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backup problems with Vista

  1. #1


    Eileen Guest

    backup problems with Vista

    Hi -
    After backing up several times the default backup drive (Recovery Drive D
    became full, so I deleted everything in D: except the Source and Windows
    folders. That freed up space on the drive, but now when the automatic backup
    tries to run, it fails every time (I think it says it can't find the right
    files).
    I have no recovery disk because Vista came installed on my Dell.
    What can I do?

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  2. #2


    Jill Zoeller [MSFT] Guest

    Re: backup problems with Vista

    Unfortunately your computer manufacturer did not hide the D: drive (aka
    recovery partition) from view. The recovery partition is not meant for
    storing backups--it's just too small. Ideally you will back up to either DVD
    or another hard drive, possibly an external hard drive. Until you can find
    another backup target, you can disable the automatic backups.

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    "Eileen" <Eileen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6B4C0D6C-0811-440B-8A9E-F30E645BABB8@microsoft.com...
    > Hi -
    > After backing up several times the default backup drive (Recovery Drive
    > D
    > became full, so I deleted everything in D: except the Source and Windows
    > folders. That freed up space on the drive, but now when the automatic
    > backup
    > tries to run, it fails every time (I think it says it can't find the right
    > files).
    > I have no recovery disk because Vista came installed on my Dell.
    > What can I do?



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  3. #3


    Eileen Guest

    Re: backup problems with Vista

    Thank you. I should be backing up externally anyway.
    What's my recovery drive for, then? Do you suppose I've deleted something
    important?

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  4. #4


    Mark Guest

    Re: backup problems with Vista

    "Eileen" <Eileen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6B4C0D6C-0811-440B-8A9E-F30E645BABB8@microsoft.com...

    > I have no recovery disk because Vista came installed on my Dell.
    > What can I do?


    Dell usually supply a recovery disc. They certainly did with the last one I
    purchased in May.

    Mark



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  5. #5


    Granna Guest

    RE: backup problems with Vista

    Dell ought to provide you with a recovery disk. Call technical support and
    ask for one. If your warranty is still good, you just might get it.
    Otherwise, I don't know.
    --
    Nancy Mairs, Writer
    www.nancymairs.com


    "Eileen" wrote:

    > Hi -
    > After backing up several times the default backup drive (Recovery Drive D
    > became full, so I deleted everything in D: except the Source and Windows
    > folders. That freed up space on the drive, but now when the automatic backup
    > tries to run, it fails every time (I think it says it can't find the right
    > files).
    > I have no recovery disk because Vista came installed on my Dell.
    > What can I do?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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