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curly
27-04-2014, 09:27 AM
My Acer All in one looks like it is heading to computer heaven ! As it has failed (3 times) to finish a check disk and occasionally has just
shut down out of the blue. No blue screens lately though.

Anyway... I am looking for a backup program to install on an external HDD and am wondering if someone might suggest one that would
suit my needs.

Speedy Gonzales
27-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Is it still under warranty?? If it is take it back

curly
27-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Is it still under warranty?? If it is take it back
Nah mate, she is a couple of years old, maybe even more.

wainuitech
27-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Depends on what you want to actually do. If you want to simply save data the good ol, copy /paste works well.

If you wanted to back up /image the whole HDD, a free one is Backupper (http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html).

Keep in mind if the HDD is failing with bad sectors imaging doesn't always complete.


looking for a backup program to install on an external HDD What exactly do you mean by that ? While its not impossible, you cant install the OS Esp windows on an external HDD ( not easily anyway - unless its designed for it)

You can back up data, but not programs, they need to be re-installed on another computer.