10-05-2008 10:30 AM
it says to do this i must make an image. download image to computer. then use the nero burner to make a cd.
This is my main question, how do i copy from the mator backup to a folder on my computer. Gee, if anyone can help. I really just want to make a copy of my maxtor backup and then delete everything on the backup and let it start over again.
10-05-2008 11:14 AM
First, you need a CD or DVD writer. That's a physical CD/DVD in your computer that can "burn" a CD.
Not every computer has one.
Most computers after 2005 have a CD/DVD burner. There are CD burners that can play a DVD too. And then there are CD and DVD burners.
There should be software on your PC that can do this or XP can do it.
If you go to your external, the folder you want to "burn", and "right click" on it.
Choose "Send To" Do you have an option to "drag to disk Drive x:" where X: is your CD ROM drive?
You may need a blank CD in that drive for it to say that.
There should be an option to "vertify copy"
Remember a CD is only 650 megs ! You can pick up a memory stick that's 4 GB for $20 these days.
A DVD burner is only 3.5Gb.. copying some 40 Gb ain't gonna work with DVDs.
Why don't you just copy the external to your HD in a new folder. Most HDs are huge.
ALWAYS check the folder/files are there.
There have been "errors" people do that make them look silly.
10-05-2008 05:15 PM
10-09-2008 04:17 AM
My reply to those looking for storage... replace your internal HD. Don't dump it on an external USB drive.
The internals are dirt cheap and very safe, you can get 500Gb drives for less then an external drive.
With the cloning software, it's so easy or a PC store or local PC company will do it, check their prices.
Nothing is lost, no re-registration, nada. That's how companies and schools install massive layouts of PC.
They get one all setup with all the specifice software and settings, then clone them.
As long as the hardware matches exactly, no problems.
So don't clone the drive, add a video card and memory while you have it open.
That's a no-no. XP needs to see the exact machine again.
THEN use the external as a backup.