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Backup fails in Vista-cannot find backup device

Q: Backup fails in Vista-cannot find backup device

Hello,
My Vista backup is no longer backing up. It fails because it says drive "L" cannot be found. Well, my external drive is labelled "J," and has been for the past year when I've successfully backed up my hard drive. When I attempt to change the settings to back up to drive "J," it just says "looking for backup devices," and just keeps going on forever, never finding "J." I can see J in windows explorer, and it seems to be functioning just fine. Any ideas on how to get it to find drive J again?

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Trying to back up using Vista, backup fails with error message access denied Ox8007005.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:trying to backup in Vista, but backup fails with error message

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Hi ,
I done bad.
I've been creating system image backups on a network drive and copying them to different directories to keep multiple backups. I copied the files and directories in the <Computer_Name> directory somewhere else and removed the original WindowsImageBackup and sub directories. I know now I should just rename the WindowsImageBackup directory!
When I copy the directory back, the date modified is wrong on the WindowsImageBackup, <Computer_Name> and Backup 2012-05-06 191946 directories. Recovery doesn't find any system images.

I have verified that I can connect to my network share and can access the directory (boot rdisk, net use from command prompt and cd to directory).
Recover asks for credentials which I supply but then shows a blank form (no images). My guess is the modify date is wrong on the directory but I can't find a way of modifying this to the original date.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Restore fails to find backup images

Hello Cagey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

With moving the system image's WindowsImageBackup like that, it may not be able to be used to restore from anymore. Renaming would have been the way to go instead.

However, if the WindowsImageBackup folder is still fully intact, then you may be able manually extract any files that you need or want from the VHD file in it using the method in the tutorial below.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.† The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.

On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.† It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)

Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get† backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.

any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it.†

The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.

grateful for any help.

Cheers

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Before getting new laptop with Vista, I had no problem backing up to network drive with Windows Live Onecare backup program. With new Dell laptop with Vista, the "Back Up Files" program produces error message "...network share could not be accessed..." and "...cannot create file when that file already exists..." (0x800700B7). Yet, it is the "Back Up Files" program that created the file.
Dell support won't help with software and Microsoft won't provide free help for Dell's OEM-installed version of Vista.
Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?
 

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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hi

So I stupidly used windows backup to create an image of my drive (they should really tell you when it's a stupid idea to use the windows software right )
I re-partitioned, reformatted and reinstalled windows and now Backup won't see the external backup device.
If I share the device it is visible via the network but backup doesn't recognise any image in the image folder or any sub-folder.

Please help!

A:Windows Backup Restrore doesn't find image device

Some here swear by W7 backup, and know about shadow volumes - or whatever it is - and should be able to help.
I'm sure they can help you to get your image recognized.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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When I tried a "Complete PC-Backup" with the Vista Backup utility, that is included in Vista Business and Ultimate, it stopped immediatly with the error message
"Not all volumes containing system data are included in the backup. (0x80780018)".

A long investigation revealed the following cause:
- my machine (Lenovo Thinkpad X61s) has a built in Intel Turbo Memory chip (flash storage) that shows up as a Partition of 500 MB (formatted FAT32) named NVCACHE and as an entry in the device manager under "Disks" as Drive IMD-0
- Vista Backup can only backup NTFS partitions
- it seems, that Vista Backup tries to save this NVCACHE partition and fails because of the wrong format (FAT32). It is obviously nonsense to backup NVCACHE, which is a cache, but you cannot opt out.

Workaround
1. Start "intel Turbo Memory Console", found at "All Programms" after clicking the Start button
2. Disable ReadyBoost (ReadyDrive can be left on) and reboot (NVCACHE and IMD-0 are gone now)
3. Now the "Complete PC-Backup" works
4. Enable ReadyBoost again and reboot

For a clean solution the bug in Vista Backup must be fixed. Or maybe within the Turbo Memory Driver.

Note: The "File Backup" function within the Vista Backup utility is not affected and works when ReadyBoost is on.

This issue was discovered with the following machine:
Lenovo Model: 7669-3KG, serial number L3-B7595
Thinkpad X61s, intel L7500 (1,6 GHz), 2 GByte RAM, 160 GByte... Read more

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During Windows backup, which wants to backup the 'C' drive and my games drive 'E' (for some reason), I get the following error message after the 'C' backup has completed but not the 'E':

'The backup operation that started at '‎2015‎-‎12‎-‎20T06:00:25.459859400Z' has failed with following error code '0x8078012D' (The operation failed due to a device error encountered with either the source or the destination. If the source or destination volume is on a disk, run CHKDSK /R on the source or destination volume, and then retry the operation.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.'

I ran CHKDSK \R and received several errors of the type: 'A disk read error occurred 0000185. The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file xxxxxx of name xxxxxx.'

My 'E' drive is 2TB with 205GB free. I really don't believe that the cluster(s) in error are bigger than 205G, but what do I know?

Anyone have experience with this problem?

Thanks.

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I reinstalled my operating system with the operating system disk to try and erase everything from my harddrive but its not deleted. Everything is still here in C drive backup, "I believe". I can only access program files and I can not delete anything within backup. Were the desktop files deleted?

Furthermore, when I try to delete backup, its keep saying "This folder is shared with other people. If you delete this folder, it will no longer be shared. Continue" and when I click continue it says the same thing. Then when I click continue again it says "destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action". How do I delete it?

A:Where is desktop in backup? How do I delete backup? in Vista Home premium 64-bit

Hi -

Please further explain what you are referring to by "backup" - is this a folder on the c: drive?

Are you using the Vista recovery DVD(s) that came with that particular system to re-install Vista?

Happy Holidays !

jcgriff2

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Got a new Western Digital Passport Drive - formatted it so it was clean and plugged in. naturally WD installed (my ok) a bunch of stuff (google desktop? WD Anywhere?) Anyway, I used the vista pro backup and it got thru but then at the end, said unable to format, i/o device error 0x8007045d. Tried again. Nada. I used the WD software, but a: it took forever, and b: it is awful and incomplete. Tried to search the Microsoft site, it was impossible. Oh - using an HP Pavilion. WD is 500 gb, so space isn't an issue. any help please???
 

A:Solved: I/O device error 0x8007045d - using vista pro for backup

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last month i performed a file backup onto a network drive at our office.
Two weeks ago, my hard drive on my vista business laptop took a dump.

Now i want to retrieve that file back up, but it cannot find the backup sets to this file backup. it keeps asking for a different location and that my backup sets can't be located.

Any thoughts....

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How come the built in Vista backup utility doesn't backup software? Does anyone know of a way to do this, or know of any software that will create an image of my harddrive? I seriously need to reformat my computer and I can't do it without this.

Thanks.

A:Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?

Norton ghost or Acronis True Image... the latter is the easier of the two apps IMO.

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I recently had to to a Recovery of Windows Vista saving data, back to the 2008 level of Vista, using the Recovery partition on my Gateway laptop. The recovery created a 23gig Backup file with a subdirectory named by date and time, and including the files that had been under LOCAL DISK (C: ).

A previous post on this recovery is at:
Proper method of Recovery from Recovery with Automatic Backup on Gataway 32bit Vista?

I have been recovering these files one by one, but I cannot find the one containing my Windows Mail or Contacts.

So my question is: where are the old Windows Mail files and Contacts?

And how do I get them back into my current Windows Mail folder, which is working, but only with new mail.

Thanks for any assistance here,
ralphyde

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Hi - I keep getting the message that a backup failed due to less than 400 MB on the Windows disk. I have about 350 GB available on the disk!

Other backups have worked OK. I have seen a long thread on the Microsoft site with lots of people saying they have the same intermittent problem, but no solution. Anyone know what causes this?

I'm working Home Premium, and backup up to another hard disk on the same machine which also has lots of free space.

