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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 .

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Burn backup disc
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