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Unable to locate back up files in system tools

I have Windows Live One Care and the box says I need to backup files but It wont take the CD-RW 1x-4x then I tried the DVD-RW 16x but it just keeps saying that there is no disk in the drive. I later looked on the PC under system tools as suggested from a previous person with the same problem on this website and could not locate the back file selection and could not locate anywhere on the computer on how to bakup files other than a system restore which is NOT what I want to do

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Try a CD-R, also, under system tools, there should be the back-up option at the top of the menu.

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http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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Maintaining the Registry

Windows 95
Microsoft included a utility on the Windows 95 CD-ROM that lets you create backups of the Registry on your computer. The Microsoft Configuration Backup program, CFGBACK.EXE, can be found in the \Other\Misc\Cfgback directory on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. This utility lets you create up to nine different backup copies of the Registry, which it stores, with the extension RBK, in your \Windows directory. If your system is set up for multiple users, CFGBACK.EXE won't back up the USER.DAT file.

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Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 automatically creates a backup copy of the registry every time Windows starts, in addition to this you can manually create a backup using the Registry Checker utility by running SCANREGW.EXE from Start | Run menu.

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Windows 95, 98 and NT all have a simple registry backup mechanism that is quite reliable, although you should never simply rely on it, remember to always make a backup first!

Windows 95
In the Windows directory there are several hidden files, four of these will be SYSTEM.DAT & USER.DAT, your current registry, and SYSTEM.DA0 & USER.DA0, a backup of your registry. Windows 9x has a nice reature in that every time it appears to start successfully it will copy the registry over these backup files, so just in case something goes wrong can can restore it to a known good state. To restore the registry follow these instruction:
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* Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.

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* Change to your Windows directory. For example, if your Windows directory is c:\windows, you would type the following:

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copy user.da0 user.dat

* Restart your computer.

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How do you burn a cd on the travelmate 290 ?


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8b118c9.gif First set your CD-recording options:
  • Open "My Computer"
  • Right-click your CD-R drive and select "Properties". See figure BK-1.
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  • Select the CD recording speed (Fastest, 4X, 2X, and 1X).
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Perform the following steps to record to a CD-R:
  • Insert a blank CD-R disc into your CD burner.
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  • After you have copied all the files, select the CD-R drive from "My Computer" and you'll see the waiting files as "Files to add to the CD."
  • Right-click the CD-R drive, and select Write to CD.
  • Enter a name for the CD-R disc, and click Next.
  • The files will be written to the CD-R disc.
  • After the system writes all the files, it will eject the CD-R disc (if you chose that option above).
  • Click Finish.

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I don't understand how to backup my files or whatever it is that I am supposed to back up. I have Windows Live One Care and the box says I need to back up files.


hi,

you will have to go to start, then program flies, accessories and ten to system tools and then you will see back up.

please rate me. thank you.

May 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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