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Q: win 7 backup & restore hlep needed

I have the windows backup set to save my important folders to my second drive.

the backup file keeps getting larger (now many gigs).

does the program ever start a new backup file?

when I first used it a few years back, it would start a fresh file periodically so
I could delete old backups.

is it me or is it microsoft??


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I accidentally closed a Google Chrome window with many tabs and for some reason I no longer have the "Reopen last closed window" option in Chrome (just reopen last closed tab).

So I went to restore the Chrome state from my tape backup, but for the first time since I started a tape rotation, Yosemite backup insisted on getting every single backup tape I ever used even though all required data was on a single tape, there didn't seem to be a way for it to make it understand all the data was on one tape. I think if I forced it to use just the correct tape, it restored to what seemed to be several weeks ago, even though a backup from the day before was on the tape.

I ended up restoring it from my second emergency backup that's done to a removable hard drive.

I clearly don't understand how to do the restore I want in Yosemite backup, any idea why it insisted on getting like 5 tapes when all data needed was on a single tape?


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Hi, I'm new here... but then again, you probably already guessed that by the fact that I'm posting this in the general discussion forum.

As I'm pretty sure this isn't the right place to ask I'm hoping someone will point me in the direction of where that is, but in case there's a quick and easy fix someone knows of I'm going to ask anyway.

I've backed up a network of, say, 6 PCs onto a NAS drive and then copy/pasted all that onto an external HDD to be kept away from the network. But how can I restore from this HDD when backup & restore doesn't appear to let me find the HDD.

Is there a way of setting up another backup to take all the stuff off the NAS and put it on the HDD or will C&P suffice?

All help gratefully received, though I totally understand if you just roll your eyes and tut, tut at the newbie.



A:Backup and restore help needed

From what I can tell, C&P should be fine, although it'd be better to clone the partition using a program like Partition Wizard. Granted, it will take longer to clone the partition each time you want a backup of your backups but it will make sure that you can use the Backup files and that you don't miss anyway hidden files.

BTW, Please don't post duplicates...
MODERATOR: This is a clone of this post:

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I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.† The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.

On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.† It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)

Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get† backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.

any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it.†

The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.

grateful for any help.


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Can anyone suggest where I can download or 'acquire' the necessary software to transfer music files between a SONY MZ-N1 minidisc and PC ??
I bought the minidisc second hand but it did not have the CD software necessary to access it via PC .... I think it is called MF jukebox.
Thanks in anticipation of any help .... Val

A:hlep driver / software needed

Hi Val,

maybe, just maybe......... .....

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My laptop hard drive is formatted as Dynamic, but i want to convert disk to Basic and restore the same system and continue work.

i used backup and restore to create system disk and saved on a external hard drive

my question is if i restore the system image will restore process create dynamic partition or basic when restoring? will there be a option to select with partition table i want to create before restore?


A:help needed with windows 7 backup and restore

I wouldn't want to restore an image of dynamic disks if I wanted to get rid of dynamic disks. I don't use Windows Backup, but would not expect it to offer me any choice between dynamic and basic during the restoraton process.

You need to look here, particularly at option 4:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

And avoid dynamic disks like the plague in the future.

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

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

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

Just wanted to double check!!

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


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

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

Appreciate any suggestions

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

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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

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

Download Everything

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

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

Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

Please look at the attachments below.

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

Anyone knows what I'm missing?

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

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My laptop is currently running Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I have the Windows Disc from which I have installed this window but now I have installed bunch of Apps and installed Windows Updates. I want to backup all of my Apps, Settings and Updates. If I ever install Windows 10 again I just don't want to install all those updates and apps again (I might not even remember all of the apps I have now) so How can I create a backup now so in the future whenever I want I can just restore back to this point? Should I create a System Image or System Restore (Restore Point) or a Recovery Drive or Backup and Restore (Windows 7) ? I don't know which one is the right for me because I have never done any Backup, Restore or Recovery. Please Help.

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Please let me know any backup software this is free or retail of backup software... i need to collect my college USB work (128 MB) and backup them..

Then im looking for secure backup online... Size about 130MB is okay

Thanks for help.

A:Backup? Sercue Backup Software needed!

I like the free version of Syncback for continous backups, though if you only have 128mb and its basically one time or infrequent why not just copy it to a backup?

Online, 2 gigs or less, I'd recommend Mozy for free secure backup.

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


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

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

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

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

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

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

System Restore

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

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)

I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)

I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I have a Win 7 Enterprise Pro x64 laptop. Most of the files in my recycler/recycle bin mysteriously disappeared a few days back (I am guessing some OS quirk since desktop.ini also seems to have been modified then, though everything is still running smoothly).

So I want to get those files back. In my weekly backup to an external HDD using Win 7's built-in Backup and Restore I thought I have the recycler backed up:
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Options > Change Backup Settings > Select where you want to save your backup > Where do you want to back up?: Let me choose > What do you want to back up?: Computer, Local Disk (C:, $RecycleBin is checked (my HD is partitioned and I also have the D: $RecycleBin selected here)

But when I select
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Restore my files > Browse for files (or Browse for folders)
I get a explorer like screen which lists in the title bar,
Backup on <location> > Backup of C:
and lists all other folders I checked off in the Backup in the last paragraph but not the $RecycleBin folder.

Note that I have "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" selected and "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked in folder options (so for example ProgramData is listed in the folders in the last paragraph). I also am able to restore other files from my backup so I am rather sure the backup is not corrupted.

Is there someway to find and restore the recycler files or is this... Read more

A:Backup and Restore: restore files in Recycler (Win7 Enterprise x64)

Sorry to bump this but hoping someone might have a suggestion on this (or even to tell me that it is not possible to restore files from the recycler)

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.


A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,

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Windows Vista
Dell Inspiron 1545

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

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

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

Any advice?

