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By hsnowden ·
Hello all,hopefully,someone has encountered the following problem,and can assist in some way.I am having a problem when backing up any of the three options for windows 2000.It lets me backup to another folder,or,volume on various harddrives;and I can also backup via a zip drive.The problem I am encountering is with the writer.For some reason,it won't let me.I am getting a "drive not accessible" error message.The drive is on the HCL,so,I am at a loss.Can someone shead some much needed light on this dilema.

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Hamilton

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by TheChas In reply to Backing up via my cd-rw

For what ever reason, most backup packages do not recognize CD-RW drives as valid back-up devices!

In fact, the back-up feature of Roxio Easy CD Creator does not work in XP, and has been disabled.

You need to find a specific backup package that supports using a CD-RW drive.

As a side note, I do not recommend using RW disks for any critical backups.
I have had to many disks "self" destruct and have not been able to extract my data from them.
I now make double copies of any data backedup to CD-RW disks.

Chas

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by hsnowden In reply to Backing up via my cd-rw

Excellent

Be well
Hamilton

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by pschuvie In reply to Backing up via my cd-rw

Having had similar quandry I may someday write a paper on this very subject of Backups and CD Writers. There are a bunch of hoops to go through for what seems like and is often represented as a straight forward process.

However, that aside, one package that I have found to be useful and works is NTI BackupNow Deluxe. www.ntius.com

Another is NovaStor's backup product at www.novastor.com


One important word, make sure your drive is on the list of compatible drives by the SOFTWARE maker, otherwise your just wasting time. They just can't be forced. Drive by specific drive model not the mfg label name, i.e teac, phillips,
etc.

Hope this helps.

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by hsnowden In reply to Backing up via my cd-rw

Excellent,I will have to take a look at what you suggested as as a viable option to this problem.Thanks for the time,and help

regards
Hamilton

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by hsnowden In reply to Backing up via my cd-rw

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