I have a problem with understanding the differences between these words (actions), when I use Retrospect,( a backup program,) I cannot read any files since the backup file turns into a huge something. When I backup, I mean I copy my files from one drive to an external drive and I can always restore them or copy them to another computer. These are for my files.
When I want to re-install a program, I take the original disk or the zip file I downloaded, stored on CD or another external hard drive.
I have three same laptops with same Windows XPs, and want to burn the one disk image for backup, if the laptop needs to reinstall, i can use the disk image to restore all of initial configurations. how to burn the disk image from Windows XP?
I am trying to burn an iso image to a DVD+R disk using NERO 7.0 Ultra Edition and for some reason when I go to burn the image, it tells me I need a CD-R or CD-RW. I just bought some DVD disks for the first time yesterday. I have used regular 800Mb CDs to burn iso images before with no problem. What's the deal with the DVD iso burning?
I have been looking on Ebay at used/refurbished computers for upgrading from my current and older P4 chip computer. One that I'm looking at says that it has a (legal and genuine version) of Windows XP Pro SP3 o/s installed on the custom built computer, but there's no disk. If I were to purchase a computer like this, and make a back up copy of that installed o/s on my own disk, will there be any difference than if I had received the original installation disk or manufacturer's restore disk?.....or would the installed (and backup) o/s be considered an "unlicensed" copy?
I currently have 2 x 250GB hard drives; the first with XP and Vista on separate partitions, and the second for data/media. Is it safe to restore an OS disk image without removing the partitions i.e. restoring an XP disk image back to its original partition whilst keeping the Vista partition intact. I'm trying to find a safe/efficient way of backing up my OS's by saving disk images to an external hard drive, so if something goes wrong, ie doesn't boot, I can restore an image via the other OS.
Im intrested in purchasing a product to clone hard disks in Windows but I have a question before hand If I clone a hard disk into some DVD´s and the I want to restore that image into another hard disk, a new, different size/brand hard disk. Is that possible? Is there a "correct" way to do it? Someone reccomendme either Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image, but Im not sure if itll help me. I hope your answers help me to decide weather to buy the software.
I just installed Paragon Exact Image 7.0 and sent a full image of my C Drive to a partition on my slave drive. I also created a recovery boot CD made from the same software. Is there a way to use my new recovery CD to boot to my slave partition to see if the puter will boot and to see if the "full image" really is a full image?
I have been searching the internet for an answer to my question and unable to do so. What I want to do is make a bootable backup image that will self install without windows in case of an operating system failure where windows is unavailable. I want to image my C drive and make it so I can boot from CDR or DVDR and have it format the drive and reinstall my backup identical to the original. A long time ago I saw this done with Symantec Ghost on a job I was on but have no idea how to accomplish the task myself. I was wondering if there is perhaps a better software out there now for making a total self restoring image of your haed drive such as this.
I have an XP boot disc that I created when installing a while back. Part of what is on this, is an image recovery piece. Trouble is, it would not read the image I had, apparently did not support the file that I had.What type of file will Windows read and restore.What software will create the file I need
In case you have read my other post(s), I am trying to sort out multiple problems (one related to Windows 7 and one related to XP).
laptop running XP SP3 (32-bit). Just before I take the big step (of doing a fresh install) I made a image on the D: partition with Norton Ghost 12. All went well. Now just in case murphy strikes, I tried to copy the image folder (created by NG12) to my external USB drive
I reinstalled Windows XP Pro over the current version as I was having problems. I did a complete install instead of a repair, wasn't paying attention. I did make a complete backup of my hard drive prior to reinstalling. I now do not see any of the files or modem setups in my start menu. What files do I need to copy from the backup instead of having to reload all the programs from scratch?
I am new to this forum but not a new user to Windows XP. I need your help. I have a windows XP orginal CD. I had made a backup copy of it as soon as i had received it. But unfortunately I didnt make a backup copy of the Product Key, for which I am here. No I am not asking you to come to my house and search for the 'lost' Cd. I want to ask that how can I retrieve my Windows Product Key from the installed XP I already have. I know you are going to say Majic Jelly Bean software, very useful. But then agein there is another problem. My existing windows installation is corrupted and I cannot log on to. I have managed to have a clean install on another partition with an invalid key (read crack), although I dont intend to do so. So please help if I could anyhow recover my original CD Key.
