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Hard disc backup not working

By Greekie ยท 5 replies
Feb 16, 2008
  1. Hello eveyone,
    I'm from Greece & i have a problem with my pc.
    I had 2 drivers
    Main one, C: (40GB) has a partition about 15GB.
    When i decided to upgrade my pc(new tower with everything new exept the hard discs & the DVR-RW) i made a backup of the C: (not the partition) with nero backitup version

    After my hard drivers were moved to the new tower i tried to put the backup but it doesn't work...
    When i boot from the DVD i receive this info (among other which i don't have time to see & write it down)

    FD 1.44MB system type -(13)
    Starting Caldera DR-DOS

    Press 1-3

    1.Enable maximum memory
    2.Load USB/FW ODD driver
    3.Load all drivers

    (And whatever number i press i get the same outcome)

    Driver not found 'MSCD001'
    Driver not found 'USBCD001'
    A:\DRDOS\NWCDEX.EXE requires a DRIVER name to be specified.
    Completed codepage prepare function.
    Completed codepage select function.

    NLSFUNC R4.00 National Language Support
    Copyright (c) 1988,1998 Caldera Inc. All rights reserved

    Caldera DR-DOS 7.03
    Copyright (c) 1976,1998 Caldera Inc.

    NRestore Autorun. Copyright Ahead Software 2003.
    Searching for NRestore
    CD-ROM device not found
    Search failed.
    [DR-DOS] A:\>

    & the cersor is there & waiting & if i don't restart the pc (not from dvd) it doesn't do anything.

    The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA- P35C-DS3
    with INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6550 2.33 GHZ LGA775-1333
    & the DVD is

    Any /ideashelp???
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,845   +897

    Classic issue for backups vs. restore.

    You need to INSTALL a new system first,
    then RESTORE portions of the backup (specifically the \VolumeInfo stuff)
    then restore from a Restore Point (to recover the old registry).

    Now you should be able to restore your \Documents & Settings stuff and the
  3. Greekie

    Greekie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What do you mean install a new system??:confused:
    & how i restore specific portions?

    Yes you can shoot me now, i'm pretty much a newbie...:eek:
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    yet still another great software from ahead
    what you need is to install a fresh OS then copy from backup what you need to have the system they way it was before , with different hardware
    the (new)system if not the same as old will/may need new(different drivers)???
  5. Greekie

    Greekie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do have windows xp home edition(the same i had before) running fine in the new hardware.
    As for copying from the backups, all dvds have 4 files(each) in .dat extension exept the first one that also has NRESTORE.EXE(it opens but i don't get c: or any other letter before G:, NRESTORE.CFG & NRES_ENG which is an outlook file along with more versions of the same file for different languages.
    Meaning i can't actually see what i'll be copying.
  6. whitelatte

    whitelatte TS Rookie Posts: 19

    this might be a bit redundancy, last time i wanted to transfer my files to my new hdd. i setup my machine (installed with OS and so on) then the old HDD, i make it a SLAVE and plug it in. Then i can slowly copy all my data out. After that you decide to format you old hdd or not.

    I might sound dumb, but work fine for me. (at least i don't have to be bothered by those old craps i have in my machine)
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