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Backup computer i have windows vista tried back up of computer 3times and failure came up have16xdvd+r disks what do i need to do to solve this prob.

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Compact disks are too smalll to back up a computer, as your computers hard drive contains gigabytes of info and a cd is only 800mb at best. DVDs are more suited. First, you want to make a disk image of your hard drive, then back that up to another drive, ideally an external drive solely intended for back up with nothing more on it than the application used to execute the back up. Backing up to optical disks has never been considered a valid form of back up. Hope this helps.

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Why won't Windows Error Recovery tools work?


This means that the hard drive is corrupted such that the Windows Recovery tools can't solve the problem. You may have lost the MBR or the partition table.

The PASS means that there are no bad sectors. However, it doesn't check for bad files. If the problem is in the MBR, you will need a Windows OS install or upgrade disk for your OS (x32 or x64) or a recovery disk. Some members of a Windows Users group may have spare copies of the install disks. Alternatively, a third-party partiton management recovery disk may work. I hope you have a recent backup though since restoring from the backup may be needed.

If the problem is with the MBR, press F12 repeatedly on powering up the computer. Select the CD/DVD drive from the list (This is the one-time boot option. If you miss the timing, power down and retry.) With a Windows CD/DVD, follow the on-screen prompts to access the disk and choose Repair your computer. (This option is in smaller text below the Install now button.) Select the command prompt option. From here: type in "bootrec.exe /ScanOs" (without the quotes) and press enter. If any Windows installs are found, you are good to continue. The command, bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd , may be sufficient. If it isn't, use the bootrec.exe /FixMbr and bootrec.exe /FixBoot commands after rebuilding the BCD file. (Press enter between each set of commands.) Try starting the computer and create a new backup soon if it works. For other partition tools, follow their directions for MBR repairs.

If bootrec.exe /ScanOs doesn't find any Windows installations, try accessing other drive letters until you find your Windows OS. (For example, type C: or D: and press enter. Then type dir and enter.) If you have access to another computer, pull the drive and use a hard drive dock or USB to hard drive adapter to check the disk out elsewhere. I recently had a drive that reported having a RAW format with most tools. In my case, I was able to use a specific recovery tool, TestDisk for Windows, to salvage a few files that were newer than the last backup. Sometimes, this tool will be able to recover the partition table. (Use this tool with extreme care, it may render any original hidden backup partition unusable.) There are other disk recovery tools out there; some may work. You may want to run additional disk health tests while at this second machine.

If the system is faulty but the drive is otherwise healthy, restore using your last backup or the Dell Backup and Restore Utility. The Utility may be in that list of options after you press F8. (Note: the Dell Backup and Restore will return the system to the factory settings. Since the system started with XP and the above header indicates the Vista OS, there may not be a recovery partition available. Similarly, if you upgraded the hard drive, the recovery partition might not be usable.) Follow the directions from your manual/on-screen. If your backups are on CD/DVD or you have a recovery disk, use the F12 process to access the backup.

I will admit that with the recent drive I just fixed, the restore from the back up left a problem. This system was a Win8.1 drive and ended up with a MFT mirror issue. I solved this with the chkdsk c: /offlinescanandfix command on the next restart. (This is a switch option only available with newer Windows systems and the NTFS file system. The usual command would be chkdsk c: /f /r /x .)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(The Windows 8.1 system above had a hard drive replacement 2 years ago and was built in late 2008.)

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I want to save intallation and install it to another computer


If you still have youir Vista license key and it is retail (not OEM), then you will be able to transfer your installation intact. Use windows vista system (not file) backup to a portable HDD. Also make a rescue disk. Then boot to the rescue disk on the other computer and follow the prompts to recover the main backup you made. You will need your license key to activate the new Vista. You may need to tell Microsoft that your old computer is no longer working to transfer the license. If the old license was OEM, you can't move the license (it is for the life of the original computer/motherboard only), and you will have to buy a Windows 8.1 pro license and migrate your data instead. I have done that from windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit. I used all different types of backups (including Mig, vista file backups, copy my whole profile) and carefully put it all back together. Let me know if you want more help with anything specific.

