Backup/Restore program (s), etc/misc info; RRS feed

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  • Hello all. I was using the NTBackup utility to back up (yeah, backup all on computer); BUT, when and if I need to restore, from a external backup drive (that I do not keep plugged into the back of my desktop tower/chassis, but only solely when I need to add something to the external drive or whatever, you know) It's 100GB, My tower/chassis's internal drive is: 120GB, and my thinking is that I can not solely rely on just one back/restore program; I gotta have two, just in case one doesn't work or (?). Thus, I've copy and pasted text (below) from a read out copy of my PC ("Belarc"), which of course I know, only shows what's on a pc and I wanted to share it with you all, thus, to get a direct, misc point of view opinion, to the point and short as to Full backup vs Full image. I like how easy NTBackup lay out is, but recently, maybe because of a sole tweaking program I had (backuped up) didn't return my pc back to what is was, and of course for more reason's than one, I know, I 'get' it, reviewing these MS forums. So, I'm here to see what people can respectfully and kindly share, on aside from doing one backup with NTBackup utility, I wanna get another backup/restore program, which both will use seperate file extension's (NT uses .bk?), and yes, maybe I'll have to get a bigger external hard drive (from 100GB to say 500 GB) I know, I hear you. But for now, I just need to move in the process of doing something, for home pc security/safety precautions in the sense you know. I do create sysem restore point's often, clear the thing's in Internet Options (temp and history, misc often, and record's of recently access stuff from taskbar - properties - start menu) you know; I'm atop of this/that, I know, but this backup/restore issue is something I gotta deal with as well. SO, yeah, I can do a NTBackup, find out about a either free or little cost backup/restore program, but full backup vs full image; I, like you all (?), need it restored (if I need to do that), per backup just as it was before, you know. Setting's, desktop image background theme, all in control panel setting's, everything. and for now, yeah, I got a external backup drive which I don't keep plugged in all that time (because of online hacker's, misc), I use external like (ie: vacuum, misc, you know, plug in when I need it, unplug when I'm done; make sense?) We all, more less (user's) have to be able to rely and trust each other, come on; 6.7 billion can't be that banged up, etc &^%$#@!, you know, I'm as human as you are. SO, can anyone share anything helpful, useful, AND, per what I'm saying above, PLEASE, and I do thank you respectfully, honestly - in advance. Oh, and I mean, backup AND restore of exact registry, system state, including OS: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) EVERYTHING on internal, just saying, no offense. Again, thank you sincerely, kindly and respectfully in advance. And I know this is a 'single' processor and the number of processes in Task Manager's bottom left hand corner should only read 16 or 17, but I got/want alot of stuff running at startup and in the background, but because of slowness, I can't have it run, but have saved the installation's file's of alot of stuff when I get upgraded to a whole new pc (quad core, either Intel or AMD; I've done semi research, it's just the lack of money). I want what I want running, but want a processor to 'regulate', 'the man', thus, running processes slow down processor. I do just surf, BUT, need quad core to run what I want.


    Computer Profile Summary

    Computer Name:

    Jeffrey_Morris (in WORKGROUP/Home Office)

    Profile Date:

    Sunday, April 26, 2009 15:47:26

    "Belarc Advisor" Version

    : 7.2h

    Windows Logon:


    Operating System:

    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 5.1.2600), version 2002

    Though I should have gotten year's ago, and still want XP Pro - (for IIS, other than other thing's as well on a whole new AMD or Intel Quad Core), with solely IE6, Windows player 10; I got my own personalized, misc choice of hook up. I'm the sole user at home (little studio apt, but what as much business, whatever running, AND it's the speed. I have "Time Warner's" 10 mbps cable "Arris" modem/phone service (and no cable TV - I don't watch TV much).

    System Model (OEM):

    HP/Compaq Presario 061 ER912AA-ABA, SR1810NX, NA620 0n41411RE101AMETM00

    System Serial Number:


    Enclosure Type:

    Desktop / X86 based


    1.80 gigahertz AMD Sempron 3200- Processor: x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD - 1790 Mhz,

    256 kilobyte primary memory cache

    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    Hardware Abstraction Layer:

    Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"

    Main Circuit Board:



    Bus Clock:

    200 megahertz


    Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.48 03/24/2006 , SMBIOS version: 2.4

    Memory Modules (drive's C and D):

    1216 Megabytes Installed Memory / 1.18 GB Ram

    Slot 'A0' has 256 MB

    Slot 'A1' has 256 MB

    Slot 'A2' has 256 MB

    Slot 'A3' has 512 MB


    1216 Megabytes Installed Memory

    120.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

    90.78 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


    [CD/DVD-ROM E: drive]


    [Hard C: drive internal ] (120.06 GB), s/n 0650J1FX408023, rev TL100-24

    Maxtor 3200 Personal Storage (external) F drive

    (which I believe is a NTFS): 48.8 GB used, 47.5 GB free, total: 93.3 GB, which again, I keep unplugged from the desktop until I need to backup or add something, whatever; otherwise it's always unplugged from the desktop, though I keep the power cord plugged in though.