A:Restoring backup from CD in Backup and Restore Center

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

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

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

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I check the Events log and got this:

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

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

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit&#58;Java&#47;CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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Hi all!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

A:Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

Quote: Originally Posted by SEE

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

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

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

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Hi all,
my Latitude E6540 refused to boot this morning and all automatic repair options failed. No sweat I thought and installed a Windows System Image created about a month ago. Now I proceeded to restore the missing data using DBR - I'm doing automatic daily backups - only to find out that this software apparently requires a system backup to work. The problem is that after the last update, DBR refused to accept my Toshiba usb hard drive for system backups, stating that this media device could not be used for system backups - that's why I created a Windows System Image. Nowhere does it state that DBR does not backup data at all if a different software is used for system backups. It seems to me that this is a pretty sh.... piece of software (I bought the premium version). I have learned it the hard way. From now on I will not rely anymore on Dell software for backups. Just thought I'd let everybody know.

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?


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OK, so a couple of days ago, my HP desktop crashed and then went through the whole System Recovery loop(I couldn't login to Safe mode, wouldn't let me past the System Recovery Screen). Well I backed up the entire C drive using Backup your files in the menu. Then it shows you all the file types it will back up; i.e photos, videos, e-mails and bookmarks. So I did that to an external hard drive and it comes out to 143GB.

Then I did a factory restore to my desktop.

Now comes my problem. I've been able to copy everything from the external hard drive using RecoveryMgr.exe which opens the WIM files and saves them to my C: hard drive under System Recovery Files. However it does not seem to work when it comes to putting in my old Thunderbird e-mails, contacts and such or in Firefox to restore my bookmarks, saved passwords. Any help would be most appreciative. Thank you

A:System Backup & Restore will not restore bookmarks or e-mails

A default Firefox installation has all configuration info including bookmarks in C:\Users\your user name\appdata\roaming\ in a folder called Mozilla.

A default Thunderbird installation has all configuration info including email in C:\Users\your user name\appdata\roaming\ in a folder called Thunderbird.

If those folders got backed up, you should be able to drill down to them and restore.

I assume you used Windows Backup to do the back up. I have no idea if it will include those folders.

If those folders from your original installation still survive, you can restore by copying them to the same location on new Thunderbird/Firefox installations, over-writing the new folders created when you reinstall Thunderbird/Firefox.

It's a good practice to back up the Mozilla and Thunderbird folders periodically as a matter of course--just as you would any other data.

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After doing a restore I lost some important emails. Is there any way to get them back? Can I restore my computer to an even earlier time? I did this, I thought it was an earlier time, but it may not have been. It may have been the same restore point in fact.

If I restored my computer to an even earlier time would this restore the emails I lost?

If not is there any other way to get the emails? My backup drive is my E: drive and I tried getting the emails from there, but you know how microsoft outlook is , i just don't know how to do it. Is there anything I can do?

Maybe a system restore? I haven't tried that, although it's been a little while, I'd hate to lose something else :(. It would be worth it though to get the emails back.

Thanks a lot.

A:Did a restore (using backup and restore) and lost important emails

you should be able to reverse the restore if its what cause the lost of emails. However, normally your emails are safe during a restore.

you could also do a search and see if it finds your pst files. see this for more info

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I have been have some problems with my HP dv 8500 laptop. It has vista on it. I could not get any windows updates. So I backed up my files to a flashdrive and did a system recovery. I have files on the flash drive but cannot transfer them back to the laptop. I would love it if someone could guide me through the process.
Thanks in advance

A:System Restore - how to restore backup created

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Hi there,

My work laptop was being changed from a Dell to a Lenovo and I was using Windows Backup & Restore to backup my important documents and emails. I took a final backup to my external hard drive before handing my old laptop to IT.

Once I restored all my files I noticed the following;

1. Some files were not the latest versions, i.e. they were a month old.
2. Some subfolders simply weren't there. I had two subfolder in one of my folders and only one was resotred and not the other. I made sure that I restored from the latest backup file.

Any ideas why this happened? I have lost faith in this program and am now looking for alternate soultions.

A:Restore from backup didn't restore all files

I have no idea why it happened, but here are some alternatives for file and folder backup:

Karen's Replicator


Second Copy




None of these back up your Windows installation---they are for individual files and folders only.

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I've been facing issues with backup / restore / system restore - Hope fulle someone may help me. I've attached screenshot as help. Kind regards

A:backup, restore, and system restore problems

Sorry, my Word program can't read your systemrestore.doc.
Could you try sending it as a jpeg file?

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When I try to back up and restore (my files) it does not complete. I get the message disk full. I tried to uncheck the (shut off and delte all files from system restore) but that does not help. When I check the amount of space available on the D drive, it shows as full, but system restore seems to work; any suggestions?

A:Backup and restore (Not System Restore) Not Working

What are you using to backup your system?

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If I create a system image and then periodically create full backups of all drives would I be able to recover the system to the last backup? I am thinking I could recover from the system image and then recover using the backup.

A:Fully restore system using Backup & Restore

Yes. Also use the previous versions feature at any time to restore a file several versions back. This works even without setting up windows backup, as restore points also create backups of your files. But windows backup will offer even more on days the backup is created. I have mine set like this:

2 internal hard drives, one is main, other is backup. Windows backup runs to it every 2 weeks and does a system image and backs up all my files. An external hard drive works well too, but then is hard to have on a schedule since you need to remember to plug it in.

I still recommend having a backup external hard drive as well, with your users folder dragged onto it just in case.

Just like time machine on apple. Of course microsoft removed this feature in windows 8, because they like to screw up good things.

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Hi, I had critical errors occur that kept me from logging onto my windows account (the only profile on my computer was the admin account) on my 32bit vista home premium install. This forced me to do a complete wipe and restore from the startup menu and I made a backup when prompted to in the process of the complete restore. I have this backup folder on my external hd but I can't seem to restore the files from it. I found some tutorials on the forums about restoring from a "backup set" but my backup can't be found using the backup and restore center. The folder on my hd is called "G:\MINWINPC\Backup Files 2010-11-18 182844" and I can't seem to figure out how to restore from it.

Issue solved.

