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Backup and restore (Not System Restore) Not Working

Q: Backup and restore (Not System Restore) Not Working

When I try to back up and restore (my files) it does not complete. I get the message disk full. I tried to uncheck the (shut off and delte all files from system restore) but that does not help. When I check the amount of space available on the D drive, it shows as full, but system restore seems to work; any suggestions?

A: Backup and restore (Not System Restore) Not Working

What are you using to backup your system?

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My laptop is currently running Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I have the Windows Disc from which I have installed this window but now I have installed bunch of Apps and installed Windows Updates. I want to backup all of my Apps, Settings and Updates. If I ever install Windows 10 again I just don't want to install all those updates and apps again (I might not even remember all of the apps I have now) so How can I create a backup now so in the future whenever I want I can just restore back to this point? Should I create a System Image or System Restore (Restore Point) or a Recovery Drive or Backup and Restore (Windows 7) ? I don't know which one is the right for me because I have never done any Backup, Restore or Recovery. Please Help.

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Hi, I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 and after solving a lot of initial issues def-ragging the drive everything was fine.

I then discovered windows system restore was not working would not start. Even when I enabled the in services shadow copy I set it so on the first failure it would restart which it did. It had a dependency RPc I set that to automatic when I log on. I do not know what the default settings are for these; I would have thought start up if its monitoring your hard drive.

I cant think of anything else. I've heard a few programs can cause this has anyone got any suggestions?

A:System Restore / Backup not working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by whyareallthe


Hi, I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 and after solving a lot of initial issues def-ragging the drive everything was fine.

I then discovered windows system restore was not working would not start. Even when I enabled the in services shadow copy I set it so on the first failure it would restart which it did. It had a dependency RPc I set that to automatic when I log on. I do not know what the default settings are for these; I would have thought start up if its monitoring your hard drive.

I cant think of anything else. I've heard a few programs can cause this has anyone got any suggestions?


"after solving a lot of initial issues" ... what initial issues did you have and how did you fix it?

Volume Shadow Copy service should set to "manual". Set action on first, second and third error to NONE or No Action (don't know how it's called in English).

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service should be set to automatic. (I'm NOT talking about Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator.)

Please put it back to default as explained above. Did you change more things in services? Can you start Volume Shadow Copy service? It stops automatically after a few minutes

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Hello. I'm having a problem with VSS (volume shadow copy service ) which pop's out every time I try to create a restore point or make an backup. I tried to restart the services already, put them on auto, googled alot but didnt find anything helpfull. The error messages that I get are the following : http://img402.imageshack.us/g/capturemz.png/

One is for the system restore and one for the backup. It's bothering me quite alot now, and because I'm a student adn do all kinds off stuff on my computer, I just NEED my system restore and backup back on and working. Any help?

P.S.- My specs are --> Laptop computer which has Intel Pentium T4200 2.0 GHZ dual core processor, 4 GB of RAM, nvidia 512 mb , CUDA Geforce G102M, HDD hitachi 250GB. Manufacturer is ASUS.
 

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I'd just done a new install of Windows 7 and have put my OS onto a new 64GB SSD. To begin with imaging and System restore worked but after I'd reconnected all my HDD (6TB in total) and installed all my apps (some alongside the OS, some on one of the HDDs alongside my user files) I went to do a Windows Backup image but discovered it wouldn't work, nor would Macrium Reflect, Paragon or System Restore.

The first errors I got were 'The read operation from the VolumeShadowCopy on the source failed (0x80780029)' and 'The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable (0x8007050)' I restored an early image and did a little more installing (MS Office 2010 as I recall). I attempted to make an image failing again with errors 'not enough space (0x80780119) and 'creation of shadow copy timed out (0x81000101).

Having researched the issue on this and other forums I came to the conclusion that the 100MB system reserved partition that Win7 had put on my C: drive wasn't big enough so I tried various methods to increase the size of this all of which failed leaving me little option but to start over with a clean install - which I'd actually only just very recently done!.

I didn't want to just repeat the same procedure which might well result in the same problem so after yet more research decided to follow advice here -
Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7 ? My Digital Life
- to do away with the 100MB partition altogether. I used method 3 in the guide ... Read more

A:Image Backup and System restore stopped working?

FYI:

During a clean install, you can omit that 100 MB partition entirely by using Diskpart command early in the installation.

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My hard drive crashed, and I had to get a new hard drive. I am trying to restore the system image and files I backed up from the old HD. I can restore the files from the external backup drive, but I can't get the system image restored. Has anyone else had problems doing this? Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 backup and restore system image not working

I didn't have any luck on a friends Win backup Image program, it looked like it might have restored the image but didn't in the end.

I ended up having to do another fresh install.... Now use a paid for 3rd party program that has worked great for me.

In all of my searching, I haven't found anything good about it's backup features or the transfer wizard.... sorry!!

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OK, so a couple of days ago, my HP desktop crashed and then went through the whole System Recovery loop(I couldn't login to Safe mode, wouldn't let me past the System Recovery Screen). Well I backed up the entire C drive using Backup your files in the menu. Then it shows you all the file types it will back up; i.e photos, videos, e-mails and bookmarks. So I did that to an external hard drive and it comes out to 143GB.

Then I did a factory restore to my desktop.

Now comes my problem. I've been able to copy everything from the external hard drive using RecoveryMgr.exe which opens the WIM files and saves them to my C: hard drive under System Recovery Files. However it does not seem to work when it comes to putting in my old Thunderbird e-mails, contacts and such or in Firefox to restore my bookmarks, saved passwords. Any help would be most appreciative. Thank you

A:System Backup & Restore will not restore bookmarks or e-mails

A default Firefox installation has all configuration info including bookmarks in C:\Users\your user name\appdata\roaming\ in a folder called Mozilla.

A default Thunderbird installation has all configuration info including email in C:\Users\your user name\appdata\roaming\ in a folder called Thunderbird.

If those folders got backed up, you should be able to drill down to them and restore.

I assume you used Windows Backup to do the back up. I have no idea if it will include those folders.

If those folders from your original installation still survive, you can restore by copying them to the same location on new Thunderbird/Firefox installations, over-writing the new folders created when you reinstall Thunderbird/Firefox.

It's a good practice to back up the Mozilla and Thunderbird folders periodically as a matter of course--just as you would any other data.

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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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If I create a system image and then periodically create full backups of all drives would I be able to recover the system to the last backup? I am thinking I could recover from the system image and then recover using the backup.

A:Fully restore system using Backup & Restore

Yes. Also use the previous versions feature at any time to restore a file several versions back. This works even without setting up windows backup, as restore points also create backups of your files. But windows backup will offer even more on days the backup is created. I have mine set like this:

2 internal hard drives, one is main, other is backup. Windows backup runs to it every 2 weeks and does a system image and backs up all my files. An external hard drive works well too, but then is hard to have on a schedule since you need to remember to plug it in.

I still recommend having a backup external hard drive as well, with your users folder dragged onto it just in case.

Just like time machine on apple. Of course microsoft removed this feature in windows 8, because they like to screw up good things.

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I have been have some problems with my HP dv 8500 laptop. It has vista on it. I could not get any windows updates. So I backed up my files to a flashdrive and did a system recovery. I have files on the flash drive but cannot transfer them back to the laptop. I would love it if someone could guide me through the process.
Thanks in advance
 

A:System Restore - how to restore backup created

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I've been facing issues with backup / restore / system restore - Hope fulle someone may help me. I've attached screenshot as help. Kind regards

A:backup, restore, and system restore problems

Sorry, my Word program can't read your systemrestore.doc.
Could you try sending it as a jpeg file?

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Hi, I had critical errors occur that kept me from logging onto my windows account (the only profile on my computer was the admin account) on my 32bit vista home premium install. This forced me to do a complete wipe and restore from the startup menu and I made a backup when prompted to in the process of the complete restore. I have this backup folder on my external hd but I can't seem to restore the files from it. I found some tutorials on the forums about restoring from a "backup set" but my backup can't be found using the backup and restore center. The folder on my hd is called "G:\MINWINPC\Backup Files 2010-11-18 182844" and I can't seem to figure out how to restore from it.

Issue solved.

A:System restore backup files won't restore

Hi convert,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Here's an article on the restore procedure: Restore Backup Files

Just to make sure you're doing it right. It's a selective restore of a full or selective backup (not a complete restore of a complete backup) - but since you did a full backup it matches your process closer than a complete restore would.