I bought my mom a used computer with Windows XP. If it ever gets messed up I won't be able to reinstall Windows since the computer didn't come with any disks. Is there any way to make a backup copy of Windows XP in the event that I ever need to reinstall it for her? Also, we don't have the administrator password for the computer that was set by the previous owner.
Recommend me a free program to basically copy files from windows to the portable hard drive? I don't need compression, and I don't want the entire backup in one file, like .zip or .bkf. Normally I would just copy the files over, but I would lose the timestamps and all the attributes.
My computer seems to work fine except when I try to do a copy in Casper XP to backup my hard drive to external HD. I also got this stop code last night when trying to do a disk check to correct errors. Stop 0X0000000A (0X00000188, 0X000000FF, 0X00000000, 0X804E35E9). I have located online page for stop 0X0000000A codes which states could be driver problem... that last one parimeter 4 -- 804E35E9 how/where would I find out which/if this is associated to a particular driver so I can possibly correct it?
I have backup my hole C and D drive and i am going to put it on something or upload it not sure. Might upload it to my site host but i dont know. Just for the transfer. but the files are .DAT i am wondering how do i suppose to transfer the files to my new windows? Like what do i suppose to do and it is windows xp pro.
I have a gateway T3302 and have used the restore cd to do a full system restopre with backup. A gateway tech told me after the restoration, which was necessary because i was missing a couple .dll wildows files, I would be able to access and restore all files previous to the restore. I now see the "My Backup" folder on my desktop. However, when I click on it, then on the documents & settings file, the user accounts I previously used are not there. How do I get my old files back.
A friend told me that I cannot backup and restore the entire XP using programs such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image.He said that I can only restore the data and applications installed previously but not the OS for that I've to use the traditional format reinstall from XP disk method. Plz help coz I want to reduce my restoration time to as little as possible.
I run a normal backup of all file each week to a external hard drive. The hard drive of the data I backup crashed and a new hard drive was installed.During the restore of the files to the new drive, however, the regularly scheduled backup began overtop of the restore process, and before the restore could complete overwrote the backup I was restoring with no files at all. Is there a temporary place that Windows XP backup utility may have saved the previous backup and is it normal (intended?) for these two operations to run simultaneously?
I am not sure if my computer has this capability. If there a good program to download and run. Currently, I use Acronis trueimage to backup the entire drive (my software drive as I have them partitioned).
My daughter's friend's computer was riddled with viruses and I offered to help. I got down to one virus (internet speed monitor toolbar at the left of internet explorer) and tried to run combofix. I somehow parlayed combofix into a windowssystem32configsystem error and could not boot to windows. I then restored windows xp home edition which gave me the option to save all personal files in C:My Backup 08-01-05 0832PM. The computer now boots but I am unsure of how to restore the personal files and settings.
I have been having ALOT of trouble with my computer lately and it has been relating to an MBR virus. I ran 4 different low level virus wipers and 3 low level formats on my drive to get rid of it and it worked. Before I did all of this i was sure to backup my windows activation information. So I looked up what to backup online and the general consensus was to go to the system32 folder and backup wpa.dbl and wpa.bak, so i did. I finnally got windows re-installed and stable and just how it was before all of this. So I went into safe mode, backed up the un-activated wpa.dbl file that was there and replaced it with the previosly activated wpa.dbl and wpa.bak files. I rebooted normally and when i arrived at the logon screen it told me that windows MUST be activated and do I wish to do so. I chose no and it went back to the logon screen. I clicked on my user name once more and it went straight through but once I arrived at the desktop it told me windows was still un-activated and my 30-Day grace period was still active. I need to figure out how I can get my version of windows re-activated with my back-up files becuase I have already activated my code twice in the last month and they will not let me do it again.
Attempting to backup my Windows XP Pro SP2 drivers prior to doing a complete Win XP re-installation has led me to ask some embarrassingly simple questions, questions for which I would have expected to find answers somewhere but I must be searching incorrectly. I haven't run across any clear answers yet.