Thanks guys

Frances
 

A:Vista backup fails "not enough space on Windows disk"

Just a couple of simple questions, which you may have already covered.
How much space is on the C drive.(where Vista is installed)
On the 'Where do you want to save your backup' page, you are sure it is your second drive and not the 'Recovery' partition.
moper
 

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Hello,
I have been trying for almost a week to backup my system (complete disk image) using the Windows XP Pro backup wizard, but it always fails. I am backing up to a 32 Gb flash drive with more than enough space, but I always get errors of the following type:
>>>>
WARNING: Portions of "\WINDOWS\Installer\3ca0a.msp" cannot be read. The backed up data is corrupt or incomplete.
This file will not restore correctly.
Warning: Unable to open "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\51a15.msp" - skipped.
Reason: The system cannot find the file specified.
Warning: Unable to open "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\51a1f.msp" - skipped.
Reason: The system cannot find the file specified.
>>>>

Each time I try to do a backup, it fails in a different place. I have done everything I can think of to fix this, incl. disk check and repair, disk cleanup, all kinds of malware removal, you name it, but still cannot get a successful backup. I've also tried the basic and advanced backup wizard options, with same result.

FYI -- I have a SOny Vaio laptop, and my Windows is up to date ( SP3 plus auto updates ).

Can anyone help me ???

regards, Jim
 

A:XP Pro Backup always fails

hiya,try the Acronis true image program,it is a free full working 15 day trial
 

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Backup fails while running antivirus with Norton Internet Security. Norton also shows a virus warning, but then removes the threat. But backup still fails.
I deactivate antivirus, then the backup completes. Can anyone help solve this problem. No one on Norton forum has an answer.

A:Backup fails

I use NIS 2011. I run Windows Imaging and Windows file/folder backup without problem. Sometimes Norton itself can become unresponsive on occasion when it's doing a background scan.

Try running Norton in Silent mode for the duration of the backup.

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I have just installed a 250GB ssd for my OS, progs and a relatively small My Documents. I'm storing Pictures and Videos data on a 1TB internal disk and I have redirected My Videos and My Pictures to that drive. I'm backing up to an external 1 TB disk, but backup doesn't complete.

Properties shows 94 GB of the ssd used, leaving 137 GB free, and 358 GB of the data disk used, with 573 GB free. So what gives and how do I get a system backup? I have tried with My VIdeos and My Pictures folder locations restored to the default user folders which are empty and I get the same result.

I'm including the disk manager report.

PC is i7 with 8GB RAM running Windows 7 Pro.

A:Win 7 backup fails to complete

Hi absc,

Personally I never liked Windows backup utility.

You might want to try these.

Best Backup Software for home users.

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Although originally working, now W7 backup will not work.
I am running 32bit Ultimate

I have emptied the backup drive, the back up starts ... runs to about 80% of progress bar ... then fails with message Backup failed to complete.

The error code is ox81000015

This says that Windows could not zip a file ... and remove any of 3 listed programs ... none of which I have installed.
To be safe I also removed 7zip (even though not listed) another 2 Hr attempt and again fails.

Anybody any idea how to resolve ? ... W7 was supposed to be better at backup compared to Vista

A:W7 backup fails every time

Hello Sargan,

You might see if the KB article from Microsoft below may be able to help."0x81000015" error message when you back up files in Windows 7
In addition, you might also download and merge the ZIP option in the tutorial below. It will reset the associations for ZIP files back to default, and hopefully help.Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have been trying to use windows backup but am getting a message saying there is not enough space. I use an external hard drive for backup and this has over 200g of space so can you tell me why I would be getting this message?? Below is the info requested

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4008 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1812 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 580071 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8H61-M LE
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:windows backup fails

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Hi all!

Have a big problem with Windows 7 Ultimate: everytime I try to do a full backup or create a system image on a drive, an error appears.

This is a new/clean/fresh installation of Windows 7. I want to perform the backup on an internal drive (Drive D - see attached image)

I fail to see what the problem is, but after some searching it seems to be a common problem with no common solution.

I attached some images of the problem.

I also checked Event Viewer and I have uploaded the "Create System Image" error, and the "Backup Now" error.

Volume Shadow Copy service is set to automatic and is 'started'.

All help greatly appreciated! I have done some searching and tried some things, but to no avail.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Backup Constantly Fails

Please bear with me, I am not there so have to start at square one?

Follow these instructions and try again. If it does not work, tell me exactly what happened.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Some possible problems, not enough space in restore drive
Not same format Need ntfs, not fat3
Not backing up to correct drive.

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So i'm trying to do automatic backups with macrium but they always fail.

Back a couple of months ago when i was trying to clone my drive to a new ssd it wouldn't do it, always failed on verification somewhere. I ended up successfully doing it with easus todobackup.

Trying to backup with it again today and it still failed giving the error "Backup aborted! - '7E741B98584D6DA7-00-00.mrimg' Verification failed at 54% (Block 1129169 hash value is incorrect)"
How can i fix this? Why is macrium the only one that fails?

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I'm having problems starting/running Stompsoft PC Backup.
when I try starting it I get an error that aborts it the error is "Blowfish.dll was not found"

I have tried to reinstall it and get the following error "Internal error 2753 NSENGINE.exe"

I'm running Windows XP With latest updates.
 

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Windows 7/64 SP1

I have an external drive H: attached (2.2 TB NTFS partition). The drive is
practically empty.

Today I wanted to do a full backup of the system. After a while it says that the last backup did not finish successfully (translated from German).

Last backup: never

Details say that a shadow copy is being generated.
Backup is being prepared. (Sicherung wird vorbereitet, 7%)
(while doing the files being processed are listed in the window one at a time).
C:\Users\Administrator
C:\Users\me

are being processed at the moment
at 12%

The it says that files are being copied and the drive suddenly goes offline.

My C: drive is a 512 GB SSD being actively logged in of course.

A:Doing Windows 7 backup fails.

Hello

Having the same problem. Did you find a solution?

Thanks

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I'm currently running Vista Home Premium with an Ultimate upgrade on it's way. I too am having the same problem with my system backups (backup failed) but there is one major difference between what others have posted and my problem: I do not use McAfee, I use the new Vista compatible Zone Suites. My error message is slightly different but I have the same results, not being able to run a successful backup. I'm curious, could residual McAfee programs (that were installed by Acer when I purchased my PC) still reside on my PC that might be causing this problem? Or, could the problem be with firewalls in general? I've attached a copy of the error message I get when backup fails.

Thank you for any help.

A:System Backup Fails

OK. Thanks anyway guys. I followed-up on this further, contacting my firewall guys (Zone) and discovered that it was in the ZA and ZS settings. I turned off the Spyware and ran the backup successfully. Didn't have to turn off the Anti-virus. I talked with the Zone tech and he recreated the same problem and discovered that once the backup ran successfully to completion, there wasn't any further need to turn-off the spyware (ZS) or anti-virus (ZA). Appears that once the backup has run to completion, all is well in the backup and fireware world!

PS There were no residual McAfee program files on my PC. I double checked and ran the Windows Install Clean Up Utility, looked at the program files, registry, etc. Nothing there (of McAfee) to indicate that could have been the problem.

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Why is it trying to format a DVD? Why don't it just write to it?

A:Backup DVD format fails

I to would like to know the answer to this as i cant get the backup feature in windows 7 to work when using blank media.
Backing up to an external hard drive works without a problem.

Its just one thing after another with this windows 7 and i spend more time fixing windows software than actually using it.

Thinking of switching away from windows.

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Making a complete backup of the C: drive to the D: drive on Vista x64. Both internal sata drives.
While saving the backup, get this message from the backup: Failed to create the shadow copy on the storage location.(0x807800340) The shadow copy provider had an error. Please see the application and system logs for more information(0x80042306)

From the event logs:

Backup started at '5/10/2008 6:27:38 PM' failed to backup volume(s) '' with following error code 2155348020 (Failed to create the shadow copy on the storage location.). Please rerun backup once issue is resolved.

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error DeviceIoControl(\\?\Volume{deb3433b-15e9-11dd-af65-806e6f6e6963} - 0000000000000114,0x0053c008,0000000000684810,0,0000000000685820,4096,[0]). hr = 0x80070079.

Operation:
Processing EndPrepareSnapshots

Context:
Execution Context: System Provider


Following the events only led to one article on Windows 2008 server. Any suggestions on tracking down or fixing this error.

A:Windows backup fails

Maybe a bios problem, is it up to date?

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Windows Backup fails with error "unable to write backup files to external drive Q:" message. The primary reason for the backup is multiple large company files in Quickbooks, hence the "Q" drive letter. I've checked other threads and nothing suggested there seems to be relevant to this issue.

It was working up to two weeks ago, running with an every day at 11PM schedule. The Q: drive is a 7 month old 3TB WD with 2.05TB free which tests out as healthy. All files can be accessed on the backup drive up until the date when the backups began to fail to complete.