A:System restore backup files won't restore

Hi convert,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Here's an article on the restore procedure: Restore Backup Files

Just to make sure you're doing it right. It's a selective restore of a full or selective backup (not a complete restore of a complete backup) - but since you did a full backup it matches your process closer than a complete restore would.

Back up and restore: frequently asked questions

I also found the following (but don't know if it's true or not):

1. After starting "Backup and Restore Center"
2. I selected "Advanced Restore"
3. I wasn't asked for an Administrator password....maybe because my account is an administrator account.
4. Selected "Files from a backup made on a different computer"
5. In the Dialog stating "Select the location of the backup to restore", select "Hard disk, CD or DVD......"
6. Under the drop-down box, select your drive/partition and continue
7. If there are any backups on your drive, it will show a list of them.
8. In my case, it did show a backup but in backup location, it will show "Backup location is not available."
9. I was frustrated but then I somehow just selected that backup(yes....even though it said that the Backup location is not available"
10. and pressed "Next"
11. Guess what....not error!!!!!
12. A window showed up asking me whether I wanted to perform comp... Read more

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

A:Backup and Restore: Backup problems

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

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I run some classes for seniors, one of which is on backing up.

For Windows 7 backup program we look at at the initial setting up.
For subsequent classes I would like to repeat this, but have not found a way to go back to the condition of backup not yet set.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Revert the backup and restore window to "backup not set"

Hello dsim,

You could use the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup back to default conditions to not being setup again.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,

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I created a full backup this morning which shows in the WindowsImageBackup folder on my F drive. After loading a new program the sytem locked and the only thing that worked was the refresh which deleted all my programs.

The recovery does not find the folder. I have created a recovery disk,but not certain who to use it.

Could somebody help?


A:Help needed with a backup

As I recall you'd need to use a windows boot disk, then use the option to recover from a backup. Check here

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Recently I lost my HD. I was lucky to be able to retrieve most of my personal files but it has still been a hassle having to locate and load all the programs again.
Wanting to prevent this hassle in the future I want to have an exact duplicate of my internal HD somewhere. Then if it ever craps out on me I can just add another HD and copy all my programs and files to it from this other source all in one swoop.
Iím thinking of getting a WD FireWire 120 GB external HD and using Norton Ghost to make an exact copy of my current HD. However, I want some expert opinions before I run off and do anything.
I have never used an external HD or Norton Ghost so Iím not sure they will accomplish what Iím hoping for.
My current (working) HD is a WD 120 GB running Windows XP Pro.
A. Would Norton Ghost make an exact duplicate of the original HD (OS, BIOS settings, programs, files etc.)?
B. After the initial backup is made how will future backupís be completed, i.e. will Ghost record/update just the changes it sees or will I have to reformat the external drive and redo a complete copy every time I want to backup?
C. How long does it take to backup? I have approx. 40 GB on HD that would need to be backed up (at least initially). This will continue to grow as I do a lot of picís and someday hope to get confident enough to try adding home videoís .
Is there a better (by better I mean more clean/easier) way of accomplishing my ultimate goal of having an exact duplicate HD in case one craps ... Read more

A:HD Backup Help Needed

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My new (and still under warranty) windows 8 laptop keeps going to the recovery screen, error code:

when i hit f8 the "winload.efi" is mentioned above the error code.

Customer support said I'm S.O.L. and need to reboot but i need to make a backup first.

Is there a way to fix this error or back up my computer?
I can make live USB's and I have a data transfer cable.

Thanks in advance.

A:Help; Backup needed.

See here, sound slike it's exactly what you need: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I'm looking for a simple and inexpensive backup solution for a remote location. They have just over a gigabyte of data that needs to be backed up regularly (at least weekly if not daily). I'm sure the amount of data to be backed up will grow over time. These user's do not have an on-site tech and are not very computer savvy. They're okay, but as simple a solution as possible is what is needed. I'm looking for something that would hang off of a PC, maybe via USB? There are no servers over there, just about six PC's all running Windows 2000 Professional. The data to be backed up is on a single PC. Any ideas?

A:Backup solution needed

An external USB2 Hard drive would be a great solution. It could be partitioned and used for several different machines too if needed. It can easily be taken off-site (as any real back-up should).

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I just backed up my drive with 3 partitions with Nero on DVD.
If my Windows XP ever takes a crap again: Will I have reinstall XP and Nero and then restore:? If yes: With or without partitions? Will the restore overwrite the registry so all my programs will work? I am not trying to beat any copy protection here, It just takes me days on days to reinstall all my music studio programs and dink around digging up all the keys and disk's. I have always started from scratch in the past.


A:Backup advice needed!

Your data should be good. I doubt the DVD is bootable though. You would need to reinstall XP, programs, drivers, ect. And then you could copy the data.

You cain't simply back up your system and restore it as files in use cain't be copied and anytime Windows is active there will be files in use.

If what you are looking for is a means to restore your system then you need a image of the drive. Ghost or Drive Image will make a image than can be used to do a restore. They boot to their own system.

FWIW I run a vanilla system with few special drivers. I have my drive partitioned as you do and I load XP and drivers to C, application programs to D and data goes to E. So I just back up data on E. Therefore I don't clone my drive. If I feel the need to reload XP I back up E and reload XP and my programs.

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Hello everyone, I love to make back up of dvds that I like so that I can watch them later when I feel so. But the problem is that the recent dvds are not so easy to back up as the people are using certain tricks so that the dvd cant be copied like bad sectors, encrypting and other things. Can anyone give me software for my solution?

Thanks in advance!!!

A:DVD backup software needed!!!

I believe this section of TSG "Rules" applies to what you are requesting:

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advise on using illegal software, as it will be removed.


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I have a program which i use daily at work, the program instalation disk is a single use disk only so should i encounter a problem with this program i have to contact the company and wait 4-6 working days for a new disc. My question is, would a back-up program restore this program to working condition should i encounter another problem , and avoid the 4-6 day wait ?

