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  1. funkyTman

    funkyTman Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2003
    Problem: I crashed on W98SE. Decided to install XP. Things got worse. My local guru (friend in the know) said wipe everything, reinstall and then reload from backups. Now 98 is installed, from original Dell Disks, and the backups for that part are on a USP HD BusLink but MSBackup won't recognize the backups. I see them. The first thing I have to do is get the main info back on 98, then upgrade to XP, again and get those backups back.

    I backed up with two different backups - 98 and XP.

    Question No 1: Is there a Universal BackUp program that would read the MSBackUp files?

    Question No 2: How do I get MSBackUp 98 to read the back up files?

    At this point, time is of the essence. I've been struggling with this for several weeks, and I have nothing for my business - nothing. I've just been running off my Handspring Visor.

    In advance, Thank you to anyone that can help.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Well, I'd copy them onto a partition of separate hard drive that is not USB connected and see if backup will recognize them at that point. Sad to say, I have very little faith in Microsoft's backup products, so I have minimal experience with them. If I'm going to "nuke" a system, I take a Norton GHOST image of it before the deed, I'm much more confident that I can restore that. :)
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