Back up and restore: frequently asked questions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-and-restore-frequently-asked-questions

I also found the following (but don't know if it's true or not):

1. After starting "Backup and Restore Center"
2. I selected "Advanced Restore"
3. I wasn't asked for an Administrator password....maybe because my account is an administrator account.
4. Selected "Files from a backup made on a different computer"
5. In the Dialog stating "Select the location of the backup to restore", select "Hard disk, CD or DVD......"
6. Under the drop-down box, select your drive/partition and continue
7. If there are any backups on your drive, it will show a list of them.
8. In my case, it did show a backup but in backup location, it will show "Backup location is not available."
9. I was frustrated but then I somehow just selected that backup(yes....even though it said that the Backup location is not available"
10. and pressed "Next"
11. Guess what....not error!!!!!
12. A window showed up asking me whether I wanted to perform comp... Read more

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I have Windows Defender and McAfee Security Center anti virus softwares.When I run them they are telling that I does'nt have any virus.But I am unable to Go to previous restore points and many exe files are missing in the C:\Window\System folder."Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware removal to clean your computer." error came on the desktop.Whole desktop was white with an orange color box in between with the above warning.Antivirus2008 something like that was installed on the desktop and in the control panel...so 1. first I removed the software icon from the desktop and the control panel.Next I went to System32 and removed the recent files.2, But I was Unable to restore to go to a previous date to get rid of the virus.My System restore is infected I believe.I don't have that much knowledge in this field.So kindly let me know in detail what I can do to remove the whole virus.Yes System restore was working properly before.I noticed this as soon as the the virus came. I have ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but still I am unable to go back to my previous system restore points and system is operation very slowly...Please find the log file here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:56 AM, on 8/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Unable To Restore My System To Previous Dates, Clicking On The Back Arrow On The Restore Calender Is Not Working

Hello Ashakins and welcome at BleepingComputer,Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but the forums are really busy.If you still need help :Please don't run 2 active virusscanners at once, make a choice and remove the other one completely through Control Panel > Software, along with SweetIM.1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. After reboot,Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, if still present :O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SweetIM] C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit Hij... Read more

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Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

Double check to make sure that System Protection is turned on for your Windows drive.

Next, use the free program CCleaner to see what it shows for what restore points you may have like below.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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So my little sisters boyfriend deleted all the history on my Google Chrome, 'to free up space' and I think he's been on something weird on my laptop, and want to find out. I googled how to get the history back and the other thing I fully understood was to do a System Restore to back before he deleted it. I did that three times to different points in time, definitely before he did it and it hasn't changed anything. If anyone else has any ideas they would be much appreciated, although please bear in mind I'm not massively great with computers! Thank you
 

A:How to restore Chrome history, system restore not working?

I don't think you can get it back unless you had a backup, System Restore doesn't affect data so that's why it doesn't work.

Why do you need the History restored anyways?
 

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When Im trying to resotre the system restore. It give no effect.
When Im trying to create the restore point. It gives the follwing message "System restore is not able to create a resotre point. Please restart the computer, and then run the system restore again"

And also I have update problem in the F-Secure anti virus.
And also I have a booting problem, after boot windows xp icons apperars when I was click any icon it hang.

A:System Restore is not working creating/Restore

click on start then control panel then system in there you should see system restore. clcik on it , make sure you tick off Turn off on all system drive then click ok then go back to restore again. unless you have corrupted window which means you need a new window installation. good luck

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i want to restore my buds laptop. he had restore turned on until about 3 weeks ago he shut it off.

question: if you shut off restore does it still keep the last restore points? and is there a way to restore in safe mode (cant boot in reg mode) if restore is shut of. when i try and turn on sys restore in safe mode it say "i cant".

any suggestions?
 

A:System restore question? Can i restore in safe mode i restore was turned off?

when you turn off restore you lose all the restore points...thats why you cant use them...If you can boot in safe mode and backup all the things you can't live without...then we will try to fix the booting problem
 

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Not sure when this issue started, so not sure if this has anything to do with XP Pro SP3. System Restore appears to function normally until attempt to restore. Select restore point > confirmation screen, click next > result = stays on confirmation screen. No cpu activity. Disabled SR and tried to re-register dll's. Was only able to re-register srclient.dll. Other dll's report loaded but "DllServerRegister point not found. . ." Suggestions please.

A:System Restore runs, creates restore points, but can't restore

Hello & welcome to TSF,

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, restart the computer. If the error still occurs, search the hard drive for the presence of the Wininit.ini file, and then rename it. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
scanreg /fix

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Okay, I made a back up about a month ago. I set it to backup every Monday at 1:00 AM.
But it never actually makes a backup when on schedule, only the first backup made in June actually worked. It is also messing up with the dates, it says the next backup will be
January, 30th, 1899!! I change the settings for the schedule but it never works.

Here is a screenshot :


Help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Backup and Restore not WORKING!

Hello Michael,

LOL, I've never seen having to wait for the past to backup before. Double check to make sure that your time & date and time zone is set correctly on your computer.

If that is correct, then you might see if resetting backup and restore and setting up and creating a new backup will work properly afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm running VHP64 on a Lenovo laptop. I can't create a restore point, nor can I restore from a previously created restore point.
When I try to create a restore point, I get an error code 0X800423F3 and a message that tells me that the writer experienced a transient error.

I tracked down a suggested solution on the Microsoft Vista Answers Forum
which said that the error was caused by the improper registration of a WMI
dll (wmiutils.dll) and gave a couple of suggested steps to fix the problem, which didn't work.
start/run/regsvr32 wmlutils.dll
prompt says file registered successfully
type netstop winmgmt and press y
type netstart winmgmt

I tried the above and it didn't help. Here's my hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:16:07 PM, on 2/6/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\ReadyComm\common\IGRS.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IgrsSvcs.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

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My first B/U and Restore worked fine. Now I want to add a schedule.
When I click on "backup Now" no response. "change setting' and 'schedule backup' don't have response either.

A:Backup and Restore not working

I can't answer your question in regards to Windows Backup, but I will make a quick suggestion.

Due to the fact that Windows Backup isn't as reliable as many of the third party alternatives, I highly suggest that you try one. My favorite is Macrium Reflect Free Edition, but Norton Ghost is a good product as well.

In the case of Macrium, it allows you to create a carbon copy of any hard drive or partition. Once you've created your first copy, you should create the Boot CD using the Linux Live CD option and attempt to revert to that system image by booting into the CD. If all goes well and you successfully restore your computer using the system image and boot cd, then you know you have a reliable backup solution.

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When I access Backup and Restore (via Control Panel) and click on 'Backup now' nothing happens. I get a similar non-response when I try to 'Manage space' or 'Change settings'.

Any ideas please?

A:Backup and Restore not working

Hello Ken and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this problem just recently started you could try rolling back your computer to an earlier time using System Restore.

System Restore

If System Restore doesn't help it's possible your computer may have damaged or corrupt system files. Try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan at least three times and reboot the computer immediately following each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I accidentally closed a Google Chrome window with many tabs and for some reason I no longer have the "Reopen last closed window" option in Chrome (just reopen last closed tab).

So I went to restore the Chrome state from my tape backup, but for the first time since I started a tape rotation, Yosemite backup insisted on getting every single backup tape I ever used even though all required data was on a single tape, there didn't seem to be a way for it to make it understand all the data was on one tape. I think if I forced it to use just the correct tape, it restored to what seemed to be several weeks ago, even though a backup from the day before was on the tape.

I ended up restoring it from my second emergency backup that's done to a removable hard drive.

I clearly don't understand how to do the restore I want in Yosemite backup, any idea why it insisted on getting like 5 tapes when all data needed was on a single tape?

Thanks

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi:

I have a Win 7 Enterprise Pro x64 laptop. Most of the files in my recycler/recycle bin mysteriously disappeared a few days back (I am guessing some OS quirk since desktop.ini also seems to have been modified then, though everything is still running smoothly).

So I want to get those files back. In my weekly backup to an external HDD using Win 7's built-in Backup and Restore I thought I have the recycler backed up:
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Options > Change Backup Settings > Select where you want to save your backup > Where do you want to back up?: Let me choose > What do you want to back up?: Computer, Local Disk (C:, $RecycleBin is checked (my HD is partitioned and I also have the D: $RecycleBin selected here)

But when I select
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Restore my files > Browse for files (or Browse for folders)
I get a explorer like screen which lists in the title bar,
Backup on <location> > Backup of C:
and lists all other folders I checked off in the Backup in the last paragraph but not the $RecycleBin folder.

Note that I have "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" selected and "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked in folder options (so for example ProgramData is listed in the folders in the last paragraph). I also am able to restore other files from my backup so I am rather sure the backup is not corrupted.

Is there someway to find and restore the recycler files or is this... Read more

A:Backup and Restore: restore files in Recycler (Win7 Enterprise x64)

Sorry to bump this but hoping someone might have a suggestion on this (or even to tell me that it is not possible to restore files from the recycler)

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Hi, hopefully someone out there can assist me with this one:

When I try to use backup and restore, the backup and restore window informs me that my F: drive is not connected (which it is). Also if I click on "change settings" or "turn on schedule", the link appears not to work, it simply sends me to the system folder. I would like to set up some sort of automatic back up of the whole system (not just my personal documents) but can't figure out how to get it to work.

I am sure that it is something obvious and easily that I just don't understand

Thanks!

A:Backup and restore links not working

Have you been here? http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1838/using-backup-and-restore-in-windows-7/

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Dear Experts hope you can solve my probs:
I had windows 7 home premium free upgraded from Vista home premium. i had 2 question.

1. The setup stored in D partition is whether win 7 or Vista. how can i confirm?

2. Recently i was creating system image but due to unavailable more blank dvd i could not completed and i had to interrupt after a single dvd disk. and again next day when i am trying to make system image, i could not getting any option at Backup and Restore folder in control panel. Pls advice.

My system info:
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7550 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4063 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466843 MB, Free - 317496 MB; D: Total - 10091 MB, Free - 1408 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 361B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore not working

Vista was pre-installed and you also received a Windows 7 Upgrade DVD? If so, the Recovery partition has Vista.
 

