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  1. I am in day 2 of experimenting with the trial version of RP7(Win) and have made a backup of my Windows boot volume, etc, on an external hard disk. I am now trying to run the Prepare for Disaster Recovery wizard to create a bootable CD-R, but have hit a major problem. Early on in the wizard process, I am required to put my original Windows 2000 Professional installation CD in one of my optical drives but RP7 refuses to recognise this disk. It keeps asking me to insert a disk when it's already loaded. If I open up Windows Explorer at this stage it also has a similar problem. However, if I shut down RP7 then Windows Explorer has no problem reading the CD. What is going on here? By the way, I have 2 optical drives: a Plextor CD-RW and a Plextor DVD-RW, both of which operate perfectly outside RP7. The above problem occurs whichever drive I use.
  2. I've had the trial version of RP7 (Windows) for less than one day and am trying to clamber up the learning curve. One thing that puzzles me, however, are the rather obscure, confusing and time consuming methods for specifying what file and folders are to be backed up. Other backup software (both cheap and expensive) simply lets you select folders and files via check boxes in a standard tree structure. RP7 doesn't follow Windows conventions of exploding a folder by double-clicking. It insists that you go through a complicated 'defining a folder as a volume ...' process, whatever that may mean. Even when you struggle past that point, RP7 won't let you select any specific files. From another post, I see that you are meant to do this via another confusing process called Selectors. Why is something so straightforward made so difficult (especially for a new user)? Am I missing something?
  3. Unfortunately, my very first backup last night using a newly downloaded trial version of Retrospect Professional 7 for Windows (under Win 2000 Pro) displayed the following error messages. The quoted image files are all fine and I have never had a problem with them before. The sources are SCSI hard disks on my Dell Precision Workstation. The destination is a brand new LaCie 300GB external FireWire 800 disk. I note that other users have recently complained of similar problems but no real cause was identified. Can someone from Dantz please attempt to offer some assistance here. The last thing I want to hear from my backup program is that I have errors! The whole point of backup is to remove my worries, not add to them. The User Guide doesn't appear to provide any guidance (unless I'm going blind in my old age), which is a problem in itself. File "I:\My Pictures\IMG_6990.JPG": didn't compare at offset 128 in stream ":Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:DATA" File "I:\My Pictures\DSCN2764.JPG": didn't compare at offset 129 in stream ":Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:DATA" File "I:\My Pictures\IMG_0963 V2.jpg": didn't compare at offset 92 in stream ":{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:DATA" File "I:\My Pictures\IMG_4427.JPG": didn't compare, reached end of file 26/11/2005 02:02:02: 4 execution errors File "K:\DIGITAL IMAGE MASTERS\DSCN2764.JPG": didn't compare at offset 129 in stream ":Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:DATA" File "K:\DIGITAL IMAGE MASTERS\IMG_4427.JPG": didn't compare, reached end of file File "K:\DIGITAL IMAGE MASTERS\IMG_6990.JPG": didn't compare at offset 128 in stream ":Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:DATA" 26/11/2005 02:32:34: 3 execution errors
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