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Thread: Windows 7 Backup and BD media
2010-12-23, 16:09 #1
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Split to a new thread. -Jefferson
I am using Win7 home prem.
I tried to do a system and data HDD "image" save as backup using the windows tool.....specifically I tried to burn to a BD-R (not RW)....and expected to use 2 BD's as they are single 50GB each and Window estimated about 75GB to save all (its a fairly new laptop),
BUT, tried twice and both times it failed after inserting the second BD (Win asked to load the second BD).....just sat there and did nothing...no CPU or disk cycles. A clue was it asked and formatted disc #1 but never asked to do so on disc #2. Is this a known Win7 problem? or do I need to format new BD disks before using?
I Did the same steps to "burn" to a USB HDD and it ran and saved fine....so I know the s/w works if its a continuous drive but not for a set of discs???
Looking for a next step to use BD's successfully....or do I resort to settle for only a USB HDD?
2010-12-24, 15:57 #2
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Hello.. I know nothing of "blue ray" , but have a few suggestions...
1. As you have said try to format both disks.
2. You can try conventional DVD's just to see what happens ... don't actually make a backup (too many disks involved)
3. If both of these fail...There is a free imaging program you might try http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp i have used this and it works ( not to DVD's) don't like that option as there are too many opportunities for something going wrong. Regards FredPlainFred
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