XP backup error

October 3, 2006 at 13:17:24
Specs: XP Home, P4/1g

I've reinstalled xp on a new sata hd. I tried using xp backup to save the install (4.2 gb). I get an error message that says "The files for the recovery diskette could not be created. The operation was aborted."

The program asks that you insert a floppy which I did. It also asks that you choose a save location which I have tried both a 4.7gb dvd and the new drive itself.

Any help would be appreciated.

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October 3, 2006 at 13:21:00

What backup program are you using?


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October 3, 2006 at 13:38:54

Use Ghost or Acronis.

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!

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October 3, 2006 at 13:56:27

I'm using the xp home backup utility.

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October 3, 2006 at 13:59:48

So it's NTBackup - not a great utility. Suggest you follow ham30's recommendation.


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October 3, 2006 at 19:32:06

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October 4, 2006 at 20:05:38

Thanks for the responses guys. jefro yours wasn't the solution but it made me look again and I realized that I tried to name the file "oct.2006.bkf". When I removed the period from "oct." it worked. So thanks!

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