July 15th, 2002, 07:40 AM
Can anyone tell me why i'm not able to BU anything with this utility........SCREENSHOT
Last edited by lynchknot; July 15th, 2002 at 07:45 AM.
July 15th, 2002, 07:46 AM
I would love to help you lynchknot, but your link doesnt seem to be working
July 15th, 2002, 07:49 AM
try it now I left one letter out of the URL!
July 15th, 2002, 07:53 AM
Try backing up to a different drive. If this works look to see if there is a problem on the G: drive.
July 15th, 2002, 08:02 AM
First of all is G:/ a CDRW drive or a hard drive letter, if its the first try coping it to a section on your hard drive and then burning it from there. Unfortunatly XP can write data to CD-RW, but not directly from NTBackup. However, you can place backup files in the XP CD-RW write subsystem's spooler, which effectively writes the data directly to CD-RW. To add files to the spooler, perform the following steps:
Try following these steps:
1. Start NTBackup (go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System
2. Tools, and click Backup).
3. Select the Backup tab.
4. Select the files that you want to back up to CD-RW.
5. Select File for the type of "Backup destination."
Enter the following file location:
C:\documents and settings\<user name>\Local Settings\
Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\Backup.bkf
If you aren't sure what the <user name> variable needs to be, go to a command prompt and type
echo %userprofile% to check your %userprofile% environment setting.
6. After you specify the location of your files in the CD-RW
cache, right-click the "CD write" icon in Windows Explorer and select "Write these files to CD" to write the backup files to CD-RW.
Make sure the size of your backup doesn't exceed the capacity of your storage media.
July 15th, 2002, 08:09 AM
Thanks. I found out, when you were posting, that I can BU to D drive. From there i'll copy what you wrote and decipher your "computer" language and make the attempt at my first BU!!
July 16th, 2002, 02:28 AM
So.......................do I choose "all information" and copy to D drive (which is HD) and then to CDRW?
July 16th, 2002, 02:50 AM
I would imagine it is the first choice, My Documents... But I don't think that anyone here has backed up their stuff using that wizard. I do mine manually through Windows Explorer. Give it a shot though.
July 16th, 2002, 05:28 AM
I am a confessed manual backer upper... as Conan is. I don't like that wizard and if you choose to back up everything, it will take quite a few disks, considering my 60-70gigs of sheet on my HDDs... I recommend doing your own backing up of downloaded files, documents, text, favorites, contacts etc...
I feel you have more control over what you want to put on the disk and what you don't want to put on your disk. With a wizard you have categories, and it will back up based on those categories.. it's up to you.
July 16th, 2002, 10:08 AM
If your going to use the wizard dont back up everything, cause you will end up with too large a backup file. I too manually back up my system but only choose critical files or files that I would maybe might like to put back on my system at a later date. I Tried the wizard a few times at first but found it alot easier manually, the wizard is easier if you are unsure