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By warrenL ·
Using Win98SE

I have backedup my whole computer, about 2 Gigs

I am trying to copy this to 700 Meg CD's. I am using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4.

I can enter (mybackup.qic) on the lower half of the CD layout section, and when I click Create CD,I get a message "CD Creator canceled"

Is this because I can't get all the backup on one CD? If so, what can I do about that. I have never had to copy over 700 Megs before.

Any ideas are apppreciated.

Warren

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by sacharya In reply to backup

1: try burning 675 meg's instead of the full 700mb capacity.
2: try this software to split the huge file into smaller files.(675mb should be good enough)

Good luck!!

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by TheChas In reply to backup

Windows backup does not support CD media.

Try one of these backup solutions that support CD media:

http://www.willowsoft.com/backup/

http://www2.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cbu4.htm

http://www.lexunfreeware.com/LexunFreeware.htm

http://www.ntius.com/

http://www.backup4all.com/index.html

If you have the FULL version of Easy CD 4, you have a program called GoBack or Take 2 which is a CD backup application.

Chas

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by warrenL In reply to backup

The Chas, I used the Willowsoft.com program and it worked great. You came thru again, and thanks a lot

Best regards,

Warren

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by warrenL In reply to backup

sudip,

You say try this software to split the file into smaller sizes. I don't understand what I am supposed to do, or how to do it. Please send some more info.

Thanks,

Warren

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by sgt_shultz In reply to backup

consider this: dup your entire system to another hard drive. add it in as a slave, the open command prompt in Windows and use this line (assumming new slave drive is e:):
xcopy32 c: e: /c /h /e /k /r /f
if you want drive be bootable, then do this:
sys c: d:
take slave drive out and put in safe place.
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if you really want to burn cd's of that backup file, maybe try downloading free pkzip from www.zdnet.com or www.tucows.com. check options for 'splitting' up the file as it creates a zip file of it....
hope this helps.

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by NBP Backup In reply to backup

We specialize in backing up PCs and to my knowledge there does not exist a WINDOWS-BASED STAND ALONE CD burning program that will allow you to span backups or large files across more than one CD. We have looked into this very thoroughly. Additionally, when you try to back up your entire PC with programs not designed specifically for that purpose, you may run into problems when you go to write the information form the CD to a hard drive. However, we do offer a backup service that will allow you to back up your data to our servers, and then we can cut the necessary CDs for you and you can use them to restore your system to the same PC or to another one (with cautions).

Norton Ghost will also allow you to do what you want to, but it does it through DOS. It acutally works quite well.

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