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i need to backup my Inspiron laptop as well as my iPad 2. I've narrowed it down to buying the cord. Now I need referrals for backup software. I'd like to backup Windows to my iPad as well as to a flash drive. Then I want to backup my iPad to iTunes on my Windows laptop, then to flash drive.

Which software do you suggest -- free preferably -- to do all this? I've been using Windows since 3.0 but Apple is fairly new. I'd need something fairly simple to use.

Once done, I'll upgrade to a Windows 8. I'm waiting on ten as I've read too many horror stories. That's normal, I know, but I always wait a while

Thank you

A:Backup advice needed

I don't know what "buying the cord" means.

I know absolutely nothing about backing up an iPad.

I have no idea if you could back up an Inspiron to an iPad. I've never heard of such a thing. Anything is possible.

You ought to think in terms of backing up the Inspiron to a hard drive of some type. Not to an iPad. Not to a flash drive.

I'm assuming you are referring to backing up Windows itself, not just your personal data, pictures, videos, etc.

The standard tool to backup Windows to a hard drive is imaging software such as Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper. Both are free.

You can back up to DVDs, but it's foolish and asking for trouble.

If you just want to back up your personal data, rather than your Windows installation, that's another story entirely.

"Backup" is a poorly defined word that means different things to different people at different times. What do you mean when you use it?

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I have a Dell 4400 running XP. I had a hard drive failure and lost everything. It has taken several days to reload a new drive. What is the best way to back up the entire c drive? Should I buy an exra drive or zip drive. I don't know much about hardware. I just want an easy way to rebuild a drive if my new one fails and of course, not loose all my personal files again.

My computer won't even recognize the original drive. Any suggestions on how I might retrieve some of my lost files? I'm assuming it's a lost cause but I'd like to retrieve my digital picutures if possible.

A:Backup Advice Needed

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Hi Guys, I have downloaded Macrium Free backup program to backup my HD to an external drive, but when I open the file to install it a message pops up from my AVG that it is Malware and not to install it, the warning calls it "The file is a Decompression Bomb" and gives me a choice to ignore or to install, what should I do?
Also I have FBackup, and when I try to use that it tells me to insert a disk, when I have told it to backup up to my external WD drive which has been partitioned for that purpose, the drive works for the other data I have on it .
Can someone please explain the differences between: Cloning a drive, Mirroring a drive, and Full backup of a drive, many thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4087 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 268949 MB; J: Total - 161018 MB, Free - 73302 MB; K: Total - 48461 MB, Free - 48360 MB; L: Total - 267457 MB, Free - 267349 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, H55M-LE, ,
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Backup help needed

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i have a Lenovo laptop G580 when i power it, it will give me Boot menu / App menu on the screen i an even format pls hlep


A:Pls i need a hlep

i an even formatClick to expand...

What does that mean? Please take the time to spell correctly. You are in a public forum, you are not texting your friend.

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I Was On The Internet Last Night Woke Up This More Tried To Connect And It Saying That I've Got Limited Or No Connection. The Wireless Lan Card Status Is Say Good. Its Also Saying That The Problem Occured Because The Network Did Not Assign A Network Address To The Computer. What Does That Mean? What Happening Can Someone Please Hlp Me To Sort It Out. P.s. My Friend Lap Top Is Working Excellent And We're In The Same Room. What Wrong With Mine.


A:Can Some One Please Hlep Me

This is already receiving help in your other thread:

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a) I'm trying to create an image of my C: Drive using Windows 7 Backup & Restore.
(screenshot 1) View image: s1
b) Win 7 automatically selects my D: drive as the save location, but also warns there may not be enough available disk space, which makes no sense as there's 251 GB free space on D:
(screenshot 2)
c) In the next step I find that Windows 7 is attempting to back up two drives at once, drive C: and drive E: there are no Windows files on E:
(screenshot 3)
I haven't a clue what's going on, any advice appreciated ? tia

A:Can't Backup C: using WIN 7 Backup & Restore ?

Hello Nikev,

Did you move any of your user folders or the page file to your E: drive? If so, then E: would be considered a system drive and would be included in the system image by default since it would be required to run Windows.

Considering the size of your E: drive, this would be why you get a warning that your D: drive may not have enough free space on it to be able to save a system image including the C: drive and E: drive. The image may fail due to the size required and what may or may not be available on D:.

Hope this helps some,

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Can anyone please tell me if it is possible to backup the data on my EXTERNAL hard drive?

Also another option might be to change it from NTFS to fat32 without losing any data???


A:Data Backup Help Needed - URGENTLY

you can backup your stuff on an external hard drive, but the problem with this is that the external is only a hard drive, if this fails you will loose your work, what you should do is back up your stuff on DVDs this is a more permanent and secure way of backing up.

any external drives or flash drives should really be kept as FAT32, but depending on the size of the drive you can consider partitioning it one side FAT32 the other NTFS.

read this, going from NTFS to FAT32 - do a google search.

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i need to identify an old tape backup (1999?)

from the device stickers

hewlett packard model XXGBi

also twice MX00302822

TRAVAN on the faceplate

inside i can see colorado 5GB
PN: C4354-56000

I salveged this out of a friends system with a fried HD and my system recognises it but i dont know the exact driver to download for win98se.

A:driver for old tape backup needed

Internal or external?

internal colorado 5GB internal travan drive

external colorado 5GB external travan drive

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hi guys iam using win7 ultimate evalutioin copy
it is going to expire in 2 days if it expires all my data will be lost or not
i am using windows xp as alternative

help me fast

A:backup needed for evalution copy

Back up your data. Purchase Win 7.

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I have a one person office I rent from a company. The company has a network and a server. They have tight security so I can't plug anything into the network other than my workstation.

I have about 50GB of files on their server (they partitioned me some space and assigned me a network drive letter of H ) and another 50GB of files on my C: hard drive.

I need to back up this data to a local NAS drive and keep the backup current. I suppose all I can use is USB 2.0 for that unless there's some faster way... maybe put a card in my workstation or something.

Right now I have XP Pro SP3 but will be migrating to Windows 7 pro in a few months.

