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The computer keeps adding to 'D' disc on auto backup and will not now function as it is full

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    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    does it give you the option to make a multidaisk set?

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Back from St Louis Mo. I tried to access the website shown above and got no where. I finally did go into the built in 'fix-it' programs in this machine. I logged in as 'administrator' - created a password and did a 'system restore' to an old date - but I did this from a factory installed program and not from the 'back up' menu that comes up in the 'maintenance' venue. I'm no genius in VISTA or any other computer problem, but I have found with VISTA that if you keep looking around, there is a way - most often - if you can find it, where the computer has the capability to repair internally. I'm saying this coming directly from Windows 98. Still do not know how to clear the 'D' disc, but all else now works again. Too much time involved so 'till it stops again I'm done trying.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

I am scheduled to leave for St Louis Mo in about two hours so do not have time now to go in to all this, BUT I will go in to all this when I get back. For now - try www.sparebackup.com/support and refer to code 29 - error. My operating system is, of course, Windows VISTA Home Premium. Can you tell I hate it???
Hope you get it resolved.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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Im not sure what program your using t backup, but thier shouldbe a setting in the program for you to back up to a file on the other drive or an option to make a multi disk set.
look for a button (in the backup program) that say options or properties or settings .

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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Do i have enough disks


Which operating system ? and type of desktop computer ?
You should only need one or two discs but if your doing a full factory restore you wont need any dics unless you have installed the operating system individually on a computer.
Because you have neglected to provide more details i am unable to provide the correct procedure so here is an example
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.


Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

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Need command prompt for Acer Aspire


The Windows Backup and Restore feature allows you to save files and system images to external backup devices such as hard drives and flash drives. However, backing up files become problematic if the directory your backing up files from isn't configured properly, or if you're having issues with the devices you're backing files to. There are ways to solve or work around backup problems quickly and safely.

Hard Drive b> A backup will not complete if the files you're backing up exceed the amount of space left on the external hard drive. If you're backing up large system files, Microsoft recommends saving the backup to an external hard drive that can hold at least 200 GB. If you're running out of space, you must delete content to create space for others or use another hard drive. Error Codes In some cases, Windows displays the following error codes when it's unable to complete a backup: "0x80070001 (Invalid Function)" or "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up." These error messages usually appear if Windows is unable to backup a specific library or if you opt out of adjusting your backup settings and settle for the default settings in the Windows Backup and Restore Feature. Reparse Point b> If you're unable to backup a specific library and run into error code messages, removing the reparse point allows you to complete the backup. A reparse point is a file that contains information about the user on a computer. If it doesn't point to a location that contains some of the data you want to backup, error messages appear when you try to back up your files. Type "CMD" in the Start Search box to open the Command Prompt. In the Command Prompt, typing "DIR /AL /S" and pressing Enter lists the reparse points. Each entry says "JUNCTION," which also means reparse point. The entries also tell you the location of the reparse points in Windows Explorer. If you locate a specific reparse point in Windows Explorer, delete its mounted volume from the device's Properties. Once deleted, you should be able to back up your files. Discs b> If you're backing up files to a disc, you'll run into problems if the discs are non-rewritable and already contain data, or if they are severely scratched or damaged. Non-rewritable discs can only be used once, while rewritable discs can be used to read and write data several times. If the CD or DVD you're using is severely scratched, the optical disc drive spins harder than usual in an attempt to read it. If it's incapable of reading the disc, the backup feature may freeze or display an error.
Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003
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If you are certain that there is a recovery partition with a factory default image then your user manual should include the instructions on how to access it.
HP normally uses a backup and recovery software rather than a recovery partition with a default image. This setup requires that you make restoration discs before using the computer in case something goes wrong.
Alternatively, you can keep restarting the computer and hit a different function key each time in an attempt to access a recovery program.
If you own a copy of Windows you can also just put in the disc and install Windows to your C: drive and over-write the existing installation.
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Do pc run slow due to hard disk fail


If you have hard disk problems then this can cause many other problems on your computer, including impacting on performance due to the resources which are used in handling and trying to correct the disk problems.