Specs:
HP EliteBook 840 G1 Laptop

Windows 7 Professional 64
Intel? Core? i5-4210U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1.7 GHz, up to 2.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)
14" diagonal HD+ SVA anti-glare flat LED-backlit (1600 x 1900)
180GB SSD

Product# J5Q17UT#ABA

A:Windows Backup fails with error

If the backup drive Q: is formatted FAT32 instead of NTFS, then you would not be able to copy files larger then 4GB
Being a 3TB drive, it should be initialized as GPT instead of MBR. Any drive larger then 2.2TB must be initialized as GPT.
Run Check Disk on the Q: drive. Go to Start/Search and type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type the drive letter for the drive (eg) Q: and press enter. (eg) Q:\> at this prompt type chkdsk /F and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes to Unmount the drive. Check Disk will go through 3 stages.

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As the title says the backup fails to start.

Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a system image >

"The backup application could not start due to an internal error: Server execution failed (0x80080005)."

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks, Jim

A:Windows 7 Backup Fails to Start

First off fill in you specs. The top of every page in User PC.
A firewall or anti virus program can cause this to happen. What security software are you using. Not having Administration privileges can also cause this.
Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum.

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In the past, system image backups from my Toshiba laptop to an external HD worked, but now I get the error displayed in the JPG attached in this post.
I have done the CHKDSK/R on my hard drive but the backup still fails. I even tried a different external hard drive, but the results are the same. It fails after it is running the backup for a few minutes.
Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks.

A:System Image Backup fails

I have two recommendations:

1.) Something like this happened to me a couple of times on Win7. Try treeing down and opening EVERYTHING in the navigation pane, and see if you accidentally dragged and dropped a folder or drive into another. Specially look for the drive for your backups somewhere on the C: (system) drive. I causes a link that tries to backup your backup drive, screwing everything up.

2.) Try using Macrium Reflect.

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Hi,

Since having to re instal Windows 7 HP 64Bit to overcome a problem with SP1 I have been trying to use the onboard W7 Backup feature.

Doesn't seem to matter what I do (either Backup to DVD, Backup to a WD External HDD, or simply Backup only the 'C' drive to an external HDD) I finish up with the same problem. I get a message (see attached) and the code 0x80070015 which apparently means 'Device Not Ready'.

The Backup gets to about 55% and although the message says that backup was not successful, something is being written to the HDD (about 51GB).

I have seen lots of chatter about this problem but no solutions. Any suggestions, please?

Rob.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Backup Fails

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.
2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Backup, and Client.
3. In the right pane, right click on Turn off the ability to back up date files and click on Edit.
4. To Enable Backup Data Files -
Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled.
5. Click on OK.
6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

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When I try to find Backup and Restore in my computer I fail to find it. I tried to load it using Command Prompt "%SystemRoot%\System32\control1.exe /name Microsoft.Backupandrestore" and the page shows blank with the note "The page failed to Load" I have Acronis installed on my computer. Is this causing the problem?
 

A:Backup and restore Fails to load

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I'm trying to set up Windows Backup on a new 64-bit PC running Windows 7.  Backup gets to about 98% and I get an error message saying Access is denied, Error Code 0x80070005.

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I have been trying for a few days now to get Windows to do a full backup of my new PC. For some reason it just wont finish.

I thought perhaps it was due to other active programs so I shut down everything else that was running, still Fails.

Thought it might be a power issue so I set all the options to never shut down, never sleep, never hibernate, and the backup still fails.

And now when I try to run a backup it tells me that it can't find the drive that the backup is set to use. But I can browse the drive fine through windows explorer???

Anyone have any suggestions on a more reliable backup software?

A:Windows Backup Constantly Fails

Hello Tyson,

Macrium Reflect is an excellent alternative.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Upgraded my laptop from W7 yesterday. Bup now fails with 0x80070002 because it cannot find the file, very useful. What can I do, besides get a third party program?

Thanks for any help.

/Very annoyed potential Mac owner

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Just installed 64-bit Win 7. Everything works well except backup fails. The error is "Away Mode". Unlike Vista, not way to turn Away Mode off.

Suggestions? 3rd party utility? Trick? MSI board in HP desktop - now way to get to BIOS to turn off.

Thanks...

A:Backup Fails - Away Mode error - Win 7 64-bit

Maybe try this:

go to control panel >> power options

click on "change plan settings" for the plan you are using

click on "change advanced power settings"

scroll to the bottom to "multimedia settings" and expand it

under "when sharing media" select "allow computer to sleep"

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This started happening after the recent patches from Microsoft.
It happens on 2 machines (both 32 & 64 bit) that backup was scheduled and working weekly for months.
This is one error message that looks suspicious:
The backup was not successful. The error is: Windows Backup failed to write the file: '<backup location>\WindowsImageBackup\<Computer Name>\MediaId'. (0x80780122).
Also, this:
The backup operation that started at '‎2010‎-‎10‎-‎05T04:27:33.656390900Z' has failed with following error code '2155348258' (Windows Backup failed to write the file: '<backup location>\WindowsImageBackup\<Computer Name>\MediaId'.).
Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
Finally, an error message that is not correct. User 'Fred' has read/write privs to the entire drive. I wrote files to each directory and erased them to make certain:
The backup operation that started at '‎2010‎-‎10‎-‎05T04:27:33.656390900Z' has failed because the remote shared folder '\\DISKSTATION\Users\Fred-PC' that you are using for a backup storage location is not writeable. Please make sure
user 'Fred' has write permissions for this location, and then rerun the backup operation.


Again, this just started happening after both machines were backing up happily for months.

A:Backup Fails With Error 0x80780122

Is it Synology?
 
If so, I’m afraid it could be a known issue, please refer to
http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=28521 . Please contact the Synology support, they could have a patch to resolve this problem.
 
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So after I gave up with Synctoy I tried to use the so awesome best backup methode which is built in, and who would have guessed that, it doesn't work correctly. I'm trying to make a backup including system image (I choosed the userfolder and Programdata folder as normal backups) and I just got some error that it can't be completed due to some I/O error, code 0x8078012D. I have done some googling and found out that this problem already exists since 2 years and it keeps existing. Seriously, is there even any solution for this or is it impossible to fix this? Does the backup function with system image even work for anyone at all? Or is it just some commercial stuff to make windows look better? Why does microsoft throw out such stuff which doesn't even work after 2 years? What's so hard about copying some files to external hdd? All I want is to backup my hdd and to do some fast backups like with Synctoy, which only copy new/changed files so that I don't have to waste my HDD lifetime by copying each week over 300 GB onto it. What can I do to make built in backup function work? And if there really is no way to make it work, what other programs could I use? I already know good methods such as copying the complete partition with Gparted for Knoppix or Acronis Disc Director Suite boot CD but then I still got the problem (aw I accidently wrote program here, see, programs=problems ) that it takes ages because I must always re copy the whole partition. Any suggestions?

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A:Backup fails at about 60%, Error 0x8078012D

It looks like the volume shadow copy service is ok ? (it should have startup type - manual).

Can you make a system image on its own (left button option -create a system image)?

If not and you have a 100MB system reserved partition check what the free space is. You can see it by using "Disk Management". It needs to have 50MB or more free.

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Hi,

I am trying to backup my entire HDD to a 2nd HDD.

Every time I run the backup in Windows - it fails after 4GB and says that it cannot create a backup file bigger than 4GB.

Seems to suggest that it's because FAT32 cant read files any bigger than 4GB - but i dont have any HDD formatted as FAT32.....?

BOTH my HDD's are NTFS ???

Does anybody know whats going on ?

I'll probably end up getting Norton Ghost - but I dont want to spend any cash.....less money on rubbish = more money for mushrooms = FUN

please help
 

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and for the past week or so my system has
been getting this error 0x8007007B and quitting when doing a daily backup. Today it
looked as if it was going to finish with no error. It got all the way to 70 something %
done and then it got this error 0x8007007B and said it could not complete and to try
again. I only have C: listed once - Local Disk (C: (System) Protection On.

I have searched and searched and cannot find a solution to this backup error.
I even deleted the backup set that it was using so it would create a new one and it
still gets this error and quits.
Does anyone have a solution to this? I would like to be backing up my HD as I have a 1TB USB drive just for this purpose.
Thanks in advance!

