True Image product for free just by owning one of their drives.

Can't beat that...
 

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks,
Wasila

Answer:Windows Backup Disc Image

Hello Wasila,

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

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

My laptop (toshiba c660-1c6) recently crashed big time!
Won't boot at all, hdd seems to have died.

I am therefore looking at replacing it with a new ssd, but how will I be able to install windows 7 once I get this new ssd?
I don't have any backups or discs to use (I may be able to borrow a disc), only my win 7 product key on the underside of the laptop.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Answer:Re-installing windows 7 on new SSD with no backup or disc

Toshiba should have supplied one or the other (disc or partition). Since you have the Product Key, call them and ask what your options are. Make sure they understand the partition was destroyed if it existed (usually D:).

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I have tried everything. I must have a password to change the "lost" password. Have called HP support 2 times, held on phone 45 minutes was transferred then called again, held for 120 minutes. The SmartFriend was no help either. Transferred to support and held again.

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I used a windows 7 installation disc to downgrade from Windows 10. My Mobile phone was not compatible with Win1O and I wanted to connect my desktop pc to pick up a signal from the mobile.
So after I installed the Win7 version I realised I had forgotten to save all my photos on another disc and now have lost all my photos that were on the Win1O. I didn't uninstall 10, just put the Win7 installation disc in and run it. I have no backup files etc at all.
Question is, Is their any way to retrieve my photos.?.
Thankyou for any help
Kind Regard Loweja

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Hey Everyone,Recently reinstalled Windows 8 about two weeks ago. I've gotten most of my programs back, and I've decided to back up windows onto my network hard drive. After I start the backup, it gives me an error saying 'The validation information class is invalid (0x80070544)' I tried googling it, and one site said I should enter my username like \\External Drive\Username. I did this, and this time it gave me an error saying 'Destination drive cannot be read (0x8078006F)'. I have no idea why it might be saying this, as I am able to access it through X: Y: and Z: (there are three partitions: Public, Personal, and Backup) I can access the drive through it's IP fine, and the data management program that came with it says everything is fine. In addition I have File History set up to that drive, and it is working okay too.P.S. The drive is a Seagate GoFlex Home (STAM2000100).

Answer:Windows 8 System Disc Image Backup Errors

It could be because you're trying to write the image to the drive over your network.You need to have the drive plugged in directly to the computer you want to back up. That should fix the problem.

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My restore disc(s) failed, and now I have moved and lost them.  I tried to download (on a different computer) the disk image from Windows, but was told that since it was pre-installed by HP, I can't. Can you PLEASE tell me how I can download a fresh copy of Windows 7, 64bit???? 











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Answer:Backup Disc FAILED. Need a fresh install of Windows 7!

Hi: I don't see that HP carries recovery disks for your PC anymore. You can still get a set from this non-HP vendor. http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-18154-windows-7-premium-64-bit-94nav6pra1-recovery-kit-gv405av-for-hp-model-number-s5212y.aspx There are also 3rd party websites such as this one where you can download a W7 ISO file. https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

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Hi there

I tried to run a backup and create a system repair disc on a very old laptop with OS Windows XP SP2.
I followed the steps on how to supposedly get to the backup wizard:

- start
- all programs
- accessories
- system tools


but there is no 'backup'.

The only choices I get are: character map, disk cleanup, disk defragmenter, files and settings transfer wizard, internet explorer, scheduled tasks, security center, system information and system restore.

Also, there is no wizard to create a system repair disc with - not even in a sub in 'system restore'.

I do not have a windows XP disc, as we purchased that second-hand laptop as a backup laptop, in case both our laptops were temporarily out of order.

to add one more problem with that laptop:
it cannot be switched off the 'normal' way (start, shut down) - only by pressing and holding the on/off button.

thank you in advance for your assistance!!!

Answer:how to run backup AND create system repair disc on windows xp sp2 and shutting down

What is the make and model # of your laptop? Only certain manufacturers and certian models allow you to create a restore disc in their programs. Like HP or Sony.
What version of Windows XP do you have? Windows XP Home or Professional, or Media Center Edition? Microsoft Backup is only included in XP Pro not Home. There are many other Backup programs like: EaseUS Todo Backup Free - CNET Download.com
Newer laptops come with a Recovery Partitions that you would access to restore Windows. Many Computer Manufacturers allow you to order a Recovery CD from their web site. Worse case scenario is you can get one on Ebay or Craigslist.

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Hi,

I am using my PC mainly as an Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), besides that I also use it a bit for surfing the web and for e-mailing and stuff like that.
Basically in my set up I have my audio sequencing/recording software and software synthesizer, drum samplers etc. installed.
Once all of this software is installed I probably won't install much new stuff except for occasional upgrades or updates. Maybe once in a while I will buy a new software, but that's basically it.

Now to get back to the main topic: I want to make some kind of back-up of my main disc (which contains my OS and all the software installed on my PC).
I would use this back-up to get back to a stable system with OS and all my software installed. So, if at any time Windows would get messed up or for some other reason things would not function properly anymore I would not have to go through re-installing my OS and then re-installing all of my software.
For this purpose I purchases Acronis True Image, thinking I would use either the 'clone disc' or back up disc feature.
Now I was thinking if the Windows system restore feature would work for my purpose described above?

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks,
Lars

Answer:question(s) about sysetem disc backup and Windows system restore

No, restore wouldn't. You could make a image of your drive and its exactly like you have it set.

