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Outlook express/seagate autobackup conflict

By chewzall
Jun 23, 2007
  1. I have recently added a Seagate FreeAgent 320gb ext hard drive to my Win2000 machine and appear to be having some sort of conflict between the software that comes with the drive and the software that is currently on my machine.

    Each time the Seagate autobackup runs, my Outlook Express experiences errors requiring me to run skandisk before I can view emails. I have on 2 occasions lost my inbox and had to restore from a backup copy to view previous emails. The remainder of the folders rearrange themselves (subfolders become main folders) but mails remain in them.

    The drive is also intermittently unplugging itself--I am not removing it from the system, yet I am receiving an error message stating that a device has been improperly removed and the computer is reinstalling/repairing the Seagate software on reboot.

    I am running NAV2006 also; as this seems to delight in causing conflicts between software perhaps this is part of the problem.

    Are there known conflicts between the Seagate software and OE or NAV? The Seagate drive is supposedly compatible w/ Win2000. Anyone know of any fixes?

    Thanks,

    Chewzall
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    start by removing the NAV what ever version it is.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    NO APPLICATIONS should be running when a backup is being taken :)
     
  4. chewzall

    chewzall TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    How do I schedule the backup so it doesn't run automatically? This program starts as soon as I boot up, and I'd just as soon it did not, but there's no associated scheduler for it.
     
  5. chewzall

    chewzall TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    OK, ran msconfig and got it out of the system tray. Will try using the task scheduler and schedule to run at a time I do nothing else and see what happens.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    very good. Personally, I prefer to just do it manually :)
     
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