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Windows 7: Backup DVD format fails


12 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Backup DVD format fails

Why is it trying to format a DVD? Why don't it just write to it?


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12 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

I to would like to know the answer to this as i cant get the backup feature in windows 7 to work when using blank media.
Backing up to an external hard drive works without a problem.

Its just one thing after another with this windows 7 and i spend more time fixing windows software than actually using it.

Thinking of switching away from windows.
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12 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
I to would like to know the answer to this as i cant get the backup feature in windows 7 to work when using blank media.
Backing up to an external hard drive works without a problem.

Its just one thing after another with this windows 7 and i spend more time fixing windows software than actually using it.

Thinking of switching away from windows.
Not sure of exactly what kind of blank media (assume DVD), but I know I, and several others in this forum have mentioned that a system image on a DVD cannot be made; it freezes.
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12 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

Well that just tops it all, what a joke the backup feature is.

Starting to lose my patience with windows 7.
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17 Dec 2009   #5

Ubuntu 10.10 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

backup stops at 56%. I let it run for a couple hours, and it made no more progress. FAIL!
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17 Dec 2009   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kemo View Post
backup stops at 56%. I let it run for a couple hours, and it made no more progress. FAIL!
I tried to put my backup on several 4gb CD's. It froze, and finally, I had to perform a hard shut down.

For further information, MS indicates that you CANNOT use a flash drive, either.
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17 Dec 2009   #7

Ubuntu 10.10 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I tried on 4GB DVD, no progress either. Wouldn't allow me to eject the disc either after canceling.
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17 Dec 2009   #8

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17 Dec 2009   #9

Ubuntu 10.10 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I've lost interest in the feature that didn't work.

I've got Nero 9, but haven't really had the patience so far to experiment with all of the features in it.
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17 Dec 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Windows 7 backup images are best stored on an external.

It takes about 6 DVD's to make the average image anyway.
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