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help w/nero backitup... can't restore

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:56 pm
by justafollower
This better be fixable...

I was having some really issues with my computer, to say the least. So I used Nero Backitup to back up all my important files on to DVD-Rs. I have three different back up jobs on 5 different discs. I then did system restore. (I probably should have tested the ability of the discs to restore before using system restore but, now my "stupid tax" has been paid.)

After system restore (btw nero came with the computer) I attempted to restore the backups and there are no .btm files that I can see. The discs are obviously burned and the drive doesn't read as blank discs. The DVD drive realizes there's a disc in the drive and that it's either full or not writeable but it doesn't show any files no matter how I try to view them. Any thoughts? cuz this could really mess up my day.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:05 am
by SithTracy
Download and try IsoBuster. I would expect it to see what is on the discs.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:54 pm
by CowboySlim
Each backup job yields one or more DVDs.
The sole, or first, contains the bootable, restore utility.
So, you just insert that DVD and restart.
Ensure that the boot order in BIOS is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive before others.