Re: Recovery/Backup/Restore issue/Not a setup install question.
I'm sorry you got up on the wrong side of the bed today. I'm sorry if I
offended you and commited a cardinal sin by making my first post in a wrong
area. You're certainly right. Reinstalling Windows certainly has nothing to
do with the installation and setup area. It will never happen again.
"Chad Harris" wrote:
> This group has been designated Setup for months. Please use it that way.
> The last three weeks itts gotten flooded with questions that have nothing to
> do with setup issues. It makes it more difficult to help on setup issues
> wading through all the messages that are important to you but don't have a
> damn thing to do with setup. If you can buy Vista, I assume you can read at
> some level. Put your general questions on the general group and leave this
> one for the setup issues.
> If it's Adobe--it don't go here.
> If it's driver--it don't go here.
> If it's Winmail--it don't go here.
> If it's Office related--it sure as hell don't go here and I've answered a
> ton of Office questions/Outlook questions and BCM questions on the general
> group even though they have their own groups and all their helpers have used
> and most have Beta tested Vista for over a year.
> "Bruce" <Bruce@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hello,
> > I am new to this forum and hope you can help me please. I'll try to be
> > brief and to the point.
> > Just bought a new computer with Vista. It crashed yesterday and was
> > advised
> > to "start from scratch" and use recovery tool. Just before doing this it
> > asked me if I wanted to backup my data. Of course I did on an external
> > hard
> > drive. Today I have successfully windows and running and it's new again.
> > Now I'm ready to restore my back up files.
> > When I use the Vista back up file utility, it doesn't "see" the backup
> > files
> > on my external hard drive. When I go into explorer I can see the backup
> > files on my external hard drive. When I click on the application file (it
> > says it is a "restorewiz application"), it throws me into recovery manager
> > and says, "the file restore wizard helps you restore files that you backed
> > up
> > earlier". So far so good. Then it says "insert the last disk. Please
> > insert the latest disk and continue the restore wizard." There is no
> > option
> > to tell it to look on my external hard drive.
> > What am I missing? All I want to do is to restore these files which I can
> > see on my external hard drive. They are in the folder "MINWINPC" with
> > file
> > extensions of .fpw. Thanks for any help.
> > Bruce