Then you can use the image to go back exactly as you were.

I just don't know the programs to use

But i'mbumping it up.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 580 I may have to uninstall and reinstall windows 7 x64 on my computer. A windows 7 disc did not come with the computer, it came with promises that there was another way. I have a repair disc I made near the time I got my computer. I have a vague memory of something going wrong with the process of making said disc but it was so long ago I'm no longer sure if that's true or if it is what the problem was. Am I right that a back up disc or a restore disc or a repair disc does not reinstall windows 7? If I made a backup disc through the control panel thing will I end up backing up the thing that's causing me a problem? Is there a way I can get a Windows 7 x64 installation disc without going out and buying it? please and thank you

Answer:Backup disc VS restore VS installation disc.

See this tutorial...
Clean Install Windows 7
...it has a link to download W7 DVD in step 1.

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Every time my computer starts up it pops up, and while i'm using it now too. Why does it keep asking me to put a disc into the drive?

-Thanks
 

Answer:Windows-Disc. No disc in drive. Please insert disc. Pops up a lot.

you probably have an application running upon startup to prompt for that.
or
you did not finish an installation of a program/driver properly, and it thinks you are continuing the installation...

START, Run, enter msconfig, and check startup
 

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I'm attempting to run windows backup with it set to save to CD/DVD drive. It's tells me there is no disc in the drive but I've put 3 separate DVD-R disc in it so far. All 3 disc are brand new bought at Wmart today. The PC is Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop / Win 7 home 64bit. I am sure the optical drive will burn a disc. I've never used Windows backup before. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Windows backup "no disc" dialog box

Hard to say. It should work.Back up and restore: frequently asked questionsThe link above is from Microsoft and might be of some help.But look at this:QuoteWe recommend that you save your backup on an external hard drive that can hold at least 200 GB.This would indicate that the backup will not use a DVD for a system backup. Instead, you must use an external USB hard drive.Myself, I have not use DVDs for backup for years. I always use a hard drive.

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I'm attempting to run windows backup with it set to save to CD/DVD drive. It's tells me there is no disc in the drive but I've put 3 separate DVD-R disc in it so far. All 3 disc are brand new bought at Wmart today. The PC is Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop / Win 7 home 64bit. I am sure the optical drive will burn a disc. I've never used Windows backup before. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Windows backup "no disc" dialog box

Hard to say. It should work.Back up and restore: frequently asked questionsThe link above is from Microsoft and might be of some help.But look at this:QuoteWe recommend that you save your backup on an external hard drive that can hold at least 200 GB.This would indicate that the backup will not use a DVD for a system backup. Instead, you must use an external USB hard drive.Myself, I have not use DVDs for backup for years. I always use a hard drive.

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Question: backup disc help

I am hoping to do a backup disc for my adobe photoshop and will be using nero. I am confused, but if I press cd copy will I be able to do it? I have only ever done backup's of cd music before. thanks
 

Answer:backup disc help

Cd Copy works the same way for data disks.
 

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Question: backup disc

alright i got a backup disc and i need to get certain data off it, does anyone know how i may do this?
 

Answer:backup disc

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Question: backup disc

can someone give me a step by step to creating a backup dvd (preferably) or cd for my computer.
i am trying to backup my documents and settings.
it copies fine into my documents, but when i try to move it to the disc it will not let me.
what am i doing wrong?

Answer:backup disc

start>programs>accessories>system tools>backup
click next until it asks you where you want to store it and put it on your desktop, then let it run and copy that file to cd.

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Question: backup disc for xp

when i got my computer there was a software bundle for works with it but no xp disc,even though it was on my list of software.i was on to maxdata help line and was told to get a loan of xp home and copy it .is this also the recovery disc or am i missing another disc.i was told all the drivers are on the xp disc as well.does anyone know if there telling me the truth or fobbing me off and can i copy xp with nero.any help appreciated thanks.

Answer:backup disc for xp

It is illegal to copy XP aswell they know, they are fobbing you off. Have you paid for it yet as part of the bundle? The drivers for the motherboard should also be provide with the computer these will not be on the XP DiskI assume you have no operating system on your new computer? IF opsystem and mobo drivers pre installed on the hard drive already they should provide a recovery disk.

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Question: Backup Disc

Gday folks Ok I am going to be brave and try doing a backup disc. What I need to know is how do I burn a backup disc? and do I backup ALL my computer or just parts of it ?? I need step by step instructions cos I am computer dumb lol . I am running Win XP Pro SP3 Hope someone has the patience to help me
 

Answer:Backup Disc

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/maintain/backupsw.mspx and http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/maintain/backupfiles.mspx
 

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Question: Xp Backup disc ???

I have original and legal XP Home and XP Pro CD's . Is it possible for me to make a backup copy of these discs . I'm messing around building pc's and don't want the orginal discs to get damaged .
 

Answer:Xp Backup disc ???

For back up purposes Yes.
 

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Question: Backup to disc

Hi everyone,
Just wondering if anyone has any quick and easy methods for backing up the operating system to disc. I've only just recently upgraded from Windows '98 to Windows XP Second Edition and am still not familiar with it all yet. No amount of searching has answered this question for me, so as always came to check out the always surprising genius of my friends here on TS.

