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I backed up my files with Iomega Automatic Backup Pro. I reformatted my hard drive. I downloaded the program again to the new partition on my hard drive. Now I can't get the backup to restore. It will only restore Documents & Settings, nothing else.

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Make sure the file system you used to back up is the same as to restore.

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follow this step and do it. God bless you

  • To create a partition from a new or newly formatted computer, make sure Windows is installed. Load any programs and drivers you would like to keep in case you need to back up to a previous version of your computer's settings.

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    Install your partition creation software; in this article we will use Norton Ghost. Before creating your partition, disable any anti virus and other scanning software.


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    Create your partition by going to your ms-dos prompt: from your Start menu, press "Run," and type "cmd" without quotations in the run dialog box. At the dos prompt, type "fdisk" without quotations, and choose option 1 (Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive). Set the partition size to 10 GB at press enter.

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    Open Norton Ghost and follow the instructions to create a recovery partition in the new partition you had just created. The process should take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the size of the files you are going to back up.

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    Restart your computer. When done, open Norton Ghost to verify that the Recovery Partition was created.



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    Windows xp pro 3 only runs in safe mode appears I have Google redirect virus system restore to earlier date does not work unable to download registry repair program What can I try next?


    not good. if in Safe mode you can access DOS you might be able to find the registry backup file, which may be valid. you could copy it into the current registry file but this may be hard to find or do. there are many things you could do including taking it to shop and paying money to fixit. if you can install Windows disk, you could do that which would reformat hard drive and load fresh windows like new. i think you know what that means though. all files are lost and you have hours of updates, which now that XP is not supported may not happen either.
    Ask a shop if they can revive it, how much would it cost. A new pC or some used are cheaper, but u can get new at 300-400. it may cost more to save it. if you need the files on drive see if a shop will copy them for you, but they could be infected too and you load them to new machine, you now have to deal with it again. hope you get a better anti-virus program than you had and make sure you BACKUP with SYStem in the future to save you. good luck, i have had to do this too many times in my day, so i know this won't be fun.

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    INSTALLED ILLEGAL WINDOWS 7 AND WANT TO GET A LEGAL VERSION OF XP BACK


    Hope this would be helpful. Kindly follow the instructions.

    Prepare the hard disk according to the manufacturer's instructionsIf you are using a SATA hard disk, skip this step and go to the "Determine the type of file system that you want to use" section. If you are using an IDE hard disk, set the jumpers and the cabling according to the role of the hard disk (for example, master or subordinate) and make any required BIOS (or CMOS) changes. To set the jumpers and cabling, and make any required BIOS or CMOS changes, see the documentation that was included with your hard disk and motherboard, or contact the manufacturers.Determine the type of file system that you want to useYou can use either the NTFS or FAT file systems. NTFS is the preferred file system to format the hard disk unless you want to run an earlier version of Windows that cannot read NTFS partitions. For additional information about the differences between the FAT and NTFS file systems, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 100108 Overview of FAT, HPFS, and NTFS file systems 310525 Description of the FAT32 file system in Windows XP If the hard disk already contains data, back it upMake sure that you back up all your important data before you continue. When you partition and format a hard disk, all the data on that partition is permanently deleted. You can view current partition information without deleting your data. For additional information about how to use the backup utility or the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 320820 How to use the Backup utility to back up files and folders in Windows XP Home Edition 309340 How to use Backup to restore files and folders on your computer in Windows XP 293118 How to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard 306186 How to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard from CD-ROM 306187 How to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard Disk in Windows XP If the hard disk has a drive overlay or a disk management program, make sure that it is compatibleIf your computer uses drive overlay software for large hard disk support, do not use the Windows XP Setup program to partition or to format the drive until you have verified that Windows XP is compatible with the software. If you have drive overlay software installed, contact the software manufacturer to find out whether it is compatible with Windows XP. If you are not sure whether you have drive overlay software installed, contact the manufacturer of your hard disk drive or motherboard.If you have software that you want to reinstall, verify that you have the disksMake sure that you have the original CDs or floppy disks so that you can reinstall the software programs after you partition and format your drive. If you purchased an upgrade for a program, make sure that you have the full version of the original program. Many upgrades for programs require a compliance check before you can install the upgraded product. If you cannot find the original CDs or floppy disks, contact the software manufacturer before you continue.If you have updated device drivers for peripheral devices, back them upIf you have installed an updated device driver for your peripheral devices (for example, modems and printers), make sure that you back up the new driver for the device to a location other than the drive that you want to format and partition so that you can reinstall it after you install your operating system.Configure your computer to start from the CD or DVD drive To start your computer from the Windows XP CD, your computer must be configured to start from the CD or DVD drive. In some cases, you may have to modify your computer's BIOS settings to set this configuration. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD or DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact the computer manufacturer.

