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Cn't backup C drive on computer

Configuration "OEMCOMPUTER System Backup Set 1" backup started.
Start time: 1/24/2008 11:23:18 AM
\.\C: failed to backup, error code: The data is invalid. (0x00529D73, 0x0052768C, 0x20005900, 0x20005908)

Desktop is a 360 GB USB connection (33796)

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run the command prompt, by going to start run and entering "cmd" then enter "defrag" followed by the drive letter.  if this doesn't work, enter "defrag /?" with the space for more options

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windows has a back up utility in the programs-accessories-system tools that works ok..

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you can use a software called g parted , you have to make a dos bootable , and then mount volumes to make the drive ready.
gparted will help you... try the trial version .if you dont susceed let me know.

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You can do either, but remember that these machines only break when switched off or on. They can be left on indefinitely.

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i have the same garbage external and almost the same problem, only i get 3 blinks of death every 4 seconds...

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click start all programs accessories open windows explorer right click on your Iomega then usually you would just right click an array of options will open up select new folder you can name the folder to anything you want as long as its not the same as the ones you already have on your computer
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How to back up my hard drive

Determine how much space you need.

The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files.

You can do this in a couple of ways.

Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."

This shows the approximate size of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system.

If your hard drive size is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing.

Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it.

Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the size of the folder.

This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only.

Choose a backup method. Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service.

There are advantages and disadvantages to all.

An external drive is convenient because you can plug it into other computers and immediately transfer or copy files without needing the Internet or having to worry at all about security.

However you have to carry the drive with you and always face the remote possibility that both your computer and the hard drive would break.

Data disks provide the same advantages and disadvantages as external hard drives: portability, but the possibility of theft or breakage.

You can also use an online backup service.

These services range in price depending on the amount of storage.

The advantage of an online service is that you can access your files from anywhere there is Internet, and it is generally cheaper, especially for small amounts of service.

Also, you don't need to carry or store another piece of equipment.

The disadvantage is your backup is stored on the service's external server, so security is a potential issue.

Back up your files. Once you have chosen your method of backup, do not forget the most important step: back up your files.

For external media, go into "My Computer" and double-click the "C" drive to open it.

Select all the files if backing up your entire hard drive, or select your "Backup" folder if just backing up your important files.

Holding your "CTRL" key, drag your selected files to your back up source, either your external hard drive or data disk drive.

Release your mouse button and "CTRL" key and allow the files to be copied onto your backup media.


click start control panel system security tab in that back up my computer in windows7or click start all programs accessories system tools you should see back up in xp

depending which operating sytem you are using this may vary
click start control panel you should see system security tab in that back up then windows will ask for a back up DESTINATION location you can select either dvd or another device in windows7

click start all programs accessories system tools you should see back up in xp after the back up finishes windows will tell you your computer back up was successfull also you could right click on the back up file select properties this will tell you how many GB were used

hope this helps

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How do I manage and delete files on the iomega to make room for new backups?

when you plug in the drive it should mount it self and an external drive you can get to it by clicking on my computer and usually it will be labeled removable disk.

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Hi, please follow the following steps.
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Right-click on the flash drive, then select Format.
3. In the File system list, click NTFS.
4. Click Start.
5. Click OK to start formatting.

hope this will be helpfull to you. Please rates me .

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I am not a whiz at computers, How do I start the download of all my files?

If you are trying to backup all your files to an external hdrive then all you need to do is go to the start menu and then "my computer"(or "computer" win7)...when in my computer..right click on the "c" drive, a menu will pop up ..scroll down to properties and click it...another window will pop up showing properties of the the top click on the tools tab...there you will have 3 options...defrag, error checking, and backup. choose backup and it will prompt you to backup the system and you can tell it what to backup will need to tell it where to backup the system to...there, you will tell it to backup the system to say drive "d", or whatever the drive letter of the external drive is.

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There are so many ways to do that.
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2) Use Windows 7 backup software from start, Control Panel, system and security, backup and restore. Select the files you want to backup and select the drive as your destination for the back.

3) you can copy and pest the the File you want to backup to the drive.

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Are you using Windows? If you are using Windows, go to Start => Programs => Accessories => System Tools => Backup. In the backup wizard that opens, choose which backup type you want and you can choose your backup destination. Choose your Seagate Expansion external drive for your backup location so that Windows can store an image of your current system into your external drive.

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I want to backup my computers (4) and have maxtor partitioned and used at purchase time, but now when I connect it I get no prompts or choice of hard drive to back up. How do I go about back up?

You have a varity of option to do your backup depending on the type of backup you want to do.
1 Documents and folders
To backup your document and folders you can just copy the Documents and folders to the external drive.
You could also use the backuo feature of the Operating system you have like windows backup to backup your documents and folders.
2 System backup of your system.
You can not use a copy accross to do the complete backup of your system. You can use the windows backup to do this or a third party backup software.
Windows Back for Windows 7.
Click on Start ----- Controll Panel ----- System and Security ------- Set up Backup ------ Select where you want to save your backup ( the external Drive you connected to your system) in the box ------ Next ----- Choose the files or drive you want to backup and click next ------- Review your backup settings and save settings and run back.

This will save your files to the external drive you added to your system.

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is your drive normally detectable in system? if yes [it has a letter asigned] run command prompt and cd /D <drive letter> chkdsk /r if asks to unmount say yes then reinstall backup program

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most of the time is becose you put the roung jumper configuration check on your hdd sticker you will si the good jumper configuration
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Error copying file or folder

One of the most important yet overlooked elements of PC maintenance is data backup. If you do not perform regular backups, chances are your productivity will eventually suffer from data losses or a failed Windows installation.

All versions of Windows after 3.1 ship with a free backup utility called Microsoft Backup. It is not the best backup program available, but it may be sufficient for your needs. (Backup is better in later versions of Windows. Microsoft recommends Win98/Me users purchase a third-party utility.) If you want more control over your backups, consider purchasing a third-party program.

Backup is part of the System Tools utility. However, Setup does not install it by default in Win98/Me/XP Home. If you cannot locate Backup, visit the Microsoft support site and query for article No. 152561 (Win98), No. 264541 (WinMe), or No. 302894 (WinXP Home).

In Win98/Me, click Start, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Backup. To create and run a backup, click the Create A New Backup Job radio button and click OK. Follow the prompts to create a full or partial backup. If you want to create a backup set and run it later or run an existing backup set, open Backup and click the Open An Existing Backup Job radio button and click OK. You can now access the main Backup dialog box.

In Win2000/XP, navigate to the System Tools utility and select Backup. Click the Backup Wizard button. If you do not see a Backup Wizard button, click the Welcome tab. In WinXP, the wizard will start automatically if you are in wizard mode. Follow the prompts to create your backup set.

When you reach the last dialog box, Completing The Backup Wizard, you can click the Advanced button to create a backup schedule (this option is not available in Win98/Me). When you reach the When To Back Up dialog box, select the Later radio button and click the Set Schedule button. Perform data backups on a schedule that is appropriate to the importance of your files (once a week is a common timeframe). You should also perform a system backup at least once a month.

If you do not want to use the wizard, or you are working with an existing backup, open Backup and click the Backup tab to access the main Backup dialog box.

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