What I actually want to do is back up the system to disc and then load it onto my laptop. I have all the upgrade discs for 98-XP and boot discs etc. but seem to be encountering issues with the original 98 installation, so thought the quickest way would be to back up the entire system or parts thereof and load them to laptop. Just can't find the method in XP to achieve this. I thought there would be a backup option in XP, however, info states that it is not automatically included in the program and I can't seem to find it on the upgrade disc, so may only be available with the full XP package, not the upgrade.

Anyway, any help would be as always, really appreciated.
 

Answer:Backup to disc

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Hi,

Can anyone please tell me why i cant backup to discs etc, it only gives me a choice to back up to the c drive which doesnt have enough space.

I am running xp pro.

Thanx
 

Answer:Why cant i backup to disc

What are you trying to backup?
 

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Question: Backup Disc

when i originally backed up windows to my seperate partition, where windows is installed, it was 20gb. Then i backed up to dvd disc to be safe and it seemed to complete backup on one 4.7gb disc. I expected to use about 5 disc's.
Is this correct or have i done something wrong?
any info can be helpful.

thx

Answer:Backup Disc

What back up program were you using?

I presume you were using the inbuilt windows back up tools.

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Question: Backup disc

Hi folks , hope you are all having a good day I have a problem that has me worried . My friends computer crashed and the trouble she had and the expense scared me, so I want to create a backup disc for my files and one to enable me to start up my computer. I am completely at a loss as to what or how to do this , I dont even know what disc to use regarding size. If there is one of you willing to instruct me how step by step I would be very grateful

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 37817 MB, Free - 17131 MB; D: Total - 38490 MB, Free - 27222 MB;
Motherboard: http://www.abit.com.tw/, I-45CV(Intel i945GC-ICH7), 1.0,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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Question: Backup BOOT DISC

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

Answer:Backup BOOT DISC

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Question: empty backup disc

went to wipe my acer aspire M1641 and it did just that nothing backed up thefiles a year ago and they were on the dvd disc. but no the disc refuses to work. so i have nothing. please be gently with me i'm a lady.

Answer:empty backup disc

Quote from: bunnyhop on February 03, 2011, 05:31:39 PMwent to wipe my acer aspire M1641 and it did just that nothing backed up thefiles a year ago and they were on the dvd disc. This doesnt make much sense.

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Yesterday I tried to get onto the internet and my new PC came up with the dialog box: The Settings we were attempting to process are corrupted and unusable. Restoring and Backup may solve the problem. Details : [ZKCHUNKREADER::ZKCHUNKREADER][DESC:CORRUPT FILE C:\PROGRAM DATA\VIRGIN BROADBAND\ PC GUARD\FREEDOM.DAT]The entire system then shut down.Internet Explorer has since been reinstalled and it seems to be ok at the minute?? As I'm new to this computer lark can anyone enlighten me about the above?Also the PC has since suggested I create a system back-up. The disc drive is a SATA DVD RW drive with lightscribe technology. I need to go out and get some discs to do this. What are discs should I be using? Are there dedicated ones for system backups?Thanks in advance.

Answer:What disc should I use for System Backup?

Any blank DVD +/-R media will do for backups,(I think DVD -R is more common), but if the stuff to be backed up is important, I would look for the brands Verbatim or TaiyoYuden, for best results.

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Now after a great deal of help from reading answers in this forum, I have my PC in perfect condition, bug free and up to speed.I now want to clear out my external backup drive and put a fresh clean clone on it, will a one pass cleaner be enough or should I go for the multipass option?

Answer:cloning backup disc

Format the drive, that will be enough...

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

Answer:can't make pc backup disc

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

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

Answer:Trying to make a DVD backup disc

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

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Question: Backup System Disc

I previously had a IdeaPad that had one button recovery that I could return the computer to how it was delivered originally. Is there a way to do it with the W530? Also, how can I backup the system discs. I was never prompted to backup my system. Will Lenovo send me the Windows 8 discs if I ask? Thanks. 

Answer:Backup System Disc

See the Lenovo instructions at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024

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I have a problem with my network adapter connecting to the internet on this PC (HP 6715b in my specs) and I don't think it is a hardware problem, but rather a problem of settings in some advanced settings I messed with weeks ago. I don't remember what I did then and cannot figure out what's wrong now. I need this PC online ASAP and have no more time (after 4 days of trying) to figure it out.  I'm thinking just install my XP Home OS to see if that will cure my problem and get it online. But I have no disc to reinstall this XP Pro OS that came on the PC when I bought it. What do I need to save to disc in order to be able to recover this OS in the future?Thanks'Mike

Answer:How to backup this XP Pro OS for later install? No disc came with this PC?

Check with the manuf. and see if there is a hidden Recovery partition on that machine....If there is they will have info on creating a CD...However using it will wipe all your apps and data and take the machine back to Day One status...

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

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

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

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Question: Acer Backup Disc

My new Acer 5741 occasionally asks that I create a Backup Recovery Disc. I start the process and it says back-up will take three dvd discs. Everything goes fine until it asks for the second disc and then the whole thing just ticks over doing absolutely nothing. The elapsed time clocks up but the progress bar does not move. After an hour I have to force a shut down in order to use the computer again. Can anyone tell me what is going wrong

Answer:Acer Backup Disc

make the recovery to a second partition or too an external drive, disks are nortoriously fickle for backups.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Bearing in mind you are dealing with a complete idiot here - how do I create a backup XP disk? Despite cleaning the hard drive and removing virtually all but the most essential software my PC operates at half glacial speed. Read a recent article that claimed a reinstall of XP would fix it - but I have no backup disk ......
 

