back up file

  karmgord 22:33 17 Feb 2009

after a recent disaster i tried to restore a winxp backup file but the file is inaccessible, it shows on the external drive but the back up program can't access the files on it niether can you copy or move the file. is there any way the file could be locked to the previous instalation,i'm pretty sure i did n't password protect or encrypt it

  Bazz2000 00:34 18 Feb 2009

Is it just a few files that you are trying to restore or a whole operating system and settings? Did you just use windows to back it up or another 3rd party app? When you see the file name, is it coloured blue or green or black (the text)

  karmgord 19:01 18 Feb 2009

whole system back up performed by the built in winxp pro program two files
system volume information
and backup file ending with a .bkf
both appear in black,neither file can be opened and the bkf file starts the back up & restore wizard but won't open to show any files to restore

  lotvic 21:09 25 Feb 2009

you would need the ASR floppy and XP pro CD and then press F2 when booting from the XP CD install.

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