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backup window freezes!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JS, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. JS

    JS Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Everytime I try to backup either thru the wizard or with
    run...ntbackup.exe... or try to copy to C: (not sure if I am doing this
    right tho), the backup window freezes, and the only way to continue, is to
    end task, with nothing accomplished. What can I do?
    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "JS" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Everytime I try to backup either thru the wizard or with
    > run...ntbackup.exe... or try to copy to C: (not sure if I am doing this
    > right tho), the backup window freezes, and the only way to continue, is to
    > end task, with nothing accomplished. What can I do?
    > Thanks,


    > Jim


    Probably the simplest thing to do would be to purchase an external USB hard
    drive and Acronis True Image. The Acronis disk is bootable and you can use it
    to make an image of your hard drive to the USB external. If you ever need to
    recover your system for ANY reason, you do it from the Acronis bootable disk,
    and restore an image from the USB drive. Pretty simple to use, and in my
    experience works every time.
     
  3. db

    db Flightless Bird

    similar to mark's suggestion,

    there is a free version of
    making a bootable cd and
    making images:

    --------------

    look into the programs
    called driveimagexml
    and barts pe.

    with dixml you can create
    images of your disk in cd
    size files then you can copy
    them over to the ext drive.

    my suggestion is to create
    a folder on the hard disk
    called DiskImages

    then with the program
    create the image files into
    the folder above.

    you can then copy that folder
    to the ext disk.

    nextly use barts pe to create
    a bootable cd.

    the bootable cd will give you
    access to the hard disk in the
    event of file system failure.

    you can also copy the drive
    image program onto the
    barts pe disk and also install
    the driveimagexml plug-in
    into barts pe.

    I'm sure the above methods
    are completely new to you.

    however, you can practice with
    the above to gain a better
    understanding of this
    methodology.


    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
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    - Database Developer
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    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "JS" <sivright@nospamultravision.net> wrote in message news:DA5AB352-2D21-4F00-809B-C4867D05C4F1@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > Everytime I try to backup either thru the wizard or with run...ntbackup.exe... or try to copy to C: (not sure if I am doing this
    > right tho), the backup window freezes, and the only way to continue, is to end task, with nothing accomplished. What can I do?
    > Thanks,
    > Jim
     
  4. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "db" wrote:

    > similar to mark's suggestion,
    >
    > there is a free version of
    > making a bootable cd and
    > making images:
    >
    > --------------
    >
    > look into the programs
    > called driveimagexml
    > and barts pe.
    >
    > with dixml you can create
    > images of your disk in cd
    > size files then you can copy
    > them over to the ext drive.
    >
    > my suggestion is to create
    > a folder on the hard disk
    > called DiskImages
    >
    > then with the program
    > create the image files into
    > the folder above.
    >
    > you can then copy that folder
    > to the ext disk.
    >
    > nextly use barts pe to create
    > a bootable cd.
    >
    > the bootable cd will give you
    > access to the hard disk in the
    > event of file system failure.
    >
    > you can also copy the drive
    > image program onto the
    > barts pe disk and also install
    > the driveimagexml plug-in
    > into barts pe.
    >
    > I'm sure the above methods
    > are completely new to you.
    >
    > however, you can practice with
    > the above to gain a better
    > understanding of this
    > methodology.
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > db`...><)))>
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    > - Systems Analyst
    > - Database Developer
    > - Accountancy
    > - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > - Microsoft Partner
    > - @hotmail.com
    > ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >



    Ben, for what it's worth, I have a BartPE with a Driveimage XML plug in that
    failed to restore images kept to an external hard drive. I wound up having to
    copy the data off with the BartPE, and reinstalling Windows. Was a few years
    ago and I don't know why it wouldn't work; but that's why I moved to Acronis.
    I've not had one lick of trouble restoring an Acronis image.


    > >
    > >

    >
    > "JS" <sivright@nospamultravision.net> wrote in message news:DA5AB352-2D21-4F00-809B-C4867D05C4F1@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > > Everytime I try to backup either thru the wizard or with run...ntbackup.exe... or try to copy to C: (not sure if I am doing this
    > > right tho), the backup window freezes, and the only way to continue, is to end task, with nothing accomplished. What can I do?
    > > Thanks,
    > > Jim

    >
     

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