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Why does ASR block on supposed file system irregularities ?

By palen ·
ASR won't give me a full backup because according to its log, it can't access some sections of the Registry and because of setup irregularities with my Logitech software (which works perfectly fine) . Sounds like a lot of nonsense
coming out of that program from XP PRO ? I assume that the purpose of ASR is to back up strategic files from my operating system , so that it can enable me to restore the system in case of failure. Why is it meddling with a non-essential software like Logitech and this other idiocy about not being able to access some sections of my Registry ? ASR and the Registry are part of the same OS ! I did a dskchk and no anomalies were found. I also did a Malewarebytes check and it uncovered a Trojan Dropper BCM, which I deleted.

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by OH Smeg In reply to Why does ASR block on sup ...

They sort of work right or at least well enough and that is all that has even been claimed by M$ here.

ASR works well enough to be useful and as I would say well enough to be downright dangerous giving you a false sense of security thinking you have a Fall Back Position when it reality you don't.

Personally i wouldn't expect any M$ Product to work all that well and I would be looking at other software to achieve the same outcome and be sure that I really do have a fall back position when things go wrong.

As for the Logitech Issue they have obviously got their software to work in a way incompatible with the way that M$ Envisaged ASR to work hence the Error Messages and in that case it really is Logitech's Fault that this is happening. Doesn't matter how well things appear to work if they Kill Critical Bits of the OS to work the way that they do and keep the user happy.

There is a Multitude of Backup Solutions available for XP all of which work better than ASR or the Included Backup Utility supplied by M$.

http://www.google .com .au/#pq=windows+xp+backup+utility&hl=en&cp=19&gs_id=i&xhr=t&q=Windows+XP+backup+software&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&rlz=1R2ADRA_enAU429&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=Windows+XP+backup+s&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=5fedc67cde136**0&biw=1274&bih=754

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