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The "back up now" button and "change settings" button and other buttons in the backup and restore center does not work, nothing happens except an icon flashes by in the taskbar. I have however managed to do a backup of my system drive but it won't let me do anything there now.

I've tried using system file checker to see if anything is wrong with the system files but it checks out ok.

If you have any ideas I'd appreciate it.

A:Backup and Restore buttons not working

I'm having the same issue. Running RC 7100 32bit. I've got bitlocker enabled, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. I was able to create a system image, but the "Set up Backup" or "Select another backup to restore files from" don't do anything when I click on them.

Any ideas?

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Nothing related to windows backup, restore, restore points, or vss seems to be working.

It has been like this for some time.

Platform: windows 7 SP1 x64

Keeps pretty current with patches (meaning it's also had some bad ones from MS over the years)

Also running Acronis True Image 2016 without issues.

Not even basic vss functionality seems to be working:



C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list writers

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool

(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.



Error: A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error.

Check the Application event log for more information.




C:\Windows\system32>

sfc /scannow:

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.



The above vssadmin shows this in application log:

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: A critical component required by the Volume Shadow Copy service is not registered. This might happened if an error occurred during Windows setup or during installation of a Shadow Copy provider. The error returned from CoCreateInstance
on class with CLSID {e579ab5f-1cc4-44b4-bed9-de0991ff0623} and Name IVssCoordinatorEx2 is [0x80040154, Class not registered
]. 

Operation:
   Instantiating VSS server



I've tried most of the options here:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/2b1f44e0-725a-4fc5-bc1d-69437871fe90/wierd-volume-shadow-copy-service-e... Read more

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How do you repair backup and restore center on vista 64bit home premium?

A:backup and system restore

Originally Posted by mori uk


How do you repair backup and restore center on vista 64bit home premium?



Do you mean to say that it is not working?

If the answer is yes, then follow this:

1. Open the start menu
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. Right click on command prompt and select run as administrator
4. In command prompt, type:

sfc /scannow

Let it run, it should take about 10-15 minutes. This will check the integrity of your system files and will attempt to replace or repair corrupted or missing files.

Repeat this process 3 times (sometimes it isn't fixed on the first time), and if it is still detecting problems ("Integrity Violations"), then let me know and we will try something else.


If the answer is no, then let me know what the problem is in more detail.

Tom

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If I install a fresh copy of Win 7 on a PC with a different hardware configuration, can I restore the last system backup from my old PC, bearing in mind that different motherboards are involved? I want to avoid reinstalling loads of application software.

A:Restore from system backup on old PC

Possibly, but more likely, not. The backup will include driver information from the original motherboard -- and if those devices are quite different for the new motherboard, Win7 might not even boot.

Most folks will recommend a fresh install on the new motherboard -- and that is generally, the best course of action.

IF you don't want to follow that route, LapLink makes a product known as PC Mover -- which will "migrate" your Win7 OS setup from the old machine to the new one. I have used it, and it actually works. Saves having to reinstall all the apps from scratch, and redo all the Windows updates to make Win7 current.

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Hi,
Yesterday I completed a system restore using acer eRecovery management. I did this because my computer has been freezing randomly/failing to shut down/restart/start-up properly (reaching a certain point and getting a black screen), internet explorer kept "unexpectedly" shutting down etc..etc.. the whole thing seemed to be corrupt or something. So, I decided to complete a system backup and restore.

Firslty, I backed up all my files to the ( DATA F; )hard disk on my computer and then completed the system restore using as I said, Acer eRecovery management.
The system restore worked well however, when I tried to restore the backup filed I keep getting the following error message:

The disk containing the backup is not accessible. Please make sure it is turned on and connected to the computer.

I dont understand this because I can actually see and access all of my backup files as you can see from the screenshot below.
Can someone please help me restore my files....I'd really appreciate it.
Cheers

A:System backup and restore.

Hello 086bryan,

Found this on another site, it may help you with your problem.







This may happen if the backup and restore wizard does not recognize the backup file, try the below steps.
To restore a backup made on another computer
• Open Backup and Restore Center by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Backup and Restore Center.
• Click Advanced restore. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
• Click Files from a backup made on a different computer, and then follow the steps.
Restore files from a backup
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Restore-files-from-a-backup
Back up and restore: frequently asked questions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-and-restore-frequently-asked-questions

Hope this helps!

Halima S - Microsoft Support.








Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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After doing a restore I lost some important emails. Is there any way to get them back? Can I restore my computer to an even earlier time? I did this, I thought it was an earlier time, but it may not have been. It may have been the same restore point in fact.

If I restored my computer to an even earlier time would this restore the emails I lost?

If not is there any other way to get the emails? My backup drive is my E: drive and I tried getting the emails from there, but you know how microsoft outlook is , i just don't know how to do it. Is there anything I can do?

Maybe a system restore? I haven't tried that, although it's been a little while, I'd hate to lose something else :(. It would be worth it though to get the emails back.

Thanks a lot.
Brad

A:Did a restore (using backup and restore) and lost important emails

you should be able to reverse the restore if its what cause the lost of emails. However, normally your emails are safe during a restore.

you could also do a search and see if it finds your pst files. see this for more info

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Hi all,
my Latitude E6540 refused to boot this morning and all automatic repair options failed. No sweat I thought and installed a Windows System Image created about a month ago. Now I proceeded to restore the missing data using DBR - I'm doing automatic daily backups - only to find out that this software apparently requires a system backup to work. The problem is that after the last update, DBR refused to accept my Toshiba usb hard drive for system backups, stating that this media device could not be used for system backups - that's why I created a Windows System Image. Nowhere does it state that DBR does not backup data at all if a different software is used for system backups. It seems to me that this is a pretty sh.... piece of software (I bought the premium version). I have learned it the hard way. From now on I will not rely anymore on Dell software for backups. Just thought I'd let everybody know.

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?

Thanks

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Hello I am running Windows 7 [64 bit]. I have been using Windows backup, but it has stopped working and I am unable to open the programme from the Control Panel. Can anyone help me?
Thanks, Caroline.

A:Windows 7 backup and restore has stopped working

Welcome to the forum
Try to use the sfc /scannow:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Or a startup repair:

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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please help me, i just got this computer today and windows backup and restore is not working. There is no help for my problem. I am not getting any error messages, instead whenever i click anything with a blue and yellow security shield next to it in the backup and restore window, i am redirected to the system 32 folder.

i do not know why it keeps on happening and i am getting no help at all with people who are having a similar issue. i have heard something about how it is an issue, but no helpful info was posted.
 

A:Windows 7 backup and restore isnt working for me! please help me.

i just got this computer todayClick to expand...

If new I assume it's under warranty. I can't think of any reason this should be happening if you are using an Administrator type account. A Standard user may not have permission to do these actions.

If the computer is used I'd reinstall Windows and start with a fresh system.
 

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I just created a backup of my PC on a floppy disk and I was wondering, will it have any effect if I choose to do a backup right now and just test it to see if it is correct and working, or is that not a good idea?

A:Can I run a system backup restore for a test?

Something tells me you did not backup your entire drive to a floppy, you probably created an ASR floppy disk. It should have saved a file to your harddrive also with extra information on it.

I would advise against trying this since your computer is running fine, you would not notice any difference anyway.

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Hello folks,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 laptop. In my experience, Toshiba has one of the worst system recovery modules which takes ages to restore. To avoid this issue, I restored my machine to factory settings, deleted crapware, updated and backed up using the tool built into Windows 7.

Now after a while, I successfully messed up the system that it takes 5 minutes to boot and is as slow as a turtle. I am considering system restore using the backup I made on external HDD.

My question is, if I restore using this backup,
- Will it delete ALL the data put on this machine AFTER the backup was made?
- Will it completely restore SYSTEM to the backup settings? i.e. deleting the folders and registry entries added by the programs installed?

Thanks in advance.

(P.S. - I am asking this question because I restored system to a previous date using a 'restore point' but it left all the (emptied) folders made by the installed programs, don't know about registry. In short, it wasn't useful at all.)

A:System Restore from a previous backup

Hi fuzzychicken and welcome to Seven Forums.

All the data on the disk you imaged will be set back to the time you made the image. If you need to save any of it you will have to copy it somewhere off the disk first. This will not work for any programs you have installed since the image. You will need to install them again.

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Hello all,
This is my first post to BleedingComputers so please forgive any mistakes this newb might make. I was not sure whether to post this here or the Windows 7 forum but here goes.

the problem I am having is that for the last week, I recieve errors while using the System Restore operation. Everytime I attempt to restore to a previous restore point, I recieve

"System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and setting were not changed.
Details:
the data is invalid. (0x8007000D)"

If I click the ""Run System Restore" button, I immediately recieve the message

"There was an unexpected error: Catastrophic failure (0x8000FFFF). Please close System Resore and try again."

Previously, I was able to use the System Resore operation at will with no problems. As I stated, this problem jut popped up suddenly. The sudden onset with no system changes (other than regular updates) implies to me some sort of virus or malware. Also, I begin to sweat bullets when i see the word "Catastrophic" on my computer. Everything I could find on the net using Google searches was less than helpful. I remember having a very similar problem running with XP and solved by doing and F-disk. It is not my preferred solution.

