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I am attempting to backup my hard drive onto a DVD. I have Windows XP Home
Edition. I have installed the backup portion of Windows and have followed
the procedures provided by Microsoft. My issue is that I do not have the
option of choosing the backup destination and the default file name of
"Backup" will not work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
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"Janet" wrote:

> I am attempting to backup my hard drive onto a DVD. I have Windows XP Home
> Edition. I have installed the backup portion of Windows and have followed
> the procedures provided by Microsoft. My issue is that I do not have the
> option of choosing the backup destination and the default file name of
> "Backup" will not work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
You will have to back up to a folder and then burn that to the DVD.
 
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"Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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|I am attempting to backup my hard drive onto a DVD. I have Windows XP Home
| Edition. I have installed the backup portion of Windows and have followed
| the procedures provided by Microsoft. My issue is that I do not have the
| option of choosing the backup destination and the default file name of
| "Backup" will not work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315255&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Use Backup to Back Up Files and Folders on Your Computer in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308422&Product=winxp

I use and like Stomps BackUP MyPC. It backs up directly to optical media.
http://www.stompsoft.com/backupmypc.html

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You need third party software. The Backup app is not designed to backup to
CD or DVD. To add to the problem XP's built in burning software can not
write to DVD anyway.

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"Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am attempting to backup my hard drive onto a DVD. I have Windows XP Home
> Edition. I have installed the backup portion of Windows and have followed
> the procedures provided by Microsoft. My issue is that I do not have the
> option of choosing the backup destination and the default file name of
> "Backup" will not work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
 
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As others have said, you can not backup directly to DVD (or CD) using the
Microsoft program called Ntbackup.exe, which comes on the XP CDROM.

Worse, even if you could get the info onto a DVD, how would you perform a
recovery? Ntbackup runs from within XP. If XP is not working, at least
half-way decently, you may not be able to run Ntbackup. This is a catch 22
of this program. Yes, you could always do a clean install form the XP CD,
then run Ntbackup to overwrite that, but as you see, it could get complex.

I suggest that you look into third-party backup software, which can be run
from bootable media (CD or floppy). The image does not need ot be on the CD
or floppy, as that is just a way to bypass XP, when it is not working, or to
restore an image of the partition containing XP.

I have had good luck with Acronis True Image (verison 8). Norton GHOST
(version 9) is also a possibility. But, there are many others that work,
and better than the Ntbackup.

"Janet" <Janet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6DBDF425-8487-4431-B694-329FAE71DAB3@microsoft.com...
>I am attempting to backup my hard drive onto a DVD. I have Windows XP Home
> Edition. I have installed the backup portion of Windows and have followed
> the procedures provided by Microsoft. My issue is that I do not have the
> option of choosing the backup destination and the default file name of
> "Backup" will not work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
 
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"Bob Harris" <rharris270[SPAM]@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<uLPKiQa0EHA.1564@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
> As others have said, you can not backup directly to DVD (or CD) using the
> Microsoft program called Ntbackup.exe, which comes on the XP CDROM.
>
> Worse, even if you could get the info onto a DVD, how would you perform a
> recovery? Ntbackup runs from within XP. If XP is not working, at least
> half-way decently, you may not be able to run Ntbackup. This is a catch 22
> of this program. Yes, you could always do a clean install form the XP CD,
> then run Ntbackup to overwrite that, but as you see, it could get complex.

This is just plain wrong. Have you ever heard about Windows Automated
System Recovery?

Cheers

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"nospam@cristalink.com" <nickr1@maxnet.co.nz> wrote in message
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> "Bob Harris" <rharris270[SPAM]@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:<uLPKiQa0EHA.1564@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
>> As others have said, you can not backup directly to DVD (or CD) using the
>> Microsoft program called Ntbackup.exe, which comes on the XP CDROM.
>>
>> Worse, even if you could get the info onto a DVD, how would you perform a
>> recovery? Ntbackup runs from within XP. If XP is not working, at least
>> half-way decently, you may not be able to run Ntbackup. This is a catch
>> 22
>> of this program. Yes, you could always do a clean install form the XP
>> CD,
>> then run Ntbackup to overwrite that, but as you see, it could get
>> complex.
>
> This is just plain wrong. Have you ever heard about Windows Automated
> System Recovery?
>
> Cheers
>
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> http://www.firestreamer.com - NTBACKUP to DVD and DV

Actually it isn't far from wrong. The NTBackup program that ships with
Windows XP Home version can not run ASR. So the best you can do is backup
files and you can only reinstall the files from Windows.

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ASR only automates installing windows and starting NTBackup.

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"Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message news:OitWl430EHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
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> "nospam@cristalink.com" <nickr1@maxnet.co.nz> wrote in message
> news:8a0d7cf7.0411240035.68d25d14@posting.google.com...
>> "Bob Harris" <rharris270[SPAM]@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:<uLPKiQa0EHA.1564@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
>>> As others have said, you can not backup directly to DVD (or CD) using the
>>> Microsoft program called Ntbackup.exe, which comes on the XP CDROM.
>>>
>>> Worse, even if you could get the info onto a DVD, how would you perform a
>>> recovery? Ntbackup runs from within XP. If XP is not working, at least
>>> half-way decently, you may not be able to run Ntbackup. This is a catch
>>> 22
>>> of this program. Yes, you could always do a clean install form the XP
>>> CD,
>>> then run Ntbackup to overwrite that, but as you see, it could get
>>> complex.
>>
>> This is just plain wrong. Have you ever heard about Windows Automated
>> System Recovery?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> --
>> http://www.firestreamer.com - NTBACKUP to DVD and DV
>
> Actually it isn't far from wrong. The NTBackup program that ships with
> Windows XP Home version can not run ASR. So the best you can do is backup
> files and you can only reinstall the files from Windows.
>
> --
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> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>