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Old 19th October, 2001, 02:58 AM
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Helping me to a good answer will prevent a crash, the crash of my machine going out the window. I now have enough burnable cd's to backup my system before my reinstall but I want to get everything file by file onto my backup cd's, not just one big compressed special file. How do I do that? the backup utility that comes with windows won't let me use my RW as a backup device and only gives me the option of putting everything into one big file still on c: drive. The os is 98fe. I don't want to spend the next two days picking through files to try to get everything once and only once over a series of 8 cds. Anyone know a dos prompt command that'll let me copy to the cd's one at a time and instead of ending with "insufficient space on destination drive" at the end of the first cd it'll let me pop that cd out and put in an empty one? My burner software keeps crashing when I try to copy anything. I'm gonna start crashing soon! (note the smile of desperate insanity) Crashing computers through windows onto streets below!!!
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Old 19th October, 2001, 03:23 AM
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Why don't you make two partitions and put all the data you want to keep on one, then format the other one and reinstall. Then do whatever you want with the data. Won't that work?
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Why don't you make two partitions and put all the data you want to keep on one, then format the other one and reinstall. Then do whatever you want with the data. Won't that work?
Because I hate the universe!!! Stupid, dahnm universe!!!!! Also I want to keep the whole lot of files on permanent record.
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Old 19th October, 2001, 04:02 AM
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I don't understand. Did I miss something here?
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I don't understand. Did I miss something here?
Man angry. Computer no work right make man angry. Man hate universe when angry. Man type in broken english when angry. That what Supeman miss. Plus man want have all files so for future reference if hard drive up and die and so CD-RW copy is desired.


Note: man hate universe. No hate Superman so Superman no be offended.


...Stupid universe
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Old 19th October, 2001, 04:13 AM
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I get it now. Man wants backup of stuff just in case. I have an idea. I believe Norton Ghost has a command line option to split a ghost image into parts how-ever-many MB's big. Put the data in a seperate partition. Tell it 640MB and then Ghost from that partition to CD's.

Or, better idea, Winzip allows you to span diskettes, I'm not sure if it allows you to span CD's. You may want to check that out.
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I get it now. Man wants backup of stuff just in case. I have an idea. I believe Norton Ghost has a command line option to split a ghost image into parts how-ever-many MB's big. Put the data in a seperate partition. Tell it 640MB and then Ghost from that partition to CD's.

Or, better idea, Winzip allows you to span diskettes, I'm not sure if it allows you to span CD's. You may want to check that out.
Nice ideas but I'm looking for ways to do it without getting more software, I don't have Norton. Maybe I will just copy everything folder by folder. Btw: I'm somewhat calmer as my improving diction has probably implied. My thanks to all for the endurance of my fit.
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Old 19th October, 2001, 04:18 PM
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Man o' man, are you angry!

Just burn copies with Nero (can span discs with that too) and reinstall. that's what I do .

Ghost works, but it's been fickle, and only used in once during the 3 months I had it installed, so it wasn't doing much for me... most of the time I just reinstall everything and start fresh anyway when I make a major upgrade.
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Man o' man, are you angry!

Just burn copies with Nero (can span discs with that too) and reinstall. that's what I do .

Ghost works, but it's been fickle, and only used in once during the 3 months I had it installed, so it wasn't doing much for me... most of the time I just reinstall everything and start fresh anyway when I make a major upgrade.
Not anymore but for a little while.....
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Why don't you make two partitions and put all the data you want to keep on one, then format the other one and reinstall. Then do whatever you want with the data. Won't that work?
that's what I do.
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Reinstallation under way. Net speed back up, tweaks required still. I just slapped together a whole bunch of various folders on cd, I know I probably missed much.



...stupid universe.
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