Here are my observations, initial tests and operations
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A:System Restore - Backup virus?

Here is an update...and nothing is good.I attempted to perform Norton scans from Safe Mode and it crashed every time. what is worse, it almost always crashed to BSOD. After this, I could not restart in Normal mode without first performing a CHKDSK. Sometimes it would not even start in Safe Mode without some witchcraft on my part. As icing on the cake, when I was able to log into normal mode (and post this update), the Norton AV had been disabled. I will post a number of logs here for your viewing pleasure, including the CHKDSK results, BSOD Event Log, BSOD .cab and BSOD .xml.Here is the results of the CHKDSK for the C: operating system hard drive: Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now check the disk. CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)... 104960 file records processed. File verification completed. 131 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 2 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)... 143762 index entries processed. Index verification completed. 0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. ... Read more

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Okay I am playing around with a Windows 7 Home Premium N Install and trying to figure out how to backup my system after fresh install and all drivers loaded and all updates done. I started with a clean install on a Asus MB with I7 3770 cpu at 3.4 GHz . Useing a sata 3Ghz 7200rpm 80 gig HD. Bios is set to UEFI with compatability mode and Particion is GPT and controller AHCI. All is well and I only had to install a few drivers (LAN and SM bus, and usb3, and xhost usb3 from Asus). Choose not to install the Intell Management engine interface driver. or any kind of chipset utillity. After doing service pack 1 and all updates and the intell HD4000 graphics driver all is well. Hard drive and USB3 speeds are pretty good so far very stable. No errors or warnings in event log at last boot. Bootup is reasonable fast. So now I want to know if I can do a system image to be able to restore to this very nice state insteed on having to go thru all the drivers and updates again. Can I use the windows 7 Backup utillitie to make a sys image onto an external HD with a MBR particion. Can I do a restore to the GPT system Hard drive with the efi partition plus the System reserved partition plus the OS partition. I also made the restore disk useing the windows 7 Backup utillitie. If all goes well I will d0 this on my Sata 6 Gig 10,000 rpm HD and finaly be happy with my computer. Win 7 has been good to me so far. Or is there another type of backup software that might do what I want. Thanks fellow Win... Read more

A:backup and restore win 7 N on a UEFI System

this is a good one. Imaging with free Macrium

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I have two partitions--C: contains Windows and installed apps; D: contains my data. I used "Create a system image" on the Backup and Restore screen to create an image on a USB drive (F. Asked "Which drives do you want to include in the backup?", I left D: unchecked and created the required images for "System Reserved (System)" and "System (C (System)". Everything proceeded normally.

I tested this by attempting to restore with the aid of a System Repair Disc. All went well, until I got a screen offering me an opportunity to:Format and re-partition disks.
Select this to delete any existing partitions and reformat all disks to match the layout of the system image.
And, of course, this is where I bailed out.

I want to restore only the C: partition, without changing D:. Is this possible?. Should I have made an image of the D: partition as well? Had I done so, could I have prevented restoring the D: image?

A:Help! Backup and restore the system partition

Were you using Windows built-in Backup/Restore function? If so, I don't know how to help you. I do know Macrium Reflect free or pay-for will do what you want.

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Hello,
I did a system restore and the health of my SSD drive dropped to 98 %, performance is still 100 %.
According to HD sentinel there is no action needed.
Did have a search about that and it seems that system restore is the reason.

I have Easeus to do home installed, if I make an image of my system would it be enough to reset the whole thing on a new SSD if it happens to die, although all my software is installed on an internal HD, except for the Antivirus.

Now I suppose system restore in the case of an SSD is a bad thing to do, but if I have to restore through Easeus, will it degrade further ?

If it is, making all sorts of system backups does not make sense, not even a system repair disc.

Did a search and some people say that it?s OK to do system restore on an SSD, others advise against it, this is all very confusing.

Maybe next time a normal HD !

I would appreciate any comment about that subject and I thank you in advance.

A:SSD, System restore and Backup questions

That makes no sense at all. System restore could not possibly do any kind of damage to the physical device, all it does is overwriting some configurations, the registry and some files with a backup copy, operations that are harmless to any HD. Do you have any reason to believe that's the root cause?

What you're seeing is a direct consequence of normal usage of pretty much any thing in life: things wear out after normal use for a period of time. It's very difficult to attribute those degradations to any concrete action you could perform on the thing, but the repeated use will over time degrade it, and is expectable to be so.

I would also question how reliable is that "98%" (or the 100% before it). Do you know exactly how the program reached to those numbers? How accurate are they really?
Ultimately, until the disk begins experiencing troubles (like bad sectors or some noticeable speed degradation), there is no reason to worry about. A backup is always a good thing to have handy, just in case, but I don't see any reason to be paranoid about it.

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I have a vista 64bit home premium Sony laptop, the automatic back up (scheduled weekly) fails and will not backup manually either, plus the system restore dos not function and after restart shows an error message and stays at its current restore point, can anyone help?

A:backup and system restore problem

Do you have enough space for the backup?

Sounds like you did not devote enought space to the backup drive.

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some peoples using system restor others are using backup programs like ''acornis true image'' to backup the entire system partition, so what's the diference? why they prefer to use acronis when u have system restore in ur windows accesories default?

A:what's the diference between backup or system restore?

System Restore is much more limited. It's easier to use, very convenient, and works much of the time---but it is not a legitimate "backup".

A system image file contains EVERYTHING on the selected partitions. System Restore does not.

A system image will back up personal data if personal data is on the selected partition. System Restore does not and will not back up or restore personal data files.

System Restore points normally will disappear within weeks or months, depending on settings. System image files can be kept and restore years after they were made.

I use both. I like both. Both will fail at times, but most would tell you that imaging is a bit more reliable--in addition to being more thorough.

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HI all, As per the question title.

A:Question: Is backup necessary if I use System Restore?

Id rather do it the other way around personally, using disc imaging.

Weekly full images with daily differntials, rather than rely on the built in System restore.

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i have a gateway and i just did a full system restore with backup. everything worked fine. Now i want to restore all my pictures n documents, but i dont know how. any help? theres a folder named C:\My Backup -- 10-01-17 0824PM

A:full system restore with backup

What is the Gateway system model?

You did not find instructions for using the backup utility at the Gateway site or in your owner's manual?

Louis

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I have an Acer Aspire Swich 10 E computer which came with Windows 8.1. After many many hours of downloading, I have upgraded it to Windows 10 for free. I now wish to make a system backup so that I can restore Windows to its present pristine state should that be necessary or desirable. When I run Acer Recovery Management to create a backup, the only options are "Factory Default," which presumably is Windows 8.1, and "Drivers and Applications". I tried using Acronis True Image, but it doesn't see my C: drive, which presumably is on the 64 GB SSD. It sees the 500 GB HDD, the Acronis thumb drive and the drive I intend to use for backup. I understand that the factory default is stored on a hidden partition, presumably on the SSD, so I didn't expect to see that. How can I restore Windows 10 without first reinstalling 8.1 and then reupgrading? I also want my backup to be on my media, not on some cloud or pie in the sky! Oh, and of course, at a later date, I wish to make a backup with my software installed and all the bloatware removed. 










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A:system backup and restore after upgrade from 8.1

a system image is what you need, system image is a 1:1 copy of your actual HDD state and can be loaded from a windows 10 installation media. so, first of all, i would create a windows 10 bootable media:http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209 follow onscreen instruction and have a 8GB USB flash drive ready. then have a big USB flash drive (32GB) or and external HDD, press windows logo key + xclick on control panelclick on Backup and restore (windows 7)connect your USB flash drive or external HDDclick on the left side, Create a system imagefollow screen instruction 

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I have only a laptop for use and i'm thinking to buy a desktop or a new laptop, both with Windows 7 Home Premium 64b, the same OS my current laptop has. My question is if it's possible to create a data backup (not system image) to backup my current installed programs, files on my documents, videos and picture folders..etc. and restore them to the new computer? and in the event that is possible, do i have to rename the my computer as the old one?

or should i use "Windows Easy Transfer" ?

A:Help deciding to backup\restore to new system

You can't "backup" installed programs unless you use an image.

If you buy a new PC which already has Windows installed on it, you likely would not want to restore an image from another machine anyway.

If you buy a new PC, you should be prepared to re-install your programs.

You can backup your personal data without an image---most commonly to an external drive or to a USB drive.

Here is a tutorial on Easy Transfer. Personally, I have not had any good luck with Easy Transfer, but your mileage may differ. You should definitely make a backup of your personal data regardless.

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

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Hello,

I finally was able to clone my Hd to a SSD 128 gb but the system restore and daily backup to a internal 320 Gb IDE Hd appears to not be working?

Am I missing something? Does the backup hard drive need to be formated to a different cluster size? I tried to do a system restore and a backup restore and they both failed.

The backup restore said something about partition size error.

Thank you very much for any info on what I need to do to get my daily backups and system restore working. I do use both features quite allot.

A:New SSD System Restore and Windows Backup

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Are you using Windows built-in backup and restore for all of this?

I seriously doubt cluster size has anything to do with it, but your partition setup might. That's why the screen shot is needed.

