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#16 noknojon

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:54 PM

Hi -
Sorry to add on to a thread by Broni -
I have created back up for my XP and I was able to use CD's , not DVD's -
This is only an idea to throw in -

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:03 PM

Hi -
Sorry to add on to a thread by Broni -
I have created back up for my XP and I was able to use CD's , not DVD's -
This is only an idea to throw in -

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Ah, ok! But there's an option for DVDs. I don't really want to use CDs, becaue according to Sonic RDC, it'll take 6 or 7 CDs. :\

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:11 PM

Ah, ok! But there's an option for DVDs. I don't really want to use CDs, becaue according to Sonic RDC, it'll take 6 or 7 CDs.

I can only think that must be because of your system - I used 2 CD's for mine , and 4 DVD's for my new Win7 unit ??
Please note that in my last post I did state that I was sorry to add to Broni's (and your) thread -
Please stay with Broni if the advice is better - I was only offering an opinion -

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:23 PM

Ah, ok! But there's an option for DVDs. I don't really want to use CDs, becaue according to Sonic RDC, it'll take 6 or 7 CDs.

I can only think that must be because of your system - I used 2 CD's for mine , and 4 DVD's for my new Win7 unit ??
Please note that in my last post I did state that I was sorry to add to Broni's (and your) thread -
Please stay with Broni if the advice is better - I was only offering an opinion -

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it's fine, I'm open to any help I can get. Do you know, by any chance, if there's another program I could use to create recovery discs? Just curious..because I might just be the program that's not letting me..

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:05 PM

Possibly. It simply may be not working correctly.
You can either try CDs as suggested, or...the only other option is to call Toshiba and require recovery disks from them.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:26 PM

I don't really want to call Toshiba because it'll take ages to get a good response (I've called them before).
Another thought: My friend gave me a retail CD for ShadowProtect. Does that make recovery disc images?

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:35 PM

That's a different kind of program.
It'll create an image of your current hard drive, but not recovery disks.
Hard drive image should be create by every smart computer user, in case some disaster strikes.

There are plenty of programs, which will do it.

Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the best

Free alternatives:
- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm (tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/backup-your-computer-with-driveimage-xml/)
- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21
- Paragon Drive Backup: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:50 PM

So those programs are pretty much the same type of thing as Sonic (not ShadowProtect) and probably better?

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:54 PM

No. Sonic was setup by Toshiba to create recovery disks.
When you use recovery disks, your computer will be returned to its original state (day zero), as you got from the store. All your data will be lost.

Programs, I mentioned, as well, as ShadowProject will create an image of your hard drive as it is NOW.
In case, something bad will happen, you can quickly restore your computer to today's date

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:03 AM

Hmm, so are there any other programs besides Sonic I could use to create an image of my computer from day zero?

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:06 AM

No, only Toshiba can set it up and it did.
If Sonic doesn't work, or you don't want to try CDs, as I said, your only option is to call Toshiba.

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