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IcemanND

[Utility] Driver Backup

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@IcemanND

Great idea with great potential. I really like the idea of such a tool.

I tried this tool a while back. I tested it on a Dell Latitude D410 notebook and selected to backup ALL non-Microsoft drivers. I thought it hung, so I aborted it and never tried it again

Just now I just gave it another try, using the same system but this time I backed up only one driver.

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The first driver I ask it to backup took over 5 minutes just to backup 3 tiny files:

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What's taking so long? :w00t:

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there's a utility called double driver, it's freeware, extremely effective and used by the PE community for some time. It's my personal choice anyway. :yes:

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there's a utility called double driver, it's freeware, extremely effective and used by the PE community for some time. It's my personal choice anyway. :yes:

I am sure there are alot of similar programs out there. I personally use Driver Genius Professional for the last few years.

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It is no doubt the best on the market. It can backup, backup to zip, backup to self-extracting EXE, backup to auto-install EXE, search, download and update new drivers, etc, etc, etc, It's only US30 for the Pro - I think it's well worth it.

But I am constantly looking for one that is good, stable, AND FREE FOR COMMERCIAL use (for work really). So far I have yet to find such a thing. Sorry, Double Driver is light years away...

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Double driver misses a lot of files.

Driver genius isn't free for the full version, and I've had the free version miss files.

Mine is free for anyone to use, and though it may still have a few bugs, it will pull all of the files for a driver that it finds.

I'm currently working on an updated version which is faster. The file search is the slowest part of the application and I've managed to narrow the searches and speed them up but there are still a few issues before I release it for general consumption.

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Using driverbackup79

Running Win2k sp4

Hit scan machine and got;

d-link dfe-530tx+ pci adapter

dell p991

nvidia geforce2 gts/geforce2 pro

via bus master ide controller

via cpu to agp controller

via standard cpu to pci bridge

win2000 promise ultra 100 ide controller(pdc20265)

Hit backup drivers and got;

backup path: c:\driverbackup

working folder: c:\docume~1\admini~1\locals~1\temp

listbox line: d-link dfe-530tx+ pci adapter

driver caption: d-link dfe-530tx+ pci adapter

locating drivers for d-link dfe-530tx+ pci adapter

creating folder: c:\driverbackup\d-link dfe-530tx+ pci adapter

oem10.inf

Then it stops with an internet explorer script error.

!An error has occured in the script on this page.

line: 2029

char: 2

error: could not complete the operation due to error 80041017

code: 0

url: file://c:\documents and settings\administrator\local

settings\application data\compiledScriptHTA

Happens every time backing up 1 driver, several, or all.

I'm hoping the next version will fix it. :)

elbrute

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Never been tested with W2k, at least to my knowledge.

v2 should work with 2k, hope to release it by the end of the week.

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I too am looking forward to this working in Windows 2000. Looks like a great tool. And maybe this thread should be made "sticky"?

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You want to replace any \ with \\ in your code because \ refers to a command

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Version 2 which is almost complete has been completely rewritten from beginning to end. I hope to have it finalized and ready for alpha testing by the end of the first week of January.

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I'm getting an error every time I press backup.

Line: 1897

Char: 5

Error: No value given for one or more required parameters

Code: 0

Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?

YES/NO

And when I press yes nothing happens.

When I press backup again there comes other error message.

Line 1882

Char 3

Error: Operation is not allowed when the object is open

Code 0

YES / NO

And I can not do anything with this prog.

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Excellent app, looking forward to the new version :yes:

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Yeah, what's the IE scipt errors? :blink: Nice that you are making something I've wanted for ages but Driver Genius 2005 Pro works for me each time.

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Yeah, what's the IE scipt errors?

Are you using Windows 2000? If so, that's why.

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Awesome utility. Have you thought about making this tool available under knoppix? Its nice to be able to boot into windows and run driverbackup but what if its so far gone you cant?

John

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I really like your program. Nice and simple and to the point with no bull.

I do have an error though when trying to backup Cam driver. Can you help please?

thanks

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Just wanted to know when will this wonderfull Utility be Updated.

Regards

Gururaja

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Trying to run driverbackup79.exe I'm getting an application error: Cannot install the apllication properly (0xc0000135).

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What's wrong / how can this be fixed?

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Trying to run driverbackup79.exe I'm getting an application error: Cannot install the apllication properly (0xc0000135).

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What's wrong / how can this be fixed?

you may need .net installed

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hi IcemanND! i'll be trying this out ... i tried recently double driver but it couldn't retrieve my SB sound driver for XP ... it got the driver for 2K but not what my card requires ... i have to manually install the specific XP driver after OS install ... hope this would be good for me ... ;) thanks!

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I just had occasion to use this for the first time. Works great, thanks!!

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Do you have the new version ready soon, since this one won't work in Finnish Windows XP.

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