20010811 MSBACKUP can't access CD-R or CD-RW
Posted on 2001-08-10
Windows 98 uses Seagate software for MSBACKUP.
When I try to get at MSBACKUP --> TOOLS --> MEDIA
there are no options available.
How do I get the system to recognize the drive for backup? It works fine to read the original media that came with the system.
The computer is HP Pavilion 6648C. I can't tell what
drivers are involved, because there is no CDROM controller listed in the Control Panel/System/Device Manager. Apparently it is running under one of the IDE controllers. I tried using one of the listed CDROM controllers, but that had no effect, so I backed it out.
Anyway, my gut feel is that the problem is something other than the Device Manager.
I can't get at the CD-RW disks to format over the old stuff, but I can read the old stuff that I recorded last year.
BTW: XCOPY and XXCOPY will write directories and root level files, but neither utility will write files for any of the sub-directories. (If you haven't heard, XXCOPY is a FREE utility that offers a CLONE feature -- which doesn't work on my system.)
Any words of wisdom?