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  1. abradaxis

    ISO File Too Large to Write-One More Time

    I asked the same question on the Microsoft User Group Web site and received a slew of answers. The most common method seems to be one called "slipstreaming," which, if you have your Masters Degree in computing, is a simple multi-stage process which I found dizzying just reading. I'm sorry to say that there is no "push-button" solution from Dantz, and now that we are at XP SP3, it looks like many more people are experiencing the problem. My solution was to by a program called Acronis True Image Home 2000 (Egghead for $39.99, free shipping and a $20. rebate). I didn't test it myself as yet, but it has been a proven success with many XP users in the same situation. I'm sorry to be going in the direction of giving up Retrospect, but the company's inability to provide a reasonable solution to disaster recovery indicates to me that they do not wish to support the home or home office user.
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    ISO File Too Large to Write-One More Time

    I want to thank you for your prompt response. I had to go through this process once before (acquiring an original XP SP1) CD from Microsoft, and it is a real hassle. If you find the right department, you have to answer a bevy of questons as to what you want, and why you want it. Then they sell you an incorrect CD (in my case just the SP2 updates), and you have to start the process all over again, and, naturally, pay another fee. So, is there no other solution except the one you gave, which is really like scratching your ear with your elbow. Perhaps one of the other Retropsect products, or a list of files in my Windows/System32 directory that can obviously be eliminated, or anything else that offers a simple solution to what was initially an easy and minimally expensive solution to the owner of one desktop and one laptop. Thanks.
  3. abradaxis

    ISO File Too Large to Write-One More Time

    Thank you for your prompt response. I'm running XP Professional, SP3.
  4. abradaxis

    ISO File Too Large to Write-One More Time

    Did you ever get a resoltion to your issue of the size of the ISO file preventing the creation of a DR CD. I'm trying to deal with this on my newest machine and still don't have a satisfactory solution.
  5. This might be a duplicate, so I apologize in advance. Read through all the posts and tutorials on this board, and I'm sure I'm getting the error message that my ISO file is going to be too big because of the number of files in my Windows\System32\Drivers directory. But I just can't start deleting them just to create a smaller ISO file. Are there any obvious ones to delete? How many? How do you proceed at this point? Any help greatly appreciated.
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    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    After receiving the post advising me to obtain an i386 folder from a current SP/2 version of Windows, I contacted Microsoft, who sold me an SP2 Disk (their nomenclature) which was alleged to have a verson of I386 at the SP2 level. Their charge was nominal (only $3.50), but when the disk arrived, it did NOT contain an I/386 folder. When I recontacted them they informed me that I really needed an XP SP2 Installation Disk (???), not an SP 2 Disk!! The charge for this disk is an additional $28.50. However, after reading about the previously posted problems with DR and the I386 folder, I do not believe that even purhchasing this additional disk will solve the problem. I can't understand how the majority of users who have updated to XP SP2, and who still have their original Windows installation disks, have managed to get by without purchasing new media! Certainly their I386 folders have not been updated. So are all their Disaster Recovery disks bad? And why does the error message I reported contain file creation errors, as opposed to Retrospect just not reporting the files missing? I think I'll also give up at this point, and try to perform a recovery, when the time comes, without a Disaster Recovery Disk. This whole effort, from my initial post to the present time, has been a great waste of time and a real disappointment.
  7. abradaxis

    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    Thank you. I have a retail copy of XP, but I don't know what version it is. I'll attempt to secure an XP SP2 CD. This is good information.
  8. abradaxis

    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    Thanks for your prompt response, I know you are busy. It is XP SP2, but the I386 Folder is from my distribution CD, copied onto the hard drive as suggested. This is what I have always used, although I don't have any idea if that would have produced a viable DR CD. I'm sorry to admit it, but I don't know how to slipstream the latest service pack into the I386 folder. I thought the DR process required the original I386 folder, although I can certainly understand why the latest SP would be necessary if the version upgrade modifies the I386 folder. If you can advise me how one can upgrade the I386 folder with the latest Service Pack (or Hotfixes, if necessary), I can certainly perform this function. Thank you again for your support.
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    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    Sorry for the delay, but I was away on business. The integrity of the disk has been checked out with Chkdisk, Disk Cleanup, and Disk Defragger, all with no errors reported. As far as the event log is concerned, do you mean Application Log, Security Log, or Sysem Log. I can tell you that there is a boatload of information in these logs, including error messages with routines that I can'd decipher. However, there is no "red flag" that I can spot. Please tell me what it is I am looking for, or how I can impart the information you want? Thanks.
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    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    Hopefully Robin Mayoff will respond to my last post. Thanks.
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    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    I386 Folder copied to hard drive, RtrExec.dir folder erased from hard drive before starting to build the ISO file, this time the ISO build finished, but with errors (log file copied below): I don't trust the integrity of any resulting DR CD produced. HELP!!! Thanks. + Retrospect version 7.5.387 Launched at 12/4/2007 7:36 PM + Driver Update and Hot Fix, version 7.5.13.100 + Executing Prepare for Disaster Recovery at 12/4/2007 7:37 PM From Backup Set Backup as of 12-3-07, Snapshot BOOTDISK: (C:) 12/3/2007 5:37 PM To CD-ROM image file Restore BOOTDISK_2.iso... File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\atl.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\mfc42.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\mfc42u.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\msvcp60.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\comctl32.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) 12/4/2007 7:43:48 PM: 5 execution errors
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    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    Free space on C: 132gb, used space 28gb. I can certainly copy I386 to hard drive. Now, do I delete RTRExec Folder before backup, or after backup and just before DR? Thanks for the help, and I will be waiting for your next response.
  13. abradaxis

    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    Sorry. I listed them in an earlier post, but no one responded. The text of the earlier post appears below. No matter how many times I create the backup set, the errors are always the same in the DR process. Your help would be greatly appreciated. While preparing the ISO File for DR under Retrospect Professional 7.5.387 Retrospect abnormally terminates the ISO preparation with the errors: File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\atl.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\mfc42.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\mfc42u.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\msvcp60.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\comctl32.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) The same errors are repeated now matter how many times I run the DR, even after running a full backup for the second time. I changed the Windows XP media from the cd to the dvd drive, with the same error results. This is the first time this has happened in many Backups/DR reovery efforts. Thanks.
  14. abradaxis

    File Creation Error Writing ISO

    Can anyone explain why I might be getting the same file creation errors (about six files) while writing my ISO File during Disater Recovery using Retrospect Professional (lastest version) under WinXP Pro? Even after doing multiple backups the samer errors appear. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Dis Recov ISO Preparation Aborts

    While preparing the ISO File for DR under Retrospect Professional 7.5.387 Retrospect abnormally terminates the ISO preparation with the errors: File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\atl.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\mfc42.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\mfc42u.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\msvcp60.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) File "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\RtrExec.dir\Exec\State\comctl32.dll": cannot write, error -1132 (file creation error on destination volume) The same errors are repeated now matter how many times I run the DR, even after running a full backup for the second time. I changed the Windows XP media from the cd to the dvd drive, with the same error results. This is the first time this has happened in many Backups/DR reovery efforts. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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