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The path would have been good to share.
Sometimes its as simple as a space in the machine's name.
But you didn't share.
In closing, many install firewalls yet do not understand what they do.
Here is the path
Let me try turning off the firewall to see what happens.
Backup problems in XP
I can backup successfully to "C" drive only. I need to re-image my C drive so I need to save my backup elsewhere.
C is likely a hard disk, what are the other drives?
Be aware that MSBACKUP, NTBACKUP and Microsoft backup programs do not support CDRW, DVDRW or other drives well, if at all.
Not many clues exist in your posts, so this is all I can offer.
Sorry for being so...clueless.
I have two hard drives on my desktop computer. C and the second drive is split into two (G & F). I like to use G & F for backing up both my desktop and laptop. What I have just leaned is that I can backup to the "C" drive on the desktop from my laptop but the application will not allow me to backup to either of the other drives (G or F)and I don't know why. I have established this work-around but I would obviously rather go directly to G or F. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions??
Look at the properties.
If they are marked "removable", or if permissions don't allow you to write there, then you have a possible cause.
Again, I don't know something. The NAME of the backup program. If it is what Microsoft supplied, it's very very old in computer years and does drive people nuts.
I Looked at the Properties
I find nothing under properties for either the F or G drive that says anything about being removable or not being allowed to write there. I checked all tabs under properties and they are the same as the C drive property tabs.
The backup utility is what Microsoft provides with XP. Are you suggesting that I might consider purchasing another backup utility?? Any suggestions?
NTBACKUP is a very old program.
Chock full of legacy issues. Even a command line PKZIP could outperform that old dog.
Your dialogue too many tries to reveal what application was in use. I know it's tough, but no one can troubleshoot this without the details.
Now that we know it's NTBACKUP and you are trying to write to a local IDE (?) hard disk, it's likely permissions. Today's average owner has but a slippery grasp on permissions. Also they may not know to look in the EVENT VIEWER to see why NTBACKUP failed.
Without more clues, you may have to buy your way out.
Never Used the Event Viewer
Well, I've learned something here and I appreciate your responses. I need a little time to familiarize myself with the event viewer to see what I can learn. I do see several ERRORS where I tried to backup. What they mean at this point is unknown. Perhaps if I can digest those I will learn why I can't backup to the F and G drives.
Here's a site...
http://www.eventid.net has some writeups about many event id entries. Again, the lack of details hamper any direct answer to the issue. My bet is still permissions on the other drive.