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Backup problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by My Office, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. My Office

    My Office Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2002
    Have a disk failure. Badly need to create backup of several files. Mounted drive as a slave on my other computer but it fails to recognize it, although jumper pins are set OK. Hence, can't use Windows to backup stuff. I can backup small files using abridged version of DOS on Emergency Startup disk. However, can't copy files over 1.44 MB to a floppy. Does anyone know of software that will allow a large file to be copied to multiple floppies in DOS??

    I'm in a bind. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

  2. Casey820


    May 3, 2002
    How are you able to back things up to floppies if Windows doesn't recognize the drive?

    Did the drive experience a physical failure, or is it just the operating system that failed? If it's a physical failure, back up software isn't going to help much.
  3. MustBNuts


    Aug 21, 2003
    If you are able to copy the files via DOS to floppies, have you tried copying them to the other HD using that same DOS method while attached as a slave?

    And if you are able to copy them, then could your drive failure be the OS? Have you tried a repair (re)installation of the OS...?

    What OS?
  4. drdrew1469


    Nov 30, 2000
    If I remember correctly...

    What type of partitions are formatted? For example, if you have 9X as master and XP or 2000 as slave, 9X may not recognize the drive if it is NTFS formatted. Just something I thought I'd throw out there.

    Hope that helps,

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