Win 2000 Backup

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John & Sharon Buchanan

I also am trying to use backup and couldn't have worded it better myself, so
I quoted the question below, but the answer has been removed and I can't see
what it was.
John Buchanan
"I am trying to use the Windows Backup & Recovery tools
(found in accessories under system tools) to simply backup
up important data files. When I specify D:/backup.bkf as
the backup destination, I get the error message "D: is not
a valid dirve or you do not have access". D: is my cd-rw
drive that works perfectly fine. I am able to read and
write to this drive from other window applications. Why
isn't the Backup & Recovery tool working with this drive?

Thanks for your help!"
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

- What CD burner product do you use?
- Can you see drive D: in "My Computer"?
- Can you create a new folder, e.g. "D:\Backup"?
 
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John & Sharon Buchanan

I use an MSI burner which is visible in My Computer, and works for all sorts
of burning and backup using either Nero Burning ROM or Nero INCD. I have
even backed up a file onto an LS120 disk and dragged the resultant
Backup.bkf file onto the CDRW disc and it still won't recognise the drive.
John Buchanan
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

I can't really help you until you provide answers to my
specific questions: Not in general terms but quite specifically
to the way I asked them.
 
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sgopus

W2k does not directly support burning a backup to a cdrw
nor cdrom, however you can create a backup on a partition
of your hd, then burn that file to a cd.
in order for your cd drive to be seen as just another hd
you need a software package that supports packet format.
I have an older version of cddirect and easycd , only
in winme, they format the cd and support the packet writing
, when using this software it appears to the system as
just another hd. I can take the WE and drag and drop files
to the cd.
Haven't tried this version on w2k however.
I'm sure something out there is compatable with w2k and
allows packet writing.
 
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John & Sharon Buchanan

Thanks, I think that is the answer to my question
For Pegasus, my burner is an MSI CD-RW MS-8348. It does support Packet
writing through Nero InCD, but just won't allow it straight from the backup
program. I can see the drive in my computer and it appears to function
normally with the exception of using backup - I suspect that backup only
accepts magnetic media, not CDR/RWs. The answer appears to be backup to
magnetic media, then drag the backup to a CDRW. I can backup to an LS120
easily.
John Buchanan
 
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