Answer:Creating a backup disc

Do you not have the original OS disk that came with your computer..?
Also what is the specification of your computer..? This might help figure why its running a half glacial..Have you done any checks for spayware/adware/viruses etc..? Do all of these before going as far as reformatting..
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:Backup to DVD disc problem

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Hi,

I have backed up my system image to an external hard drive which is 500gig and I have installed a new hard drive which is 500gig. The old one that I have removed is only 320gig so I know there is no issues there. If I try and restore to the old drive (320gig) it will try and restore but if I swap it over for the new one it will not start backup and I get the message 'The system image restore failed'

No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found.

Is this because the lettering of the drive is different and if so how do I change please?

Answer:Backup Will Not Restore to New Disc

1) Are you using Windows imaging?
2) Have you successfully restored images to your existing 320GB HDD?
3) What is your new 500GB HDD?
4) Do you connected it alone to the same sata connector the 320GB is normally connected? You could boot to the downloaded Partition Wizard boot CD and check the new HDD out. Try formatting it NTFS primary with Partition Wizard and repeat the exercise of reimaging.

When you boot from a live boot CD (eg system repair CD) drives letters can be all over the place.

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Question: hard disc backup

I have a caddy and hard disc for back up but my PC is SATA and the backup disc ide. Can I use this disc,using usb for backup? If not could some kind person tell me what to do?

Answer:hard disc backup

Short answer is YES.What are you going to use as the back up software, suggest something like Acronis True Image

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I am unable to create a backup disc for my PC/Windows 10. I'm using a DVD+R Memorex 16x/4.7GB disc. After a couple minutes, the disc is kicked out.

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Question: WIN98 Backup Disc?

-older ibm aptiva 2171-545 w OS/WIN98.....
-making some upgrades to the family computer....(ram & HDD)
-i am going to reformat the HDD but unsure if I have the reinstall disc anymore....
-can't you make a backup or reinstall disc of OS or is it too lengthy?
==============please advise how?=========thanks=====

Answer:WIN98 Backup Disc?

well creating a backup disk depends on how much space you will use, Norton Ghot is good for backing up but if you will use more than 700 MB (which most people do) you won't be able to fit it on a CD
if you've got a burner you could prolly burn some backup (i suggest on a CDRW disk) before you install again
before you format you need an operating system to reinstall, and the drivers of your sound, video, modem etc.

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I finally got around to deciding to create some backup/recovery discs for my new computer. Initially, I was going to do a "system restore" type of backup disc, created it, and then decided, alternatively, I was simply going to create a group of three discs, for in the event I feel like crashing/erasing my computer and want to put bare-minimum Windows 7 back on. When I attempted to erase the disc I had put the original back up on, it said it was write protected. I can't erase it manually (simply right clicking and deleting) I tried Nero, as well as numerous other burn/ripping programs that were mentioned to me.

Nothing works.

Any advice?
 

Answer:Backup Disc (DVD-RW) Write Protected?

it's an r/w, should be able to erase it. however, if the program u used to burn the disc, closed the session, then the info is no longer rewriteable.
 

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

Answer:backup to a read/write disc

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

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Hi,Recently installed Acronis suite and commenced operation backup on to various DVDr's to release some much needed hard disk space. Trouble is, once all the information was backed up, i deleted the original from my computer.Last night i required an office programme that was located on one of the DVD's and upon launching Acronis to restore the information, the system stalled and a read error on the disc came up... i.e the disc in no good.Is there software on the market that will locate deleted programmes, not just word docs and Jpeg's??I need the complete file that contained exe's etc

Answer:Backup Disc Errors!!! how do i recover?

I dont know if this will work click hereIts worth a try.

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Hi, My T42 disc has failed spectacularly - completely buggered.  Unfortunatly, my sone has lost our backups. I have the original COA - can I download XP from any wher ? Thanks

Answer:T42 with destroyed disc and no backup. Can I download XP ?

No, you can't download the OS anywhere.  You may be able to buy a set of recovery CDs from e-bay or Thinkpads.com or from Lenovo.





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

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

How do I get around this?

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd


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

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

How do I get around this?


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

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

Anne

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I was wondering if its possible to create a bootable disc/image of my hard drive so its faster when I reinstall windows? I end up reinstalling windows every couple of months and its a pain to reinstall everything. I tried making a backup with nero 7, but that didn't work. Is it possible to make a disc so it puts everything back on the hard drive without having to go through the whole reinstall process? I have only programs on my windows hard drive, so it ends up being only 6-7Gb of data.

Answer:Can I make a bootable backup disc of my HD?

buy norton ghost. create a standard installation. use ghost to create an image of your boot partition. when you want to reinstall, use ghost to restore the image. ghost allows writing to cd & dvd as well as creating an image file.

www.symantec.com

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


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

Answer:Creating a Backup Disc using Nero 6.0

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

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I have windows 7 ultimate and the low disc for back up keeps poping up all the time. I have 2 drice C and D how can i increase the space in drive D so as to back up my files.

Answer:how to increase space for backup disc D in wi

What kind of system do you have. Typically the partition you are referring to is the recovery one that you are not supposed to touch. The partition size is just large enough to contain the files to rebuild the system if Windows needs reinstalled. If you modify it or save files to it the ability to rebuild the system can be damaged.Rich

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Hey, I have two questions: 1. How exactly is making recovery media supposed to go? Everytime I try, all I'm able to burn is the first cd, after that it appears to be done and closes. I never get the chance to burn the remaining dvds, never even knew I was supposed to until I recently tried to recover from them... 2. Is there a way to copy a backup from one external harddrive to another?

