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Help needed in deleting backup files

Q: Help needed in deleting backup files

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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After installing SP1 I noticed a drop in hard drive space. I found that 920M's was being used for backup files to W7.

I have the option to delete the 920M's but the systems says once deleted I will not be able to uninstall SP1 if I ever needed to do so.

Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

My question is why would I need to uninstall SP1 and should I keep the files. I have enough hard drive space not to matter but I would prefer to have the free space.

Thanks

A:Deleting SP1 Backup files

At this point I think it is safe to delete them if you have seen no issues or oddities since your upgrade to SP1. I have removed mine. I am sure some of the guru's here can chime in also.

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Windows XP Backup Files Not Deleting, Please Help.?
Well I was forced too do a System Restore and I made a backup of my old hard drive, the backup was saved in C drive, but now I want too delete that backup, I deleted everything but some folders and the backup main folder but it keeps giving me access denied. I am the computer administrator, I even used Unlocker and Tune Up Shredder programs too try too delete them but no luck I even tried deleting them in safe mode but to no avail.


Also the whole reason i did the system restore is because i restarted my computer everything loaded ok but when i get too the windows screen where it plays the music then it goes too the desktop, well it only flashed my background picture and went too the log in screen, but I never needed too log in before too get too my desktop, so I clicked the account "Owner" and it said loading profile but then went too logging off, and this repeated, I tried everything.

A:Windows XP Backup Files Not Deleting, Please Help.?

You should not have saved your Backup file to the same partition that you were doing a System Restore on. Anyways, Right click the file and choose Properties, make sure the Read Only check box is un-checked. If your running XP Pro, go to the Securities tab and make sure your User account is listed as being an Administrator, and that you are logged in as that Administrator. And make sure that you have Full Control of that file (Read, Write, Execute etc) go to the Advanced button and make sure you have full control and all the child folders as well and Apply. then try deleting in Safe Mode, with Unlocker.

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I found out how to do this on line, but it is painfully slow. It ran all night and only deleted 560 files from over 60,000 or more. Is there an easier way. I want to back up on a separate hard drive so the Norton Backup doesn't fill up my hard drive, as it has now done.
 

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hello everyone and thanks in advance for your help. my comnputer skills are at the beginner level. i have my backup files stored internally on a program called GFI but i would like to delete them and store them externally. my problem is finding theses files. ive tried everything i know to locate theses file but i cant. Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1915 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227676 MB, Free - 195458 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC, Base Board Version, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabledelp finding and deleting thesaes backup files.
 

A:Solved: deleting backup files

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Hey guys,

My friend has a clan that me and him are in and we do not have a dedicated server for the clan. A dedicated server is a server that has to be kept up 24/7 with the computer on all day without turning it off, doing other things, etc.

Well my friend has a laptop and he wants to set a dedicated server on it. Well with a laptop, the ping for the server should be pretty bad, right? Right, so he wants to DELETE everything that he doesn't need on it except to always keep his internet on and to have the game installed.

He doesn't want the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Paint, etc. All he wants is the stuff to boot up the computer, and the stuff that makes his internet on.

So please help us out here and will someone be nice enough to tell us what folders and files to go in and just completely delte. Remember, all he wants is the stuff to boot up the computer, and the stuff that makes his internet on.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I WOULD BE DEAD WITHOUT YOU GUYS!
 

A:Deleting All Files Not Needed To...

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Hi: I just did a clean install of XP including all hotfixes. I want to do a ghost image with Norton so I don't need to go through the hassle of installing SP2, hotfixes...if I ever decide to reinstall. I want to keep the image as small as possible. If I delete all the hotfix backups and SP2 backup and then delete the Uninstall entries in the Add/Remove programs folder, will Windows and Microsoft Update work in the same manner as if I didn't remove the files? i.e. does Update look at these files/folders to see what is installed or does it look at the registry...

Thanks,

Dave
 

A:Deleting Window Hotfix Backup Files

I delete them regularly from the hard drive. I don't remove anything from add/remove in the control panel.
 

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Hi folks: Newbie here.

During the first auto backup attempt, I forgot to plug the external HD into my new HP Pavillian running Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS and so the back up, of course, failed.

So I figured I'd try a manual back up; however, instead of selecting the external HD (option was not available cause the drive was not plugged in) I selected Drive E where I store my documents.

The backup begn but once I realized what was happening I stopped it. Well it left 3 items in in the E Drive where I store my files

1) system volume information folder
2) MediaIn.bin file
3) my compuer name and -PC folder

I finally came to my senses and plugged in the external and backed to it and noticed the backup has these 3 files as well.

I already deleted #3 above -- is there a reason why I should not delete the other two items from E Drive since they show up on the L Drive when the external HD is plugged in?

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've gone from a machine running win98se to Vista home premium 64 bit and I'm scared to death of it.

Thanx

-frizz

A:Deleting backup files that ended up in wrong folder and drive

Hi frizzie,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

Since you will not be keeping those backups on the E: drive, it will be safe to delete the other two file placed on your E: drive. They just belong to that one backup that you canceled.

Shawn

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I recently did a system restore on a Gateway desktop running XP. The system did a full backup of all the files on the system. My problem is now that I have the system running correctly, I am unable to delete the RESOURCE folder within the Documents&Settings/AllUser/ApplicationData/Microsoft/WIndowsDEfender/Scans/History/Results/Resource.

So I guess my question is, how can I delete the Windows Defender folder completely? I have tried using CCleaner and safe mode to delete this folder. The reason I want to get rid of this is that when I run a superantispyware scan it gets to this folder and takes forever due to the large amount of files that are there.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Need help deleting backup files folder..WINDOWS DEFENDER?

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With my desktop cpu slowing down, I decided to run the backup utility to save all of my files before running the
restore program. Once I knew all my files were safely backed on my usb hard drive, I ran the restore. Now I am
trying to reload my backup files and the system will not let me. I have saved the zip files to my desktop for now
and have been trying to locate the folder to move them into to see if that will work.

I had a similar issue with a friends XP loaded computer but I was able to load the Microsoft Utility Backup Software but it
looks like this program will not load on Vista. I have the home version of Vista.

Any suggestion would be extremely appreciated.