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I just used "system restore with backup" on my Windows XP SP2 eMachine T3104 because the computer was missing a startup dll file. I am back in windows, but the Hard Drive C: says that there are only 252MB left out of 90GB. I checked the six folders in the C:Drive and only one of the folders, "Backup Folder:, says it has 27GB in it.

Two questions:

1. where are the other 63GB?
2. Where are my files. I performed a search for .jpg and .mp3 and could not find any of my files I had on the PC. So how can I recover the files?

I tried using the System Restore function but it is looking for a .bkf file and there isn't one!

A:XP system restore with backup - where are my files???

Try going to My Computer open it select your C: drive right click on it then select properties click on Disk Cleanup check all then click on ok. This may take some time. This will clean up your hard drive. When you are done with that also try CCleaner, this will do the same as above but it will do a more in-depth cleaning of your hard drive (Note do not use the Registry Cleaner on CCleaner not recommended by us Microsoft Support Team) Which is all safe.

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hey , this a stupid question, i think. but i just can't understand what is the deference between a system restore image and a backup data image etc? i've heard that u can save both a system restore image and backup at the same time to an external hard drive : for example, f:drive\name of pc user\backupImageSet YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS is this correct? how is this possible , thank you

A:backup/restore system image?

As Brink says, "There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them."

A "plain backup" usually just backs up data files, while a system image backs up everything on your drive. A system image is a kind of backup. To confuse things, it depends on which backup/imaging program you use as to whether or not you can extract individual files. The native Windows 7 tool lets you create a "plain backup" of data files, or a full system image. But you cannot restore individual files from the system image.

Let's say you accidentally delete an important letter that had been in your Documents folder. Either a system image or a data backup could restore that letter. But if all you had was a Windows 7 system image, you'd have to restore the entire hard drive and not just the letter. That's why the native Windows 7 lets you select what kinds of backups you want to create: a data backup, a system image, or both. Other backup software (like Macrium, EaseUS Todo, Paragon, etc) offer more flexibility than the native Windows 7 imaging tool.

Hope this doesn't make it even more confusing.

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My Windows 7 has System Restore and my (Comcast) Norton Internet Security Suite has Backup. I assume that I should use one or the other, but not both. Any advice or opinions about which is better, especially in not slowing down performance?

A:System Restore vs. Norton Backup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mcmilval


My Windows 7 has System Restore and my (Comcast) Norton Internet Security Suite has Backup. I assume that I should use one or the other, but not both. Any advice or opinions about which is better, especially in not slowing down performance?


Win 7 System Restore is NOT a system backup.

Win 7 Backup and Restore IS a system backup.

I am a strong advocate for Win 7 Backup and Restore.

I have also been able to avoid untold woes by using the Win 7 System Restore.

since I'm lazy and do not care to go into a long dissertation, let me suggest:
WIN + F1 key combo | type System Restore
WIN + F1 key combo | type System Backup

WIN is the key with with wavy Microsoft flag on top.

the system restore information is good. The system backup information can be confusing.

To further complicate understanding, there is System Repair.

A System Repair Disc can save your bacon. I recommend making one.

A System Repair Disc is not System Restore disc.

All of these similar terms can be very confusing and bewildering to a win 7 beginner.

I do recommend making a System Image Backup using Win 7 Backup and Restore. For this we have an excellent tutorial.

I recommend purchasing an external usb drive an making a System Image backup.

If you decide to make a system image backup, then I'll gladly provide a couple of guiding words to complement the tutorial and avoid unnecessary confusion.

For the system repair d... Read more

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Hi, I'm doing a backup as per norm to my backup internal drive.

System Image works fine, easy transfer works fine and both quick, but when I click on backup now, the progress bar in Windows Backup stops at 7% and won't continue any further.

I'm going t oleave this overnight to see if this will assist in any way, but this normally takes under 10 minutes.

I've been in event viewer but not being a system guy I really don't know what i'm looking at or should be looking for.

Any help and advice greatly appreciated.

A:Backup and Restore Dilemma - system bug?

I tried the backup function some time ago and had no buggy problems as such - could there be some disk you're asking it to back up it doesn't handle properly, or maybe some locked file (which it should skip or warn about, that would be a bug, or functional deficiency )? Try removing stuff from the backup payload to see if it's some particular object hosing it.

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Sandy did damage my computer, either the MB or the CPU (Intel i5-760) is fried. At this point, it is not known, if my drives bit the dust as well. There are backups on the external drive, both Windows and Macrium images.

The system being built has different MB and Intel i5-3350P CPU. This is an "unplanned" system hardware update and no preparation had been made for the Windows 7 drive for the migration.

Pulling off the data from the drives doesn't seem much of an issue with the new system, provided all six drives work. Restoring the "old" Windows 7 system on the other hand seems much harder. Microsoft does not support restoring system state to a different hardware platform.

Does anyone has experience with restoring Windows 7 system sate to new hardware?
TIA...

A:Restore system backup to new hardware...

I've never done it, but have seen posts from a number of people who have done it.

Many of them were successful. Apparently, Win 7 is quite forgiving. I think ultimately all you can do is try it and see what area in hell you land in. With luck, you are only on the outskirts and can boot and fix whatever is out of whack. You'd have to make a judgement about the hours that might take compared to a clean install.

I'm referring to simply moving a hard drive from one PC into a new build that has a new motherboard and processor.

Not sure how much luck you would have restoring an image to totally new hardware.

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Toshiba laptop with home premium windows 7. Signed up for Mozy and it will not back up files. Mozy tech said there were a lot of i/o error 11's and that hard drive was bad. I did some research and tried to do a restore but there were no restore points. Tried to create a restore point but it will not. Tried to do a repair disc but can't. Just says thete is an error and the command not complete. ran sfc /scannow and did not get any errors. Ran chkdsk /r and got zero errors. can someone help me please? otherwise pc seems to be fine. Use it every day for banking, internet, skype, email etc. I have avast but turning it off did not help. Am using spybot to keep register files clean. This is my first post. Thanks

A:system backup and restore problems

Go to control panel/system/system protection and poke the configure button. How much, if any, space is shown under "disk space usage"? See picture from my system below.

Avoid registry cleaners.

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I am trying to get my friends computer back up and running after he got a ransomware on his computer. All the previous backups are non functional and I can't log in normally as I get locked out right at start up. Any help is much appreciated.

A:system restore without access to backup?

Do you have a USB Flash Drive ?

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Hi guys and gals,

I installed a 30 day trial of Acronis True Image 2011 but never actually used it. I uninstalled today and tried to use back up and restore through windows 7 but nothing happens when i click on the prompts in control panel.

I have searched online and found a couple of "fixes" for this involving changing registry entries etc but neither of the 2 methods made any difference for me.

Please remember I do not have acronis installed on my system so i cant go into it to make any changes.

Does anyone have an actual fix for this?

Many thanks in advance

A:Backup and Restore no longer working after Uninstalling Acronis TI 201

Make sure Windows Backup up Service is in the Manual Mode by going to my start menu and typing services in the search pane and hitting enter. Scroll down to Windows Backup and make sure it is set to Manual Mode and not disabled. Also see if the service will start by clicking start in the left upper right pane:

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After updates run, PC Stops working until I restore to BackUp Image?

I have an older Laptop though it is still a very nice one that I think was ahead of its time.
HP Compaq nx9420. I recently bought and upgraded from Windows XP Professional to Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Version. This new install is on a new HD. It took me about 4 times to get the install to take, but only because it would lock up after updating. I ended up installing the updates one at a time and backing up the system after each one that installed with out locking the system up. Since then I just have not ran any updates even though windows constantly reminds me that I have 15 important updates waiting to be installed.

There is one thing that happens after installing the updates that tells me right off the back if there is going to be a problem. During the windows load up screen when it says "Starting Windows", the Windows 7 icon where the windows merge together is gone and it reverts back to the XP progress bar. ( Hope this makes sense ).

I only have two things that have been effected as far as I know. My track pad has lost the ability to scroll up and down and, battery has to be unplugged and plugged back in if I want the PC to recognize that it is there and start to recharge.

Is there anyway way to know which updates are safe to install or why they are causing the system to crash. It goes to system recovery and after restarting god knows how many times, it tells me windows can n... Read more

A:After updates run, PC Stops working until I restore to BackUp Image?

Why does this update crash my system?
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP...etc...etc... (KB2446708)

System trys to recover with system restore point, but can't. I have to use my back up image? Please tell me if this is important?

Newest update on this issue. I went through and again started installing updates one at a time, backing up the system image if they installed without error, but then this one caused it to crash once again, and once again I had to resort to my back up image to restore the system to working order?????

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3575 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6410D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466936 MB, Free - 259482 MB; D: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 137596 MB;
Motherboard: Foxconn, A75M
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I recently did a Clean install of WIN 7 from scratch (after reloading the manufacturers settings), download Microsoft Updates and Kaspersky 2013.

However I am unable to restore from my backup Drive (D), Win accepts the command and identifies the File/s to be restored, yet on completion the files do not appear to have been restored after a restart.