Answer:recov disc and backup question

Are you using the 'Create Recovery Disks' option or the 'Create Rescue Media' option?

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:blush: Hey there,

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

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

Windows xp
Samsung CDRW/DVD SM - 352F

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

PowerDVD
Windows Media Player
Dell Media

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

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

thanx,
chez
 

Answer:Can't Play dvd backup disc on computer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

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

What DVD burner was used to burn the disc?

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Hard disc backup not working

Classic issue for backups vs. restore.

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

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

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

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

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hi guys,

i made a copy of complete PC backup on my harddisk. My vista comes with my laptop and there is no recovery disc. When i person the restore process, it asks for a DVD or CD. is there anyway i can use my complete pc backup image in my harddrve?

thanks for your help.

Answer:Complete PC backup- no installation disc

Norton ghost may work, but you would be better off to contact your computer vendor and for a small fee they will send you
any disk's that came with the original system, you will need all pertinent information about the original install.

Bear

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

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

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Can any one please point me in the direction of some advice on this?I can't see how to do it from the downloaded manual and no info came with the machine.

Answer:Creating a backup disc for Inspiron1525

click here

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

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

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

Answer:Backup Problems with Media disc

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

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

Answer:Making a Backup Disc Help Needed.

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

Good Luck

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I know this is a VERY basic question, but I can't discover a simple answer, so I would appreciate a brief comment. What, please, is the difference between an image backup and a disc clone?

I'm running Acronis 10.0 under Windows XP Home, and it has done a good job of backing up my entire hard drive. But are there advantages in cloning the hard drive, when (if ever) is this to be preferred to image backup, and what are the pros and cons of each alternative?

Many thanks
 

Answer:Image Backup vs Disc Clone

Cloning makes an exact copy of one hdd to another. You would use cloning when say you are moving up to a bigger drive.

Imaging makes an exact copy also but to a file or a series of files split at a certain size which can be restored to a hdd using the Acronis boot cd. Images can also be compressed and stored on cd's or dvd's.
 

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I use an external disc drive to store my photos and as a back up for other important files etc. in case my computer crashes.
It is always attached to my computer but only turned on when I am transferring something to it.
My question is: If my computer crashes would the external disc drive be affected
(a) if it is not switched on
(b) if it is switched on

Answer:External Disc Drive used for backup

I think "No" and "Might Be". Depends on what caused the error. Technically a "crash" is I believe whan the heads hit (crash) into the platters.

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Ok, just to be sure I didn't fail Backups 101: From my understanding if I have a set of incremental backups I can restore from any point an incremental backup was made, not only from the latest incremental correct? And a set of incremental backups after a few months or years of backups will actually take up more space than a full because they will contain deleted data that wouldn't be present if you did a full correct?

Assuming that is true and I didn't fail on the basic fundamentals of backups.... I am trying to find out what options there are for doing backups off of a boot disk to an external drive (most likely USB). Thing is, there are a few requirements I need it to be capable of:

1: This will be a windows system, and most of those backup bootdisks are Linux based, which depending on the distro tend to have good to glitchy NTFS support last time I used them, especially NTFS write support. Dunno if that's gotten any better nowadays.

2. I want to backup the entire OS drive, not just a partition, but the boot sector and MBR itself. Well... most likely I will stick with MBR, but just in case, can any handle GPT as well?

3. Pretty sure 99.99% of backup apps do this, but just tossing it out there, it would be preferable if it would compress the backup image too. Speed of backup/restore isn't an issue here, just reliability..... and not taking up terrabytes to backup gigabytes.

4 Not sure how possible this is, especially on a drive-level rather tha... Read more

Answer:Disc-bootable backup software

Cyber Akuma said:


Ok, just to be sure I didn't fail Backups 101: From my understanding if I have a set of incremental backups I can restore from any point an incremental backup was made, not only from the latest incremental correct? And a set of incremental backups after a few months or years of backups will actually take up more space than a full because they will contain deleted data that wouldn't be present if you did a full correct?Click to expand...

You're mixing and/or mis-interpreting an incremental backup and a differential backup.

Cyber Akuma said:


1: This will be a windows system, and most of those backup bootdisks are Linux based, which depending on the distro tend to have good to glitchy NTFS support last time I used them, especially NTFS write support. Dunno if that's gotten any better nowadays.Click to expand...

Better, yes. Whether or not it has improved enough to be a candidate in your eyes is another story.

Cyber Akuma said:


2. I want to backup the entire OS drive, not just a partition, but the boot sector and MBR itself. Well... most likely I will stick with MBR, but just in case, can any handle GPT as well?Click to expand...

GPT support has been added for many backup utilities, but hasn't been added at the same time across the board. Read the specifics on the latest version of any candidate, and skim the revision history if nothing stands out.

Cyber Akuma said:


3. Pretty sure 99.99% of bac... Read more

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i had files saved to disc from an old computer and i cant get them to load to a different computer. I keep getting an error message then it locks up on the second of three discs

Answer:having trouble downloaing a backup disc

"getting an error message"Give us the EXACT error message.