Thank you,

Troy

A:Loading Vista Backup Files Help Needed

If the files are in a .zip.. you should be able to right click the folder and extract the files.. or just go into the .zip and try and open a file and that should start the extraction process.

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I got a simple question, let me explain it like an example: Let's say I backup 100GB of data with Windows Backup and over the time where I do all my backups there is like only 30GB of data which changed from those 100GB and also new files were added. Now my external drive is full. When I now delete the very early backup, the first one where the 100GB of data was saved, will it delete then ALL those 100 GB, or will it just delete the previous versions of the files which were modified AFTER that time, which are in this case the 30GB I talked about? Because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup.

A:(windows Backup) deleting old backup states simple question

"because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup."

Correct. Windows by default does what is called "incremental backups". It takes a master image of the entire system per your direction, then on the schedule, it takes an inventory of only what has changed and backs up those changes. That is with a DATA BACKUP.

If you do SYSTEM IMAGE, it gives you two options you can set, from which are accessible from Manage Space > System Image/Change Settings:

You should have similar space management controls for your data backups as well. Since I only do a system image every week as my data is on a different drive than the OS, I do not.

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Hey folks, well first of all i want to thank u for all the information posted on your forums, that information was the one that helped me removing the spy programs on my comp, but there is one last problem, that i donīt know what files i have to delete with the Hijackthis so this is my log file and i hope u can help me.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 20:08:29, on 17/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\THEHAC~1\THD32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\THEHAC~1\THTASK.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\Save\Save.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\GERARDO\DATOSD~1\pkdshtcg.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\GERARDO\CONFIG~1\Temp\Zfy1.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp psc 700 series\Bin\hpobrt07.exe
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A:Help deleting the right files with hijack this after deleting the spy programs

you have quite a lot of nasties there

first open IE/tools/connections/click on your connection & untick use a proxy server & use autoconfiguration script

then run hijackthis, tick all below, make sure all browser & email windows are closed and press fix checked

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://proxycfg.marketscore.com/gencfg.asp?id1=WU9$bGcINh8&id2=U340MADfs3a&lp=1&nsv=5.2.4.5
then Download & Run CWshredder from
http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
and make sure you follow the advice about the security updates listed at the bottom of the page, in order to prevent re-infection, otherwise you will be continually reinfected

then reboot &
Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

then reboot &
download AdAware 6
Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
Then ........

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN&qu... Read more

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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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The test result is under Win7 build 7000
1. Open backup and restore center
2. Set backup settings
a. Choose backup locations to local disk,for example f:\
b. Choose [Let me choose]
c. What do you want to back up?
Only choose the folder of c:\program files\windows photo viewer\
Do not choose [Include a system image]
d. Backup summary
Items are c:\program files\windows photo viewer\
e. Save settings and start backup

Result:
There is no files under F:\TEST-PC\Backup Set 2008-09-29 032022\Backup Files 2008-09-29 032022\Backup files 1.zip\

So, the question is why we can not backup this folder at the first time(it should be a full backup)

Anyone can help me, thank you in advance!

A:Backup files fail to backup files in Program Files

Hi

Backup doesn't usually back up a program's files. Since Programs need to be "Installed", it makes no sense to simply back up the program's "program files" folder if no User data is stored in such folders. Since that folder would be fully rebuilt upon it's reinstallation, why does a backup need to be made of it?
I tested this also, and while a backup file was created, the zip folder was empty as was yours.
But again, backing up such a folder makes no sense and is a waste of space in the backup file, so it only makes sense that certain file types are excluded from being backed up.

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Okay...I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this. Please tell me if it's not.

I recently (sometime in late May) had a computer wiz friend of mine (I am quite the rookie when it comes to messing with OS installations and drivers and that sort of thing) install Vista on a different computer but with my hard drive. I had a virus on the other one and couldn't get to my desperately wanted files. So he somehow managed to delete the virus and transfer my hard drive to this new computer. He hasn't been available to get a hold of to help me so I'm here.
My problem is this: There is a MASSIVE folder located in C called BACKUP. It's is packed full with duplicate files that I just don't need!!!! It would save a ton of space on vista which already eats my space. There is a Windows folder, Program Files, Users, the whole nine yards. Obviously vista won't allow me to just delete it.
Any help would be AMAZING!
Thanks,
Chloe

A:Help Deleting 'BACKUP' Folder in C

I use unlocker for any file Windows won't let me get into or delete.

UNLOCKER 1.9.1 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB
Free Version

http://download.cnet.com/Unlocker/30...-10493998.html

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This may have been answered in previous threads, but I can't find any reference to my question which is: how to delete an image backup in one go, rather than the multiple clicks that I currently have to make. Please note that the image files are not stored in a dedicated folder but in the root directory of a USB external hard drive.

A:Deleting image backup in one go #2

If I'm understanding your question correctly, you want to click once (and once only) to delete a specific image backup from a USB external hard drive. Let's examine how you're going to find the image backup.

1. External drive needs to be plugged in to PC
2. You then have to locate the external drive by clicking Start button > then clicking Computer (in start menu) (2 clicks)

3. A screen will open showing all available hard drives

4. You then have to select which drive you want to use by double clicking it (2 clicks)

5. Once the drive is selected another screen opens showing what images are available. Then you have to right-click the image you want to delete (1 click) to access and click on the actual delete command (1 more click).

6. When you click the Delete command, the image will either go directly to your recycle bin or, if it's too large, you'll get a prompt asking if you really want to delete it without going to the recycle bin. In any case, you'll have to do more clicking.

I really don't see a way to shorten these multiple clicks to just one click. But as I said, I might be misunderstanding your question and if I am, I sincerely apologize.

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I have a new HP with vista basic installed. Didn't like it what-so-ever. Reformatted with vista ultimate. Like a dork (never realized), I didnt use the HP manager to delete the backup partition before format. In a way, I thought just reformatting would just rid the system of the backup partition...NOT! (never had a system with a partition before...lol)

Now the question...do I need 3rd party software to delete it?...or is there a way in vista to delete it and get my 9GB back?

Thanks.

A:Deleting Backup partition

Hmm, well vista has a disk management tool:

- Click on the Orb
- Right click Computer
- Click Manage
- Under the storage dropdown click Disk Management.

