Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 trouble with burning DVD

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by JimatRHS, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. JimatRHS

    JimatRHS Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2013
    United States
    Total newbie here, so be forewarned.
    I was trying to create an image of a new Windows 8 machine, with the Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 software. The setup menus and instructions are just as I have seen here and elsewhere. I selected to backup the MBR, the system partition, and the C: drive. The destination for the image is the DVD drive (D:). [It seemed to create image fine when sending it to the second partition on the hard drive.]
    The trouble I ran into is this:
    Once the computer restarts, and Paragon takes over creating the image, it proceeds to the point where it expects me to insert a second DVD. It prompts to (a) insert the disk, and (b) hit either Enter or type {exit}, and then, before anything else, it begins filling the display with line after line of a dash character! I insert the disk, but the keyboard seems at that point to no longer be recognized by the software. Meanwhile, the dashes just keep on coming. The new disk is never written to, and seems not to be noticed. The only way I have found out of the situation is to hold the power button to shut down the computer. Any ideas?

    [BTW, if this is already addressed in another thread, please just point me there.]
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    I didn't realize that Paragon would want to restart the computer to write the disk image to a DVD. Restoring yes but I don't understand creating. Anyway, if it does, it does (you are sure this is the version that supports Win8?)

    I'll state up front that I don't like DVDs for this purpose and prefer a HD either internal or external.

    My preferred method for DVDs is to make the image to a HD with the appropriate split size. Then burn the files to the DVD using Nero or whatever you like. Be sure to use the burning software's verify function to ensure the DVDs burned properly - a fingerprint can screw it up.
  3. Shutx

    Shutx Registered Member

    Jan 28, 2013
    New user to Paragon myself but you might want to try burning the image you created with another program, Nero or what you have, slowest speed.
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