Solved

backup to a network drive, then restoring

Posted on 1997-02-22
1
135 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I need to delete all partitions on my system, and have already backed up the entire system to a network server. I want to then delete all partitions, reformat and then reload my software. Will this work, as long as I make a floppy copy of the system registry, and then reload?

The other issue is how to regain access to the network after I rebuild the drive, without having to first install Windows 95. Can I make a system bootable floppy that will also grant me DOS based networking and access?

Thanks for any help. Please also reply to my email address at drjones@mail.vii.com
0
Comment
Question by:drjones
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
ot earned 100 total points
ID: 1744113
For the strategy you use, it will be necessary to backup your long filenames, as a copy in DOS will not retain them. There is a utility , LFNBACK.EXE as far as i recall, for this purpose. A backup of long filenames and registry as you suppose should do the job.

The bootable floppy is possible, the easiest way to do this is from an NT server, where there is a utility for creating this. If this is not an option for you, please email me, and i will put a diskimage on our ftp for you.

0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question