Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Dennis is headed my way! back up tool from system recovery..

Tags:
  • Backup
  • System Recovery
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 12:38:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and I am trying to
backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded on the pc and I need to
install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery disk and can I install it from
there (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE mistake?)

More about : dennis headed back tool system recovery

Anonymous
July 7, 2005 2:27:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

In news:FF58FBC8-98E3-41C6-8FCE-D3B617B6F1B4@microsoft.com,
farlsburg <farlsburg@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and
> I am
> trying to backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded
> on the
> pc and I need to install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery
> disk
> and can I install it from there (or will inserting the disk be
> a HUGE
> mistake?)


Backup is installed automatically on XP Professional, but not on
XP Home. If you have the complete XP Home CD, find backup on the
CD, in \ValueAdd\MSFT\NTBACKUP and install it yourself by
doubleclicking the file ntbackup.msi.



If you only have a recovery disk, and not an XP installation CD,
you can download ntbackup.msi at

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/ntbackup.msi

Also see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302894


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 4:03:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

farlsburg wrote:
> Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans)
> and I am trying to backup my hard drive. My XP home edition
> came loaded on the pc and I need to install the backup tool.
> Is it in the recovery disk and can I install it from there
> (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE mistake?)

Ntbackup.msi is usually located in this folder on the
installation CD:

\VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP

If you don't find it on your recovery CD, you can download the
file here:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#backup...

Keep in mind that this program cannot backup directly to a CD.
You will have to store the file on your hard drive and then
burn it to a disc.

That said, Windows Backup program is not the best choice when
considering backup options. I understand the urgency but once
the crisis has passed you might want to develop a better
strategy. If the files on your computer are a valuable asset
that you can't afford to lose you might want to invest in an
external USB hard drive and imaging software such as Norton
Ghost or Acronis True Image.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
Related resources
July 9, 2005 2:12:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

farlsburg wrote:
> Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and I am
> trying to backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded on the
> pc and I need to install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery disk
> and can I install it from there (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE
> mistake?)

Option #2
Unplug your computer?

--
Mike Pawlak
July 9, 2005 10:42:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

"farlsburg" <farlsburg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FF58FBC8-98E3-41C6-8FCE-D3B617B6F1B4@microsoft.com...
> Help! Dennis is headed right at us (I live in the Caymans) and I am trying
> to
> backup my hard drive. My XP home edition came loaded on the pc and I need
> to
> install the backup tool. Is it in the recovery disk and can I install it
> from
> there (or will inserting the disk be a HUGE mistake?)

If you have a recovery CD which contains an image of your HDD as it left the
factory, then no, you can't.

You CAN however, download the file from here:

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/ntbackup.msi

HTH
!