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I have just regraded my MS WIN 2000 Pro back to MS Win ME. When in Win2000 I backedup some files from MY DOCUMENTS; I now want to reload these into my present OS i.e. WIN ME, but find the info comes out in some sort of 'code' with lots of little squares, or strange Greek?Balkan language, except for one small part that comes out in plain English. What went wrong and how can I fix it?

Answer:'Gobbledegook' on BACKUP from Iomega 100mbZip disc

Why do you think you should be able to read these?Backup files are meant to be read by the program that is loading them back into your system, not you.?d

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Hi.I Have a problem yesterday i was able to burn dvds.But today Heres My Story.

first i put the disc in,It show that it read it cause a pop up,pops up saying what do u want to do with the disc.But then when i open up my dvd backup program it always says insert writable disc ..well i have a writable disc in there that has nothing on the disc.I dont get it ?what can be the problem?I know it aint the problem with the program cause i've tryed 6 diffrent programs today but the same on all of it? WHy is this happing?What could have happen to it from yesterday to today ?
 

Answer:My DVD BackUp Program Wont Read My DIsc

Hi,
Is anything on this Microsoft guide of help?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324129

Richard
 

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Is this program as featured on last month's cover disc free to register or hoe much does it cost to register? Thanks

Answer:Genie Backup Manager on the Cover Disc

As far as I'm aware it's free, but online registration is required. See page 150 of last month's magazine.

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A while ago I tried to make a Rescue & recovery backup. At first I wanted to safe the backup on  my external harddisk, however this somehow failed.After the backup, suddenly my disk space went from approximately 40gb to 20gb. How can I find the backup and delete it? And put it on my external harddisc instead?  

Answer:Backup suddenly halfen disc space

Go the the "Enhanced Backup Restore" Lenovo tool you used. You will see an selection in there to removed backups. The tool does not allow any control that I can see to direct the backup. I have always used TrueImage for my backup images and it can be put anywhere during the process. As the file can also be moved if so desired. What Lenovo's tool does is totally against best practices. Doing an image backup into the very partition its imaging. If something goes wrong it could trash that partition. Always write to another partition or drive. Ideally external via eSATA gives the fastest time to complete via TrueImage or Ghost (haven't used it in years though). I created a backup partition on my 500GB OEM drive and do an internal TrueImage backup to that so it is NOT WRITING to the drive its reading and imaging. Much safer!!





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I'm looking for a program, preferably freeware, that can back up data to discs on an automated schedule. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Looking for an automated backup-to-disc utility

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have windows put in disc ran for a bit then told me to put in another disc used a 80 minute CD_R

Answer:Unable to backup files to 80 minute CD-R disc

It sounds like you are trying to put too much on a single CDr. 80 min. refers to audio play back time, if you are using it for data, you need to look at the other number and it will be like 750MB (around there somewhere, I forget what is typical). You will probably find that that is not much room if you are doing a general back up. You will need at least a DVDr (probably more than one) which will be like 4.7GB (750MB = 0.75GB) and possibly much more. These days most use a portable (or larger stand up) external hard drive for back ups and they are in the neighborhood of your hard drive in capacity and often more.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.This site is about helping people, lets keep it that way.

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Hi guys I know I can back up my XP install using ghost.

But what I want to do Is a restore disc you know like you get a restore disc with dell or maybe a recovery partition so if my system goes down I can pop in the disc and say resoter my system to the way it was when I backed it up

Is there anything I can use?

The system is my daughters SX270 Dell she likes it cause its tiny and has been painted Pink with playboy motif yeah I know I am sad for doing it lol

Answer:Backup existing XP setup for restore disc

What version of Ghost are you running?

I use Ghost 12 to image my PC once a week to my external Hard Drive optioned to run automatically. I have also set it to do incremental backups if more than 500MB are installed. This is the most simple of ways to execute your Ghost backups in my humble opinion.

If you have Ghost software the option is there for you to make a boot disk if the worst was to happen and you had to restore your system.

Let me know if the above is of help to you.

kind regards,

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I just bought Dell Inspiron 14, 3421 yesterday and trying to create Disc from Backup and Recovery Software provided by Dell.
I have bought this india and found mulitple post facing the problem what I am facing. I have upgraded Dell Support Center and Also Dell Backup and Recovery using the Update tile. I have windows 8. BIOS A04.
These are the problems I am facing....
Problem1: After writing to Disc1, it does not accept 2nd disc and keep ejecting 2nd disc again and again
Problem2: Even if I insert USB, the software still does not dectect USB.
I am not able to create any backup even after trying 3-4 times.

Answer:Backup and Recovery Disc/USB Creation Failing

Hi AjayPrajapati,
I suggest that you uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager from Programs and Features. Next flash BIOS to the latest version from the link given below:
http://dell.to/1a4NoJR
Wait till the system comes up to the desktop after the BIOS update and then install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager from the link given below:
http://dell.to/1cmZCUj
Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
Visit the following link for assistance on how to uninstall and reinstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager for Windows 8 Operating system.
http://dell.to/15gZ4e0
Share the status after trying the suggested steps.

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I have recently purchased an OEM version of WinXP and it arrived in what looked like an undamaged parcel. Upon unwrapping I found that the WinXP CD had been bound to a HDD in such a way that the CD overhung the edge and may have been bent/stressed.I reported this to the supplier who requested that I 'test' the CD for damage. The most thorough tests I could think of was 1. to try an install 2. Try to make a copy.The Install was achieved with difficulty and much tweaking and repairing but appears to be working now.The copying resulted in lots of ' unrecoverable read errors 'Hence my question is it possible to make a copy of the OEM CD without errors or is it protected in some way.rowdy

Answer:Is it possible to make a Backup Copy of WINXP disc

can you not get a new cd from the supplier.