Though i recently used it to delete a partition and it put me in a situation where the space used was changed into "Free Space" rather than "Unused space" and it was deemed unuseable by vista...

Anyway, i used a piece of software called BootIt Next Generation(A Trial Version: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/dow...generation.htm) to rid of the partition then i used vista's management tool to re-instate the space.

Hope any of that helps...

Cheers,
Jamey

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I recently deleted my full PC backup files to make room on my external hard drive to run a new back up. However, I can't run a new one because there is a record somewhere of a previously successful backup. The error message reads that the previous backup is not found, even though I select creating an initial backup.

A:Deleting Vista Backup History Log

Welcome
I use the free win dir stat. You can see what is on the drive and where. It is then easily deleted
Windirstat | PCWorld
Hopefully the back up is on an external hard drive.

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after doing a system recovery with a backup i found that the backup file is off no use to me anymore. The only problem is i can't delete it and it is taking up a large amount of space. I already tried going into safe mode to delete but it didn't work. i tried changing it from a read only folder but it says the file is either write protected or in use. i believe it may be somehow in use. if anyone knows how to delete this folder please write me.
 

A:Solved: Deleting backup file in XP

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Hi everyone.
I have a Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop. This laptop came with both the pre-installed Dell Backup&Recovery software and with a DVD disk that includes the data to format my laptop. I think both of them make the same operation: they install the factory settings and format my laptop. (Sorry for my illiteracy about these terms and issues). Until now, I have only used the pre-installed Dell Backup&Recovery to format my laptop.
Now, since the Dell Backup&Recovery software slows down my computer, I want to delete it. And if I need to format my laptop, I am planning to use my DVD disk. However, I am not sure whether I will be able to use the DVD disk if I uninstall the Dell Backup&Recovery software. And this is what I want to ask you. (My concern is that if I delete this software, I don't know whether my laptop will be able to read this DVD disk and format my laptop. I don't know whether this DVD disk can operate without the Dell Backup&Recovery software.) Does anyone know about this? Thank you very much in advance for help.

A:About Deleting Dell Backup and Recovery

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/04/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?docid=DSN_347576
familiarize yourself with the process

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I have a windows image backup which is taking up 60gb. I need to delete it but i dont know if its safe to just delete normally.
Could anyone give a step by step tutorial on how to delete it.

Same thing for the 'windows.old' folder would really help

A:Deleting A Windows Image Backup

Windows.old Folder - Delete

Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups

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I posted my first question here yesterday and someone very helpful responded. Basically, I'm loaning my computer out for awhile, and wanted to get rid of my financial documents which I used to pull up on disks or sometimes put on the harddrive on that machine.

Having been told that simply putting them in the trash and deleting them wasn't secure enough, I was advised to get a "shredder" program to "write over" the free space on my hard drive.

A follow up question though: Most of the most sensitive docs haven't been on the machine long - I mostly pull them from a disk (ones with credit card numbers, etc.) and delete them right after I use them. However, I am on a network through work that uses a backup program called Retrospect to back up data. So two questions:

1. How quickly does that program back up? Is it instantaneous, such that any doc I've ever pulled up has also been copied somewhere else? Or does it run maybe once a day, in which case the docs were probably not copied?

And, 2. Does a program like Retrospect even back up the free space (emptied trash) on your hard drive? In other words, now that I've "shredded" my freespace, I beleive that these docs can't be retreived. But can they be pilfered by someone because even the "erased" (but not previously shredded) data that I "deleted" in the past was actually not overwritten on the computer's freespace, and as such, when the backup p... Read more

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After making several critical changes to my system over the past few weeks, I'd like to create a new Windows 7 backup image (which is very easy to do.) The question I have is whether the new image replaces the old image or how do I manually delete the old image?

A:Backup image - creating a new one and deleting the old

What program did you use to create said backup image?
 
As for keeping images...that's up to the user.  I keep all of my images (made with Macrium Reflect) because I have much more storage than I need and I have no real reason for removing any of them.  I doubt if I will ever need any beyond the most recent...and probably won't need that (I don't mind doing clean installs and I retain installer capability for any programs that I may have use for).  But I don't recommend that approach for anyone .
 
The main thing that I suggest for backing up...is that the user wants to feel that he/she has access to needed/wanted files...when things go wrong (as they do each day).  If those files are included in the most recent backup performed...there is no reason to keep backups made prior to that date.
 
Of course...it's wise to ensure that the recorded/stored backup  actually works as it should, before deleting anything.
 
Louis

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I have a windows image backup which is taking up 60gb. I need to delete it but i dont know if its safe to just delete normally.
Could anyone give a step by step tutorial on how to delete it.
Same thing for the 'windows.old' folder would really help

A:Deleting A Windows Image Backup

Hello TheSpecialOne, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, it's safe to just delete the WindowsImageBackup folder as you would any other folder, but you'll just need to provide UAC approval first.

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I have a windows image backup which is taking up 60gb. I need to delete it but i dont know if its safe to just delete normally.
Could anyone give a step by step tutorial on how to delete it.
Same thing for the 'windows.old' folder would really help

A:Deleting A Windows Image Backup

Hello TheSpecialOne, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, it's safe to just delete the WindowsImageBackup folder as you would any other folder, but you'll just need to provide UAC approval first.

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i have a lot of crap on my computer...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 10:37:08 AM, on 7/20/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrunsvc.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrun.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cusrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Remote Desktop 32\CONNSRV.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\dpmw32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\NWTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe
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A:help needed with deleting mxtarget

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:59:32 PM, on 7/20/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrunsvc.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrun.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cusrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Remote Desktop 32\CONNSRV.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\dpmw32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\NWTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
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hello, I have windows xp professional which I use at home. I keep getting spam which is headed "messenger service" some of the spam is horrible and I want to get rid of it. Can you please tell me how to delete it. Thanks
 

A:help needed! deleting messenger

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Well. ok. I decided to format my computer because it was going really slow...So i got paragon partition manager and created a logical partition called "backup" and dragged all my important files into that partition. then i used killdisk to format my C: partition. Now i use my recovery disk and it says " All files, including data files on the user partition will be lost and the original factory shipped files will will be recovered to the users partition." Will this delete my backup partition too? If it does, how do i recover windows while keeping my partition with the backup files on it? The files are reallly important...
 