A:Backup fails with error 0x8007007B

I didn't have the exact same error, but since you've already deleted your previous backup set you could try this,Brinks tutorial to reset your backup to default and start over,
Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration
I don't know if this will solve it or not but if look around here there seems to be several different backup problems that I've noticed but not exactly the same one I had. I hope this helps, if not I'm sure a more qualified person will be along soon. D.

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I am trying to backup my Dell laptop containing windows 7. I am using a WD passport 1 gig external HD and I also tried a Seagate 2 gig external HD for the backup media. The software used was Acronis backup and also Paragon backup free. Both fail consistently giving me I/O errors at various points of the backup. I suspect there is a difference of sector size between windows 7 HD and the large external disks causing this to fail. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Backup fails with I/O errors

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Although in the past Vista backup has worked without problem now if I try to run it, or change backup settings, I get the following error message!

QUOTE

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Windows Backup
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The backup application could not start due to an internal error:



The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)



Please check your system configuration and try again.


UNQUOTE

I think, but am not certain, that this started happening after I wiped my backup hard-drive as I was told that there was insufficient space on it. But Backup seems to think that there are several backups on it.

I am at my wits end trying to sort this one - does anyone have any advice please.

I suspect that I need to go into the registry and reset the number of backups to zero and then do a full backup - I have already done a full backup but after that still got the same problem.

Please note that I get the same error message if I try to "Change backup settings"

Many thanks

Richard

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Hi there all,
I was wondering if someone could help or at least shed some light on this problem.
I try to start up "Dell Backup and Recovery" and it fails to start with the message "Dell Backup and Recovery encountered a problem and needs to close. We are Sorry for the inconvenience."
It used to work in the past, then all of a sudden it stopped. I wanted to do a backup as it is requesting me to do so and it now fails.
I am wondering if it is a problem with my partitions, I haven't changed them in any way, but it seems that I have an extra partition to a colleague with a similar but not the same dell computer.
Thank you very much all if anyone could help this would be excellent.
The EventVwr says:
Log Name: ApplicationSource: Application ErrorDate: 16/03/2016 14:58:55Event ID: 1000Task Category: (100)Level: ErrorKeywords: ClassicUser: N/AComputer: <blah blah>Description:Faulting application name: Dbr.exe, version: 2.8.0.62, time stamp: 0x5664aadfFaulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000Exception code: 0xc0000005Fault offset: 0x0eaabd22Faulting process id: 0x40b8Faulting application start time: 0x01d17f8bad9564d9Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Dbr.exeFaulting module path: unknownReport Id: 828a7aa3-cf59-4b77-88b4-90980f350b6eFaulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Event Xml:<Event xmlns="schemas.microsoft.com/.../event"><System&... Read more

A:Backup and Recovery fails to start

Dell BU program seemed to be corrupted. Uninstall it and download and reinstall it. Get the correct/same version and reinstall. It should be the same version as when the computer was new. You can use the built in windows version of Backup instead.
www.dell.com/.../Dell-Backup-and-Recovery

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hello
I have a seagate external HDD 1TB .I have already backed up my files(not system image) from my vista 64 bit machine and I have done updates...whilst I was doing the original file backup my son diconnected the HDD but it seemed to caryy on from wher it left off but created 2 sub-files..it has consequently done a couple of updated backups without any probs.

I decided to do the same with the Win 7 64 bit system I have BUT both system image and backup fail,

Event viewer shows:
The backup operation that started at '‎2011‎-‎02‎-‎19T19:14:20.733166700Z' has failed with following error code '2147942421' (The device is not ready.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

AND

The backup operation that started at '‎2011‎-‎02‎-‎19T18:13:01.513551700Z' has failed with following error code '2155348269' (The operation failed due to a device error encountered with either the source or the destination. If the source or destination volume is on a disk, run CHKDSK /R on the source or destination volume, and then retry the operation.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

AND

The backup operation that started at '‎2011‎-‎02‎-‎19T18:13:01.513551700Z' has failed with following error code '2155348269' (The operation failed due to a device ... Read more

A:Backup and system image fails

Hi, connect the external drive then go to start search and type diskmgmt.msc Does the drive show up? If so note the drive letter assigned open a command prompt , go to start ,all programs, accessories and right click on command prompt select "run as administrator" at the prompt type :-chkdsk/X/r... where X is the drive letter of the external drive.

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There's more than one thing wrong with the Windows 7 Backup. First, it has never worked and it fails in every attempt at backing up. Second, MS failed to provide adequate information or diagnostic tools to explain just why it isn't working! It's pitiful.

My issue is that even though Windows 7 64-bit Professional "sees" and utilizes my External Western Digital "Elements" 500GB (ntfs) harddrive, Windows 7's Backup utilility fails to find that drive when I backup to it, even though that same dialog SHOWS the external drive! Its error message says something to the effect of: "path not found". And, although I have to wait 40 minutes for it to supposedly be backing up data, it fails! If it cannot find the path, it should say that at the beginning... not 40 minutes later! Geeesh.

My system:
MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 * CPU: Intel Corei5 (2500K) * GPU: Intel Onboard * SOUND: Onboard * CPU COOLER: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo * PSU: Seasonic X650W 80+Gold * RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB-F3-1600C8D-8GAB * CASE: LIAN LI PC-A70F ATX Full Aluminum Tower OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit * BROWSER: IE9

It won't do a full backup. It won't do an "image" backup. Nothing. I don't know why.

Why?
 

A:Win7 Backup Fails Repeatedly

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In the past, system image backups from my Toshiba laptop to an external HD worked, but now I get the error displayed in the JPG attached in this post.
I have done the CHKDSK/R on my hard drive but the backup still fails. I even tried a different external hard drive, but the results are the same. It fails after it is running the backup for a few minutes.
Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks.

A:System Image Backup fails

I have two recommendations:

1.) Something like this happened to me a couple of times on Win7. Try treeing down and opening EVERYTHING in the navigation pane, and see if you accidentally dragged and dropped a folder or drive into another. Specially look for the drive for your backups somewhere on the C: (system) drive. I causes a link that tries to backup your backup drive, screwing everything up.

2.) Try using Macrium Reflect.

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I have a machine running Windows 7 Home with a C drive of ~220 gb (120 of which are used) and a D drive of ~600 gb (90 of which are used). I'm trying to backup C onto D, but I keep getting error 0x8007000e, which means there was insufficient memory.
I don't really understand that; VSSadmin doesn't show any shadows anywhere, and D should have room to spare. Could it be trying to create a shadow copy of C on itself? If so, how can I get it to use D?

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Hi all,

I have an old hard drive for my pc that I would like to use as a backup device. Since it is not in my machine (and I don't want to put it back in), I am looking for a device that allows me to connect it via usb to use to backup my work.

I am sure I have seen these a while ago and they cost around £10-15, though I can't remember what they are called or what they look like, so I'm not sure what to be looking for.

Can anyone help?

thanks,

gubar
 

A:Device that let's me connect an old hard drive to use as backup device?

external usb enclosure

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...n=external usb enclosure&bop=And&Order=RATING
 

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I think that the problem startet when i installed windows7;the setup asked for a second partition for the bootmanager and so on..i decidet to confirm, because setup offered it...From the beginning, this partition had the flag "hidden".Now - when i try to run backup - i get† the warning "A shadow copy could not be created.Please check†'VSS' and 'SPP' application event logs for more information. ..."with the errorcode 0x81000019.So i've checked the event log..."System partition (partition marked "active") is hidden or contains an unrecognized file system.Backup does not support this configuration."This message remindet me that the setup asked for a second partition (marked as hidden)..I guess that this is the problem...But i don't have the faintest idea to fix the problem - no useful idea, without installing windows 7 for asecond time...I would be grateful for any help

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My RC of Windows 7 Ultimate Complete Backup failed with error 80780048. And Binging (not Googling) revealed this same error occurred in Vista during 2008 as mentioned in other forums on the web. It failed after several hours of backing up to my 500GB USB drive. To start I had 300GB free and only required 168GB for backup.

A couple of years ago, I used Windows Vista Ultimate to create an image backup. Then several months later I had a problem and had to do a restore, That failed. So from then on I used Norton Ghost 12.0. Well I gave Windows 7 Ultimate backup a try and this problem occurred.

