Backup & Restore 10 FREE - quirks

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Bob Bloch, Jan 3, 2010.

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  1. Bob Bloch

    Bob Bloch Registered Member

    Dec 14, 2004
    B&R 10 was installed on one Dell desktop & 2 Toshiba laptops (similar models with only minor diffs). Each backup was done to external USB drive. The desktop install works well but both laptops need help:

    (1) in Win XP mode the backup appears to end normally but the archive cannot be validated - errs appear in a range of sectors.

    (2) using only Linux (bootable CD) mode the backup also appears to end normally but still cannot be validated (for a different reason). Using "show archive info" -> "check integrity" the 'Progress Info' window appears IMMEDIATELY showing all green status bars (OK). Normally an archive chk takes abt one hour so this chk appears to have been bypassed and possibly incorrect results displayed.

    (3) backing up using Linux mode and validating archive using Win mode appears to work properly (no validation errs found). This is not acceptable since the archive & bootable CD will be used to restore the image to a new (replacement) HD after a disk crash wipes out Win XP.

    (4) using the main menu from the bootable CD there is an entry for "floppy disk" on one of the laptops but neither one has a floppy drive.

    Does anyone have any idea what is going on ? Thanx.

    Bewildered Bob
    Palm Bay, FL :cool:
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Hi Bob,

    I don't have XP - so I can only hazard a guess.

    1) Sounds like there are filesystem errors on the partition you backed up. It's probably worth running chkdsk volume: /f /r on the partitions you are trying to back up.

    2) Also, I believe you need to make sure ( under Backup Image Options ), that Control Archive Integrity is ticked.

    Otherwise the integrity check will be quick and won't be able to display any possible errors.

    The floppy disk entry is odd - is floppy enabled in bios on that machine?
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