A:Windows XP recovery without deleting backup partition?!

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So right now I want to format my computer and I am.
Right now I am at the part where you can create/delete partitions.

What I see right now is this.
Unpartitioned Space 7MB
D: Partition 2 [NTFS] 182001 MB (181831 MB free)
C: Partition 1 (PRESARIO_RP) [FAT32] 8771MB (598 MB free)
Ok so I have two exact computers In my house and one of the disks I used to format wasn't working and was scratched so it got messed up at the end and I quit the installation.
So now that up there happened.

I want to know : Where do I install? Can I delete the other ones after picking the one I need to install in? And do I need to download something else after I delete those, like Partition 1.

HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
 

A:Deleting Partitions when Formatting! HELP NEEDED!~~~

Hiya Saonjeke.C: Partition 1 (PRESARIO_RP) [FAT32] 8771MB (598 MB free) IS THE RECOVERY PARTITION.
The recovery partition holds an image of the factory installation.Usually
the HP recovery process will give you a choice as to whether to do a
partial restore - just the operating system, retaining your data and
programs - or a full destructive restore which returns the computer to
factory condition.

With most HPs, pressing F10 when starting the computer will put you into
HP's recovery process. HP also gives you the opportunity to create one set
of physical recovery disks (DVDs are preferable because of the size) which
you should do immediately if you have not already done so. You want the
physical restore media in case your hard drive dies. A new hard drive will
be blank of course and not hold the recovery image.
 

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Hi I accidently deleted files on my Nas dive. its a LaCie Big Disk d2 1Tb (actually 2 500Gb disks inside). The programs Iīve tried for recover lost data dosent support Nas drives (only drives inside the computer itself). Any one have a sudgesstion of how I can recreate the lost data?. i use a intel computer and are running Vista Home Premium. i have Netgear DG834N wireless router with built in adsl2+ modem. Everything is cable connected and working fine. I just need the almost 2 years of work that i deleted...
I know.. incredibly stupid but the web config tool is so sluggish and i just clicked away... HELP!
 

A:Accidental deleting on Nas drive - Help needed

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Hi everyone!

I had WinXP on C: partition, after some time I added Win7 and installed it on F: partition of the same hdd, and kept winXP because i didn't have printer drivers for win7. I tried to move win7 with Norton Ghost but when I tried to reboot from the new hdd i got the message ntldr missing. I think this is about XP, but not sure. So I did nothing.

Now I got a new printer, and a new (and faster) hdd. I want do remove XP and move my win7 to the new hdd. Can I format the C: partition, will it mess up win7? Would formatting help moving Win7 to another hdd? How can I do all this?

Edit: XP Pro+SP3, Win7 Ultimate 32-bit

A:Help needed! Deleting XP and moving win7

I honestly would suggest that you simply wipe the entire hard drive with KillDisk and re-install Windows 7 and start over.

I think you will pay dearly for all of this OS movement in the short term. KillDisk may take a few hours; the re-install of 7 < 1 hour flat.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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G'day everyone

Does anyone know of a simple backup program that is capable of backing up large files incrementally by splitting the file and backing up only changed parts of the file? The files I'm talking about are files that get altered by appending stuff at the end of the file, e.g. log files or mailbox files, so it's generally possible to split a new version of the file at the exact point where the old version stopped, purely by file size.

Specifically, I want to back up Thunderbird and SeaMonkey mailboxes without having to create additional subfolders within those programs.

I understand that if something had changed near the beginning of the file, then the whole file will have to be backed up, unless the backup program is capable of some very clever searching, but mostly the files will change only by having data appended to it.

Thanks
Samuel

A:Backup software that splits large files for incremental backup

You may want to rethink incremental backups. Where I worked, until I retired, we first used incremental backups for our servers. That seemed like a good approach - make an initial full backup on one day of the week and then only incrementals the rest of the week. That allowed smaller backups however when it came time to restore it was a nightmare making sure the incrementals were installed in the proper order, and it took much longer to restore. A decision was made to only do full backups every night and although the backup was bigger if a restore was needed there was no confusion on order of reinstall and it took less time.

I do the same thing with my own PC backups. I use Acronis True Image, which has incremental backup ability, but I only do full hard drive backups, to a separate hard drive.

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I have a new HP Pavillion Elite HPE with 920 GB of memory running Windows 7. I am an average computer user. I have a WD external backup drive with 1TB memory. I don't like the backup software that comes with the computer. I can't access anything to see how old the files are. The only option is to restore. Thank God I haven't had to do that. I have the files important to me backed up manually. I tried Nova backup but all I had was a bunch (really- a bunch) of files again that I couldn't access. I had a copy of Norton Ghost that wouldn't work with my old XP computer so I tried it on this one. After days with support manipulating my computer, going through three people to the software engineer, they could not make Ghost work on my (64? whatever) computer.

I don't know if I need a mirror or clone or whatever I've been reading about that I don't understand. I have plenty of room on the backup drive and have CD's and DVD's that will restore, I think. Best Buy made me some when I bought it and the computer made me make some as well when I got home. I can manually do a system backup less my files that doesn't change. So what I really want to do is to find a software that will enable me to choose the files I want to that sometimes change (My Documents) and have those backup on a regular basis. I also want to have those so I can go to my M drive (backup drive) and see my files just like in windows explorer. That way, if anything does happen, I know my files are alright and if I have ... Read more

A:Is there a backup software that transfers files I can read on my backup drive?

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

SyncBack Freeware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I'm preparing to upgrade from Windows 2000 professional to XP. I would like a perfect backup of my C: drive in case the worst happens and XP kills my computer (so I can revert back to 2000 and my old system without a problem). I have 2 hard drives so I have the room to put an exact image of my C: drive onto the slave drive. Just wanting to get some feedback as to the best way to do this.

So far I just used the "backup now" option in Windows 2000 and saved a .bkf file of my entire drive to the slave. It actually didn't take up that much space--the .bkf must contain some sort of compression.

