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Nero 8 back it up, boot disk, deosn't recognize my Wacom mouse

So I can't get to choose drives to back up.
The keys get me so far but not in choosing a drive

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  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    do you have to partition?? or 2 hard drive??

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Thanks for getting back guys.
I solved my problem by Fitting an optical usb mouse. The boot disk obviously had problems finding my Wacom tablet mouse.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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