XTBackup and tape backup

Posted on 2006-05-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I have a PC with a Seagate tape drive and Travan 20 Gig tapes. When I upgraded to Windows XP, the software that came with Seagate wouldn't work.

I have XP Home, and it doesn't come with Backup, so at someone's suggestions, I downloaded XTBackup.exe from the Web. I'm having problems getting it to work, and got this message: "Error: The device reported an error on a request to write data to media.
Error reported: Bus reset.
There may be a hardware or media problem."

I also can't figure out how to format the tape drive, as I only seem to have the option of marking the tape as Free and don't really understand what that means. But it did *start* the backup, at least, so I assumed the format from the other software was OK.

Trying to research this on the Web, I found this: "In addition to other comments, even if you were to acquire a copy of NTBackup - it is not going to accomplish what you want it to. In Home, it is functional as a simple basic backup program. I would reserve its use for backup of data folders only. NTBackup, in Home, will not create the ASR data set used for disaster recovery. That feature is only available in XP Pro. A third party program would be a more suitable choice if your goal is creating
a backup set that can restore the operating system."

I also saw a lot of user questions about NTBackup and problems with it. So my question is basically:

Should I stop wasting time with this and buy another backup program? Or is there a way to get this to work on XP Home?

Question by:Nechterg
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    Use the Ntbackup.msi file in the following location on the Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM to start a wizard that installs Backup:
    XP installation path:\VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP  

    or you may get the same thing from the net also

    Author Comment

    Oops. Typo. I didn't mean "XTBackup.exe" I meant "NTBackup.msi." That's what I've already installed and am having problems with.

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    Expert Comment

    would u have tried the setup which is available in the xp home cdrom itself

    get some techical support from microsoft site;en-us;q302894
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    Accepted Solution

    try the link which related with the Bus reset problem;en-us;140370

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