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Windows vista recovery cd I created won't install on new hard drive


Which software did you use to create the recovery disk? Is the recovery disk a CD or DVD?

Just to recover a vista system from recovery DVDs would require at least two DVDs. Your files would be in addition to this so I would be very surprised if you have only a single disk containing both the operating system and all of your files.

A simple recovery disk would only be useful for restoring lost operating system files to a hard disk that had corrupted or deleted files. It would let you restore to a new blank disk.

If the disk only contains a backup of your data then you would need to first install an operating system (Vista or Windows 7) and then install the backup software you used to create the disk and then you could recover your data from the disk.

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Master hard disc..Message stating that Windows has detected a problem.


Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.


+ Start the backup process


* Ask me again later


If the disk fails before the next warning, you could lose all of the programs and documents on the disk.

Immediate steps
Because a disk failure will cause you to lose all programs, files and documents on the disk, you should back up your important information immediately. Try not to use your computer until you have repaired or replaced the hard disk.

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Dell inspiron 530s intel 2 windows vista, black screen at startup than disk read error


Disk read error happens when there is a hard drive failure (sometimes in isolated spots and some times crital failure) if you have another computer, you can try connecting the hard drive as secondary and check if you can backup. The solution to this problem is to replace the hard disk drive.

Feb 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I did a system image backup onto my Qmemory USB 2.0 external hard drive. I am trying to restore my computer from this system image backup and windows vista business does not recognize it. Windows seems...


If you are using Vista, I seriously doubt it will allow you to use the image. Normally any Windows program will not allow you to do something like that from within windows. The system image backup is meant to restore the image, which means completely copying and overwriting everything on the hard drive - which Windows will not allow while in use. If you boot from the Vista setup disk, then you should be able to restore the disk from there.

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Hi I posted a problem last night about my asus eee pc 1005ha... kept rebooting at windows load screen. so I brought a dvd burner to run windows disk & do repar. it would go through everything fine...


Hi.

Solving your problem is just as easy as 2 hour work. not more..

By the time you were having the restarting problems.. all you had to do was to boot from usb cd-rom using Hirenes boot cd 10.

It starts a small intergrated windows. then you would have to go to a menu to stop some un-named startup bugs that cause the restart when Explorer.exe is being executed by windows.

so now, if you have your backups safe, get instruction on the internet on how to make a bootable usb windows vista or 7 Setup. windows seven comes with many drivers for new laptops.

Boot your computer from USB flash disk, run the windows 7 setup and enjoy..

hope this information helps you because it helped me with Acer One netbook..

good luck

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Running Windows 7 Home premium. External drive Verbatim USB 250 Silver is recognized, but, needs to be reformatted. I've tried to format (NTSF) using tool in Disk Management. Format runs forever and...


Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services.

This problem happens quite a bit with Windows Vista. It seems that Windows Vista puts a hidden file in the backup; which locks the device.

Open the external device (Windows 7 is fine). Click on "view hidden folders and files." Delete any hidden files you may have in the external.

Go back to "my computer" and right click on the external hard drive letter. Choose properties and security tab. Make your user-name as a main user (administrator) and disable the read only.

Reboot the computer and see if this works.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Continues rebooting


OK it is going to be difficult to solve this one with so many different errors. Given that this is windows Vista it is probably a bad driver. Possibly the graphics card driver. Also vista is quite punishing on hard disks so we'll start there.
First off take a backup of all your documents photos videos etc. because the check disk can cause havoc if it finds a lot of errors and can take down windows altogether. Also you must be prepared to re-install windows so make sure you have a recovery method (recovery CD's or a hidden partition on the Hard Disk) If the hard disk is truly borked though it might take the hidden partition with it. Proceed with caution and make sure you can get the PC back up and running if the worst happens.

First run a check disk. In My Computer, right click on the c drive, click on properties - tools - check drive for errors, then restart your computer and let the chkdsk run.

Post back here with the outcome.

Sep 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Restoring WIndow Vista


No, windows backup will only restore your data, for example My documents, Desktop, User settings, and Outlook data.
To restore the system you will need a windows install disk, or if your computer has a restore partition(like many dell, packard bell etc.), you can use the restore windows utility from partition.

Regards

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