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Windows 7: last backup could not complete on RW/DVD

10 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 
last backup could not complete on RW/DVD

my last backup attemt was stopped because it said the DVD blank disc could not be formatted properly, do I have to do that before backup? because it said it was doing it during the process.

also I have no recovery disc that came with my recent second hand computer, can I make one? is that backup or is backup only for my personal files and no hard drive data?

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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The recovery discs will not backup your files. It merely provides a way of repairing the installation in the event the system cannot boot. See link. System Repair Disc - Create

Have you backed up to a DVD before? If so, it could be a bad DVD.
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10 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

no I have not backed up to a DVD before, and it was a 4 gb empty cd disc with nothing else prevoiusly on it, should I be using a USB instead? I'll try the - system repair disc create - thank you for your help!
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11 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

got my backup to work right on DVD/CD, but thank you for the system repair disc create download link as well. question answered.
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11 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What did you do to fix it?
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11 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

there was a loud beeping sound and shortly after that a popup window saying my scheduled backup was ready to process and to insert DVD/CD disc so I did and a message came up saying that there was a DVD/CD driver error and click OK to attempt to repair and recover bad pathway, so I did and it said error found and repaired continue with backup procedure and formatting and shortly after a 100% backup complete message came up ( even on the partially previously backuped disc ). so now that is good for what, my files only not a recovery disc for rebooting crashed system?
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12 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You just made a backup. To restore a full system image, you need to create a Repair Disc. System Repair Disc - Create
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13 Dec 2009   #8

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

thanks very much, I get that now and will do the repair disc. question answered.
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