    Don't have a floppy drive.


    Total Physical Memory:

    1,280.00 MB

    Available Physical Memory:

    672.55 MB

    Total Virtual Memory:

    2.00 GB

    Available Virtual Memory:

    1.96 GB

    Page File Space:

    2.24 GB

    Local Drive Volumes:

    "Belarc" and My Computer - drive properties read differently on the used and free amount's (I know; sorry about that) -

    (NTFS) 112.89 GB/"Belarc" - (20.7 GB/Drive properties) used, 90.64 GB/"Belarc" - (84.4 GB/Drive properties) free, total: (105 GB/Drive properties)


    (FAT32) has all the recovery file's, etc and such - 7.16 GB/"Belarc" - (6.53 GB/Drive properties) used, 141 MB/"Belarc" - (134 MB/Drive properties) free, total: 6.66 GB

    And additionally:

    My Documents: 9.19 - 9.22 GB, 15, 090 files, 857 folders

    From properties of say, all in C: from My Computer:

    17.6 - 17.8 GB, 82,771 files, 8,160 folders

    Network Drives:

    None detected


    (starting up with password, per Control Panel's user accounts)

    local user accounts

    Compaq_Owner (admin)

    local system accounts

    Administrator never (admin) (unless in Safe mode)



    Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)

    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)

    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x)


    ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series [Display adapter]

    BTC LM-1702 [LCD Monitor] (17.1" vis, s/n 53901313, September 2005)


    17" "Emprex".

    Bus Adapters:

    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller

    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (2x)


    Realtek AC'97 Audio - "Cyber Acoustics" external desktop speakers set, CA2022R


    Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem, 1394 Net Adapter

    Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (Local Area Connection)

    (primary) - Auto IP Address: / 21


    Dhcp Server:

    Physical Address: 00:16:17:32:3E:3F

    Networking Dns Servers:

    Other Devices:

    VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller,

    GE 98063 EasyCam, Compaq Keyboard - model 5137,

    PS/2 Compatible Mouse, USB Root Hub (3x)


    Virus Protection

    CA Anti-Virus/Spyware, and I have Lavasoft's 'Ad-Aware SE' and 'AE', and misc other, vast little tool's, scanner's, misc little stuff.


    Microsoft Security Hotfixes:

    Q886903 - Important

    Q888302 - Important

    Q890859 - Important

    Q893756 - Important

    Q896423 - Critical

    Q896428 - Moderate

    Q898458 - Important

    Q899587 - Moderate

    Q899591 - Moderate

    Q900725 - Important

    Q901017 - Important

    Q905414 - Moderate

    Q905749 - Important

    Q908531 - Critical

    Q911280 - Important

    Q911562 - Critical

    Q911564 - Important

    Q911927 - Important

    Q913580 - Low

    Q914388 - Critical

    Q914389 - Important

    Q917734 - Critical

    Q918439 - Critical

    Q919007 - Important

    Q920213 - Critical

    Q920670 - Important

    Q920683 - Critical

    Q920685 - Moderate

    Q921398 - Moderate

    Q922616 - Critical

    Q922819 - Low

    Q923191 - Critical

    Q923689 - Critical

    Q923694 - Important

    Q923980 - Important

    Q924191 - Critical

    Q924270 - Low

    Q926247 - Important

    Q926255 - Important

    Q929969 - Critical


    Installed Microsoft Hotfixes


    .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2

    KB958481 on 04/25/2009

    .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2

    KB958483 on 04/25/2009

    .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    KB958484 on 04/25/2009



    S867460 on 02/02/2006

    Internet Explorer

    SP2 (SP2)


    Q827429 on 04/25/2009

    Q927978 on 04/26/2009



    KB892130 on 04/26/2009

    Windows Media Format SDK


    KB891122 on 04/26/2009

    KB902344 on 04/26/2009

    Windows Media Player 10



    KB911565 on 04/26/2009

    Windows Media Player 6.4



    KB925398_WMP64 on 04/26/2009

    Windows XP


    KB909520 on 04/26/2009


    KB923800 on 04/26/2009


    KB873339 on 02/02/2006

    KB883667 on 02/02/2006

    KB885250 on 02/02/2006

    KB885835 on 02/02/2006

    KB885836 on 02/02/2006

    KB887472 on 02/02/2006

    KB887742 on 02/02/2006

    KB888111WXPSP2 on 02/02/2006

    KB888113 on 02/02/2006

    KB888239 on 02/02/2006

    KB890047 on 04/26/2009

    KB890175 on 02/02/2006

    KB891781 on 02/02/2006

    KB892050 on 02/02/2006

    KB893066 on 02/02/2006

    KB893357 on 02/02/2006

    KB893803V2 on 02/02/2006

    KB896344 on 04/26/2009

    KB896358 on 02/02/2006

    KB896422 on 02/02/2006

    KB896424 on 02/02/2006

    KB898461 on 04/25/2009

    KB900930 on 04/26/2009

    KB901214 on 02/02/2006

    KB902400 on 02/02/2006

    KB904706 on 02/02/2006

    KB904942 on 04/26/2009

    KB905915 on 02/02/2006

    KB906569 on 02/02/2006

    Windows XP:

