Backup problem in Windows7

Dell Studio xps 7100 desktop computer (a...
January 5, 2011 at 01:59:16
Specs: Windows 64, AMD 4 core / 6 GB
I have four equally-sized partitions on my 1000 GB hardrive using Windows7.
(C for the OS, and D, E, F for data) on my Dell Studio XPS.

Backup programs I have tried will not recognise the partition letters.

In Paragon Backup and Recovery, the 'Disk View' does not recognise partition letters, but in 'Archives', 'Dynamic Disk View' does recognise the partition letters, but I cannot backup from here.

If I highlight a partition in 'Disk Vies' and try backing up, Paragon wants to back up the whole hard drive.

Likewise with other backup programes I have tried.

I use an earlier version of Paragon on my old Windows XP machine, also a Dell, and have never had any problems.

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January 5, 2011 at 02:53:01
you should just use the win7 back up options, you can make an image, and set backups to any drive/partition.
just type backup in the run box.
this backup center runs perfectly well and you will not need any third party backup programs..

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January 5, 2011 at 15:27:43
Thankyou, princecorum, for your response.

I have used Windows7 'Bacup or restore your files', but when I do, upon coming back to the machine, I get the message 'Your backup did not complete successfully.'

All settings have been correct.

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January 5, 2011 at 20:16:21
I have used Cobian Backup with Windows 7 since I had used it before with XP. I am pretty sure I just choose certain folders on two different drive partitions and pointed it to a third (separate) drive and set it to automatic back up. Once in a while I will see a notice popping up above the tray about the backup being complete.
I recently set up on a single drive system I built for someone for a small office and used the Windows 7 backup to an external HD and that appears to be working well too.

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January 5, 2011 at 22:30:30
have you tried naming the drives, or changing the drive letter from disk manager, its just a wild guess, but if no backup program is recognising the drives, its worth a try..

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