I am so embarassed - I read your response, re-read the HP Trroubleshooting
book, and then carefully looked at the CD-Rs I was trying to burn with. They
say that they must match the speed of the recording. Someone gave me these
two 50 packs (some "gift"!!) and they are not compatible with Vista. I found
the last remaining CD-R I had previously being using, which says it's
compatible with 12x, 8x, 4x, 2x, and 1x recording speeds. I tried that last
disc and voila! It burned the audio CD I was using to practice with. So,
when I get more of the correct CD-Rs I'm pretty sure I can burn the Recovery
Data and Back Ups. I also think I will look into an external hard disk.
Thank you for your help.
"Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> The Recovery partition is not designed to be a backup target. It's created
> by OEMs (the people who make computers) to store recovery data required to
> restore the PC to a newly installed state. The partition isn't usually big
> enough to do any useful backups.
> Since you are getting CD burning errors, I would suspect that your CD
> needs an updated driver or there is a problem with your CD media. My
> recommendation is to buy an external hard disk to store your backups.
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> "Ryka" <Ryka@dancin'shoes.com> wrote in message
>>I followed the "directions" to create a Back Up File - but after many
>>tries I have to give up up unless I can please get some help! I tried to
>>put the back-up on the Recovery D but it tells me there is no free disk
>>space. How can there be no free space when I have never created a Back Up?
>>Then I tried to put it on CD-R but it keeps telling me that the Back Up
>>failed. What is wrong? All of the Help Section don't seem to be helping me
>>understand why I cannot Back Up my files. Thanks.