    KB908519 on 02/02/2006

    KB912919 on 02/02/2006

    KB914440 on 04/26/2009

    KB917422 on 04/26/2009

    KB917953 on 04/26/2009

    KB923414 on 04/26/2009

    KB924441 on 04/26/2009

    KB924732 on 04/26/2009

    KB925720 on 04/26/2009

    KB925876 on 04/26/2009

    KB929338 on 04/26/2009

    KB931784 on 04/26/2009

    KB933062 on 04/26/2009

    KB933360 on 04/26/2009

    KB938829 on 04/26/2009

    KB941693 on 04/26/2009


    KB942288-V3 on 04/26/2009

    KB953838 on 04/26/2009

    KB954550-V5 on 04/26/2009

    KB958644 on 04/26/2009

    KB961118 on 04/26/2009


    Software Licenses


    Belarc - Advisor 38b5a838

    Hewlett-Packard - HPD MXK61610N2

    Microsoft - Interactive Training 03306-OEM-0000007-00000 (Key: TM66R-2Q86K-HXPBD-CQ9TR-9WTQY)e

    Microsoft - Internet Explorer 76477-OEM-0011903-00106 (Key: MK48G-CG8VJ-BRVBB-38MQ9-3PMFT)e

    Microsoft - WebFldrs XP 12345-111-1111111-39574

    Microsoft - Windows Support Tools 12345-111-1111111-57304

    Microsoft - Windows XP Home Edition 76477-OEM-0011903-00106 (Key: MK48G-CG8VJ-BRVBB-38MQ9-3PMFT)e

    Microsoft - Works 76032-OEM-0400003-00000

    Microsoft - Works 8.0 76032-OEM-0400003-00000 (Key: TM66R-2Q86K-HXPBD-CQ9TR-9WTQY)e

    Symantec - MSRedist 1

    Symantec - NPM_DRM_COLLECTION 1


    Software Versions


    5 Card Slingo


    Adobe Acrobat Version

    Adobe AIR 1.5.1 Version 1.5.1

    Adobe Reader Version

    Advanced Micro Devices - AMD Dashboard Demo Version 2, 0, 0, 0

    Advanced Micro Devices CPUInfo Version 2, 2, 0, 0

    Agere Soft Modem Call Progress Service Version

    Alexander Glazkov - MEMORyAL Release

    Apple Inc. - Bonjour Version 1,0,6,2

    Apple Inc. - iTunes Version

    Apple Inc. - QuickTime QuickTime 7.6 (1292)

    Apple Mobile Device Service Version

    Apple Software Update Version

    ATI External Event Utility for WindowsNT and Windows9X Version

    Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 7.2h *

    CA Anti-Spyware Application Version 9, 0, 0, 6

    CA Anti-Spyware Application Version

    CA Anti-Virus Version

    CA Security Center Version

    CA Security Suite Version

    CA, Inc. - CCProvSP Version

    CA, Inc. - CCUpdate Version

    CA, Inc. - eTrust PestPatrol Realtime Protection Version

    CameraMonitor Application Version 1, 0, 0, 4

    Camfrog Pro

    Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.2180

    Computer Associates Antivirus Version

    CyberLink Corp. - HP DVDPlay Version

    EFD Software - HD Tune Version 2, 5, 1, 0

    Hewlett-Packard - HP Service Delivery Platform Version 4,1,0,1680

    Hewlett-Packard - HPSysInfo Version

    Hewlett-Packard Co. - hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series Version

    Hewlett-Packard Company - HPBootOp Version 1, 0, 5, 1

    Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - hp digital imaging Version

    Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - PC Doctor Offline Version 1.0

    HOVRS Launcher Version 2.05.0001

    ICQ ICQRun Version 1, 0, 0, 1

    ICQ Version

    ISecSoft - Anti Trojan Elite Version 2.9.8 and their Registry Protecter

    Macrovision Corporation - InstallShield (R) Version 10.50

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version

    Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Version 2.1

    Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 6.00.2900.2180

    Microsoft Corporation - JDWizard Module Version 1.2.40329.0

    Microsoft Corporation - Messenger Version 4.7.3001 * Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 4.5.6001.22159

