The problem is that the drive is formatted as FAT32, which has a limit of 4GB for any single file. Format it as NTFS and it should work.
And while I'm at it, I'd strongly recommend finding something a bit better than XP's backup program to back up your system.
Hello -- I'm having a problem with the Windows backup utiliy.
Specifically, I tried using the Windows backup wizard to make a
backup of my C drive ( system) and D drive ( user files), which both
add up to about 24 GB. I bought a 32 GB flash drive to do the
backups. However, when the program backs up about 4 GB, I
get an error that says "tape full, insert new media". I have tried
this several times with different parameters, with the same result
each time (stops after 4 GB). Re-inserting the same flash drive
FYI -- I am running Windows XP Pro on a Sony Vaio laptop, and
using a Kingston flash drive. I have run CHKDSK and other
programs first to make sure there are no disk problems.
Any ideas what's wrong ???