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I'm a complete dunce, I know

...but bear in mind that my previous home computer was bought in 1993, and only had a 3.5" disk station (which was state of the art in them dark days!).

Every time I logon, my computer (which will need to be named at some stage) tells me that it has found some WinXP updates for me to install, but warns me that I must first create a backup. My computer (see that it needs a name?) is issued with 2 optic -CD/-DVD/-RW stations. The manual, written in badly translated German, says all I need to do is place a disk in the station (does not specify which) and run the Windows Backup Wizard.

So I've gone out and bought a packet of CD-RW high speed disks. I open up one station and place a disk inside. I open up the wizard and it tells me G:\backup.bkf, which it comes up with of its own accord, is an invalid file name and destination. So I try it in the other station. Same result.

What's wrong? I don't know. These disks, do they need formatting first?



Nov. 29th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC)
Hee. I wouldn't worry about it too much at this stage. You'll be neglecting to back up and losing everything important like the rest of us in no time!
Nov. 29th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
Ha! I expect so...

Still, I do want to learn to burn CDs. The PC was sold to me on the understanding that it can, and I want to see it do just that!
Nov. 29th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
Depends on what you want to burn cd's of. You should have some special software, or Media Player can do it.
Nov. 29th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
Well, eventually, once I've mastered the basics...Common Rotation Union Maids (i.e. songs they're working on), probably. Can't think of anything else right now, but I've got 10 of these CD-RWs now, so I'd better find a use for them.
Nov. 29th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
I end up using them to burn off the swelling collection of JM pics! Oh and the 6MB of fic I've yet to read. Eek!
Dec. 2nd, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)
That's an idea! I've got masses of JM pics at work...better remove them from my PC before Jobsworth will use 'em as an excuse to get rid of me!
Dec. 2nd, 2004 03:15 am (UTC)
It's amazing how many accumulate, isn't it? At least if you are sacked, it's not for porn, but for pics of a man in a nice coat.
Dec. 2nd, 2004 03:50 am (UTC)
it's not for porn, but for pics of a man in a nice coat.

There's a difference?
Dec. 2nd, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
Not if it's a flashing mac :)