XP Backup Utility Fails


J

JGuy

Using the Automated System Recovery Wizard and after all files are backed up
the Utility will not write to the 'A' drive. It has does this for several
backups.
I have used the System Restore functions to create the files, but I would
rather not have to do that each time.

Also, the last time I did a backup it took 15 hours to back up 60 gigs.
Another computer did this in about 2 hours. Both were backed up to external
hard drives, but not the same one.

Any ideas or help appreciate.
 
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Leonard Grey

Why are you using diskettes in 2010?

Why are you using a backup program from 2002?

If you're serious about backing up, buy a real backup program.
 
O

Olórin

Leonard Grey said:
Why are you using a backup program from 2002?

Has the nature of taking back-ups of files changed so substantially since
then? Why change a tool *just* because it's old? This newsgroup's all about
an operating system that's older than that.
 
L

Leonard Grey

The "nature of taking back-ups" has not changed...the software and
hardware available to do so has changed dramatically, and for the better.
 
O

Olórin

Which would have been a slightly more comprehensive answer to have given in
the first place.
 
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Leonard Grey

Did it really not occur to you that the software and hardware available
for backing up...or burning DVDs or editing video or handling compressed
files or searching...might have advanced over the last 8 years?
 
C

Craig S

Look into some Imaging Apps. I use Macrium Reflect Free each Friday and save
to an External Disk Drive just bought.
(http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp).............

I still do System State backups BUT added Imaging as ALL methods have had
posts about them claiming "their"Backup/Image didn't work. Safety in numbers!

The $40 Macrium paid Ver gives a WinPE Repair CD and does much more than
Image the entire C: Drive, which is what I use Free for.. Acronis is more
known but hopefully some searching will provide a suitable choice.
 
O

Olórin

What occurred to me and what may have occurred to the OP probably differ
greatly. I refer you to my comment about a slightly more comprehensive
inital response.

And who's talking about editing videos, handling compressed files and
searching anyway?
 
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Leonard Grey

"And who's talking about editing videos, handling compressed files and
searching anyway?"

Windows XP has utilities for those functions, just as it has a backup
utility.
 

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