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#1 Sepulcher

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

Hi all,

I have had my Laptop for about 3-4 years now, and haven't really had any significant problems with it. I was searching my computer for fun because I was bored and had nothing else to do...and I came across a program which seems to have come with my computer. It is called Sonic Recovery Disc Creator. When I bought my computer (from eBay) the buyer didn't give me a recovery disc. I asked him and he said he didn't have one. I want to make one with Sonic, but I am new to the world of recovery discs and creating them!

Can someone please tell me, if I was to make a recovery disc, would the software I use backup every single file on my C drive, or just the image (.iso) or whatever it's called. If anyone has any experience with Sonic RDC, could they please tell me how to create one. I don't want to backup every single file on my C drive. I want a recovery disc just like a retail one.

I gave as much information as possible, and if you guys need any more, I will be glad to give more details.

Thank you to everyone who replies in advanced! :lol:

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:44 PM

Fire the program up and see, if it works.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:52 PM

Fire the program up and see, if it works.


It works. I don't know what to do because I get these options and I can untick or tick them

Toshiba Drivers and applications. It said it'll take 2 DVDs, or 6 CDs to create, but I don't want to backup every single file onto a DVD, I just want to make one exactly like a Windows XP retail recovery Disc :S

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:56 PM

That program won't back up your files.
It'll create recovery disks. If used, they'll return your computer to its original state (day zero).

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:59 PM

That program won't back up your files.
It'll create recovery disks. If used, they'll return your computer to its original state (day zero).


How does it know how my computer was on Day zero?

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:06 PM

I assume, it has some data files, which keep all info from "day zero".

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:08 PM

Ok, I will make one right now, and report back with my findings or other problems.

EDIT: Should I create one with Toshiba Applications and Drivers? It's one of the options :S

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:14 PM

Yes. You should have a whole set. Drivers are crucial.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:49 PM

I have come across a problem.

I am using DVD R-Ws, and when I erased them and tried to start burning recovery dics, it says please insert a blank disc, when there is already one in there. I've tried all my other RWs, and no luck. The only RW brand I buy is Memorex...
I also clicked make compatible (Sonic's in built thing to make the DVD readable on many drives) and no luck...

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:59 PM

I believe, you have to use DVD R, not RW.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:04 PM

Hmm, ok... I'll go find some Rs ;)

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:06 PM

Keep us posted....

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:11 PM

huh? Am I posting too much, :whistle:

EDIT: I am getting this error every time I try to burn it

Please insert a Blank DVD into MATbleepA DVDRW 9 (D:) Drive

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:16 PM

No silly....keep us updated on your progress :)

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:03 PM

Still getting this error for some reason...

Please insert a Blank DVD into MATSHI*A DVDRW 9 (D:) Drive




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