Ideally, I would like a NAS drive that has autobackup built in and can backup the data on both drives and keep it current rather than having to use Windows backup or install a stand alone software backup program.

LEO! LEO'S FRIENDS! HELP! I know you guys are really really smart. Is there a great solution that meets these requirements?

Thank you so much.

A:Solved: NAS Backup Solution Help Needed


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I've been going through my house and insuring everything against fire/theft loss, and now I'm looking at my computer. My data is all backed up off-site in two ways. I have not previously tried to back up software install discs, but seeing as they could get torched in a fire, it would be nice to have a backup in some safe location.

Most of my expensive software is music software that uses dongle protection, so the install discs themselves aren't copy-protected and this should be easy.

But what about the Win 7 install disks? (I have both the 32-bit and 64-installers for Win 7 Home, in the upgrade version.) I also have some Windows XP disks from earlier on. Can these disks be copied simply as a data disk (i.e. look at the files they contain and copy to a new disk) or is there some copy protection scheme?

Or maybe I don't need to back them up. Does Microsoft have some policy of resupplying the disk if I can show the serial number or something like that?

A:is a backup of Win 7 install discs needed?

ImgBurn will do it. Make an ISO and either just keep that or burn another DVD if you want. I cannot comment if MS have issues but of course the copy is useless without the key you paid for. Also, you can download the ISO if you get stuck. The real thing is to keep copies of your activation Key.

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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.

A: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 run a backup tape on the company server, it schedule at 2:00 o'clock A.M. My problem is we have a alot to storage so when I come in at 6:00 A.M. I put a second tape in. Then at around 12:00 P.M I put a 3rd tape it finally completes its the whole backup.

Here is my creative thinking. Is there a external backup device that I could put 3 tapes or more in and have a Data tape that is tied to the device ( example; Think of a box with a tail and at the tip of the tail it has a data storage tape ) and then insert that tape to the server so when the backup schedule runs at 2:00 A.M. and when it stops at 5:00 A.M it will trigger the second tape in the device and so forth. Hopefully I made this clear.

Is there a device like that?

A:External Backup device needed

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I recently backed up my files to the Recovery D drive (Back up and Restore center). It failed as I did not have enough memory to complete the op. I've since uninstalled programs that I do not normall use, but still only have 20MB free out of the 10GB drive. I'm trying to go into the user files to delete folders which contain pictures that I want to delete to free up room. BUt when I click on the folder and try to delete it, I get an error message indicating that I do not have enough memory to complete the operation. So how do I delete these folders (that contain a ton of pics)?? Any help would be appreciated!

A:Help needed in deleting backup files

As suggested by richc46 I tried to delete one pic at a time; however I am still receiving an error message indicating that there is not enough disk space to perform this operation. Any other ideas?

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I don't know if this is the right place for this place for this question but here goes.

I want to make a backup copy of the 3 laptops in my home and I need to calculate
the number of CD's I will need to do it.

Other than manualy, does anyone know of a calculator that I can use do this.


A:Solved: Number of CD's needed for a backup

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Hi all,

I haven't been here for a while but have swung by because I'm in desperate need of help in deciding down which route to go with regard to backups.

The thing is that there is no sub-forum where this question would be appropriate - so I'll ask it here!

I need to perform a backup on an HP Proliant DL360 server so that in the event of theft / failure / fire etc. I can restore the system and also the files. It's got an 80Gb capacity, and there's constantly about 60GB (mainly of PDFs) on it.

The prime consideration is cost - or the lack of it because the company is very small. Before I arrived someone bought a Sony AIT-1 tape drive (35gb per tape) so I suppose I could use that but I need to be able to backup all the system files while the server is up and then restore them in the event of a failure. I also don't know what backup software is good or even compatible with this drive.

I was wondering if there's a software solution that would enable me to make a complete copy of the server's drive to my PC (over the network) and then simply update that every evening by copying changes over. I've got plenty of space on the PC and then if I needed to restore the server I could just push the data back onto new hardware.

The third way could be to buy a USB hard drive caddy and copy the system to that but I would still have the problem of copying the windows files and also climbing into the server room every time I need a backup and, we,, it's not a very elegan... Read more

A:In Need of an 'Everything Else' forum?? Backup Advice needed...

moving you to xp forum

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Hello Friends!

I need a backing up software which supports scheduling. I want something in which I can add some files and folders to the backup schedule task and every time I double click its icon or it reaches its schedule time, every file or folder mentioned in the backup list gets automatically backed up at the specified location. Compressed and encrypted backup would be even better.

I hope I am able to explain what exactly I need. Please help me in this. I dont mind a paid software also.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Backup Software Needed...

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I am looking for good, free or inexpensive, backup software to allow scheduled backups of data from a laptop to an external hard drive. Again, I need to be able to schedule backups, as well as set up exactly what folders get backed up. And the software must create some sort of place for each backup seperately on the external hard drive, not just overwrite what has already been backed up. Log creation would be a bonus, too.

Please only recommend software if you have first hand knowledge of it. Thanks so much!

A:Backup Software Recommendation Needed.


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I've been getting pop up ads yet again, even after running spybot and adaware. Any help is appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:37:17 PM, on 5/29/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet G Series\bin\hpodev07.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet G Series\bin\hpodev07.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMENCAGT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet G Series\bin\HPOSTS07.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINNT\system32\SearchBar.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start... Read more

A:Hlep with Spyware (HJ log)

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having serious issues, please help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:28:47 PM, on 9/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates1.exe
C:\Program F... Read more


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My computer still infected although I used some antivirus programe(e.g. Norton, SpyBot, etc) and deleted it. I would like someone can help me to solve my computer problems. Thank you very much. Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at am 10:04:49, on 2005/10/11Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exeD:\repair\HijackThis.exeR3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dllO2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dllO3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dllO3 - Toolbar: MSN toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN ... Read more

A:Please Hlep My Computer, Thanks~

Hello & welcome to Bleepings.

