Why am I getting stopped on back-up?

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October 8, 2010 at 19:17:27
Specs: Windows XP SP 3, 133MhzIntel Celeron M
I have a 2006 Inspirion 600M laptop, 133Mhz Intel Celeron M with 1280Mb ram, with Windows XP 32 bit running XP Office Suite , never had a single issue until about 1 week ago, machine got hit with Malware, best I can tell and it even took out the Anti-Virus , adware, malware software I had running, which was "Avira" , that always worked well for me. I was able to massage it back from the brink, anyway I want to back-up my files to my I/O Magic 126Gb usb external drive. It currently has about 117Gb of unused space on it. when I try to copy 18Gb hard drive to the 117Gb of free space the back up utility runs just a few minutes and reports that storage media cannot store this much data. So what am I doing wrong?

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#1
October 8, 2010 at 22:21:24
What file format is in use in the external drive? and what file format in the laptop?
If the external drive is formatted as FAT32 but the laptop is NTFS it is possible some of the files you are trying to back up exceed the maximum file size that FAT32 can accommodate.

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#2
October 11, 2010 at 09:14:12
Thanks,
Both file formats read NTFS.

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#3
October 11, 2010 at 09:50:07
what is the backup utility? io magic?
Have you tried ntbackup?
can you copy and paste folders and files from the pc to the usb drive?

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#4
October 11, 2010 at 13:00:37
Back up utility is included with Window XP, Have not tried ntbackup. Probably could cut and paste but I hopw there is a better way.

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#5
October 11, 2010 at 14:07:16
cut and paste was to test. Please do so.
ntbackup is the xp backup program.
Did you browse to your external media and it saw it?

have you run chkdsk /f on both the internal and external drives? I suggest you do so to check for disk/file corruption which can prevent backups.


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#6
October 11, 2010 at 23:53:53
perhaps you can try online backup software if you do not want to use cut and paste, but i think the latter is more safe.

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#7
October 12, 2010 at 10:02:39
I see, Ok will do and will report back also will run the check disk on both.

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