I would strongly recommend that you make a full backup of your computer while it is still working and before the hard disk fails completely.

If you are using Windows 7 then you can do this using the Windows Backup process to make a System Image backup which can then be used to recover your system provided the image is written to either an external USB hard drive or to DVD discs.

If you have a different version of Windows, then you should try using one of the free Backup programs such as Easeus Todo Backup or Paragon Backup & Recovery Free - the links for these are below:

http://www.todo-backup.com/
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If you want to replace the failing hard disk yourself (after you have made a full backup as advised above) then see the Dell Inspiron 580 Service Manual for details on how to do this.

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It looks like you'll have to either return it or perform a default factory recovery. These instructions are from their site but proceed knowing that this will erase any data that is stored on the primary partition (meaning if you have anything on it, it's gone...). Esentially it resets it to a point as if you just picked it up in the store (which you did.. :( )


How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?
With user created backups you are able to restore your computer to the factory default settings. If backup discs were created instead of factory restore discs, these can be used instead and will restore the system to a user backup point.
    If you have a recovery disk:

    How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?
    With user created backups you are able to restore your computer to the factory default settings. If backup discs were created instead of factory restore discs, these can be used instead and will restore the system to a user backup point.
    1. Ensure that the computer is completely shutdown, then turn on the computer.
    2. When the eMachines splash screen appears, tap the Alt and F10 keys simultaneously. A screen stating "Starting eMachines eRecovery" should appear.
    3. From the recovery options, choose Restore system from CD/DVD.
    4. Insert either the first Recovery or Backup disc that you created.
    5. From the on-screen options, choose a backup.
    6. Click OK and the installation will begin.
    7. Change the disc as necessary when prompted.


      If you do not have a recovery disk:

    8. Restart the computer.
    9. When the eMachines logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
    10. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
    11. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.

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Windows not loading


http://www.ehow.com/how_4478845_restore-acer-computer-factory-settings.html
Run Acer eRecovery Management Copy the Acer factory default backup disk Image Create backup of the system Create a complete backup Creating an incremental backup Erase a backup point Using the option ‘‘Burn Disk’’ Burn a backup disc with the factory default settings Burn a backup disc with the parameters of user Copy the current system configuration to disc Burn a disc backup software Restore the system Restore system to factory default settings Restore system from backup user Recover the system from CD / DVD Re-install applications / drivers Other means of System Restore No Restore CD / eRecovery / password / ALT + F10 or F10

May 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I got to restore my computer, but I have no


If restore is not working properly, which is very typical for Microsoft if you have added a new harddrive, memory or anything really physical to the PC.

The only thing you really can do to fix the issue is to make a backup of your important files and reinstall the Operating System with the original disc. If it is a Dell PC, the Windows Restore CD will be a Blue or Purple disc that says Windows XP/Vista

Mar 15, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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Want to make backup disc for my laptop & can't find a single person who can tell me what disc to use - please help. Do i use DVD R or DVD-R. Everyone seems to tell me that i can use either, but there's...


You can use DVD - or + media, it doesn't matter which. When recordable DVD's were just emerging, DVD - was used more for video and + for data for compatability reasons. In this day and age, 99.99% of DVD recorders are compatable with both. There is no benefit or drawback to using either. Keep in mind R media is recordable once while RW media can be erased and re-recorded.

One thing to keep an aya on is the dual layer thing. If you use a dual-layer disc you will need a burner that supports dual-layer and a reader (if need be) that supports dual-layer discs. Most newer DVD recorders and readers will work with dual-layer discs. The benefit to dual-layer is storing around 9 gigabyte of data verses storing around 4 gigabytes on a regular DVD.

Here is another suggestion for backups. Want to create your own backup Restore CDs? This is useful if you don't want to re-install and re-configure anything. If the computer goes down, just put in the discs and it will be just like you never left it when you created the backups. For this, you would need to use a product called Symantec Ghost. It is a part of the Symantec's Norton SystemWorks or something similar to that. I've used Ghost on hundreds of cases.

Hope this helps!

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