It's been a while since you last posted the HJT log. If you still require assistance, please post a fresh HJT log.
I'm subscribed to this thread & will receive almost immediate notification once that comes in.


PS.. Please do the HJT scan from Normal Mode

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Er dont know if im in the right forum but here goes.

Is it possible to create a batch file which will simulate a mouse click at a specific point on the screen when run?

A:Batch hlep

I would make an AutoIT script.

Or use Push the Freakin Button.

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Virtumonde spyware i have the log file and now i dont know what to do please help wher to post this log file .

A:My log file please hlep

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i just formatted my computer and everything is working fne but there is no sound

where can i find driver?

my specs

Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 01/24/2003-SiS648/SIS963/W697-P4S8X-X
Motherboard Name Asus P4S8X-X

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4266 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type SiS MuTIOL
Bus Width 16-bit

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 6 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 3 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, LAN
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset SiS648
Extra Features JumperFree, Stepless Freq Selection

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Information
BIOS Download

A:No audio hlep plz

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I have a button on a form with the following code on click. This sorts the records in Ascending order. How would I modify the code to sort in Descending order.

Private Sub SortName_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_SortNameBtn_Click

'Sorts the records by Surname in Ascending order

Me.OrderBy = "Surname"
Me.OrderByOn = True
DoCmd.DoMenuItem acFormBar, acRecordsMenu, 5, , acMenuVer70

Exit Sub

MsgBox Err.Description
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I have run Spybot, Vundofix, and virtumondebegone and all say they removed the virus or say I do not have one. Even after that, my Windows Update kept disabling itself, so I ran Spybot and Vundofix again, and they said there was nothing. Below is a copy of my hijackthis log. I would like to make sure this thing is actually gone this time.Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:02:48 PM, on 7/17/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

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Hello vituromonde issues and welcome to BC. I think it's still in there. Let's see what else we can find. Follow the steps below in order:Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Selected button.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download OTScanIt from here or here to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).
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Hi, i'm new here and have a question, when i run the backup to a network drive, will it only backup changed/new files, or will it back up all my files like onecare did?

Edit: dont worry about that, i have figured out why it always took up so much room, system image, now i have disabeled that, is there any way to backup the system image separately.

Edit 2: even though create system imaeg is unticked, it still seems to include system image in space calculation and backup. anyway to stop this?

A:Backup and restore

Quote: Originally Posted by Black Star

Hi, i'm new here and have a question, when i run the backup to a network drive, will it only backup changed/new files, or will it back up all my files like onecare did?

Edit: dont worry about that, i have figured out why it always took up so much room, system image, now i have disabeled that, is there any way to backup the system image separately.

Edit 2: even though create system imaeg is unticked, it still seems to include system image in space calculation and backup. anyway to stop this?

The first back up is a full backup. Subsequent backups are incremental, only the changes.

I have system image unticked, because I made one copy after I was fully installed and activated. Whenever, I make a big change I make note of it. If I ever need to use my system image, I have a brand new, no corruption, no malware image. To that clean image I make my changes. But to your question, I do not think there is a way to change it. But, just wait a bi,t someone with more knowledge in that area or maybe about registry, will assist you.

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Hi need help with windows 7 backup.

I've got an external HD which is just large enough to backup all my libraries.
However whenever windows backs up it seems to create new backup data for any changes to files ie. it'll have backup data for each date it backs up. I believe it does this so I can restore my system to the way it was on a certain backup date. However this also means I run out of space on the backup disc after about 3 or 4 backups.

So, is there a way to make it just have one backup, so only the newest backup is stored? Ie. so my backup drive is simply a mirror image of what is currently in my libraries as opposed to keeping a record of what existed there on previous backups?


A:Backup without restore?

make a "Custom Setup" and then: (it is supposed to read "uncheck" not ucheck, sorry)

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Hello Forum,
First of all, I want to thank to all of you who advised me to use Macrim to make system backups.
And to share with you today's story: It started morning when started my computer, a notice popped-up that my AVG 2015 antivirus needs update (I do daily virus updates manually), so I agreed and then a big update started to download, it was a 2016 update version and it started to install. The progress bar crawled very slowly, most of the time it was stopping, after 3 hours ! it stopped at about 3/4 of the way and opened a notice window that "installation failed", to try again or contact support, closed this window and tried to operate the 2015 version, but this was partially overwritten - so I am without Antivirus - the system started alerting me, so I disconnected from the Internet, and started from control panel to uninstall the new installation, another 2 hours waisted. I used a restore point made 2 days ago by some windows updates, after the restore the antivirus did not work. Now I started to reinstall the 2015 version (have the instl. file on my computer) but it refused to install, saying there is a newer version installed and to connect to the net to complete the installation. which I will not since I am not protected. Now for the first time I used the Macrium backup done a week ago (lucky I made the rescue CD), made a whole system restore, and finally got my 2015 antivirus back working, can again connect to the net, still have to do some minor mainten... Read more

A:Backup and Restore

Glad that Macrium Reflect worked for you! It has certainly worked for me the few times I had to restore!

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I started a thread earlier asking if imaging programs work in seven which can be viewed Here

After some advice from pparks1 a junior member here

and reading the tutorials by Brink

How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7
How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7

I decided to give it a try....this is by far the easiest method of doing image/ghost creation and restore

And although on the microsoft website compare editions page it is not mentioned as a feature of Home Premium it is still there although you will not be able to backup to a network location unless you get professional or ultimate

So for me I am ditching third party software in place of the features built into Win7

A:Backup and Restore In 7

I tried creating a system image using Win 7's backup & restore and when I tried to restore it booting from installation media, it couldn't see or be pointed to the image to be restored from which was located on a USB hard drive. (Might have been an issue with my particular USB hard drive also.) So it was pretty worthless in my experience. It was an early build though, so perhaps it works better now.

I generally prefer to rely on Acronis for hard drive cloning which I have found to be very reliable for that. Before ditching 3rd party software, I would attempt to back up and restore using W7's feature and make sure it actually works for you.

