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Windows 7: Possibility of burning recovery data on DVD drive to DVDs

20 Nov 2014   #1
philetus

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Possibility of burning recovery data on DVD drive to DVDs

The Acer recovery manager will only let me make a recovery DVD drive and I want it on DVDs.
The selection to burn to DVDs is greyed out.
Is there a way to burn the data from the DVD drive to multiple DVDs.


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20 Nov 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philetus View Post
The Acer recovery manager will only let me make a recovery DVD drive and I want it on DVDs.
The selection to burn to DVDs is greyed out.
Is there a way to burn the data from the DVD drive to multiple DVDs.
Confusion.

What exactly is a "recovery DVD drive"?

I know what DVDs are. I know what DVD drives are.

You say "burn the data from the DVD drive". More confusion. A DVD drive doesn't hold data. DVDs do.

What do you think you want to do?
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20 Nov 2014   #3
philetus

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Sorry, I had a brain freeze or something. I meant a USB recovery drive.
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20 Nov 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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I can't help you.

I don't use Acer products, but I'm quite surprised DVDs are not a choice. As far as I know, they are the common choice on other brands. Could be you are making an error of some type or could be Acer says no to DVDs for some reason.

You should have an idea of what you would do if your recovery plan fails regardless. That could be a clean install or a recovery by image to a recent state---as opposed to a recovery to factory state.
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20 Nov 2014   #5
philetus

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The factory is on a USB drive and will work. This isn't about Acer. It's about burning a 11 GB file to multiple DVDs.
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20 Nov 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

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So your hard drive currently does not have a recovery partition?

Are we talking about an Acer laptop/desktop? Or not?

I'm not clear on how your recovery partition (if that's what you mean) got onto a USB thumb drive? I assume that's what you mean when you say "the factory is on a USB drive".
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20 Nov 2014   #7
philetus

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It's a Acer laptop. I used the recovery program to burn a recovery on a USB thumb drive drive that will return the laptop to the state it was in when first purchased.Yes, it has a recovery partition. The recovery on the USB thumb drive is 11 GB. I want to burn it to multiple DVDs. I'm trying to find out how to get a set of disks that Disk 1 will pause and ask for Disk 2, etc.
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20 Nov 2014   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philetus View Post
It's a Acer laptop. I used the recovery program to burn a recovery on a USB thumb drive drive that will return the laptop to the state it was in when first purchased.Yes, it has a recovery partition. The recovery on the USB thumb drive is 11 GB. I want to burn it to multiple DVDs. I'm trying to find out how to get a set of disks that Disk 1 will pause and ask for Disk 2, etc.
You say "it has a recovery partition".

I assume "it" means the hard drive in the laptop.

Are you trying to burn FROM the recovery on the thumb drive TO multiple DVDs?

Or are you trying to burn FROM the recovery partition on the hard drive TO multiple DVDs?

I've never heard of not being able to burn recovery disks from a hard drive recovery partition to DVDs.

You also say "this isn't about Acer". If you can't burn recovery DVD disks from a recovery partition in an Acer laptop, that would seem to make it about Acer to me.

But I'm sure I don't understand what you've done or want to do.

Did you put the recovery on the USB drive only because you could not put it on DVDs? Or for some other reason?

Have you tried more than one burning program?
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20 Nov 2014   #9
philetus

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Yes, I did put the recovery on the USB drive because the burn recovery to DVD was greyed out and unavailable.
As for not being able to burn recovery disks from a hard drive to DVDs, this is an Acer, anything is possible.
Yes, I am trying to burn the data FROM the recovery on the thumb drive TO multiple DVDs.
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20 Nov 2014   #10
ignatzatsonic

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OK; all I can suggest is to try different burn programs.

I've never tried to burn anything from a USB stick. For all I know, it can't be done.

All I know about Acers is exactly what you said: anything is possible.
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