Problem backing up Documents and Settings

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  1. gstringemo

    gstringemo Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone

    I´m not sure if I´m posting this in the correct section of the forum, but I would appreciate some help with this..
    ... I´m about to format my hard disk (for the very first time - ever) and am finding the process fascinating but confusing.

    At the moment I´m backing everything up but I am having problems backing up my documents and settings..

    I keep getting the message that the file in documents and settings cannot be copied because it is in use, the part causing the problem is ntuser.dat

    Would it cause a lot of problems later if I do not back up "documents and settings", or should I "disable" the ntuser.dat registry

    Sorry for the bad grammar, but I am a newbie at all of this.

    Many thanks in anticipation

    Dave
     
  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    You should be receiving this error:
    'The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.'

    Use this program located here: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
    It should solve your problem. Windows locks several files during operation.
     
  3. NICK ADSL UK

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

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    Hi Dave :)
    There are a couple of excellent tutorials on the net with regards both back up and reformatting your drive. My advice is to have a read through them throughly for a successful outcome. Of course if you do decide to do a full format then be sure to tick on the relevant box. My advice to you if unsure is to print out the instructions so you will not go wrong
    XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option
    http://www.informationweek.com/show...0KVUKAQSNDLPSKH0CJUNN2JVN?articleID=189400897


    Fast, Easy Backups
    For Win98 / ME / NT / 2K / XP

    http://www.langa.com/backups/backups.htm

    Regards
     
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