    Microsoft Corporation - Windows Live Call Version 14.0.8064.0206

    Microsoft Corporation - Windows Live Messenger Version 14.0.8064.0206

    Microsoft Corporation - Windows Management Instrumentation Version 1.50.1131.0001

    Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.1.4026.0

    Microsoft Corporation - Windows SteadyState - Service Version 5.1.2600.4364

    Microsoft Corporation - Windows SteadyState - UI Version 5.1.2600.4364

    Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01

    Microsoft Corporation - Zone.com Version 1.2.626.1

    Microsoft Data Access Components Version 3.525.1117.0

    Microsoft Interactive Training Version 3, 5, 0, 116

    Microsoft Office 2003 Version 11.0.5703

    Microsoft Office Excel 2003

    Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version

    Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727.3053

    Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 3.0.6920.1427

    Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET Version 7.00.9466

    Microsoft® Works 8 Version 8.04.0702.0

    MySpaceIM Version 1.0.789.0

    NOS Microsystems Ltd. - getPlus(R) Helper Version

    PC System Recovery Version 2, 2, 0, 1

    PC-Doctor 5 for Windows


    piolch Module Version 1, 0, 0, 1

    PKWARE, Inc. - ZIP Reader Version 8.00.0018

    PR-Parser Version 1.0.1671.16735

    PREVIEWCLIENT Application Version 6.3.2 (Build 116R)

    Promqry Version 1.0.1808.14516



    Rashid Hoda - Duplicate File Finder Version 1.1

    Recguard Application Version 6, 0, 54, 0

    Recovery Tools CD LauncherCreator Application Version 6, 0, 52, 6

    Skype Version 2.5

    SoftThinks - Application CD Creator Version 6, 0, 52, 15

    SoftThinks - Application Recovery Program Version 6, 0, 61, 4

    Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U13 Version

    Symantec Core Component Version 1, 8, 48, 79

    Symantec Corporation - LiveUpdate Version

    Symantec Corporation - Norton Password Manager Version 2004.1.406

    Symantec Integrator Version 6.5.806

    Symantec Shared Components Version 4.0

    Sysinfo Lab - ASTRA32 Program Version

    The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc. - DW6 Version

    Wizards to adjust .NET Framework security, assign trust to assemblies, and fix broken .NET applications. Version 1.0.5000.0

    Yahoo! Messenger Version 9,0,0,2152 and Yahoo's Sitebuilder program. So much of what some stuff may not have been picked up and listed (here) in with "Belarc"; but that's that's ok. You get the idea though.

    I'd like to get again, Encarta Encylopedia Deluxe 2003, if any newer version isn't nicer (just cool to have).

    AND, a basic, simple, misc book or ? on CMD command's, since what people say and what's in the list under type Help, don't always work on every system, thus, in case I need to do something in CMD I can; I get sort of CD, MD, misc command's, but need to know alittle more on some stuff if I need to do something (not tweaking), but just looking/finding something via/per CMD, that's all.

    And it's ironic and (&^%$#@!) how MS, etc embed's so much ____ into their OS's registry; stuff that doesn't even need to be there, should be out if add/remove removed it, plus, just endless ____ data info. What MS, etc won't do is: you pick and choose what you want of/on a OS, and MS, etc matches it solely, misc with the honest nut's and bolt's to make solely the OS you choose, to work. Customized OS's, they'll still make a profit. Just like extracting MS's backup program in OneCare into it's own program if on doesn't want the OneCare, BUT, have it DO FULL image backup, everything! Not just this/that. Wasted $40 years ago because of firewall clashing with windows firewall - too much problems - to what, 6 hour's on phone with MS or forums . . . that MS, etc know this and purposely embed (?) in OS's to make additional profit in 'support' - "Well, it's our OS, come out with your own". I mean what . . . nevermind, sigh. It's just some just don't 'get' it; they can still make a profit if they would just 'be on the real', honest, misc. But some (?) use billion dollar company as a front to send out (?) unto one's PC, ask for 'control' into their pc, and thus, destroy people's live's, pc's, it's so stupid kid, corrupt, etc like, makes no sense, and I said some, not all, since some are in (elsewhere) in world and know they'll never get caught; it's just sick, but that's ok, God sees all, all have sole record to answer for in end, whatever, so be it, thus, why I have to be casreful and do backup's with two different back/restore program's, never keep my external drive plugged in, have good security sofeware, etc/misc, gotta watch your 'own' back, because NO ONE ELSE WILL, YOU can believe that; paranoid - me, maybe, but, is what it is I deal with it.


    I'm either away from a computer right now or 'in the field'. Meantime, feel free to visit me on my website: http://www.jeffreydavidmorris.com Thank you again, and have a nice day.
    Monday, April 27, 2009 12:57 AM