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A while ago a used the Windows Backup Utility to put all of the files on my thumb drive in. I just needed an easy way to free up space and move all the files around. I wish i would have used a ZIP! I kept 2 copies of the backup file, one on my laptop, and one on my desktop. I restored files on the laptop often and it worked flawlessly. I have since reinstalled Windows XP on the laptop so i copied over the backup file to restore a few files but now im not able to restore files! So what i do is, i open the .bkf file and it opens the Backup and Restore Wizard just like it used to, i click the next button just like i used to. Now it asks if i want to restore files or backup files and i choose restore like always. Now check out my nice photo.

I used to be able to click in that little check box to expand a list of files and from there i could restore them. Now when i click nothing happens because its greyed out. I hope there is a way to get files out of my backup and from now on i will be using ZIPs. Thanks for any help getting my files back.

A:Restore Backup


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Hey guys, I have backup my hole C and D drive and i am going to put it on something or upload it not sure. Might upload it to my site host but i dont know. Just for the transfer. but the files are .DAT i am wondering how do i suppose to transfer the files to my new windows? Like what do i suppose to do and it is windows xp pro.

A:Backup my PC how do i Restore it?

That is going to depend on what backup application you used. I suspect you did not use an image utility that could actually restore a bootable image...

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RESTORE HDD BACKUP I have a Gateway computer, 64 bit, DX4822-01, with Intel pentium E5300 Dual Core, 2.6GHZ each, 6GB ram, and 1TB HDD, running Windows 7 Home Premium x 64 bit.

Four days ago I did a complete hard drive backup. On the 6th, and last disc I was told that it didn't properly close the session. 3 days ago something happened, while using Unlocker program to delete malware. My 2 user accounts would not open, until after I opened my admin account. So I decided to do a factory restore. I skipped the backup HDD, since I had just completed one the day before, and didn't want to chance backing up malware.

After the factory restore completed, all was working ok. But when I tried to restore my HDD backup, the system said it was looking for a backup of May 15, 2011. I doesn't recognize my backup of 4 days ago.

Is there any way possible to get Win 7 to accept the most recent backup??

Any and all replies will be deeply appreciated.


A:Restore hdd backup

What program did you use for the back up? And where do you hold that back up? On optical disks?

Your answer may trigger the most appropriate suggestions.

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Today, while opening a pdf file I got a popup message about an update to acrobat reader, I pushed the "yes"
button and it started a long download and a long install, while the process running I managed to see some changes, even to the registry. When finished, I opened the pdf file again, I saw the new version (DC something) - it does not suit me. I searched and downloaded the acrobat reader
11 "AdbeRdr11010_en_US.exe" file just in case I have to reinstall it.

Now here is my question:
1) Uninstall the program using the "uninstall programs" and reinstall with the downloaded file, or
2) Restore the system with a restore point made 3 days ago, I checked which programs will be affected,
only this acrobat reader and one firefox update.
Answer will be appreciated.

A:Backup and Restore

Restore would be the safer method. Uninstall is not always (or never) a total uninstall.

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I've recently had a problem where my PC (;psum ) would never boot up all the way into Windows. It would boot up to the Windows screen with the bar at the bottom and then turn itself off. It did this over and over.

The hard drive was making a lot of noise and so I looked in the BIOS and did not see the Hard drive listed in there. I decided to replace the hard drive with this one: (;psum ) to see if this would fix the problem.

I have a 500 g External Hard Drive ( ) that came with backup software. I made a complete backup of my computer a few months ago.

My question is: How do I get my back up from the external hard drive on to the new hard drive in my PC?

I really appreciate any advice.

A:How do I restore a backup

Depends on the backup software you used, but you'll need to connect both the new drive and the external to another, working computer at least.

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Had a HDD failure - disk replaced and a clean install of W7 32bit carried out.

I had been using backup tool to create incremental backups ..
I have the nice 'backup folder' Backup set date xxx
on an external HDD ... and in it a number of files
How do I reinstall my files from this backup ?

I looked under backup and it only seems to give option to restore form a restore point ... which is not what I wan to do.

A:How to restore from backup

Hello Sargan,

The tutorial below can help show you how to restore files from your backup.Restore Backup User and System Files
If for some reason, Windows is unable to restore the backup, then you could use the tutorial below to manually extract and restore files from the backup.Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7
Hope this helps,

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I have a windows 2000. I have no idea how the backup & restore work. Also, they didn't put a floppy disk drive in. Is it possoble for me to do it?
Thank you,

A:restore & backup

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I have just bought a new pc with vista home edition premium, included in the package were 2 dvds with blank recovery dvd written on them ,on inquireing I was told that I would have to make my own recovery dvds and that instructions on how to do it would be found on my pc
I then found out that windows complete pc backup and restore is not included with vista home premium
Can anyone tell me how I can reinstall vista should I ever need to without some sort of recovery disk,as one wasn't included in the package
Thanx Chris

A:Backup and restore

Hello christy48, welcome to Vista forums!

What kind (manufacturer) of machine is it?

Most modern manufacturers add a recovery partition that is used to create the recovery discs from. Most of these partitions can be used to recover the machine without ever creating the discs.

Keep us informed!

Later Ted

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i have a 2TB hard drive that i partition a while ago i am using 100gb of it as windows 7
and the rest just to store files on..
i currently have 10gb on the second partition and 30gb used on windows 7
i installed all i want on there today,updated everything and decided to make a backup of the os
when i open the backup and restore and select the save drive on the next bit it says it will save c: and h: which totals 40gb......
i dont mind it saving the 10 gb thats on there but the question is ... if i save anything else on the h: partition if i decide to recover the os again will it delete all the new stuff i have put on there or will that be ok ??

A:Backup and restore

Not understanding the question. Your big drive is C & D? What is H? If you backup C & D to H say once a week you won't lose anything except what has gone on in that week. In order to minimize what would be lost you could back up all files that have changed each day as well.

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When Im in Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore I find I cant click on Manage space. I want to go there to delete older backups.

A:Backup and restore

any ideas on this one?