    If you have a computer that cannot start from the CD or DVD drive and you need to start your computer from the startup disk, make sure that you have the floppy setup disks so that you can run the Setup program from the floppy disk drive.

    Note You can obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks from Microsoft, but only by download. We provide the Setup boot disks so that you can run the Setup program on computers that cannot use a bootable CD-ROM. If you can start your computer from a CD-ROM or from a network-based installation, we strongly recommend that you use those installation methods instead. Future products will no longer support installation by using the Setup boot disks.uparrow.gifBack to the topHow to partition and format the hard disk using the Windows XP Setup programYou can use the Windows XP Setup program to partition and format the hard disk. To do this, use the following steps:Step 1: Partition the hard disk
    1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup program.

      Note If you are using the Windows XP Setup disks, insert each additional disk when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.
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    3. If your hard disk controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver, press F6 to specify the driver. For more information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 314859 Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setup
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      Note If you are using the Setup disks (six bootable disks), the setup prompts you to insert the Windows XP CD.
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      Note If you want to create a partition where one or more partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions, and then create the new partition. You can press D to delete an existing partition, and then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this step for each existing partition that you want to include in the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining non-partitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.
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      If you do not want to install Windows XP, press F3 two times to exit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining steps in this article.

      To format the partition without installing Windows XP, use a different utility.
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      • Format the partition by using the FAT file system
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      • If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.
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    Or, you can create a separate partition for the operating system on any physical hard disk. This is known as the Startup partition. The System partition on Disk 0 can also be used as a Startup partition.

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    My Aspire G600P desktop has a Fat 32 file on the C drive. I have bought a Verbatim External hard drive which has Nero Back it up which has an autoback up which formats the internal hard drive with NTFS....


    You cannot switch file systems and keep the data, you can however backup your data and reformat your hd, then proceed to copy from the backup media to the reinstalled OS. there are many tools to do both task, I would recommend download a linux live cd and backup to your external drive from there, then just reinstall windows and format your drive with an NTFS partition. I hope this helps.

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    you can merge to partitions on a single disk, although this should be one of your last resorts. when two partitions are created on a single drive the OS recognizes the two partitions as two seperate drives. From win xp pro, you can access all the data on the partition with xp home platform. the second partition will take up close to a gig of space that could be used. the simplest way would be to creat shortcuts to the programs you want in the partition for xp pro. then right click my computer> properties> advanced> start up and recovery settings> select win xp as the default OS and deselect the box marked "time to display operating systems"

    this will stop that annoying 30 sec pause that you get when you start your computer asking which OS you want to run.

    or if you seriously want to merge the two, here is a link with a download that will help.....download this file and creat an disk to insert into the disk drive and restart to load from the disk
    http://download2.lsoft.net/BootDiskDemo-Setup.exe

    the only thing is that if you write over or delete files that those programs need to run smoothly, you will have to reinstall them completely. in which case you would be just as well off to back up your info and do a clean install. i trust you will be able to determin which solution is best for you needs.
    Personally if i had programs i wanted to save, i would take the first option and just have two partitions

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