backup problem


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Have XP pro. Upon trying to backup all data, i.e., create an emergency system
restore disk, I get the error mssg., "The backup file name could not be used.
"A:\Backup.bkf"
Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access.
What am I missing? How might I overcome this problem?
 
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Sharon F

Have XP pro. Upon trying to backup all data, i.e., create an emergency system
restore disk, I get the error mssg., "The backup file name could not be used.
"A:\Backup.bkf"
Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access.
What am I missing? How might I overcome this problem?

A complete backup (Automatic System Recovery set) consists of a floppy disk
and a backup file stored on CD, a network drive or other media allowed by
NT Backup. The floppy disk contains information such as disk layout, a
catalog of the backup set if split into multiple CDs and so on.

This floppy disk is necessary to utilize the backup - a sort of key to the
whole shebang. The system must have a floppy disk drive that is capable of
booting the system for this to work. USB floppy drives were more common
after XP was released so I'm not entirely sure that they can be used with
its backup program.

Anyhow, I'm thinking that "file name could not be used" would appear if the
floppy disk is not formatted (or otherwise unsuitable to be written to) -
in this case try a different disk

or there is already a file on that disk with that name. If the disk works
with the system - shows up in Explorer and is readable - check to see if it
already holds a .bkf file. If it does and it does *not* belong to another
backup set that you've created and might use, delete the file or just
re-format the disk before creating the full system recovery backup.
 
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