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Back up DVD not recognised

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September 8, 2010 9:02:03 AM

Win 7 back up goes to 25% then repeatedly tells me to insert removable media. Have tried several new (formatted) DVDs. Also says write a particular label - but where? Am backing up impoortant material manually on separate DVD to be safe. halp please!

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September 8, 2010 1:21:53 PM

Not sure what you are saying.
(1) If backing up win7 using win 7 backup program. It will require from 3 to 5 DVDs. For each disk it will prompt you to write a label on the disk, This is normally just writing on the the disk to Identify it. ie BU Win 7 (date) disk 1 of x. Or you could use a program to create a disk label, or if you use printable DVDs then print using your ink jet printer. Note: if you need 4 DVDs and you complete disk 1, then you have completed 25% and need to insert the 2nd DVD - label it and stick it in. You will also create a seperate DVD that is a bootable restore disk.
When you finish writing all the DVDs, then you should also verify that you can read them.

(2) If you are having a problem writing to a disk, then that is generally a problem with the DVD Medium, or the drive itself. Normally an error message to the effect the disk is not writable, or incountered error writing to disk.

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You can also "send" this image file to a 2nd HDD (either internal or External (Personally I do both - 1) to DVDs and 2) to a external USB HDD), or a Thumb drive. Thumb drive would need to be large enought to hold the image - ie 32 Gig, but that's kind of expensive and ties up a large capacity/expensive Thumb drive.
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