Anyone else have a problem with this? Any fixes?

A:Ultimate backup fails - Error 0x80780048

  
Quote: Originally Posted by delthibodeaux


My RC of Windows 7 Ultimate Complete Backup failed with error 80780048. And Binging (not Googling) revealed this same error occurred in Vista during 2008 as mentioned in other forums on the web. It failed after several hours of backing up to my 500GB USB drive. To start I had 300GB free and only required 168GB for backup.

A couple of years ago, I used Windows Vista Ultimate to create an image backup. Then several months later I had a problem and had to do a restore, That failed. So from then on I used Norton Ghost 12.0. Well I gave Windows 7 Ultimate backup a try and this problem occurred.

Anyone else have a problem with this? Any fixes?


First Hi and welcome to SF.
No solution for win backup here, but I had the same problem and I had a Ghost BU which also failed. Ghost failed because I had upgraded from ghost 12 to 14 and not made a new ghost 14 recovery disk. Im checking wwith Symantec abt that There has to be a better way. If you do get a solution PM me to let me know and I will Pm you if I find something

Keep asking questions someone here will have the answer

Ken

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I haven't been able to create a successful backup for awhile. I've been trying to troubleshoot the issue on my own, but I haven't made much progress. I'd appreciate any help. The related errors are below. I added a VSS error that seems to be related.
 
 
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Backup
Date:          7/27/2015 6:03:12 PM
Event ID:      4104
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      ********
Description:
The backup was not successful. The error is: Windows Backup failed while determining libraries location of one of the users included in backup. (0x81000031).
 
 
Log Name:      Application
Source:        VSS
Date:          7/27/2015 6:44:36 PM
Event ID:      13
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      ********
Description:
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A:Windows Backup fails with multiple errors

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hi,

Recently I installed a fresh copy of win7 x64. All ServicePacks and updates Applied.

Scheduled Windows Backup kept failing with error 0x80070002 (The specified file was not found) and nothing helped (tried numerous things) until I found someone saying that putting a drive letter on the hidden boot partition on the system drive helped. And it did !!

Backup run just fine now - but why ??
Removing the driver letter makes the error occur again!

It seems to be somewhat related to the BitLocker driver when booting the machine. It fails validating the boot partition saying its not able to read partition \\?\Volume{....}

Kr. Staun

A:Windows backup fails with error 0x80070002

A fresh install doesn't create a "hidden boot partition"! Or are you referring to volume "system reserved"? That's not a hidden volume. It's a volume without a drive letter.

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Using Windows 10 built-in backup settings, I set it to do automatic system backups to my WD MyCloud network drive.
The backup works for about a week and then I get error messages "Your History File Drive was Disconnected..." and it will never reconnect to that drive again through Windows Backup Settings.
The Network Drive has 1.5TB Free.
I can access that share all the time, without any problems in File Explorer using exactly the same share name as I set in Windows Backup, but Windows Backup says "Disconnected" in File History Advanced Settings.
I've done this twice now: Set the automatic backup to run to the Network Drive. And it runs successfully for about a week. After that it can no longer connect to that drive. And like I said, I Never have problems accessing that drive/share in File Explorer - even when Windows Backup says it cannot.
Any ideas/suggestions on where to look or what to try to get this working permanently???
Thanks.

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Back Up's been working fine for me for over a month. However my scheduled backup on Tuesday failed, and so have subsequent backups.

This is only related to backing up System State - backups of anything else work fine. I get an error code: the media is write protected - 0x80070013 at about the 27% mark when trying to backup SS.

No hacks or new software installed or and Event Log gives me no clues. Backup in my Vista partition works perfectly.

Googled the error code and get no leads.

Any ideas, anyone?

A:Backup of System State fails 0x80070013

I had the same problem on Vista today and I did an sfc /scannow and rebooted and then it installed fine.

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My Win 10 pro updated with the Anniversary Update last week and since then Macrium backup fails with a 0x800702e4 error.

I have Macrium set to run as Administrator but that doesn't help. Macrium ran fine before the update.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Macrium backup fails with 0x800702e4 after AU update

Do you have the latest Macrium update? There are two updates since the Anniversary Update and one addresses some Anniversary Update issues.

I have the updates and no problems creating backups with Macrium (I have the paid version).

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I can run a backup (selected files + image), but only if I initiate it myself. When I set it to run on a schedule, it fails with a message saying "Your backup did not complete successfully"; and further checking shows that the error was "access denied". I am backing up my laptop to an external E-SATA 1TB hard drive. Plenty of space on the target, and like I say, if I initiate it manually ("Run Backup Now") it runs fine.

Any ideas?

A:Win 7 Ultimate - System scheduled backup fails.

I've had similar problems with network backups when I forgot to specify the password in Task Scheduler.

Make another task, identical to the first one - but ensure that you've entered the password for the profile that you're logged onto.

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My Win 10 pro updated with the Anniversary Update last week and since then Macrium backup fails with a 0x800702e4 error.

I have Macrium set to run as Administrator but that doesn't help. Macrium ran fine before the update.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Macrium backup fails with 0x800702e4 after AU update

Do you have the latest Macrium update? There are two updates since the Anniversary Update and one addresses some Anniversary Update issues.

I have the updates and no problems creating backups with Macrium (I have the paid version).

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Hello everyone I'm having a problem with Windows System Image Backup just when I try to do a image backup it will say that it has failed and suggest to do a disk check. I've searched and some users say to use third party backup programs should I run the disk check first or just go with a different backup tool.

A:Windows System Image Backup fails!

Hello Timothy,

You certainly could use a 3rd party program like the free Macrium Reflect instead if you like.

It wouldn't hurt to run the disk check to see what the issue may be though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Trying to backup Win7 to external 1TB IOMEGA and get the (subject) errors after 7 hours. (see attachment for Event log data.)
Previous to try had formatted external just in case.

Win backup has never worked (for 2 years).

A:Backup Fails ... Events 517/4104 (0x80070002)

Hi win7rap
If windows backup isn't working well, then try another programs:

Best Free Backup Program

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Following the migration of the DHCP database according to the Microsoft knowledge-base article Q130642 we experienced no immediate issues. Approximately 1 week later, when it appears as though JetPack tries to backup the database, I receive several errors in the event log. The following are the error messages I receive:

((272)) The database engine could not access the file called C:\WINNT\System32\dhcp\j50.chk.
The JET Database call returned the following Error: -533.

Error -533 reports, Checkpoint file not found or corrupt.

How do I get this process working properly once again. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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My USB to external hard drive link fails intermittently during Backup when using my USB 3.0 port. The USB 2.0 port works fine when used to backup. I have tried updating the USB Drivers and even removed and reinstall the drivers. My USB 3.0 Drive is a Fresco logic xHCI Controller. My computer is an ASUS G73 and my Backup drive is a Seagate 2 TB. My Seagate is configured for USB 3.0 also.

A:USB 3.0 intermittently fails during backup to external drive.

Could be a hardware problem. Loose connection etc.. Also, do you have the Asus ATK package installed?

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. On C:\ 83.5 GB space used, on G:\ (external drive) 930 GB free. The initial Windows Backup up failed 'Insufficient Storage', Exception Code 0x8100009.

This also occurred when I tried to backup to D:\ 395 GB free.

Any ideas?

A:Initial Backup fails Isufficient Storage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amoll


I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. On C:\ 83.5 GB space used, on G:\ (external drive) 930 GB free. The initial Windows Backup up failed 'Insufficient Storage', Exception Code 0x8100009.

This also occurred when I tried to backup to D:\ 395 GB free.

Any ideas?


If you have "system" files on any drive besides the C the Win 7 backup will also attempt to back up that drive.
If you had system backup checked when you tried to back up the D, same deal.
If none of that applies, I suggest trying out the free Macrium Reflect
See whs's article and get his Macrium WinPE ISO. It works.
A quick google of that error tells me you may be better off taking that easy path.

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I want to use Windows 7 Backup and Restore to backup files to a shared drive on a Mac server. I can browse to the network share from the Windows 7 computer without a problem. 

I configured the backup settings and kicked it off. After several hours it stopped and reported that it did not complete successfully. The error code reported is 0x8007054F. No other details are provided.

I can't find anything that tells me exactly what this error means. It seems to be pretty generic. Can anyone help?