Am I missing something other than knowhow

Regards
 

A:Unable to restore backup to NEW Win7 system

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Running Vista OS. 'System Restore' and 'Backup' repeatedly fail.
Normal access route used, I have also used the 'safe mode' route, and even tried through 'task scheduler' guided by a site through 'Microsoft Answers'.
All produce the same result that file (0x80070002) cannot be found. (see attachment)

A:'System Restore' and 'Backup' fail repeatedly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer, i have a couple of things for you. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/verify-the-integrity-of-windows-vista-system-files/
I like to run this 3 times, with a restart in between runs. by the 3rd time , it has repaired what it can .
Also , this will assist you , read this : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

Here is another article for you to check out : http://www.shadowexplorer.com/downloads.html

Post back results please.

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Hallo everybody, I need help on an issue. I had to replace the hard disk on my Pavillion g6-1130sl and now I want to restore my system from 4 backup DVDs created with system recovery before my hard drive was broken. I downloaded from the HP Servers all the drivers and software available for my PC but I couldn't get to install HP Recovery Manager on the new hard drive since it gave me this error: "Softpaq does not apply to the system, no HP Recovery Manager installed". Is there anybody who can help me to sort this issue out? Thanks in advance for your assistance 

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If I edited the registry & subsequently found I had to undo the changes, could I use a restore point I created just prior to the changes instead of a system state backup/restore?

It is my understanding that a checkpoint takes a snapshot of the registry.
 

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Hello,

I recently installed a SSD and after many hours was able to clone my exsisting O.S. to the SSD. My previous main hard Drive was a 300 gig Raptor.

I was able to run a trim program on my SSD, WD IDE 320 gig daily backup drive and a WD 2 TB Data and Weekly Backup Drive. (All Internal)

I also use differant Sata and IDE swap drive bays to store external backups on older hard drives that have not been trimmed with the triming software. All drives were checked with Paragon Alignment and they all show up as green or O.K.


The problem is I cannot get Windows System Restore or Windows Backup to restore my SSD. I keep getting errors about disc size or some other error.

Has anyone been able to restore a SSD using SR?

Has anyone been able to do a complete restore their SSD with Win 7 built in backup?

If so will you tell me what I need to do to get my backup and restore process back up and working?

Thank You Very Much!

A:Backup, System Restore, Trim, On Windows 7 SSD

What partitions are included in your system image by Windows Backup?

A screen shot of Windows Disk Management would help.

What's the trim problem?

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So I managed to somehow download the virus that causes Google search results in all browsers to re-direct to clickover.cn, shopica, etc., and after running scan after scan to no avail, I just decided to do a full system restore. However, when I did this (via pressing F11 when booting up the PC), I also chose to have a back-up of the harddrive created in the folder C:/My Backup. Was this a bad idea? Did the virus get backed-up with my other files?

For what it's worth, I haven't experienced the re-direct issue once since performing the system restore...

A:Wise to do a full system restore w/ backup?

UPDATE: I ran a Root Repeal scan yesterday and didn't find anything other than the typical false positives. Is this a pretty sure sign that the original clickover.cn virus is gone? Are there any viruses that could have survived the system restore?

Also, do I need to delete the C:/My Backup file that contains all the files stored on my harddrive prior to the system restore? I just wasn't sure if the virus could have saved itself in there...

Finally, is it safe to log-in to PayPal or other financial websites yet?

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Hi there,

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prom... Read more

A:Win 8 system backup image restore error help

You could try mounting it with something else.

Not sure if partition guru free will do it. The paid version handles vhd.

Once mounted, partition guru can make it's own image of the mounted drive., which can be restored.

You might need the paid version for that - worth looking at the freebie in case it does.

Data recovery, partition management and disk utilities - PartitionGuru Free

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When I turn on System Protection (System Restore, if I understand it correctly) for the C:/ drive, it causes Windows Backup to fail for no apparent reason. When I turn it off, backup always proceeds smoothly.

Obviously this is a bit of an issue, because there doesn't always exist a use for a full system restore- sometimes a single driver is at fault, and System Restore is perfect for catching those little errors.

Whenever the backup fails, it throws up an error: 0x8078012D.


Is there a way to get these two features to play nice?

A:System Restore and Windows Backup conflict

Anyone?

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While System Restore usually does what it is supposed to do, sometimes it doesn't. When I am intending to do something a bit drastic or unusual on my desktop now, I routinely make a full registry backup. (Start/Run/type REGEDIT/OK/File/Export. Name and save the file in Documents) On my machine this takes 20 - 30 secs and results in a file around 200 MB. I have never had to use one of these backups to restore this machine so far, so my question to the Gurus is - is this a good practice to get into or is it a waste of time?Cheers

A:System Restore vs Full Registry Backup

You can also use ERUNT - it's been around forever, it's free, it works with all versions of Windows from XP through W7 and it's the best registry backup utility available.(http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/).

Personally I don't use System Restore - for precisely the reason you mention: it's a great little applet - when it works. Seems that when you need it most it does not work. Instead, I use disk imaging software on a regular basis. I create images of my system partition to an external (or second internal) drive once a week and keep the 2 or 3 most recent images. In my opinion, everyone should use disk imaging software. It will be there when you need it to work and it couldn't be easier to use. Acronis True Image is the best of breed, but it's not free. Macrium Reflect is an excellent free alternative.

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Tried the System Backup/Restore procedure. Successfully created System Image on specially purchased micro-usb thumbdrive. On attempting Restore...got as far as initiating the 'Special Bootup' proc. However...at this point the restore procedure REQUIRES user input while at the same time refusing to recognize input from BT keyboard or touchscreen. Catch 22...can't get there from here situation. Had to use hard reset to escape.

Is this a universal problem for Windows tablets? If so, its a downvote for Win10 as a 'ready for prime time' tablet OS.

Workaround - would be for me to acquire a usb hub and microusb adapter cable so I can attach kbd/mouse/storage simultaneously. Then we'll get far enough into the procedure to determine if it will allow me to point it at the correct restore file location.

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Hi
When a friend of mine upgraded to a new laptop he kindly gave me his desk top PC after first removing all of his personal data. The PC has Windows Vista Ultimate installed as the operating system.
Recently I thought it was about time to backup all the files/folders that I have now accumulated  on the hard drive. However,when I went to use the backup feature in the Backup & Restore Centre I received the following error:
 
      "The backup did not complete successfully.
      A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason
              Catastrophic Failure 0x8000FFF"
 
I have tried the backup feature a number of times but always with the same result.
 
Before attempting any solutions I tried to create a restore point using the System Restore feature.However, this too has been unsuccessful as I keep getting the following error
 
     "The restore point could not be created for the following reason:
            Catastrophic Failure 0x8000FFF
      Please try again"
 
So far all I have done is run Check Disc [twice] with the message "Volume is clean" displayed on both occassions as well as the System File Checker [twice] with the message "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violati... Read more

A:Unable to use Windows Backup or System Restore

Well, you've done the suggested fix for that problem. There are several free programs you can try for backing up....imaging the hdd....cloning the hdd.
 
I use Seagate's DiscWizard for creating images of my entire HDD. It is actually a customized Acronis program. I think the Vista backup program is a customized
stripped down version of Acronis, too. I know Windows 7 is.
DiscWizard | Seagate
Seagate DiscWizard User's Guide - dw_ug.en.14382.pdf

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Hi.
I'm running Win 7 SP1 64bit. Backup and system restore are not working. System protection is turned on. I cannot create a manual restore point.
I have tried scannow and chkdsk /f, the VSS services are running but I still get the error message shown in the jpeg attachment.
Any help much appreciated.
Thank you,
Steve

A:Backup and System restore services not functioning.

Have you ran any AV or Malware scans?

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When you restore a system image does it automatically restore track 0 and the MBR? I ask because I've recently completed a clean install of Win 7 Ult, created a System Image and now want to replace the MS MBR with Grub4DOS in preparation for dual booting with Win 8 and being able to boot bootable ISOs from the boot menu. Previously I've always used Acronis for imaging, and that gives you a choice when restoring of whether to restore the MBR along with the system partition. However with this new install I want to use Backup and Restore.

A:Windows Backup and Restore System Image

Seems the answer is no, it does not, and Win 7 Repair doesn't fix it either. After installing Grub4DOS as boot manager Win 7 booted normally, but when I then restored the System Image it failed to boot. In anticipation of possible boot problems I had also taken an Acronis image before any of these changes and that did restore track 0 and the MBR and all was well. However I would still like to have the capability to restore my System Image and make it bootable without having to resort to Acronis, so can anyone help with that? I have tried rebuilding the MBR in Partition Wizard but that didn't fix it.

EDIT - and what has happened to the Log Out button - can't see it anywhere?

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OS: windows vista home premium 32 bit Japanese version

Hi,

Today, I started computer and on the left showing icon of Backup and system restore center but I did not use it.
I wonder why it appeared. I am attaching screen shot though it is in Japanese but will let you know what I am talking about.

PS* only I use computer.

Thank you.

A:why it is showing up Backup and system restore centre but I did not use it

Is it set to run in Task Scheduler

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I Will Upload The Screenshots

I Tried This Method Too But No Help

Boot into Safe Mode without networking.
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the Repository folder to Repositoryold.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).

A:Can't Create a System Restore Point and Backup

Make sure that the VSS service isn't disabled

Changing the startup type of the VSS service and rebooting can often resolve issues.

