Posted on 2007-04-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a co worker whom has a  HP7470 running windows media center...has a usb drive hooked up for backup purposes... however windows backup program does not see the drive...also have a prgram called backup my does not recognize drive either...what do you think the problem is...Drive is recognized in my compter and files,etc can be transferred, etc.
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Lee W, MVP earned 125 total points
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How is it not seeing the drive?  Windows Backup is stupid - if Windows can see the drive, it can do, but by default, it may not go to that drive and won't list is as a special backup device.

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Yuray earned 125 total points
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i agree with leew, windows backup is not the best backup software. IMO windows backup utility like notepad and 3d party backup progs(like true image, norton ghost, etc) like ms word in terms of functionality. I'd recomend to use for example true image for backup purposes:

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For backing up files (not complete system) I use a prog called Allway Sync (Freeware)

Works perfectly


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