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Recently, Windows XP could not Restore the system to Restore Points created by it, OR even to Restore Points set by third-party anti-Spyware programs.

I am using AVG Free Edition, PC Tools Spyware Doctor, and also Spyware Terminator, along with the Firewall of Windows XP, for on-line protection whilst surfing the Internet.

Additionally, CCleaner and CheckLinks ? both Freewares ? are used, once a week or so, to remove unwanted cookies, dead links, temporary files etc..

Since these Freewares also create Restore Points, I would like to know whether this affects Restoring of the system to EARLIER Restore Points created by Windows XP.

Would it be safe to run the above-mentioned Freeware programs without allowing these to create their individual Restore Points and then create new Restore Points with Windows XP ?

My Thanks, in advance for any guidance / advice that may be given in response to this Query.

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My daughter has a MacBook on which we successfully managed to install Windows 7 using the Bootcamp facility. (Nobody in the family had any experience with Macs so running Windows was seen as the easiest option). I used to run the Windows 7 backup utility for her. (Whether a restore would ever have been possible, I do not know, but that's another question!) Last week, after much prompting, we upgraded it to Windows 10. Everything appeared to go smoothly. However, when I ran the Windows 7 backup utility buried within Windows 10, it failed with error 0x81000019.

I've looked at solutions on the internet, including under SevenForums.com, but few mention having the problem running under Bootcamp. A number involve using tools to change partition sizes. However, the Apple support site seems to infer that one shouldn't use third party tools to change partitions made by Bootcamp. Another solution mentioned assigning a drive letter to the Recovery partition. However, all options seemed to be disabled when I attempted that avenue.

It may be a long shot, but has anyone got any suggestions?

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Hello!

I am reinstalling a system for my mother whose system crashed. I have everything set-up and was going to do a complete system drive backup (and have it a regular event). Everytime I try to back it up I get an immediate error saying that the access was denied.

Vista Ultimate x64
2 x 250 Gig HD (1: C:\ ~204G (~60g used) and D:\ ~30G, 2: E:\ ~233G)

Trying to backup C:\ to E:\ (Complete backup, not just files - File backup works)

C:\ is owned by TrustedInstaller D:\ is owned by the the only account (w/ admin status)

I am attaching pics to show the windows I get throughout the process.

I have seen many posts via Google with this issue, but haven't found an applicable fix for this situation.

Thanks in advance!

A:Complete Backup Fails immediately - Access Denied

Hi -

The error code 0x80070005 that I saw in the screenshots (nice, BTW) does refer to file permission issues. You are using Vista Ultimates own backup program so I would assume that the UAC prompted you and you are running at an elevated administrative level. To make sure of this, activate and log on to the hidden Vista admin account and try again. To activate the account -

START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above under programs - select run as admin. Then type net user administrator /active:yes into the black cmd/DOS screen. Logoff your account and the user account named Administrator will be waiting for you at the logon screen. 2x-click on it.

One thing that is not clear to me here - You mentioned that the system crashed. I hope you know that doing this full system backup and then using it as a source for a restore, you will be left with the same system that crashed - even if you re-install Vista 1st. I think you may want to perform a more selective backup of personal folders and files. Also be wary of potential transference of infection if it now exists.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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For some reason the 1TB hdd in my custom built Win 7 desktop has an unnamed 93GB Fat32 partition as well as a 931 GB NTFS c: partition. When I try to create a system image it does not complete successfully because of the Fat 32 partition. How can I get rid of the unwanted partition so I can backup my system without starting from scratch, reformatting the disk and labouriously re-installing all the applications?

The error message suggests using the Convert xx command but I don't see how to do this since the unwanted partition does not have a volume label to use.

I don't mind just losing the 93 GB space.

Thanks

absc

A:Win 7 backup fails to complete because of unnamed Fat32 partition

Hello absc and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you're sure there's nothing on the 93GB Fat32 partition that you don't want to lose, you could probably delete that partition which would create unallocated space. Then you could extend or resize the C: partition to add the unallocated 93Gb to it. (Depending where in relation to the C: partition the unallocated space is located. If it's immediately adjacent you could probably resize. If it's separated by another partition you could extend.) There's a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard that should be able to do that for you.

MiniTool Partition Wizard - delete a partition

MiniTool Partition Wizard - extend partition

MiniTool Partition Wizard - resize partition

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Attempting to backup up even a single folder containing a single file results in a Windows 7 Pro SP1 error

    BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be used because critical
    BitLocker system lies are missing or corrupted. Use
    Windows Startup Repair to restore these filess to your
    computer.

    Backup tIne: 12/31/2015 12:36 PM
    Backup location: USB30FD (E:)
    Error code: Ox8031004A                             
The folder to be backed up is in the C: root directory and is not in the Windows 7 Library.

Creating and running a Windows Startup Repair Disk has no effect.

How does one restore missing or corrupted BitLocker files in Windows 7 Pro SP1 so that a Windows backup can be made?


                   

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Windows 8 Backup has been working fine for 12 months to an external Seagate USB hard drive.I'm now getting a "device not ready" message with error code 0x80070015 and the backup fails within 30 secs of starting. I've checked the drive for errors and there are no problems. I can read /write files to the external drive. There is ample spare space on the external drive to store the backup file.Please advise how to investigate and solve this problem.

A:Windows 8 Backup Fails with Error Code 0x80070015

Filling out System Specs would save asking all about the external drive model, your system HD etc..

Some externals spin down to save energy. Some can be set to spin up and stay up. I don't know what you have for HW.

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I have installed the Swedish version of R & R. When I choose to backup my system to an USB disk (NTFS formatted, the disk works just fine) R & R asks if I want to make the disk  bootable. Either I choose yes or no, when backup commences, after a while I get "Backup failed". Any ideas?Message Edited by ciderboy on 09-07-2008 08:57 AM

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Windows 7 Backup worked fine on my Windows 7 Ultimate setup here at home.

I had a Drive C: on one hard drive, with my User Account on that drive, along with my data (Documents, Pictures, video, Music, etc...) under that account. Everything backed up great.

My Backup drive is on Drive D:, which is another hard disk physically separate from drive C: My data was backed up there great.
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I started to run out of room on my D: drive for backups (I had HUGE video files on C. So I copied the Video files to DVD's and stored them off of the PC.

But I also wanted to fix it up so I could created a Image Backup (I couldn't do that before becuase of the lack of space on the D: drive).
So.....

I repartitioned the C: drive so as to create a new L: logical drive (about 300 Gigs). I then MOVED the Pictures, Videos (some small ones that were left there), and Music to the L: drive using the MOVE function in the Libraries ....

this is how I did it from
Windows 7 - Moving My Documents

1) Click on the Start button and then click on Documents
2) In the left panel of the Libraries\Documents window, click on the arrows to expand Libraries>Documents>My Documents (C:\Users\[User Name])
3) Right click on My Documents and then click on Properties in the menu that opens.
4) In the My Documents Properties window, click on the Location tab
5) Click on the Move button in the Location tab of the My Documents Properties window.
6) Navigate in the Select a ... Read more

A:Widnows 7 Backup fails after MOVING My Pictures, My Videos... etc...

Well, I fixed it myself.....

I went into my Backup Settings, and cleaned out my old backups to start anew....

I added My Music first, and allowed it to backup.... good backup.

Then I removed that from my backup settings, cleaned the backup off to start anew...

I added My Documents.... good back. Remove from settings... clean backup...start anew.

Same for videos.....

But My Pictures on L was relunctant to backup.... so I removed it from the settings, cleaned the backups...

and REMOVED My Pictures on my L: drive from my Pictures LIBRARY.

Then I added it back to the LIBRARY (to reset the link in the Pictures LIBRARY).

and this time...

CLOSED the Backup and Restore.... and restarted the Backup and Restore....

Now I added My Pictures... and Voila.... it backed it up this time!!

Now I removed it from the Backup Settings... cleaned the backup from D:.... then CLOSED Backup and Restore.. started it again...

Now, I added ALL my items for backing up.... My Music, My Documents, My Videos, and My Pictures on L: drive to be backed up on my D: drive.
Along with a System Image.

Backed up, Finally !!

Somehow, the link to the My Pictures Library was causing the problem, I guess.

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Just posting this as an FYI...