Right click on 'My Computer'.
Select 'Manage'.
Select the 'Services' tree node.
Right click on 'Volume Shadow Copy'
Select Properties
Change the startup type to 'Automatic'

Sometimes re-registering VSS core components can fix errors. Copy the following commands to Notepad and save the file with a ‘.bat’ extension. Run the .bat file by opening a command prompt and entering the .bat file name.

cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 /s es.dll
regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
vssvc /register
net start swprv
net start vss

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Hi there,

My work laptop was being changed from a Dell to a Lenovo and I was using Windows Backup & Restore to backup my important documents and emails. I took a final backup to my external hard drive before handing my old laptop to IT.

Once I restored all my files I noticed the following;

1. Some files were not the latest versions, i.e. they were a month old.
2. Some subfolders simply weren't there. I had two subfolder in one of my folders and only one was resotred and not the other. I made sure that I restored from the latest backup file.

Any ideas why this happened? I have lost faith in this program and am now looking for alternate soultions.

A:Restore from backup didn't restore all files

I have no idea why it happened, but here are some alternatives for file and folder backup:

Karen's Replicator

Synctoy

Second Copy

FolderClone

Syncback

Freefilesync

None of these back up your Windows installation---they are for individual files and folders only.

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Here's my problem:

When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning, the screen was all black, like the system was hanging. So I decided to take out the batteries, put them back in, and turn the laptop on again (I do this everytime it hangs--no problem whatsoever). Upon turning on, a black screen with "Windows is loading files..." appeared. When it was done, a blue background picture appeared (which was not my wallpaper, but looked Microsoft-ish), and Startup Repair started.

Startup Repair started checking my system for probems. After it was done, it said that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions: 1) Send; 2) Don't send. I didn't send it, cause I can't bloody well connect to the Internet. The problem event name was StartupRepairOffline.

HP's Recovery Manager then popped up. From there, I had three choices: 1) Microsoft system restore, 2) Run computer checkup (I could also run Command Prompt from here), and 3) File backup program. I tried restoring to just before the problems appeared, but it failed. The I tried backing up, but it wouldn't allow me to click "Next" and proceed for certain file types like pictures & videos. I can only backup HTML files and file settings.

So I decided to run HijackThis from an external hard drive by opening Task Manager using Command Prompt. It ran and I saved the log (see below). But when I run DDS, the window s... Read more

A:Corrupted Windows 7. Can't Restore System, Can't Backup, Can't Run DDS & GMER.

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Hey all,


I recently purchased a new Toshiba 1tb HDD. My old WD 1tb HDD has been giving me trouble of late. I occasionally get the BSOD. Also, on occasion, when I reboot the computer it automatically runs the chkdsk program and reports several bad clusters. However the chkdsk program never seems to flag the bad clusters, so periodically, when I reboot, it runs and reports them again.


I would like to image or backup all of the files on my problem HDD, then do a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate 64bit (my current OS) to the new HDD, then restore the cloned or image system and program files to the new HDD. I don't want to have to go through the process of reinstalling everything again, when everything seems to be working okay. Since the Win 7 image program makes and exact image of the HDD, then to use that program would cause the new install of Win 7 Ultimate 64bit to be overwritten by the image restore. Therefore, if there should be corrupt data under a bad cluster from the old HDD, that data would not be transferred and my existing problem would be transferred to the new HDD.


On the other hand, if I do a disk clone, I am not sure that the existing programs would continue to operate on the new HDD, and would require a fresh install of each program after the fresh install of the Win 7 OS! I would have then wasted my time doing a transfer of program/data files to my newly formatted and freshly installed OS.


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A:How do I backup & restore system and program files to a new OS install

Ed, sorry to break this to you but you can not restore an image of your old C drive to a new fresh install of Win7 without overwriting the fresh install. It would be a waste of time to install a fresh install and then overwrite it with an old image.
It is possible to image using Acronis to an external drive and the restoring it to a new hard disk.

You can either backup your data to an external drive and then restore to a new system but not the programs and windows special files.

I believe that Acronis won't backup bad sectors if they are giving you problems. But if your BSOD's are because some system files are on a bad sector. You might be out of luck.

I also believe that there are commercial programs that will move your programs and data to your new hard disk but haven't used any.

Maybe someone else can jump in on one of them.

Rich

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Hi

I've been running System Mechanic (8 & 9) with
it's registry backup/restore function for a long time.

This system is a Dell 4550 Dimension, 1.25G ram,
2.53 Ghz intel cpu, Windows XP Home SP2.

I got hit by a virus (Norton didn't stop it) and then
couldn't boot. I tried to restore System Mechanics'
backup registry (I have 7 different usable dates in
a folder that appears to be intact) @ cmd in the
recovery console, but the system just crashed. (We
tried this three times, very carefully.)

At that point we did a repair install that got us
up.

Then, I tried to restore the SM backup reg from
System Mechanic. Crash.

I've tried to get help from Iolo tech support, but
so far nothing. I tried to run System Mechanic in
safe mode, but it wouln't load.

I ran a UBCD4Win cd and ran several anti-virus/
anti-spyware programs and got rid of just about
all the malware - maybe all of it? (Note: there are
registry restore wizards on UB, but they only
see the registry backups since the reinstall; they
don't see the SM backups that were made before the
crash.)

I want, I need, that registry backup that is sitting
in my SM folder. Why won't it install? Is there
an issue because of the repair install?

I'm hesitating to run the System Mechanic
registry restore option again (on the desktop, Sm
sees the previous backups), because it has
crashed 4 times. My current notion is that
possibily I could add on SM to my UBCD4Win cd
and the... Read more

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A few weeks ago I began to get an error message after waking up my Dell XPS L702X laptop. After start-up repair runs and finds no issues I was able to re-boot for a few weeks. Just after New Year’s, my laptop would not boot and I'm unable to launch in safe mode. I know there is a system image dated 12/24 and have attempted to restore the image. The process says it completes but the same issue of not being able to boot persists. I've replaced the HDD1 in my two HDD laptop (assumed it is the boot drive) and believe I've restored the system image to the new drive, but with no success, still cannot boot or launch safe mode. Is there any hope other than reinstalling from the recovery discs burned when I first got my system?

I've seen some posts that seem similar, but not sure it is the same issue
 

A:System stopped booting - can't restore from backup image

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I used system recovery's backup tool to backup my personal files including my inbox for Windows Mail. When I tried to import the files into my new inbox after recovery, the file type for just plain old Windows Mail is not listed. Therefore the import tool doesn't see the files in the backed up Inbox. It shows Windows 7 and Windows Outlook, but not plain Jane Windows Mail. I did everything right and I have a complete backup, but now can not restore my messages because the Import tool doesn't have the correct file type. In the backed up folder all the files are .eml type. What can I do? I am running Windows Vista 64 bit.

A:Can't restore inbox files from system recovery backup

Can you take a screenshot of what you are seeing?

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I'm using Windows 7 Starter SP1, 32-bit. Here's my problem:

When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning, the screen was all black, like the system was hanging. So I decided to take out the batteries, put them back in, and turn the laptop on again (I do this everytime it hangs--no problem whatsoever). Upon turning back on, a black screen with "Windows is loading files..." appeared. When it was done, a blue background picture appeared (which was not my wallpaper, but looked Microsoft-ish), and Startup Repair started. This must've been because of a suspicious EXE file I accidentally ran the night before =(

Startup Repair started checking my system for probems. After it was done, it said that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions: 1) Send; 2) Don't send. I didn't send it, cause I can't bloody well connect to the Internet. The problem event name was StartupRepairOffline.

HP's Recovery Manager then popped up. From there, I had three choices: 1) Microsoft system restore, 2) Run computer checkup (I could also run Command Prompt from here), and 3) File backup program. I tried restoring to just before the problems appeared, but it failed. The I tried backing up, but it wouldn't allow me to click "Next" and proceed for certain file types like pictures & videos. I can only backup HTML files and file settings.

So I decided to run HijackThis from an ... Read more

A:Rootkit Corrupted OS. Can't Restore System/Repair/Backup.

User posted on other forum so I'll close this topic.

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When attempting backup operations, I receive the following error message:

The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation. (0x8004230F)

I ran sfc /scannow, with the following message:

Found corrupt files but could not repair them.

Looking through the CBS.log, the file "settings.ini" is identified as not being repaired, and there seems to have been a lot of other activity in the scan.

How do I make repairs?

A:Unable to do system or hard drive backup/restore

Hello, MildBill.

What antivirus (if any) do you have installed on your machine? I have run into problems with using System Restore with a couple of programs. They seemed to lock the necessary files.

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Hi there
This is just a note to people who think it's too much hassle to backup their systems.

Just recently I needed to swap from a SAMSUNG 830 128 GB SSD to the newer 840 250 GB SSD on my laptop.

Plugging the new SSD into a USB2 (not even USB 3) slot I restored a previous system image that I'd backed up to a bog standard external passport drive. Time taken for restore -- 17 Mins for 54 GB. This system had Office, Photoshop and quite a few other applications installed.

This laptop was only an i3 powered device but I like it because it's really portable and powerful enough for my requirements - especially when used with a decent external monitor so more powerful machines will complete the operation faster than the 17 mins mine took.

