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Catastropic failure 0X8000FFFF unable to back-up files.

All I know is that when presented with the oportunity to "Back up files", I pressed, "continue, continue, continue".
I do not recall what the options were.
In the box of discs and instruction manuals I have:
A manual that says I have a Antec solution series SLK 1650.
A manual for MSI P4M890M
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Discs: Windows Vista Home Basic
MSI Drivers and Utilities
Samsung DVD writer
MS Windows Vista - Step by step
Samsung Sync Master TFT-LCD Monitor
A 1GB DDR2 Memory Module is fitted.
Plus a pile of paper work that I cannot read because I was not tauught Chinese when I was growing up.
Most of my friends were refugees from the the Holocaust of Europe.
I'm sorry to waste your time, I just don't know.
I have have come to the end of my tether trying to get help from the young people around me. I think they speak Chinese.
I will understand if you give up on this one
Regards, Barry

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  • phoenix99 Aug 19, 2008

    How should I go about backing up my files to a disc?

    What type of disk/MD capacity should I use? The range seems so vaste.

    Is once a week enough?

    Regards, Barry


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Well, I see, but do you need to backup your files? are you planing to backup some spesific files or?

I personnally just burn my data into dvd disks or to a usb hard drive instead of using a program.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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  • Ekse Aug 18, 2008

    Your not wasteing my time at all, im just a little confused about what you are trying to do.

  • Ekse Aug 19, 2008

    do you need assistance? if so, add a comment - how can I help you?

  • Ekse Aug 19, 2008

    you can use a dvd burner to burn your files into disks or simply copy your important files into a external harddrive there are products out there that can do this with one press of a button.

    Nero also has backup features, its a common burning program that comes with some dvd burners

    if you don't have a dvd burner or nero you could buy this one

    it includes the nero 7. I have the same program it has the backitup feature included.

    there are also these external hard drives which can make backing up very easy

  • Ekse Aug 19, 2008

    I think the best solution would be the external hard drive.

    or you can use 4gb to 8gb Dvd disks, if you get blueray which cost too much right now, you can backup around 50gb into a single disk.


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