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Windows 7: Won't back up to disc

03 Feb 2010   #1
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 
Won't back up to disc

Don't know where this goes so I am sorry if it's in the wrong place.

Im really annoyed with this now. Ive backed up to my external hard drive as I didnt have a disc drive, I have sine bought a disc drive so wanted to create back ups on disc aswell.

Everything goes fine for a bit but when it gets to 26% it just sits there with "copying files to (E". The first time I left it for an hour and it p****d me off as when I did my GF laptop it weren't that slow, so I pressed the stop back up and it cancelled on screen but my disk drive froze up, wouldn't open the drawer, disconnect - nothing. It did write something to the disc and when I checked it slowed right down/ froze up trying to open files (there were 4 unnamed ones).

I tried with a second DVD-R 4.7Gb disc (same as the first) and it stopped at 26% copying to E: again so I lef it for the past, like 4 hours or so and it still won't show any sign of working.

Help me please cus it's really starting to frustrate me now

Thank you.


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03 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

System Image does not work on a DVD. I and many other posters have experienced the same problem. I had to plug the plug to get my computer back.

Stop trying, or eventually, you will be forced to pull the plug, like I was. Not the bes thing for a computer.

Its funny, always gets stuck at about 25%
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03 Feb 2010   #3
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
System Image does not work on a DVD. I and many other posters have experienced the same problem. I had to plug the plug to get my computer back.

Stop trying, or eventually, you will be forced to pull the plug, like I was. Not the bes thing for a computer.

Its funny, always gets stuck at about 25%
Damn, so whats the best disc to use do you think? shall I just use CD-R's instead? the problem is I have around 80 DVD-R's and have no use for them, it's frustrating cus it's a waste. May need to go buy me 100 CD-R's. I need to make a system image, system repair disc and full back up.
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03 Feb 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Sorry, basically if you want to use system image, you need a External Hard Drive or use this:

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

Its free and at least as good as System Image

I keep system image copy on my hard drive

and another in a safe place on DVD with Paragon
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03 Feb 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can make a system repair disk or burn the recovery partition to DVD-R's. But for system imaging, an external disk is recommended. If, however, you use Macrium for imaging, you can put images on DVDs. The same goes for burning the Macrium recovery disk (the little Linux program) although here, even a plain old CD will do.
Macrium has the advantage that it frees up the CD/DVD reader after it loaded the recovery program from the recovery disk. Then you can put your image disks in. Some other imaging programs seem to keep the CD/DVD tray shut (so I have heard).
Just be aware that imaging to DVDs can be a pain because they only hold 4.7GBs and an image can be anything from about 6GBs to 60GBs (I had that with Norton Ghost). But here again, Macrium does a good job with compression and you usually get about 50% of the size of the partition you image. Just make sure you label them right in terms of the sequence (e.g. 1/4, 2/4, etc.).
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03 Feb 2010   #6
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Sorry, basically if you want to use system image, you need a External Hard Drive or use this:

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

Its free and at least as good as System Image

I keep system image copy on my hard drive

and another in a safe place on DVD with Paragon
I have a 160GB SATA external freecom drive, NTFS. I have my system backed up to there but got advised by somebody on here to back up to disc aswell incase. I want to anyway, the more back ups the better.

Basically I need to know which option I have to do each of these whether its External HDD, CD or DVD.

Create a system image:-
Create a system repair disc:-
Create a new, Full back up:-

Thank you guys for your help by the way
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03 Feb 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Based upon my experience: A system image is best made on a hard drive

Repair Disc Best on DVD

Full back up best on HD.

I am not saying this is the only way. I can only say what worked best for me.
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03 Feb 2010   #8
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Based upon my experience: A system image is best made on a hard drive

Repair Disc Best on DVD

Full back up best on HD.

I am not saying this is the only way. I can only say what worked best for me.
Done, Ill sort all that out when I get home, I did back up to my HDD but ill delete it and start again to make sure it's right.

Thanks Rich
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03 Feb 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Glad to help Codie, you are part of the family now. We help each other.
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04 Feb 2010   #10
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

OK, Had it now. It still doesnt seem to be working. It didnt work on DVD-R and im using CD-R now and ive had this thing for a few hours now (attached). Just sits at 26% showing no progress.

Is back-up supposed to take this long? It let me create a system repair disc and that took munites so I don't see why it's taking hours to back up, and it wont even show me any progress to let me know it's actually working.

The first DVD I used and aborted back-up with showed around 1/5th of the disc had been written to and that was after 1 hour or so and the second DVD that ran for around 4 hours was nearly full. now bear in mind the DVD's are 4.7 Gig of data space and took that long, CD's are only 700 Meg so why is it takin' the piss now? ARGH!


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