Solved Using external USB hard drive to create recovery media

March 15, 2013 at 08:26:12
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, Intel Pentium G850/6Gb
I need to create recovery media for my PC (running Windows 7 64 bit). I want to do this onto an external USB hard drive. I downloaded Paragon Back up and Recovery, chose the right options (including 'flash media'), but it doesn't 'see' the drive, although the PC does. What am I doing wrong?

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March 15, 2013 at 16:37:51
Just use the built in back up program that comes with Windows 7. It will make a back up of your personal files as well as allow you to make an image of the entire partition/drive. Then if you make the Repair Disk (DVD), you can then perform many repair and recovery operations directly from the Repair disk including a System Restore (to restore points on your hard drive), a Start Up Repair, and reimage the drive from the image you just made onto your USB drive.

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#1
March 15, 2013 at 12:35:51
How big is the drive & what format is it?

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March 15, 2013 at 12:42:03
It's a 500GB NFTS

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#3
March 15, 2013 at 13:13:11
That should be fine. I would contact Paragon.

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March 15, 2013 at 16:37:51
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Just use the built in back up program that comes with Windows 7. It will make a back up of your personal files as well as allow you to make an image of the entire partition/drive. Then if you make the Repair Disk (DVD), you can then perform many repair and recovery operations directly from the Repair disk including a System Restore (to restore points on your hard drive), a Start Up Repair, and reimage the drive from the image you just made onto your USB drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 16, 2013 at 12:35:24
There are a few Free disk clone/imaging programs

Macrium

Easus

http://www.techsupportalert.com/bes...

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#6
March 16, 2013 at 13:32:28
Thanks for this. Apparently I have to create the system restore disk on CD/DVD; the rest of the backup can be done to the external drive.

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#7
March 16, 2013 at 16:08:28
A system Restore Disk and you should also make the Windows 7 Repair Disk.

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