can't do a backup because of "no A drive"

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Heinrich

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Hi, please help me making a backup from my Notebook. I have a 5 year old but in perfect order MEDION MD5400 Notebook. It has a hard drive, a CD rom drive and the USB ports. If I want to backup my Hard drive it ask for me to have a disk and my "A" drive ready. But I don't have a "A" drive, and I can not use a flash drive or anything else (like an ext.hard drive etc.) because I simply can't assign an "A" drive letter to anything I attach. (I can name it "A" drive but it is not recognised by the system as an "A" drive. It always assigns the next letter available. I tried it via the Bios too but this does not work either. It only boots up from the C: or D: drive. If there is anyone who can help give me some advise I would be most greatful. Thanks...Heinrich
 
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Are you using the NT backup feature on windows?

If so just backup to an external HDD, trust me this is possible.
 

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thanks for your response but no, I don't use the NT backup feature nor do I know about it. I use Windows XP pro and when I want to make a backup it just ask for placing a disk into the "A" drive.
 
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I know, Microsoft Windows XP Professional comes with this backup tool, If you are not using it which application are you using?
 

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Hi thanks, you are right and I have it working now. thanks again, problem solved.
 
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