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Registry Backup

by jdorisco / June 5, 2004 5:38 AM PDT

When I try to backup my registry to a CD, I keep getting the error message "The backup file name cannot be used". "E:\Backup 06-05-04 Registry.bkf". It doesn't seem to matter what file name I use - It just gives me the error message, and I cannot create a registry backup CD. Am I doing something wrong? The backup wizard seems simple enough - until I run into the error message. I know my CD burner is working. I copied another file to a CDRW just to check.

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Re:Registry Backup
by Bob__B / June 5, 2004 8:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Registry Backup

You might want to tell what backup utility you are using that gives you this message.

Perhaps someone who is using that product may be able to help.

Just an aside.
If I was to copy my registry to a cd and put it in a draw for 30/60 days I have to wonder how much value it would be if I tried to use it.

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Re:Registry Backup
by Cursorcowboy / June 5, 2004 9:07 AM PDT
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Re:Re:Registry Backup
by jdorisco / June 5, 2004 10:56 AM PDT
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Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition, Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz, Processor Type: Intel Pentium 4, RAM: 256MB, RAM Technology: PC133 SDRAM, Hard Drive Capacity: 20.0GB, Graphics Support Integration: NVidia Riva TNT2 M64 32mb AGP4X, Installed Graphics Memory: 32MB, Video Bus: AGP 4X, Bus Speed: 400 mhz, Modem Speed: 56.6kbps, Via Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller,
I.E. version: 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030422-1633
I am trying to backup my registry to a CD. To do this I am doing the following: Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Backup. The Backup Wizard then prompts me to select what I wish to backup at which point I select "Let me choose what to backup"
I then open "My Computer", check the box labeled "System State", and select Drive E,(my burner).
No matter what name I choose, I get the error message.

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