Anyway, is this the best way to go about protecting myself or would it be worthwhile to instead invest in a 3rd party backup program instead before undertaking this? There are tons of programs out there of course, Norton Ghost, Backup Now, GoBack, or what have you. If Windows' option works well I don't know why people would buy a 3rd party program but I hear about it a lot so I thought I'd ask. Anyone ever restored an entire system from a windows .bkf file before and had difficulty? Protecting myself is pretty important to me.

Any advice would be helpful.
 

A:Computer backup before upgrade to XP--backup software suggestions,.bkf files,etc?

With the windows backup you have to reinstall windows and then restore the backup to get back to where you were. I use and love ghost because it makes a 100% exact copy of EVERYTHING and all you have to do to get it back is to restore the image and you're up a going again - no need to reinstall windows. Is also fast and can clone one drive to another or create an Image file.

GoBack I don't like and Backup Now needs windows to be installed to restore the backup
 

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Having had problems with my previous AV program and reading on these forums positive results about Avira Antivir Free I decided to uninstall the one I had and install Antivir instead. After installation and reboot I let Antivir scan my PC. It found nothing other than two warnings. These warnings were for the following two files, C:\hiberfil.sys and C:\pagefile.sys I did a search on Google and found several links giving instructions to delete these two files for various reasons.

I thought before I take these steps I would come here and ask you clever chaps for your opinion and advice regarding the deletion or not of the two files mentioned.
Thanks in advance for any help offered,
Bluesjunior.

A:Deleting Hiberfil.sys And Pagefile.sys Advice Needed?

hiberfil.sys is the file that Hibernation stores your info in when you hibernate the computer. The safest way to delete it is to turn off Hibernation in your power settings, then reboot and turn it back on.pagefile.sys is the virtual memory for your computer and the computer uses this to augment your onboard RAM if it needs it. To delete it and start over, try the directions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=3898452) Use this technique to "reset" your pagefile:a) Go to Start...Run...and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter. -Then click on the Advanced tab, -then on the Performance Settings Button, -then on the next Advanced tab, -then on the Virtual Memory Change button. In this window, note down the current settings for your pagefile (so you can restore them later on). -Then click on the "No paging file" radio button, and - then on the "Set" button. Be sure, if you have multiple hard drives, that you ensure that the paging file is set to 0 on all of them. -Click OK to exit the dialogs.c) Reboot (this will remove the pagefile from your system)d) Then go back in following the directions in step a) and re-enter the settings that you wrote down in step . Follow the steps all the way through (and including) the reboot.e) Once you've rebooted this second time, go back in and check to make sure that the settings are as they're supposed to be.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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Window 8.1

When I run File history backup, I get the following error:

Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point:
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos

If you want it to be protected, remove the reparse point.

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When I run the following Command prompt: Dir/al/s
It show me these reparse points as follow
Directory of C:\Users\(myname)\Documents
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Music (C:\users\(myname)\Music)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Pictures (C:\users\(myname)\Pictures)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Videos (C:\users\(myname)\Videos)
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When I use Files Explorer,
These files do not show up.
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Music / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Pictures / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Videos / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos
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How do I Delete/Remove these reparse point?
 

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16635
Run by Doug McBride at 17:58:02 on 2013-08-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3562.1515 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled/Outdated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
SP: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled/Updated* {7870DE5B-6DF1-4BEF-ED3D-55AD9712D958}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled* {FB2ABE9A-01A4-4539-FCD2-C7EA1246D49E}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\AstSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 2.0\avp.exe
C:\program files (x86)\toshiba\wireless lan indicator\tosindicator.exe
C:\windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InfoWatch\CryptoStorage\ProtectedObjectsSrv.exe
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A:Malware Removal Help Needed - deleting ie, music & pictures

Hello there, Masterk3y! Welcome to TSF.

I am looking over your logs and will get back to you as soon as I can. In the meantime, could you please describe in more detail the problems you have been having with your computer?

Also, if you have not done so already, you may wish to subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

To help make this fix go as smoothly as possible, please do not run any scans, use any tools, or install/uninstall any applications unless requested.

Even if your symptoms seem to disappear at some point during this fix, please stay with me until I confirm the infection is gone. An infection could still be present on your system even if there are no obvious signs.

Please be patient with me during the course of this fix, as it will likely require multiple steps to completely remove your infection.

During this process, read each of my posts carefully before you continue. If you have any questions about any of the instructions I give you, please ask them before you begin.

Also please note that this forum is very busy; if I don't hear back from you within three days, this thread will be closed.

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Hay everyone, Got a friend going to give me a working computer but he needs to clean all his personnel file out leaving only the usable programs. Is there a way to delete them easly, leaving the usable programs in tacket with a few easy strokes of the keybord, it is a Gateway computer and not sure what OS system is install but assume it is Win?
God Bless and be wize all.

A:Deleting personnel files leaving OS sys files in tacket.

Hi

Try CleanUp.
The folders you have to delete manually.

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Hi guys, I recently removed aol from my system the standard way of add/remove programs in the control panel. However when i did an advanced search of my system to see if it was fully removed, I found an aol file folder in program files, common files, which contains 357 files and 99 folders. Anyway when i right click on it and delete it i get a warning saying, renaming,removing or deleting "aol" could make some programs not work. are you sure you want to do this. My question is, Is it safe to delete this or will it affect any other progams on my pc that i still use. Please let me know. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Deleting aol from program files,common files

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1. I upgraded from XP to W7 after backing up my whole XP laptop.

2. I want to restore some programs from the XP backup to my W7 laptop.

3. W7 windows explorer sees my external usb disk and the XP backup file I want to
restore from.

4. However, W7 backup utility does not see the external disk or the backup file.

5. Any ideas? Can the W7 backup utility work with a backup file created by XP's
backup utility?

A:Can W7 backup utility read XP backup files?

Hi Ikers;

Windows 7 backup does not recognize XP backups - However, Microsoft does offer a free tool:

Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers running Windows Vista and Microsoft? Windows Server? 2008.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

This download requires Validation from Microsoft - If your copy of the OS is less-than-legal, the Validation process could cause you some headaches.

Be sure to follow the instructions on the download page to the letter. And as always, create a system restore point and back up any personal data prior to downloading/installing the utility.

