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W2K Admin backup root/system get "unable, no per.,etc?

by uhoh_num2 / November 28, 2012 11:33 PM PST

I'm the admin, trying to backup root and sys state. I get the following, either will do: "unable to access...", or "no permission....etc" Major problem is and reason for backup is that the disks have become lost and I want/need to preserve this machine. I've tried everything I can think of:

1. Added the "Admin/strators, Backup Ops, everyone, users, etc" to any and all permission/advanced settings page/dialog I can find.

2. Made sure that I went through the Admin Tools applet in Control Panel settings and did same.

3. Was able to get a formatted disk (thru Win7 with a 1.5 udf format) to get read with the w2k machine but then was NOT granted permission to proceed.

Kinda desperate here, hence the post. This is sis' machine that nothing but games are played on by comp challenged hubby. If it crashes I want to give her the ability to recover it so hubby doesn't have to use hers.

Any thoughts/advice/different thought perspectives would be greatly appreciated and used.

Thanks in advance

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Clarification Request
Let's go with backup of the machine this time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2012 11:39 PM PST

I never found NTBACKUP or such to function well. When I want to backup a system like this I use CLONEZILLA and an external USB HDD. Since I can save an image of the system to a folder I usually can get more than a few backups on the HDD before I need to clean that up.

About item 3. Yes I expect that to fail.

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CD issue and solution
by uhoh_num2 / November 30, 2012 8:24 PM PST

I believe you're name is Robert so:


I'm a dumb bunny(really wanted to use another word). Got the problem solved. Here's the after action sitrep:

1. Last night (Friday) watching TV I remembered (this getting old crap is for the birds) that there were 2 HD's in the

2. Quicker than a speeding bullet...I get into disk management, create a volume, name it backup. Who would of
thought?! Keep in mind I've been pulling my hair out about this for about a month now...DOH!!!

3. Start>Programs>Accessories>Sys Tools>Backup. Wizard pops up...thank you wizard.

4. Navigate to volume start the backup. Worked flawlessly. With a wipe of the brow and a big SCHEWWW! I proclaim victory. Do a dance...then collapsed in relief.

5. My mission is now complete...Thanks for the reply. Was hoping for a workaround to the cd issue, I'm not going to worry about it now. It plays any CD and sis' hubby don't need to know how to burn a disk. Any music CD that is. Appreciate your reading my post diatribe and the reply. Thanks again


ps. Note to CNET if I want to use slang (good slang, not vulgar) I SHOULD NOT BE HELD TO EDITTING IT OUT IN ORDER TO POST. Which is what just happened, its Saturday and I've got other things to do besides correct my reply in order to post it. Not for you Bob...for CNET.

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Thanks but you need to be warned about that backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 12:35 AM PST
In reply to: CD issue and solution

I've lost count of folk that used it but could not restore from it. Be sure you don't fall into that trap.

Good luck,

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