MS Backup

  Digital 14:32 07 Aug 2003

I'm using W98SE & want to back up my HD to CD (E drive)using MS Backup. When I get to the point in the Backup Wizard where I click START, a msg appears saying "Media is write protected, remove protection or replace media". I've used Backup before & had no problems, any ideas anyone please?

  Jester2K II 14:34 07 Aug 2003

It won't write to CDs.

  Jester2K II 14:36 07 Aug 2003

It won't write to blank CDs - backup can only write to media like CDs if they are formatted using DirectCD or a simalar program.

  Digital 14:44 07 Aug 2003

Thanks Jester. I wonder what I did last time then? I don't recall formatting them first, pity Backup can't do it.

  Jester2K II 14:49 07 Aug 2003

Well now i'm not so sure. I know Backup can't handle CDs DIRECTLY.

MS Backup won?t recognise your CD burner as a valid backup destination when you first install it, but if you have created an Explorer-style read/write CD-RW (using a utility such as Roxio?s DirectCD) you will be able to choose your burner as a backup destination when the time comes.

What software do you use with your CD writer??

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