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Microsoft Backup Doesn't Write to Second Disk After Time-Out

Article ID: 104037

Article Last Modified on 10/14/2003


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q104037


If a time-out occurs during a backup procedure, Microsoft Backup may not continue successfully (although it appears to do so).


This problem occurs if you wait until the drive light goes out when you are switching disks. At that point, Microsoft Backup asks you if you want to continue or quit. After you choose to continue, Microsoft Backup appears to finish normally; however, the second (or subsequent) disk may be blank.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Backup versions 6.0 and 6.2. This problem was corrected in later version of MS-DOS.

Additional query words: 6.00 6.20 timeout time out msbackup.exe

Keywords: KB104037