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Did you make a bootable disk? If so, set your BIOS to boot from your CD-Rom, boot and follow the prompts. You will have to use the CD to navigate to where you have your image file stored and follow the prompts.

You did not mention which version you are using, but here's some detailed instructions for v7.0, which I am guessing is pretty much the same for the other versions.
 

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oilbath said:
Does anyone know how to run Acronis backup? I am not having much luck.
First, what version are you using?

Second are you trying to do a BACKUP or RECOVERY?

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Who made your computer and what model is it ?
How much space is occupied in your C: drive ?
Do you have an external hard drive to store the backup images in ?
 

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It is an HP computer XT 846, backing up to a seagate removable 80gig hard drive. I am trying tobackup the whole computer whiych I have done. My problem is that now when I want to backup the next day, incrementaly I can't get the next button to light. Can't get any answer from acronis, maybe you can help. Thanks
 

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Do you have your HP recovery CD/DVDs ... If not ... MAKE THEM NOW.

Check the properties on your C: system Drive ... How much space is occupied ???
How big is the Acronis Recovery tib file in the 80 ???

You have a special situation with the HP recovery Partition ... more later.
 

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Sorry, but I don't understand. I thought when purchased a backup itwould do most of this itself. Why would I need recoveries if the whole system is backed up?
 

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Many reasons...
You said you were making incrementals.
What happens if you backup a virus before you know you have one.
What happens if the Acronis backup gets corrupted ... and more.

But the main reason ... Is you have a HP
You can use the restore CDs to restore the MBR and the Restore Partition.
Then all you have to do is rewrite the C: partition from the Acronis recovery.

So .. As an emergency backup .. All you need is a full recovery of the C: partition.
Also .. Sometimes the HP restore partition can cause problems with the recovery/restore images.
There's a process running in HP that's supposed to prevent the recovery partition from being read or modified.

That's why I asked for the occupied sizes.
Incremental recoveries are a good idea ... But it's also a good idea to have a full recovery as a backup to the incremental backup.
You might be making redundant recoveries and run out of space.

If you ever call HP for support and they don't quickly know the answer ...
They will tell you to a full restore back to the beginning .. then call back.
I like to keep a backup .. as new as it can be.
 

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oilbath said:
My problem is that now when I want to backup the next day, incrementaly I can't get the next button to light. Can't get any answer from acronis, maybe you can help. Thanks
On which screen does the NEXT button fail to light???

If you are on the Partition Selection screen, make sure that there is a check in the box of the partition(s) that you desire to backup. I noticed that if you just HIGHLIGHT the partition selection without checking the box, the NEXT tab will not light.

After that, just follow the instructions displayed for making an incremental.
 
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