Its why I ran sfc/scannow (which didnt find anything).

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Windows backup:
"By default, Windows automatically saves as many system images as it has space for without taking up more than 30 percent of space on the backup disk. Once the disk starts running out of room, Windows deletes older system images. You can set Windows to retain as many system images as it has space for on the backup disk or to only keep the most recent system image."

Is there any way to increase space above 30% ?

A:Backup and Restore

The maximum space it allocates for the shadowstorage (that's where the restore points go) is 15%, not 30%. You can change the size with the VSSAMIN RESIZE command. Here are the details (saves me to type them): How to reduce disk space used by Windows Vista system restore Usually people want to reduce the shadowstorage, but it goes both ways. Just be aware, if you do a resize, you loose all current shadows (restore points) and start anew again.

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Win7 64bit Home Premium
I am currently testing Backup and Restore to get a better idea of how to use it. I have a backup set up which includes only a small part of my files. After I better understand backup, I will expand the backup to include the rest of my files. Backup was run yesterday and again today. It appeared to run correctly with the size of the backup increasing only a small amount for the 2nd (incremental) run. Now I want to run restore using the above backup to restore to a temporary folder on the desktop so I can compare the restored files to the files already on the computer. I will then delete the temporary folder (with the restored files).

Here's the problem - I started the restore process and after clicking Restore My Files got the Restore Files window, but the Next button is greyed out and I can go no further. What is causing this?

Just in case it is relevant, clicking on any of the other 3 buttons (Search, etc) appears to do nothing.

A:Backup and Restore

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This below may be able to help. If not, then please post back screenshots of what is different than in the tutorial.

Restore Backup User and System Files

Hope this helps,

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When I attempt to use the 'backup & restore" function I can get to the control panel backup and restore center but when I click "set up automatic file backup" I get the following error Msg.

The wizard could not be launched for the following reason.
No application is associated with the specified file for this operation.
Please try again.

Trying again produces the same results.

I have had similar results trying to launch "Cmd prompt as administrator".
Have found a work around solution for "Cmd Prompt" but nothing presently for "backup and restore"

Need help please.

Dell E-520
Win Vista Home premium 32 bit SP-1
2g mem
160 HD


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Hi Can someone please HELP?
I have a Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5750G Laptop. I installed a new Font that I inadvertently installed a toolbar with it. I can't remember the name of the programe, but when I tried to uninstall it, it wasnít there, so I tried to restore my laptop to an earlier date, now nothing works. All I get is The backup and restore application could not start due to an internal error: Class not registered (0X80040154). can someone help please.

I use Google Chrome as my browser and Hotmail as my email.

I have Avast, CCCleaner, and Spybot S-D.

Since using my laptop to a previous restore point everything has gone wrong, I can't get into uninstall, I can't use my restore point, I can't use anything in My Control Panel. Network sharing will not open either.

I have now bought an external Hard Drive. However, when I plugged it in I got the message outlined below.

One or more features failed to install Details: Error: 1601. The Windows installer could not be accessed. contact your support personnel to verify that the Windows Installer service is properly registered.

I then tried Factory Restore: However, Microsoft.NET Framework. Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. class not registered (Exception from HRESULT.

I carried on and this came up: I only got Failed to Initialize Volume ... Read more

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I get an error code when I try to back up as a mirror image
error code 0x807800A1

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Just bought a 1TB external hard drive for use to back up files and system. Now, i understand Windows 7 backup will not back up Program Files and System files even if they are selected. Am i correct in saying that when i go to 'Let me choose' in the backup if a folder is greyed out it means that Windows will not backup that particular folder it up even if it is selected??

A:Backup & Restore

Back up and restore is for your personal documents
System Image will back up the entire drive
System Restore backs up the entire OS.

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I have a backup of chosen user files (ie not a partition image), which I think I created with Nero 6. Disk 1 contains a *,IMG file 4Gb, Disk 2 contains a *.001 and a *.002, total about 7Gb. There is no nbi file on either disk.

I have tried the method described at <>, but the E: drive seems to do nothing when the command is entered (the GUI appears but nothing else comes in 30+ minutes, and the drive diode stays full on).

Asus A7S333 m'board, Athlon XP1700+ running at 1488MHz, 1.5Gb RAM, XP home/SP3, Nero Backitup v1.2.0.52.

Any suggestions on retrieving these files would be appreciated.

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I'm totally lost when it comes to restore/backup. I'm not dumb, but my comperheadion is off when I tried to put 2 and 2 together and (without asking) be able to come up with 4. In this case, I've tried and now I need your help please. Situation: When I think of something or how to do something with this computer, I google it, read about it and maybe even find a program to do what I want. So I down load it, install it and it's nothing like it states or it's not what I really wanted. I hope I'm explaining this right. So I go and delete it along with CCleaner and Norton in the register and BINGO! Either I've taken a left when I should of taken a right or the computer missed me up. Go to log in the next morning and the computer is acting kinda of funny. So before installing a program I know I do a restore (default settings) and then I do a back up from windows (default settings). So now that I have a restore and backup, which one would I use? Any other information on this subject would be helpful as well. Thank you.


Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955

So I go and delete it along with CCleaner and Norton in the register........ So before installing a program I know I do a restore (default settings) and then I do a back up from windows (default settings). So now that I have a restore and backup, which one would I use?

You shouldn't "delete" installed programs. You should uninstall them.

Not sure what you mean about doing a restore and backup before installing a program.

If you are uninstalling programs incorrectly who know what shape your registry and PC is in.

There is not much point in restoring a backup if the backup is faulty.

A better and less confusing explanation is needed.

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i, being a bit new to pc and being more comfortable with macs managed to mess up my machine so bad i had to re-install windows.

I am now wishing to restore one of my backups to restore my system to its original state.

When i go to the backup and restore section in the cp i am not able to restore from a backup and am told the bacup disk cannot be found.

I really need that backup cos i had all my music, photos, programs(i hope) in that backup.

Please help!

A:Restore from Backup Help

Would i be able to do this with advanced restore?

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