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Heya [H]ers!

I was hoping someone with an older Abit NF7-S or a board with the SIL3112A might stumble along this post and help me out. I used to use partition magic 7.0 to back up my perfectly stable and clean OS to a disc that could be put in the system, run, and restored from, all in one shot when I had IDE drives.

Since going to SATA RAID drives with the SIL3112A chipset on my motherboard and two Raptors, I haven't been able to find a back up program that supports. RAID along with the image itself being the restore CD as well. Does anyone know of anything similar to what I am looking for? Basically, what I am looking for is to be able to restore an image to my SIL3112A raid array with one disc (preferrably a DVD).

Thanks
 

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The girlfriends Packard Bell computer.After asking me over to sort out her lack of broadband (well it's a novel chat up line!), she tells me that everytime she boots up her pc, that she gets a message that "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem - Chose "repair your computer""Apparantly normally the pc goes through the sort of self-repair process & all is ok. But this time (with me!), the Packard Bell repair process seemed to work, but windows went for the re-start & then failed to start & the Windows Boot Manager started again.Got error msg - Status 0xc000000fInfo- The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.Then some gubbins about inserting Vista disc to attempt repair (which not got) & contacting vendor for assistance. Pc is she says about 3 yrs old. I know that Recovery sector is on hard drive, but how can I access it.She's ok data wise to do Factory settings or similar to actually get Vista & working pc back but how can I do that if can't get to Recovery sector to do so? Any kind of DOS way? I should be able to do that if given instructions. Help!

Answer:Unable to repair Vista - NO Backup disc

click here to download an ISO Image of a Vista Repair Disc. click here for background information.Option 2 is to look up the method of accessing the Recovery Sector for her model of PB Laptop. It will probably be the F11 or F10 key. Post the Model of laptop and someone may be able to let you know.Incidentally, you might have got a quicker response in the Helproom Forum! Don`t duplicate the thread yet though - I`ll check back tomorrow morning.

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is there a way to make a backup disc for a digital purchase?

I downloaded S.W.A.T. 4 Gold from gamestop and the swplash screen takes forever cause it cant read from a disc.

is there a way to get files onto a disc to play it from there?
 

Answer:Making a Digital Download backup disc

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Hello
In simple terms could someone explain the difference between a recovery disc(which I created when I first had my lap top) a system image and a back up which I create every week.
Would a system image be the same size as a recovery disc?
Thank you very much
gel

Answer:Difference between recovery disc a system image and backup

A PC manufacturer's recovery disk will only return the computer back to how it was when new.
A system (or disk) image is a complete copy of a hard disk partition. That image is contained in a single file. Providing that you imaged your system (usually C:) drive, it contains the boot files, operating system, programs and user data. If you run into problems that you can't fix, or your computer's been rendered unbootable, you can restore the image and your computer will revert back to how it was when the image was created.
A backup is usually a copy of important files such as documents, e-mails, photos, and music etc saved to an external hard drive, memory stick, or CD etc. An image file can sometimes be classed as a backup because it's usually possible to extract individual files and folders from it.
A system image is likely to be bigger than a recovery disk because it also contains all the extra programs you installed and also your data files.

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This is probably a simple fix, but for the life of me I haven't been able to figure it out. My aunt had Norton 360 backup on her computer, when it expired, she deleted it. She did not back up with any other program thinking that she had the backup disc she made with Norton. Her computer crashed and burned, totally died. We still have the Norton 360 backup disc, but a newer computer and no Norton 360 software. All of her pictures and documents are hidden in these backup files, I'm sure. How do I retrieve them?
Any help would be appreciated, my head hurts from trying to figure it out on my own.

Judy
AngelStarr Technologies
Floyd, VA
 

Answer:Need to restore my computer using a disc created with Norton 360 backup

Hi judyange,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

The backed-up files from Norton 360 are encrypted for protection purposes. If your aunt used optical media (CD/DVD) to backup files using Norton 360 version 3 or 4, all she has to do is to insert the disc into your computer and then open the disc in Windows Explorer. Next, locate the file named "arestore.exe" and double-click on it . Follow the instructions to restore the files to your new computer.

If by chance she used the Online Backup feature, she can log in to your My Norton Account and then look for the link that says "Access your online backup files."

My Norton Account
Thank you,
Mike


judyangel65 said:


This is probably a simple fix, but for the life of me I haven't been able to figure it out. My aunt had Norton 360 backup on her computer, when it expired, she deleted it. She did not back up with any other program thinking that she had the backup disc she made with Norton. Her computer crashed and burned, totally died. We still have the Norton 360 backup disc, but a newer computer and no Norton 360 software. All of her pictures and documents are hidden in these backup files, I'm sure. How do I retrieve them?
Any help would be appreciated, my head hurts from trying to figure it out on my own.

Judy
AngelStarr Technologies
Floyd, VAClick to expand...
 