Best of luck to you!

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I'm having issues using BUE 11d to backup the exchange server 2003. It will not backup the files priv1.edb and priv1.stm in the 'MDBDATA' folder. Files are selected in the job selection list and have an exchange license installed on BUE. Also modify the registry the other night to 'exclude active files' (something in found while roaming on Symantec forums). Neither changes worked. The files appears to be locked because they are *greyed out in BUE. Though they are check, I can't un-check it like the other flat files.
 

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My hardrive crashed some time ago. Vista backed up everything on the fresh install into "C:\BACKUP."
I have deleted many subfolders, but it will not let me delete certain subfolders in the backup. I am the administrator and I unchecked 'read-only' attribute for each folder/subfolder I want to delete. It seems Vista wants the old administrator privilege to delete a certain folder/subfolder.

So what is next step?
 

A:Difficult problem (tricky) about deleting Vista backup folder on fresh reinstall.

Try This

1. Right click on folder (Context menu appears.)
2. Select "Properties" ("[Folder Name] Properties" dialog appears.)
3. Click the "Security" tab.
4. Click "Advanced" button (Advanced Security Settings for [Folder Name] appears.)
5. Click "Owner" tab.
6. Click "Edit" button.
7. Click new owner's name in "Change owner to" box.
8. Click box to check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
9. Click "Apply" button. ("Changing ownership of..." progress message appears.)
10. Click "Yes" to acknowledge "Windows Security" warning.
11. Click OK to close topmost "Advanced Security Settings" dialog.
12. Click "Permissions" tab (first tab) on current "Advanced Security Settings" dialog.
13. Click "Edit" button.
14. Click to select the Administrator in the "Permission Entries" box.
15. NOTE: If "Administrator" appears more than once, select the one that has "Subfolders and files only" in the "Apply To" column.
16. Click Edit button. ("Permission Entry for [Folder Name]" dialog appears.)
17. Click to check "Apply these permissions to objects..." option.
18. Click to check ALL the boxes in the "Allow" column.
19. Click "OK" (Dialog box closes, return to "Advance Security Settings" dialog.)
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Laptop: Acer Aspire 5552
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
AV: Avast! Antivirus Pro

I have an 2TB external hard drive (Toshiba) where I keep my music, movies, etc. About two months ago, I had an issue where the drive became inaccessible due to the data cable disconnecting during file transfers. The painful process of CHKDSK /F /R on the volume, which took about eight hours and found A TON of errors. I went through and deleted the corrupt remnants.

A few weeks ago, I noticed that I had some newly corrupt files. I performed the CHKDSK again, and manually deleted any remnants. This time, the process was only about 30 minutes. To be honest, I performed CHKDSK numerous times between those two instances, but never found any problems.

Now we're up to last night. I was going through some of my earth porn and found a corrupt file. "No biggy," I thought as I just deleted the file. However, deleting that file seemingly caused roughly five more to become corrupt. Deleting the five newly corrupt files caused ALL the roughly 100 files in my earth porn folder to become corrupt.

I was at work when this happened, and just happened to have another 2TB hard drive with me. I connected it to my computer and attempted to transfer the files that are most important to me; my movies, music, and family photos. The transfer said it was going to take 14 hours, so I cancelled it being that I only had about four hours left at work.

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A:Deleting corrupt files corrupts more files?

Enoctis mate I would try running some malware scans if it were me try these if you haven't already


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

then onto Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit: portable malware scanner | Free removal of Viruses,Bots, Spyware, Keyloggers and Trojans < run only the Emergency and Command line scans

I would be also running this
Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 this is all just an elimination process - for starters.

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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:
0xc0000185

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 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?

Drachsi

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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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.

Thanks
XtremeX

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.
Charlie

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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.

Thanks,

priorytrans

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: http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...lp-needed.html

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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 1.0.0.1
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 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'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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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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Hi,

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.
TIA!
 

A:Backup Advice Needed

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Okay, here's my issue. Like a dummy, I renamed my workgroup without exporting to a backup file for my outlook 2003 working files. Now that I am in a new environment, I cannot seem to import my old email and contact information to my new profile under the new workgroup. I tried to import, but no option; I tried to copy the old files to my new directory, but no luck. I am hoping someone out there knows a bit about outlook 2003.

Thanks
Alex
 

A:Import outlook 2003 files w/o backup files, but have original working file

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hi

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

http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposuppor...&opname=hp colorado 5GB internal travan drive

external

http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposuppor...&opname=hp colorado 5GB external travan drive
 

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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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Hi

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?

Regards

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 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.

Thanks
 

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

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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 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??

thanks,
 

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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.

MSBACKUP?

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Hi

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???

Thanks
 

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.

http://faq.arstechnica.com/link.php?i=1820
 

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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'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 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 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

Bump!
 

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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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Mod Edit:  Merged separate topics re same issues/system - Hamluis.
 
Wife's 64-bit Vista HP laptop, which has been junk ever since we got it a few years ago, is stuck on the latest Microsoft update.  Everytime we try to start the laptop, it goes to the update screen, gets to update #3 of 3, then says "welcome" very quickly, before saying "Windows is now shutting down".  Then, it doesn't shut down.  The screen goes black, briefly, and the cycle starts over.  I've tried starting in Safe Mode (all 3 options), and still get stuck on the update cycle. 
I did a disk check.  Took hours, but didn't help. 
I went to system recovery, and then selected system restore, but it said I had to leave system recovery to start system restore, but didn't explain how to get to system restore w/o going through system recovery.
When I did get a pop-up that asked if I wanted to restore to an earlier date, I clicked "yes", but nothing happened.
At one point, I got somewhere that asked for a password, but she has no idea what the password is.  We tried all her usual passwords.
Now, I do have an external HD which I backed up her laptop with, several months ago, but I have no idea if that will help, or how?  And would she lose anything since that back-up, if we were able to use that?
I can't download anything on her laptop, and can't ever get to the start button.
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A:If I do System Recovery, Will backup files restore current files/settings?

Update:  Still not working, but I was able to get to the recovery screen, and I am currently backing up to an external HD.  Any way I can use this to get the laptop going again?  Or, if I do system recovery, returning to factory settings, can I then use this backup to recover everything?
I've never had to use a backup for anything...

