How to backup harddrive with nero

Hello everyone,
This may sound like a dumb question to some people but I have searched the forums for help but to no avail. I am trying to backup my hard drive on dvd-r media using nero express and they assure me I can do it. Alas every time i’ve tried I get an error the following is a copy of the Nero log I am using Nero ver. and I have a Toshiba SD-R5002 burner any help would be greatly appreciated. Just remember to keep your explanation simple BECAUSE I AM A NEWBIE.
Thank you in advance
Dusty or Dennis


Windows XP 5.1
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=, size=131072 bytes, created 6/25/2002 11:34:54 AM
Nero Version: (Nero Express)
Recorder: <TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R5002>Version: 1033 - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <ATAPI DVD-ROM 16X> Version: 422R - HA 1 TA 1 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6E030L1 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R5002 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : ATAPI DVD-ROM 16X atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048096kB)
Free physical memory: 736MB (754272kB)
Memory in use : 28 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1)
Wizard: On

ISO compilation
6:48:39 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7482
Iso document burn settings
Determine maximum speed : TRUE
Simulate : TRUE
Write : FALSE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

6:48:41 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
Reader running

6:48:41 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 4546
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

6:48:42 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -3 File geniso.cpp, Line 3365

6:48:42 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -6 File geniso.cpp, Line 4639

6:48:42 PM #6 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
SCSI not using temporary buffers
20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/29/2002 4:27:50 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)
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just had to say sometimes nero does it and sometiems it dont … I have ran into that problem …but i know nortonts ghost 2003 , drive image 7 and some others out there do whole drives backup alot better …oh and ancoris true image all are great products to backup a hard drive and alot better then nero and you can backup to dvd -r too with a dvd burner

Hey well thanks for the reply I appreciate it. I have Norton system works 2002 can I use it to backup the hard drive?


if it is system works pro then yes it has ghost built in but new version ghost works alot better and easier …

Originally posted by giovanni42104

…oh and ancoris true image
Acronis , that is. :wink:

thanks again boskin …

I am bad spelling i just write some of this stuff quick … and mess up on spelling …wish they had spell check after we write it … LOL

and by the way nice pic … hehhehe i like that …


Originally posted by giovanni42104

I am bad spelling i just write some of this stuff quick … and mess up on spelling
…wish they had spell check after we write it … LOL

You could therefore hire me as your personal editor, let “them” start w it, he-he :wink:

hhahhah I need to hire you to make me an icon with my little pug pic …

We’ll see…

Cheers ! :smiley:

Hi My Name is Curt. I am new to your site, but I have to say it is excellent so far… anyway… I bought the new Nero 6 Suite, registered it, and did a backup with Nero BackItUp. It was fairly smooth. I had to reformat my drive . So I had 64 Backup CDs and reformatted my drive. Now in trying to restore them. It says I need a backup information file. I didn’t know anything about them, wasn’t in the docs. Gone with the formatted harddrive. Is there some way to rebuild them?

gosh 64 … just had to say that is alot …how big was the drive …? i was just wondering

Originally posted by cgb611

Gone with the formatted harddrive. Is there some way to rebuild them?

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Originally posted by cgb611

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R-Studio 2 is even better, but more advanced means a little harder to use for some ‘expert’ features.

The one advantage this program has over any other that I have come across or found using search engines is that is can work with ‘striped dynamic’ drives.

Some other programs can work to an extent with dynamic partitions - not many - but none I have seen will touch striped drives.

Besides recovering deleted data, if for some reason the strip info gets damaged so that Win2K / XP will not mount those drives or ‘import foreign sets’, RS will let you see the stripes and data and recover it to local storage, net, or virtual images - which are good to make early in case the OS writes over any part of the drive.