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by Milton Davis / November 4, 2012 7:07 AM PST

I have a HP Slimline running Win7, the hard drive became totally corrupted so I had to format and reinstal the OS. I have a set of backup DVD's with all my files but I can not install them on the HDD, they are not recognized as backup files, even though they were made on the same machine with the same OS. Is there a way to install this backup set?

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DVD'S
by pgc3 / November 4, 2012 9:28 AM PST
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Have you tried to read them with another system?

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Re: backup
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 4:45 PM PST
In reply to: 3CMilty

What backup program did you use? And what exactly happens when you try to restore?
And does the DVD-drive now have the same drive letter (like d:) it had before the reinstall?

Kees

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