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
________________________________________________________
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO
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A:Help - .XML files - Read/Write error - Vista won't allow app/pgm to copy/backup files

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Problem solved! Please ignore. Sorry.

(ActiveSync apparently needs to be installed for a Pocket Word document to even be recognized as such.)
 

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Hi,

I did a complete backup & successful (email, files etc.) from the F11 boot on a external disk drive.

Then my HP Pavillon went to maintenance.

Now I have a great new fresh VISTA and have sccessfully restored all my files from VISTA and they are all in "C:\System Recovery Files" with a Restorewiz.log file.

My question is: what is the next step to get all my files, emails etc. bacK; this is not clear on all vista forums?

Thank you very much indeed!
Regards
Patrick

A:F11 backup Reco Manager OK but files on C:\System Recovery Files

Hi lolita,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I think the following article from the HP web site will answer your question - I read it and it provides the additional steps required to get everything back where it belongs: How to Restore Backup Files Created During the F11 Backup Procedure - HP Customer Care (United States - English).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Files keep being added to my C:\Program Files\Support.com\backup\In\Inbox\
There are so many large files being added that it is now taking about 19 -20 hours to run a virus scan with Norton AntiVirus. Can they or should they be deleted? A typical file name in this folder is 543377899_5602f6bf1_
 

A:What are the files contained in C:\Program Files\Support.com\backup\In\Inbox\ ?

What are the results of doing a full virus scan?

Download, install and run HiJackThis

Run the scan and save log option.
When the LOG file opens in Notepad, do a select all, copy
Then return here and in a reply post, do a paste to allow for review.
 

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Hey guys?

I can't back up my files. I accidently deleted this main backup on my external harddrive... and I don't know if tha'ts why.
Kim
 

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Hi, I hope someone can help me. I had a Samsung RV511 laptop which has a lot of important information on it, so I bought a 1TB Toshiba hard drive which came with back up software. I backed up the whole system as a system image. Had I known the difficulty I have now, I would have just backed up the files. My laptop died, and so I need to know....

If I buy another laptop the same, will I be able to backup the system image from my old laptop?

If I buy another does the spec need to be exactly the same? i.e. I have seen another with a smaller hard drive and less memory. My laptop was 640GB hdd and the ones I have seen are 320GB and 500GB. I have not as yet seen a second hand one with the same spec as mine. Also the ones I have seen have less RAM, mine is 6GB, and the ones I have seen are 3-4GB.

Can someone tell me what I need to buy in order to restore this system image please? I understand that I will have backed up drivers, so does that mean the new laptop has to have the same hardware?

I have read about software that will enable you to restore to another computer, but cost is a factor at the moment, so I don't want to waste money on something that won't work. I have read good and bad about the software.

Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks for reading

A:Help Needed With System Image Backup to New Laptop

You want to restore the image of the C partition on the old laptop onto a new laptop?

I'm assuming the new laptop will have a new Windows installation when you buy it---they nearly always do.

I can't see why you would want to do that, leaving aside the legality. If you did it, the fresh Windows installation on the new laptop would be destroyed (overwritten) by the restoration of the image of the old laptop. What's the advantage of that?

On the other hand, if you simply want to restore your DATA (not Windows) from the old laptop to the new laptop, you should be able to do that without overwriting your new Windows installation.

I'm guessing you used Toshiba software to make this image.

I know nothing at all about that software, but there should certainly be a way to drill down into the image and simply copy your data files to the new laptop with the mouse or keyboard. You can certainly do that with other imaging programs. I'd consult the documentation for the Toshiba software, which may be included with the drive or may be available on the Toshiba website.

Imaging software is not the sharpest tool for backing up data, as you've found out. It works, but it can be testy or clumsy.

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Hi All,
I have Windows 8.1 and would like to use the System Image Backup option in Windows under File History. I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook that was shipped with the Factory Image pre-installed on the hard drive. I want to be absolutely certain that I dont damage or remove the Dell installed factory image as I want to always have the option to do a Microsoft Reset using that factory image in the future when required.
I know nothing about where this factory image is installed on my hard drive but I only have one hard drive on my PC. I just want to backup the System Image and be able to Restore the system image back to the same hard drive on my PC in the future. I havent made any changes to partitions on the drive and never will. Its exactly as it was when shipped from Dell.
Can anyone advise me of the options I need to select during the Sysem Image Backup and Restore process so I dont remove or corrupt the pre-installed factory image on my hard drive during the process?

A:Help needed in using System Image Backup in Windows 8.1

You need to make the DVD's and keep them in a safe place. If you wish to make a whole drive image, use Clonezilla or EaseUS Workstation Todo. At least with the EaseUS software, you can shrink or grow the image, depending on the size of the drive. Clonezilla makes it a little harder, since you have to have the exact same drive that the original image was one.

All the factory image does, is allow you to restore it back to the "OOB" or "Out Of the Box" image. Anything you have installed, will not be in that image, so you have to use a third party software to get the job done.

Microsoft's backup software fails too much for Windows 8 & 10. That is because it was written for Windows 7 and below OS's.

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Hi,I am pleased to announce that we will soon be launching the BETA program for Oops!Backup version 3.For those of you that remember, in September last year I posted a similar post - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lof...hp/t256388.html - so as to get BETA testers for version 2. The feedback we received from the BETA testers was great and we are looking to do the same for version 3.For those that are reading about Oops!Backup the first time - Oops!Backup is a very easy to use Continuous Data Protect (CDP) software backup product. Oops!Backup automatically tracks changes to documents, photos and other files and allows you to backtrack to any point in time. We are planning to launch the BETA in about 6 weeks time. We would love to get beta testers to help us beta test Oops!Backup v3. Beta testers will also get a free license once they are accepted into the program.It's still too early to mention the new features in v3 but I will be making these public to the BETA list later on.So - anyone that wants to join the Altaro Oops!Backup v3 BETA program go to the http://www.altaro.com/joinbeta.phpPlease note that anyone testing the BETA version will be testing a BETA product. This means that the product is at a stage were we think that it has no bugs however we are still not 100% convinced - i.e. there is a possibility that it WILL have some bugs - but probably small ones in the user interface. Once the BETA period finishes we will then release the pr... Read more

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Folks
I have a old PC that has WIN95. Has a CD ROM and a DISKETTE Drive.
I am trying to make some backup disks for the DEVICE drivers.

