In #1 below:
I agree. I use Ghost (from DOS, not Windows pretending to be DOS) to make image
files on a second hard disk using the command-line switch: split=649 .Im not
going to use packet writing, so the whole CD is available. I then restart
Windows and make CD-RW(s) from the image file(s) (no DirectCD). I have Ghost
copied to a bootable floppy (with CD support). To restore this on a clean disk I
boot from the floppy and can read the disks from DOS.
In #3 below:
Some CD drives cannot read CD-RW. This has nothing to do with using DirectCD,
other packet-writing software, of if the CD-RW is written to like any CD-R. If
the drive cannot read a CD-RW, NO software can help. Sorry if I repeat this too
much, it seems to be a common form of confusion.
>The Win98 backup program will write to a CD-R or CD-RW that has been
>formatted with DirectCD or some other program that allows CD's to be written
>to from any program. However, I find the results mixed. Quite often, the
>backup program will hang before writing the full CD. Even if a full CD is
>successfully completed, there are other problems:
>1) You can't do a full backup of your C: drive from within Windows using
>Win98 or any other Windows-based backup software. Some files are in use and
>can't be copied. It's necessary to copy and restore from DOS to do a
>complete backup and recovery. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will
>correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's the case.
>2) The Win98 backup program will not span media, be it CD or any other type
>media. And it's doubtful you can do a complete backup on a single CD, even
>3) A CD formatted with DirectCD can only be read in certain CD-ROM drives
>that support the DirectCD format. Therefore, you would need to reinstall the
>DirectCD software before you could read the disc to restore the backup.
>Again, I assume others will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure
>it's this way with DirectCD and probably similar formats that support
>writing from any program.
>> Aw no... is this really right? I have just fitted a CD-RW drive for
>> the main purpose of keeping my HD backed up, and had intended to use MS-
>> Backup. So in effect, is the MS (Seagate) version useless, and I have
>> to go out and buy more software? This is crazy.
>> In fact yesterday I tried to use MS-Backup with my new CD drive, and
>> had created a 500Mb .qic file on a CD, but was unable to figure out how
>> to restore a file from it: is that the problem?
>> My CD-RW includes a bundled back up software, but it will only deal
>> with a folder at a time, which is a complete pain.
>> > You need software that is capable of doing this. The backup program
>> from the
>> > Accessories->System Tools is a lite version and can not burn to a CD.
>> > --
>> > Harry Ohrn
>> > http://newlife-win98.server101.com
>> > > I would like to know how to use Windows 98 Second Edition's
>> > > Backup Program using a HP CD-Writer Plus 7570 to make a complete
>> backup of
>> > > my hard drive which is about 10GB on a either a CD-RW disk or CD-R
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