Errors using Nero for full backup

  tonyx1302 14:27 02 Jan 2006

I am trying to do a complete backup but after running Nero B/IT/Up I get a lot of yellow ! marks telling me 'C\Windows|system32 wbem Repository/FS is opened and is shared mode'.

I also get yellow ! marks saying 'unable to copy as files opened' In total there must be thirty yellow ! marks telling me that various things like files opened etc

Help please


  tonyx1302 15:42 02 Jan 2006

I thought I could copy the whole of my local disk (C) and then if my system went 'belly up' one day I would have a complete copy of everything on my pc....Prog Files/XP Home/Windows Word/Encarta/Office/ etc,etc. Is that not correct?

Also, how do I close files that are in use as you say so I can backup or am I getting the completely wrong end of the stick and am as daft as I feel !!!?

Thanks again


  tonyx1302 16:15 02 Jan 2006

I have just looked at your 'click here'...acronis... and it seems what I need.

Will I be able to do a complete backup including my HD and hundreds of banking/figures and letters etc that I have kept in various places on my pc since God was in short trousers ?

With thanks


  Stuartli 16:18 02 Jan 2006

IIRC Nero uses its own file names for backups and there have been problems using it for this purpose.

There are plenty of freeware backup programs if you don't wish to go the paid route.

  tonyx1302 16:27 02 Jan 2006

Thanks for your kind suggestions and before I dive into my generous state (!) pension to purchase acronis at a very good discounted price, are the freebies any good and if so what are the called please. Would I not be better advised to buy acronis considering the problems I have encountered with Nero ?



  tonyx1302 18:06 02 Jan 2006

I'm going to go with the thirty day trial of acronis as suggested as everyone seems to rate it very highly.



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