I don't think I can find those device driver diskettes/CDs that originally
came with the PC.
What is the best software that can do this ??
Any idea ??

email: [email protected]
 

A:Device Drivers backup Software needed

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Using Acronis True Image Home 2009 on a Windows 7 Ultimate system.

I'm creating an image onto the primary drive of a partition on a secondary drive. I have Acronis set to divide the backups into 1.95-gigabyte sections. Each time it completes a 1.95-gigabyte part, it puts up an "Insert next volume" dialog. It says "Please insert next volume or select different location.". Problem is there is still many times more space at the backup location than is need for the image. I'm having to attend to this throughout the backup process--clicking on "OK" time and again to get it to continue.

I get the same result on three different systems so this problem is not unique to one computer.

Does anyone know how to stop this annoying behavior?
 

A:Acronis backup asks for next volume when one isn't needed.

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Hello,

I have a 5 years old PC with 80gb internal hard drive. I've just bought an external hard drive; Buffalo Drivestation 1tb. My aim is:

1- To boot from Buffalo DriveStation in the event of internal harddrive failure (the hd start making clicking sound). I've just reformat my PC and a one-off 'copy' of how my OS setting is fine, I dont need scheduled backup / 'copy' of my OS in my Buffalo DriveStation. FYI, the OS is in my C: where else files, pictures, songs etc is in different partition.

2- To make scheduled backups files,pictures, songs etc partition to Buffalo DriveStation every fortnight or so.

3- Im planning to partition the Buffalo DriveStation such as below:
a) 10gb --> to make a 'copy' of my current C: drive where my OS is
b) 150gb --> for pictures
c) 300gb --> for videos
d) 50gb --> for files
e) 490gb --> to 'copy' partitions b) to d)

I've been reading Acronis and googled on how to do the above but not sure whether I should go with 'Disk Cloning' or 'Mounting Images' or both to perform Task 1 and Task 3e?

Also, in order to perform partition my Buffalo DriveStation as outlined in Task3 using Partition Magic, do I have to choose the specific task of 'Install Another Operating OS' for Task 3a?

I hope I have explained everything as clearly as possible and appreciate any help.

Thank you
 

A:Solved: backup PC using Acronis, advice needed

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How do you manage backing up your files efficiently? Say you have hundreds of folders in different places on one computer. If you want to back them up onto external drives, how do you manage how to backup ONLY the files or folders that have had changes made to them since the last backup?Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How to backup files without wasting time on already backed up files

If you only want to back up files that have changed? You do what is known as an 'incremental' back up. Just make sure that what ever application you employ for backing up you data has that capability. Acronis is one I am quite familiar with and use and it has that functionality. It however is not free.

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
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04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO _____________________________________... Read more

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My recovery disk has less than 1Kb of space left on it.
I have tried to delete old, useless files from compressed backup folders, but it keeps telling me there is not enough space to do this operation.
I'm running Windows Vista.
Things I have tried:
Moving files to desktop and recycling them-no luck
moving files to a new folder and deleting folder- no luck
taking files directly from zipped folder and deleting- no luck

Any help on this is appreciated.
 

A:Deleting old files

Maybe this

http://support.dell.com/support/top...d=3D557E02F388AE5EE040A68F5B2817E9&doclang=en
 

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I recently purchased and installed xp home version update package. can I delete the windows me files without damaging the installation??...Thanks
 

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I been trying to delete some files on my desktop. Two or three music files and a couple of film files.I have read your tutorial about Unlocker. I have tried to use it, but it says to click on the file to delete, and when the drop down box appears,and you click to delete it comes up and says, it can?t be deleted as it is being used by another programe.It dosen?t come up with a box that say O/K, like it says in your tutorial. It comes up and says try again, or cancel. Also when you click on the assistant, are you supposed to see the program or is it working in the background.Am i doing something wrong. thanks

A:DELETING FILES

First Exit Unblocker.
Then delete the File.

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Sincce Wednesday, files have just been deleting themselves from my computer, first it was just my documents folder and then last night it was my entire 750Gb external. I have no idea what is doing this, I've run countless antivirus scans and malware tests and nothing is being picked up.
I've had the laptop since last September and this is the first problem I have had.
Any ideas?

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2548 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228125 MB, Free - 1804 MB; D: Total - 228231 MB, Free - 2107 MB; J: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 346856 MB;
Motherboard: Acer , BAP50-CP , Not Applicable, 027FB5MBQTF00203
Antivirus: F-PROT Antivirus for Windows, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Help!! My files keep deleting themselves :(

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I have downloaded some music files and a couple of films, with BitComet. When i download the files they usualy go into my download folder, but some of them have ended up on my desktop. I have deleted them from BitComet, and tried to delete them from my desktop. For some reason it´s saying that the files are open somewhere else, so it can´t delete them. I can´t seem to find out where they are, so i can´t delete them. Help wanted, thanksMod Edit: Merged topics - Hamluis.

A:deleting files

Boot into safe mode and try deleting them.

Just in case

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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Hi,
I often download and install demos of software. When they expire, i uninstall. later if i install again as if for the first time, the program says the trial period is over. This seems to imply that the program is burying some hidden info somewhere in the system that is not deleted upon uninstall. Ive tried uninstalling then deleting the registry entry but no luck. The program still detects that it has been installed once before. It seems like these programs have no right to hide files deep in the system where you can never find or get rid of them. Could someone tell me how to flush them out without formatting?

Thanks
 

A:Deleting files

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a Friend of mine recently went back to using winME because he said that XP was too unstable. I have used XP ever since it came out and have never had a problem with it.
I believe that my friends problem with XP was that he would delete files from the Windows directories that he would consider 'useless clutter' he is an experienced computer user however he thinks that windows just contains too many files and deletes the ones that he thinks are pointless - and there is no telling him just to leave them there either, and once he has deleted files and changed other configurations it doesn't run as smooth as it normally would
 

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