Cannot turn backup on RRS feed

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  • My external back up disc drive was full and as this happens so frequently I turned backup off and bought a new bigger disc drive

    I then configured backup for the new disc, but I cannot find any way to start backup

    althouigh it is shown as  configured, the main screen still says backup is swicthed off.


    Incidently , whenever I do anything with backup, my A: drive gets accessed, wasting time and buzzing annoying ly

    thisis a bug which should be fixed

    Friday, October 31, 2008 4:37 PM

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  • I get an error message saying that Onecare cannot find the back up device  because of unkown errors


    Maybe because it is trying to access the a: drive

    Friday, October 31, 2008 5:05 PM
  • Ray, give the following a try:


    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    backup tab

    Click Configure Backup

    Click change settings in the lower left

    Make sure that the first screen for Centralized Backup has "No Centralized backup" selected

    Click your PC on the left.

    Uncheck the selection for "Turn on backup for this PC."

    Click Next and save the revised plan.


    Go back to the backup tab, configure backup and click Change Settings in the lower left once again.

    Select your PC and click.

    Click Turn on backup

    Select the change location link and select the drive you want to use for backup

    Modify the schedule as desired for "When"

    Select the file types as desired for "What"

    Click next and save the revised plan with the new selection.




    Friday, October 31, 2008 5:28 PM

    Sunday, November 2, 2008 8:13 PM
  • Steve

    I have tried this but I have the same problem

    I can save a word file ontot he traget disc so htere is not a disc problem

    I am having a similar problem with Acronis which I use to back up my operating system



    Sunday, November 2, 2008 8:14 PM