restoring from vista home


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randyt

I recently upgraded from vistat home premium to vista ultimate. I did a
backup of my files and folders using the vista home backup and restore
utility. Once i had completed my upgrade I attempted to restore my files and
folders using the vista ultimate backup and restore. the backup was found
however, the location said the backup location is not available. i used an
external USB hard drive to store the backup on. It is not a flash drive is a
320GB external hard drive. Any help solving this problem will be
appreciated.

My system is a HP Pavilion DV9727 laptop with dual core AMD turion 64x2
processor, 3 GB ram and 250GB hard drive. The external drive is a Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device [Hard drive] (320.07 GB).
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

I would try changing the write caching temporarily. start/run, type:
devmgmt.msc
Doubleclick the removable disk drive device, and in that Properties look at
the "Policies" tab for enabling write caching (needs to use the "Safely
remove hardware" icon)

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randyt

I did as you suggested. However, I still get the same message under the
locatiion column of the restore utility. It finds the backup set as before
and yet when I select the backup set and click next I get a message box with

"The disk containing the backup is not accessible. Please make sure it is
turned on and connected to the computer."

Which it is turned and connected. I can access it from windows explorer and
open other files stored on it but the backup and restore utility still is
unable to access the backup set.
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a bit confused


Mark L. Ferguson said:
I would try changing the write caching temporarily. start/run, type:
devmgmt.msc
Doubleclick the removable disk drive device, and in that Properties look at
the "Policies" tab for enabling write caching (needs to use the "Safely
remove hardware" icon)

--
Was this helpful? Then click the "Yes" Ratings button. Voting helps the web
interface.
http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPost

Mark L. Ferguson

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randyt said:
I recently upgraded from vistat home premium to vista ultimate. I did a
backup of my files and folders using the vista home backup and restore
utility. Once i had completed my upgrade I attempted to restore my files
and
folders using the vista ultimate backup and restore. the backup was
found
however, the location said the backup location is not available. i used
an
external USB hard drive to store the backup on. It is not a flash drive
is a
320GB external hard drive. Any help solving this problem will be
appreciated.

My system is a HP Pavilion DV9727 laptop with dual core AMD turion 64x2
processor, 3 GB ram and 250GB hard drive. The external drive is a Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device [Hard drive] (320.07 GB).
 

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