Windows XP forum: XP backup to external hard drive

by: Crashlake July 18, 2006 8:22 AM PDT

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XP backup to external hard drive

by Crashlake - 7/18/06 8:22 AM

I have a 250gb external seagate USB2 hard drive. I wish to back up my entire C drive to enable me to reboot in case of hard disk failure. When using XP Backup I identify the drive and it starts then a message appears 'unable to make recovery disk' and aborts the operation. Initially the drive was not recognised in backup but by using advanced mode it now is. It has always been visible in Windows explorer and I can transfer data manually. Any ideas?
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