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Don't have external hardrive or access to another computer.
So was gonna backup to DVD.
I can only use Cobian to backup.
I have never done a back-up before apart from using the System Restor function in Vista. So I thought that I could just shove in a DVD and select Drive E: in Cobian.
After that didn't work I searched the internet a bit and realised that I had to back-up to somewhere on the computer first and use the 'Split Options' button to select DVD size and then save the back-up to the computer and then burn.
I tried to save it to the D partition by creating a new folder in the D-Drive.
Again when I tried to do the back-up it came with this message:
03/09/2009 23:19:21 Creating or updating the archive "D:\Fiona-Backup1\C 2009-09-03 23;19;21.zip"
ERR 03/09/2009 23:19:43 Error while creating or updating the archive "D:\Fiona-Backup1\C 2009-09-03 23;19;21.zip": Cannot open archive file. Opening aborted or invalid file - Native error: 00045
03/09/2009 23:19:43 **** Backup for "Backup 1" ended. 0 file(s) were backed up. (Elapsed time: 0 hour(s), 0 minute(s), 22 second(s)) ****
ERR 03/09/2009 23:19:44 The backup contains 1 error(s)
My D-Drive is full of system restores 3.73 GB free of 9.99GB...does this mean there is no room?
My C-Drive has 97.7GB free of 220GB, should I just save it to the C-drive instead? But after it is on the DVD, how do I get rid of the backup? Just delete and then clean the Recycle bin?
See, the program back up os used when youre not over the limit on memory. (due to my acknowledements). See i would say to delete some unuseful programs....then try to back it p. if it doesint work, i dont think i will be able to solve it.
I still have the installation CDs from when I got the laptop. So I guess that I will just back up music, photos etc and hope that when I go to the HijackThis forum and do what they suggest that my computer survives, otherwise it will just have to be a clean re-install!!!
And when you experince this again, just do the same thing, if the procedure doesint work, let me know, and ill try to help as much as i can. But make sure you dont download any unuseful stuff, it could cause....Lag, Internet Connections to lose, Interuptions, and serious risk to lose important data.