Windows XP and Vista (all versions): When attempting to perform a system backup or restore operation using Casper 5.0 (aka; Casper XP) when Norton AntiVirus 2009 or Norton Internet Security 2009 is installed, the operation may fail and the following error message may be displayed: Casper was unable to complete the copy. An unexpected problem was encountered. Please report this problem for assistance (32).

The error report may cite the following detail: The file \System Volume Information\EfaData\SYMEFA.DB could not be copied.

RESOLUTION (per the developer): "This problem occurs as a result of the design of Symantec&#8217;s new Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security products; the new design prevents Casper from obtaining exclusive access to the destination. An update to Casper 5.0 has been released to address this issue. You may download and install it from My Account Downloads"

http://mydownloads.fssdev.com

Note: This issue is resolved in Casper 5.0.1402 so the error would pertain to users running any earlier version.
 

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When attempting to backup by creating a system image the procedure fails and reports that "the file specified cannot be found." This applies both to the OS drive C: and the HP Recovery partition D:, even when attempting to run individually. The error code is 0x80070002, and I am unable to find any reference as to the missing or corrupted file. It may be relevant that I recently upgraded to Windows 10, but due to major problems had to revert to Windows 7 from the recovery system. I have run the fix-it app and it reports that it fixed some problems, bar two, (see attachment). Any help in solving this problem would be much appreciated, as I feel very insecure after my recent disaster with Windows 10.

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Hello,
I'm on an Active Directory domain using Windows 7 Ultimate.
I've configured Windows backup and restore to use a network location to write backups to. The permissions on the network location are controlled by my Active Directory account, which has Full Control acces. I changed my Active Directory credentials recently
and now, Windows backup won't backup to the network location anymore, stating that my credentials have expired. Error code is 0x8007052e.
Alas, I cannot find the option to change the used credentials for the network location added to the Backup Destinations.
How can I change the credentials and why isn't Windows backup fully AD integrated?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Backup and restore fails when changing password

Hi,
 
Please understand if the backup destination is a network location and it’s not available or your network credentials have expired when Windows
Backup tries to create a backup, you get an error message. You can either re-enter your user name and password or retry the backup.
 
For more information, you can refer to the following link:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Set-up-or-change-automatic-backup-settings
 
To fix this issue, you need to re-configure the backup settings and enter the new user name and password.
 
Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Ok, I've been researching solutions for issues with windows 7 backup for weeks now and have had no luck. My VSS service is running fine, and everything was backing up fine til a short while ago, and has been failing since. I have been backing up to a network share on my file server. My roommate has been having the same issue for some time now, however he was attempting to do this with an external hard drive. Same error of 0x8100019. I've tried everything I can think of and I've had no leads thus far. Any pointers on this would be helpful.

A:Windows 7 Backup fails, error code 0x8100019

Same problem, it actually backed up the first time I used the program that is on WIN7. Now it gives me the blue screen. I have deleted the file it makes and start over, same thing happens. I have tried to change the drive from basic to dynamic it won't allow me, reason is I have a laptop. But I am more confused since it worked the FIRST time and now it's not allowing me to finish! It's actually frustrating cause I have already lost everything on my hard drive before and really don't want it to happen again. I wish I had the answer but I'm still searching.

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After a search here I see there are many partition threads, but this may be unique. As is my recent custom, on May 14th I did a W7 disk image backup of my boot C out to my external USB. No problems. I also did a Macrium image of C to the external USB, no problems.

Then, one day since then I noticed some un-allocated space on the USB and used EASUS to expand the storage partition into that space. No problems, and W7 still sees and handles everything on the USB just fine. Except...

Just now I wanted to see the date of the last backups and get ready to do another. The W7 Backup tool reports it "can't find the disk... where the backups are being stored". Then there's an Options button. Clicking it, I got as far as selecting the USB as the new destination and Cancelled (because I want nothing running, and C cleaned and defragged first).

BTW, Macrium's Restore panel seems to have no problem seeing its saved image.

So, questions: should I go ahead and finalize selecting the USB as the new destination in the W7 Backup tool? Is it likely the tool will succeed in seeing the location next time? Is there something else I should do first?

A:W7 Backup (image) fails to see destination after re-sizing dest drive

Never mind. I got impatient and just went ahead and did the new W7 Backup. No problems.

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Hi,
I have an XPS Ultrabook which has had it's SSD erased (long story). I have accessed the Dell Support page and downloaded the Recovery & Restore image (using the service tag) and used this to create the recovery USB.
Booting the USB, it does the drive diagnostics, then file checks (nothing to check so continues) and on to the backup stage. At the end of this, whether I skip or let it run through the "backup" it always then fails afterwards with: "Cannot create personality settings backup, required information are missing on system drive" and then it never lets me go on to the image reinstall process. 
Can anyone suggest how to get this working? I just want to restore it to factory install which should be the downloaded image?
Thanks

A:Recovery & Restore fails with 'cannot create personality settings backup'

Instructions in using the Windows 10 10586 TH2 Recovery .iso from Dell are here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-dell-windows-10-th2-64-bit-oem-iso-for-a-uefi-bios/ 
However I recommend using the Windows 10 14393 RS1 Installation .iso from Microsoft here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

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I am trying create a backup image of my Win7 OS on a system that has these drives:

Code:
DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 J DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 I DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 2 D Win NTFS Partition 154 GB Healthy
Volume 3 G NTFS Partition 143 GB Healthy
Volume 4 E Games NTFS Partition 298 GB Healthy
Volume 5 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System
Volume 6 H NTFS Partition 297 GB Healthy
Volume 7 F Application NTFS Partition 298 GB Healthy
Volume 8 C NTFS Partition 119 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 9 K PATRIOT NTFS Removable 29 GB Healthy
The available space for the volumes listed varies from 29GB (K) to 218GB (F), the backup requires 25GB available storage to complete the image creation. No matter which drive selected for saving the image, the backup fails. The error message goes a long way about not enough disk space, please see the image below...



Creating system repair disk fails with an unspecified error as well, which is ok in a sense; I do have retail version of Windows 7.

A little background how the current volumes came about...

Drive H an... Read more

A:Backup to image, create system repair disk fails...

I think the error is referring to shadow volume space available on the 100MB system reserved partition. 100MB being less than the 500MB specified means that it needs 50MB of free space for a shadow copy.
Go to "Disk Management" and see how much free space you have on your 100MB system reserved partition.
If this is the problem:
In time it generally clears itself. But there are a couple of more immediate changes that can be made. One is to increase the size of the 100MB partition, the other is to transfer the boot functions to the Windows partition. You may need further advice on how to go about this.

Edit: I wouldn't have the system reserved and boot on different drives. So getting rid of the 100MB system reserved on E: may be the best way forward.

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Had a 50gb Win 7 (x64) system image on a 66gb partition. It was a good image, because I had to use it to restore once. Decided to do a new one, so in setting up the new backup I deleted the old one first within the Win backup process. Then I ran the new one and it fails for lack of space to create the Volume Shadow Copy. The partition currently has 65gb free. Just to check, I tried on another partition with much more free space and got the same result. Where might the hang up be? Thanks,

A:System Image backup fails - not enough space for Volume Shadow Copy

  
Quote: Originally Posted by highstream


Had a 50gb Win 7 (x64) system image on a 66gb partition. It was a good image, because I had to use it to restore once. Decided to do a new one, so in setting up the new backup I deleted the old one first within the Win backup process. Then I ran the new one and it fails for lack of space to create the Volume Shadow Copy. The partition currently has 65gb free. Just to check, I tried on another partition with much more free space and got the same result. Where might the hang up be? Thanks,


Goto system properties and then system security. Configure it. Is it enabled? How many percent and disk space?

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Just had a major catastrophe with my PC and I'm looking for a new backup device that will have an option for me to schedule mu backups daily. I currently have a CD Burner but it's jus not cutting it.

I've looked into the new 750MB Iomega ZIP drive that comes with software which will allow me to schedule backups and I've also looked into some tape drives. These are my two economically viable options but I'd like to get an outside objective view on these two products as well as possibly some new ideas.

If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm also running 3 PC's on a newtork and I'd be backing up just data from all three so the size of the device media would not need to be that great. Just regular old word and excel files and such.

