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I'm running an IBM Aptiva, win 95. I just installed the backiup device, but when I went to back up, it says I need a "tape". Isn't there some other way I can do I backup, like to floppy?

I'm having all sorts of little problems with this puter. I was doing a DCC, but it is now disconnecting; plus I have yet to get it to work on my home network. In the meantime I'm trying to get rid of some useless baggage, but the Add/Remove Program won't let me Uninstall. I know, I know, re-formatting is on the horizon; but I have one screensaver that I'd like to save and transfer, and so I'm having to go thru all sorts of other avenues (which is a great learning experience) to get to where I want to go.

Any help on the backup would be appreciated. (Cos I'm going into the Registry to uninstall some programs). Thanks.

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I don't think so....not with the 95 backup utility as I recall it......maybe I can send you my old tape backup drive to use with that ole geezer :D
 

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That sounds great, Candy--how much do you want for it?

Xico :D
 

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How do you want me to pay you? Check? Credit card?
 

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Let's decide which one you want first :D

I have 3 to choose from. Do you have a SCSI connector on that beast? I also have an external Colorado (parallel port) and an internal Conner IDE (although I bought this used and have never tested it).......

What we can do is just ship c.o.d. for postage only.
 

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I don't know if I have an SCSI connection, but the beast does have IDE, so I think I should go with the Internal Conner IDE. Where can I post my address? :D
 

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Email it or PM it to me.

It 'appears' that the Conner unit accepts the same tapes as the Colorado....I have 4 tapes, do you want more than 1? I probably should save at least 1 for the Colorado unit in hopes I can unload that boat anchor too :D :D
 

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2 tapes would be great--if you think I need that much. I've never used the tapes before, so I don't know. But 2 should be plenty. Thanks, Candy! This is greatly appreciated. I'm PMing you my address now.

Thanks again,

Xico :D

The Beast says to thank you too! :D :D
 

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Hi!

If there;s a brief lull, I'm off to walk the dogs.

Xico
 

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The tapes are 250 megs each ;) Should be enough for the beast to chew up and spit out ;)

Received your PM.....
 

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I'm testing it now.....it 'seems' to be acting like it should. One thing though, when I first connected it, it wasn't going to be recognized, I didn't have the backup installed via add/remove programs, windows setup......that looks like it's a must :D Upon restart it found it, it's a Conner CTMA 4000.......
 

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Okay, Candy! No rush. I'm grinning from ear to ear. Thank you. :D :D
 
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