I thought perhaps that I would try and back up my PC - Windows - WinXP Home edition (with SP1). Processor - AMD Athlon XP1800 + DDR CPU System Board - EP-8K3A+ AMD KT333, VT8233A DDR2700 UDMA 133/Raid - to a newly installed 120GB HD I have had for years and never touched before, PowerQuest Drive Image 3.
I installed it, and then attempted to make the Rescue Disks as suggested, despite using new floppies, I keep getting the following info. on the formatting window. Space required - 1457000 bytes Space available - 1441792 Space needed - 15208
When I check the properties on the floppy via "My computer" I'm told the space used is zero, and the space available is 1457664 (664 more than is required)
My two questions - Why is this happening? and will PQ DI3 do what I want to do bearing in mind NTFS is used for WinXP, rather than FAT32?
I could get PQ DI7 but I need to keep my costs down.
If you want more space on a floppy post me through the envelope to the left of this post and I will send you a very small program that lots of forum members have had from me and it will make your floppy hold more info 1.72mb. You have to format the floppy with the program, if you use the windows format after it just restores it to a 1.44mb
I have now got my extra space on the floppies thanks to woodchip. I have created the rescue disk. Got into DOS, and now have Drive Image3 appearing on my screen, great so far. I follow the instructions and options but when I get to the stage to start copying I get an error message 1527. this appears to be advising me to do a CHKDSK/f. I am now doing this but thought I would keep my thread informed to date:-))