Opened the computer and swapped the SSD's -- Booted fine first time (and faster SSD too) -- although the old one wasn't that bad either -- I'm now using the old one as my Windows to Go system !!.

If I'd have to restore Windows again and all the applications I probably would have spent the best part of at least half a day -- certainly several hours -- plus probably some time on re-installing updates for the OS and the applications - SP1 for office 2010 contains a LOT of fixes !!! if you have to do it again.

So there is really NO EXCUSE for anybody to avoid backing up their systems --keep the OS and applications separate from your USER DATA -- separate partitions or preferably on separate drives.

I used Acronis 2013 but any type of decent... Read more

A:To Backup Haters - 17 Mins for restore of entire W8 system

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there
This is just a note to people who think it's too much hassle to backup their systems.

Just recently I needed to swap from a SAMSUNG 830 128 GB SSD to the newer 840 250 GB SSD on my laptop.

Plugging the new SSD into a USB2 (not even USB 3) slot I restored a previous system image that I'd backed up to a bog standard external passport drive. Time taken for restore -- 17 Mins for 54 GB. This system had Office, Photoshop and quite a few other applications installed.

This laptop was only an i3 powered device but I like it because it's really portable and powerful enough for my requirements - especially when used with a decent external monitor so more powerful machines will complete the operation faster than the 17 mins mine took.

Opened the computer and swapped the SSD's -- Booted fine first time (and faster SSD too) -- although the old one wasn't that bad either -- I'm now using the old one as my Windows to Go system !!.

If I'd have to restore Windows again and all the applications I probably would have spent the best part of at least half a day -- certainly several hours -- plus probably some time on re-installing updates for the OS and the applications - SP1 for office 2010 contains a LOT of fixes !!! if you have to do it again.

So there is really NO EXCUSE for anybody to avoid backing up their systems --keep the OS and applications separate from your USER DATA -- separate partitions or preferably on separate drive... Read more

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Here's my problem:

When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning, the screen was all black, like the system was hanging. So I decided to take out the batteries, put them back in, and turn the laptop on again (I do this everytime it hangs--no problem whatsoever). Upon turning on, a black screen with "Windows is loading files..." appeared. When it was done, a blue background picture appeared (which was not my wallpaper, but looked Microsoft-ish), and Startup Repair started.

Startup Repair started checking my system for probems. After it was done, it said that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions: 1) Send; 2) Don't send. I didn't send it, cause I can't bloody well connect to the Internet. The problem event name was StartupRepairOffline.

HP's Recovery Manager then popped up. From there, I had three choices: 1) Microsoft system restore, 2) Run computer checkup (I could also run Command Prompt from here), and 3) File backup program. I tried restoring to just before the problems appeared, but it failed. The I tried backing up, but it wouldn't allow me to click "Next" and proceed for certain file types like pictures & videos. I can only backup HTML files and file settings.

So I decided to run HijackThis from an external hard drive by opening Task Manager using Command Prompt. It ran and I saved the log (see below). But when I run DDS, the window suddenly closes. When I... Read more

A:Corrupted Windows 7. Can't Restore System, Can't Backup, Can't Run DDS & GMER.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:09:42 PM, on 10/27/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
X:\windows\System32\smss.exe
X:\windows\system32\csrss.exe
X:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
X:\windows\system32\csrss.exe
X:\windows\system32\services.exe
X:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
X:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
X:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\system32\winpeshl.exe
X:\Windows\RM\Launcher.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\sources\recovery\recenv.exe
X:\sources\recovery\StartRep.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\Windows\RM\RecoveryMgr.exe
X:\Windows\System32\Cmd.exe
X:\windows\system32\conhost.exe
X:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
D:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zFM.exe
X:\Program Files\Smadav\SM?RTP.exe
D:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASC.exe
D:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe
G:\Apps\Security\Anti-rootkit\HijackThis 2.0.5 (Beta)\HijackThis.exe
X:\windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Sear... Read more

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Hi

Why does windows put two drives in the "Include a system image of drives" option ?
I only want to backup C:
What is causing this?
My F: disk is only storage no system files as i know of.

thanks in a advance
/Daba

here is how it looks:
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Darek/Desktop/wbar.png[/IMG]

A:Backup and Restore multiple system image drives

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Daba


Hi

Why does windows put two drives in the "Include a system image of drives" option ?
I only want to backup C:
What is causing this?
My F: disk is only storage no system files as i know of.

thanks in a advance
/Daba

here is how it looks:
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Darek/Desktop/wbar.png[/IMG]


There are system files on each volume. not massive qty's but volume information which is hidden, plus recycle bin etc.

I dont back tehm up. I dont use the built in back up so if there is another reason i might not know it.
Ken

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I used windows backup to create a backup of my system on an external seagate harddrive. It created an big backup of about 11GB. Now when I try to restore my system using windows backup and restore, it shows the following message "windows could not find a backup for this computer". On selecting "select another backup to restore files from", it is not able to find the backup on the external harddrive. There is no option to browse for the backup except from a network location. So, how do I use the backup?

A:Restore system from backup on external hard drive

Hi rishabhg

See if this will help

Restore Backup User and System Files

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Ok, I first put explorer so I can see C:\System Volume Information. Then I move into the folder. I can create both a folder and a .txt file. But when I try to copy the restore point files themselves I get access denied. I cant seem to take owner either. I both logged on as admin and just started the explorer 'as admin'. I even did a cacls "System Volume Information" /e /p almighty:f. Still no go. I cant even see permissions on these files. Bit odd since I created them as my regular user (who is admin in a single computer environment). Any ideas, cause I ran out.

A:Fail to manually backup system restore files

Restore points are unique in that it is much easier to designate a new location and manually create new points over trying to backup existing points. Once you have a few made Windows will automatically take over creating new ones to be designated to the new location.

Besides restore points another option besides the backup tools included in Windows would be manually exporting the entire registry as a single file. If a problem comes up that could be imported back into the registry. You can review the guide for restoration as well as backup at Registry - Backup and Restore

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Hey all,

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 box with a 128GB SSD and a 500GB HDD in it. Recently, I ran into some booting trouble with Windows. First, while my startups used to be lightening fast, thanks to the SSD, the time from POST to desktop became increasingly longer. The desktop wouldn't appear for minutes at a time, and I would have to wait at a black screen after the splash logo before I'd reach the desktop.

I ran Malwarebytes, AVG 2012 Internet Security, Spybot S&D, and Trojan Hunter on my installation, but nothing turned up. One day, the computer simply stopped booting to the desktop, and would simply hang at the black screen before login, with a mouse visible, but without any keystrokes being recognized, including the venerable CTRL-ALT-DEL.

I decided to run Startup Repair from a System Repair disc I had made awhile back. Startup Repair found some issues, but it reported that it repaired them, and I attempted to reboot again. No dice. I ran Startup Repair a few more times, but no other issues were found, and booting still didn't work.

At this point, I decided that restoring from the Windows Backup Image I had created in Windows Backup would work. I had made the backup before the slow startup issue began to appear, so I thought it was a working backup.

I connected my external drive that contained the backup, and ran the System Restore program from the WinRE disc. However, when I was presented with the option to format and erase the target disk (my SSD) ... Read more

A:Complete System Restore from Windows Backup did not fix computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Diogones


I have a couple of questions:

1.) Naturally, my first query is, does anyone have any advice as to how I may fix this issue, and get Windows booting again?

2.) Why didn't the Restore work properly? Was it because I didn't allow it to reformat the drive? If so, should I run it again, this time enabling that option?

3.) I have read on the 'net about the black screen hang issue, but does anyone have an idea what might have caused it? I haven't made any untoward modifications of my system, except for downloading and installing the latest Windows Updates and updating all my existing apps.

4.) Would an in-place repair install of Windows work? I do have the retail disc when I purchased my copy of Windows 7 Pro, so could I insert that, boot up from it, and do a repair install to fix any issues with the OS?


My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything. From what you've indicated here's my best guess to your questions.

1. I'd suggest going through these troubleshooting tutorials that were prepared by one of the Forum experts. It may help to isolate a hardware problem.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

2. It sounds like there might be a hardware problem (failing motherboard, failing hard drive, bad RAM, etc.) A system image only copies data from the hard drive. Restoring a good system image to a machine that has failing hardware won't fix the... Read more

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I hope this is the correct way of posting my concern.
I have used system images for many years and they have got me out of trouble many times.
Currently I'm trying to use windows 7 ulimate, backup and Restore to create a sequence of system images. The procedure provided by Microsoft ensures that each image produced overwrites the last one. Their instructions also suggest that multiple images can be produced but need to be stored "separately". This does not seem to work properly as the restore function does not pickup all the images.
At this point i have no solution to this difficulty.
I keep my system images on an external 2TB drive but have tried using other partitions on the internal drive. The restore function only seems to see one of the internal partitions. It sees the external 2 TB drive OK. I don't think the 2TB drive is an issue.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:I'm trying to use backup and Restore to create series of system images

Do NOT use Windows imaging for what you are trying to do. It is so restrictive and touchy that you will not be happy with it.

I suggest you use free Macrium or free Paragon.

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