Thanks
 

A:Looking for a Backup device

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I recently purchased a 329G backup device by Hitachi called Simple Tough. My intention is to be able to transfer files, photos etc., from my old laptop running Windows XP to a new laptop that I plan to purchase with Vista. I've done a full backup on the device but the company says it won't allow me to transfer the files to a Vista OS. I downloaded Microsoft Easy Transfer and did another backup but the device "E" drive does not show any files under the title "old computer". Is anyone familiar with this type of backup device and explain to me if I'm on the right track how to restore these files on a Vista laptop? Or, is this the wrong device for what I want to do?
 

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I have a suite of Windows 7 workstations on which I now cannot do a system image backup, although I used to be able to when I first installed them. The backup target is the D: drive of one of a pair of 2008 R2 Foundation servers (either one). Once I've selected the target server and drive from the "Select a Network Location" dialogue, and entered appropriate credentials there, back on the "Where do you want to save the backup?" dialogue, when I click the "Next" button, I just get a message box "An error has occurred: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057). Close Windows Backup and try again". Needless to say, that doesn't help.

I've come across many threads on this and other forums with similar problems, but none of the suggestions I found (like setting the locale to use '.' as the decimal place, increasing the virtual memory to a preposterous size, or running CHKDSK) have helped.

I know malware is not the problem since these workstations and the servers are on a closed network with no external connections at all, and all removable media are disabled.

Configuration:
Workstations:
HW: Dell Precision T3500
HDD: RAID 1 mirrored array of Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA II
NWIF: Intel PRO/1000 PT link aggregated dual 1 Gbaud NIC
OS: Win 7 64 bit Pro SP1

Servers:
HW: Dell Poweredge R210
HDD: RAID 1 mirrored array of Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA II
NWIF: Broadcom dual 1 Gbaud on MBrd
OS: Server 2008 R2 Foundation

A:Windows System Image Backup Fails to Start (error code 0x80070057)

OK, folks, riddle me this if you can:

I fixed this problem as a by-product of fixing another one, apparently unrelated, which was that I couldn't access the workstation's DVD drive - I just kept getting the dreaded "Access is denied" mantra. In my searching, I came across a suggestion to uninstall the drive and reinstall it. Seems kinda extreme, but it would certainly initialise its security settings.

Well I did it, and sure enough I now have full access to the drive, but then when I opened the Backup toolbox to create a new system repair disk, I found the backup to my system servers is now working, along with correctly identifying the DVD drive and an external USB HDD I have connected as usable backup devices (which it didn't before).

It makes about as much sense to me as getting your TV to work by turning the kitchen tap on, but there you go - that's Windows for you.

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Hi everybody,
I have an Inspiron 7548 4K with W10 (upgraded from 8.1) and since a few days I've been having the following problem with DBAR (1.9.X.X). When I try to take a SYSTEM back up, it ALWAYS stops/fails to complete at 12% during the Backing Up module (checking system and building list complete OK). The message is "Operation Cancelled. Destination location unavailable or not enough space on the disk". It always happens at 12% of the process. I have tried it more than 10 times, with no avail. Further info:
1. The only change in my system was a W10 update of March 23, 2016. NOTHING else. Up until then everything worked fine.
2. Tried with both the external HDD with previous/existing backups AND a new/clean one. Both are 500 GB for backing up the internal 256 GB, so there is more than enough drive space. Also tried different usb ports in case one was malfunctioning. 
3. Recovery media backup works fine. The problem is when it tries to proceed with system backup. I don't take data backups since I use cloud.
4. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling DBAR, keeping it below latest version 1.9.2.8. Same result.
Anybody?
Thanks,
Michael

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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My Win 7 x64 machine (Dell) has three hard drives in it. The original 2TB Seagate with the operating system on it, C:, a 2TB WD used for data storage,F:, ..and a 1TB Seagate repurposed from the XP computer it replaced. That last drive contains only data as that was its purpose in the previous machine. There are no programs on it and it's formatted NTFS.

On boot-up, the computer sees the 1TB Seagate as drive E: and it functions just fine until it's time for a Windows Backup. About 30 seconds into the backup, I get the message that "Intel Rapid Storage Technology has detected a disk removed on Port 3." At this point, the backup fails and Windows no longer sees the E: drive until next cold boot. The backup's target is an external Seagate drive J: that is unaffected by any of this.

Yes, I've changed SATA cables. I've changed the Motherboard connection where the E: drive's SATA cable is attached. I've reversed and rerouted cables so there's no odd pressure on any one of them. I've disabled the power-saving settings so the disc spins all the time. Nothing helps.

The E: drive functions just fine until Windows Backup starts, then it acts as if I removed it.

Error code from Windows Backup dialog is 0x80070002 "The system cannot find the file specified."

Suggestions?

A:When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed

Can you access the external target drive normally?

Also, could you post a screencap of Disk Management for us?
(Windows key + R to open Run, then type "diskmgmt.msc")

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I bought a 128GB "PNY Attache 2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive" so that I could preform a "Bootable Backup" using "Dell Backup and Recovery" yet when I inserted the flash drive and selected Bootable Backup from the list it fails to detect the drive.  Bootable Backup says it requires "a storage USB storage device with more than 100GB of capacity so why doesn't "Bootable Backup" sense my USB flash drive since it has more than 100GB of space on it?

A:Dell Backup and Recovery's Bootable Backup Won't detect USB Flash Drive

Try updating your Dell Backup and Recovery software.  With the update it now seems to work with all USB flash drives I throw at it.

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Does the following make sense to use for a backup strategy?
Like most people I am terrified of losing my data and I have 75,000 photos on my 2TB C: drive. What I am considering doing is adding a second internal 2TB drive and running Rebit to back up to that drive. Then adding an external 2TB external USB drive and also backing up to there with Rebit.
I would also run the backup program that is part of Win 7 Pro and weekly create a system image and also save it to the new internal 2TB drive. Then once a month create a system image with the Win 7 backup program and save it to the external USB drive.
Currently my C: which is a WD20EARX has 755 GB in use. Not sure if this makes any difference but I am running Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) in Enhanced Mode and have a Crucial SSD running RAID 0.
BTW, I know that Rebit is always backing up. Can that be a bad thing?
Any opinions on the above will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Zack S

A:Does this backup strategy make sense? Rebit, 2 drives and Win7 backup

A few random thoughts:

It sounds like your data (photos) are on the C partition. You might find that putting your data on a separate D partition on that same drive will make your backup strategy a bit simpler. Not a requirement, just a suggestion.

I would not rely on an image as a backup for data. If your data is on C, any image of C will of course include the data, but imaging is not foolproof and can go bad for unknown reasons.

I have never even heard of Rebit and assume you know it to be reliable. I don't know if it is a file by file backup program or an imaging program.

Copying the photos to another internal drive is a good idea. As is the idea of copying the photos to an external. The more backups the better. But you might consider some type of offsite backup in case of fire or theft.

I'd probably do this:

Temporarily move all data from C to some other physical drive--internal or external.

Then shrink C considerably to the size needed to hold Windows easily--maybe 100 GB.

Then make a new D (data) partition from the free space now available.

Move all data back to the new D from wherever you temporarily moved it.

Use an imaging program thereafter to make periodic images of C alone, storing the image on either the new internal or an external.

Use a file by file backup program to make periodic backups of D alone to the new internal and the external.

I'd probably just use a single partition on the new internal and the external and separate stuff by a folder struct... Read more

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How do I control how much disk space my Windows Backup takes up? I have a 1TB external disk for backups and other files. My computer's HDD only has about 250GB capacity. I don't know why my backups file got so bloated. What should I do?

I see that I can delete the older backup file: 22-Oct to 11-Nov. But read the text.
""Deleting previous backups will free up space on your backup location."
So far so good.

Then it continues, "All files backed up during the selected period will be deleted."

I'm pretty sure the text is just badly written. I guess that means the backup-files (on the backup drive) will be deleted. They couldn't mean that the original files (on my data drive) will be deleted. That sure is a scary possibility though. How do you understand this?

System: Windows 7 Enterprise

ScreenCap below

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A:Backup takes 800GB? Manage Windows Backup Disk Space

Yes, it is perhaps, badly written, but true. All files in the backup period from 22-Oct. to 11-Nov. will be deleted. Not to worry, though, because those same files are backed up in a later backup period from 11-Nov. to ? It is safe to delete older backup periods.

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