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I am running 2 hds, one with windows xp and programs, the other as a slave for file backups etc.I have downloaded Seagate disc wizard and intend to backup my main drive including the operating system onto the slave.What is the difference between cloning the disc and creating an image? I want to safeguard against hd failure.The slave hd has plenty of room, what is a good free program to create a partition in which to store the backup? Thanks

Answer:Clone disc and image backup basic questions

Cloning the drive will take a snapshot of everything that is on the drive,therefore enabling you to transfer the clone to another drive and away you go if the current drive fails.Image your drive:Well that depends on what you decide to image.Basically it can work the same as cloning,but some only take an image of there files/docs pics etc for backup,though you can image the whole drive and possible recovery partition.Never used the Seagate tools but have used Acronis that does basically the same thing.Partition tools:Partition Logic is free click hereRanish partition manager is free also click hereMost of the rest out there,need payment.

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I recently had computer crash and system restore not work. I have two files on an external hard drive (BackUp 30-10-11 2011-10-30 15-35-33_C.CAL and BackUp 30-10-11 2011-10-30 15-35-33_C_1.NBF) that were created by Acer Backup earlier that I wanted to use but can not seem to get the program to run properly. If anyone could please let me know step by step how I can do this I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm afraid the "help" is not overly so...

Answer:How do I use disc image created by Acer BackUp Mang?

hi sorry to hear you have problems check this link out its for acer support there are a number of links you can choose that should help you Support Home Page if not post back and i could help you your machine

Using Acer eRecovery Management to reinstall Drivers and Software >>> http://goo.gl/91qLs

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Recently I've lost the install/backup cd for powerdvd, but I have the program on my hard disk. Can I simply copy the program on my hard disk (using nero) onto a cd-r and will this autorun and install the program back onto my computer just like the original (should my hard disk fail at a later date)?? I had a friend advise me this can't be done but did not explain why not? Is the process more complicated than this?Please help!

Answer:creating backup/install disc from the hard drive

When you say that you have the program on your hard drive do you mean the installed version or a downloaded copy of the full program

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Hi When I purchased my lap top from Dell 2.5 years ago I made a backup OS CD. The computer did not come with the xp disc. I need to re-install the OS now-computer is slow, sluggish and just acting down right weird. I know its time, so as I gathered up the gutts to do this but when I popped in the cd and began the process it asked for the key number. I dont have that because I made the disc. I just followed the directions when I bought the computer. Now what do i do? I would rather purchase and upgrade to vista but when I ran the program to see if I could, there were some issues, plus its getting old and needs more memory, ram etc.... Sooo this is the next best thing untill I breakdown and get a new PC. Thanks for your help in advance!
 

Answer:Solved: Reinstalling operating system from backup disc

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Hello everyone
 
Wonder if you can assist me.  Having a backup issue.  Have a Samsung Seagate  backup 1tb hardrive used for backup. I use window 7 backup not the software that's on the drive.    The drive is showing 1//4 full, and files awaiting  to be written balloon, keeps coming up on the right corner, of my screen  On Checking there is a red line though the external drive, which I think is telling me that the drive space has been calculated and found there to not be enough room.
 
The external drive was set up for full backup, then after that incremental backups, about 7 months ago.  The computer is also very slow, presume because these files are awaiting.
 
Have researched on internet and someone suggested clearing the temporary burn cache  folder, to remove files waiting to be written to disk.  Not sure if this would work, as the files I am trying to remove are from a incremental backup.
 
Would the following approach work   Attach another backup drive, but a lot bigger say 2tb just in case!. Redirect the windows 7 backup software to that drive, then set it to do a backup, so getting the files written somewhere at least, off the system.?  Or am I way off base.... don't want to damage the computers backup system.
 
Any help would be appreciated.
 
 
Thank you
Sapphire888

Answer:External backup drive full files waiting to right to disc

Your plan sounds good.  I recommend Macrium Reflect or if you're geekish - Acronis True Image.  External to Windows backup/restore programs have a much better restore record than Windows built-in Backup stuff.  Also, if desired, you can delete contents within Users --> [your acct] --> AppData --> Local --> Microsoft --> Windows --> Burn directory, but do not delete the directory itself. 

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Hello,
In the process of doing a complete reinstall of W7 Ultimate. Did backup as alerted, but get an error message when I try to do a System Repair Disc. I get the Create System Repair Disc Prompt showing the DVD drive but receive the error message "The Parameter is Incorrect (0x80070057)" when I hit the create disc button. Thanks for any assistance
Glenn

Answer:Backup reports error in creating System Repair Disc

Do you have TrueCrypt installed?


Post number 4 of this thread seems to have helped quite a few,

System repair disc could not be created.Incorrect parameter 0x80070057









  
Quote: Originally Posted by misterlance


The problem is most likely caused if you have a Truecrypt volume mounted when trying to create the system repair disc. Simply dismount the Truecrypt volume, clear the error, and the system repair disc will be created.

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hi there,
i recently done a clean install of windows 7 and i am now missing the icon for my recovery drive in my computer....
How do i get it back with ease?
Also i have a 320GB hard disc and it only states that it is a 289GB,even when i done a system recovery?
any help to the above would be greatly appreciated
cheers raider

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Win10-Can you expand the buffer when Writing to Bluray/DVD disc for backup??
I am Writing 25GB Bluray discs for backup and the buffer is so small it constantly start/stops, ~ 2-3sec cycles, the drive runs for hours with nothing else running. It has times where it will get a slightly longer write maybe 5-6 sec but then right back to the shorter cycles. Its a I7-4770, 12GB, and plenty of space both on disk and in memory.

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