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Q: System Protection on Backup Drive

My system is running Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit). I have two hard drives installed, a C-Drive (System Drive) and a D-Drive (Backup Drive).
I have System Protection enabled on the C-Drive, protecting both system settings and user files.
On the D-Drive, I have System Protection turned off. This same D-Drive is configured as the Window 7 Backup and Restore backup drive, backing up both data files and creating a system image.
Here is my question:
Whenever I or the system creates a restore point, data is added on the C-Drive and on the D-Drive, which can been seen via the System Protection applet, under the configure button.
I assume that this is restore point data. Plus, whenever a backup is executed, more data is added, as can be seen, via the configure button, under the D-Drive settings, in the System Protection applet.
Regarding restore points, I understand why data would add up, on the C-Drive, but, with System Protection turned off on the D-Drive, why is data increasing (restore point data?) accumulating, on the D-Drive?
Since the D-Drive is the Backup Drive, does the System Protection configure applet include data gathered from Backup and Restore?
Is this why I am seeing data add up here, despite the fact that System Protection is turned off, for this D-Drive?
I would appreciate anyone?s help, clearing up this issue for me.
Thank you.

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Should I leave HDD vibration on to protect my second drive, or does the use of the SSD on my main drive minimize the need to keep the HDD protection on?

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When I turn my computer on it will load the windows logo then all I get is a black screen. I go I to F8 and try to do a system restore and it says I have to enable system protection on drive c but it shows restore points. Help

A:Enable system protection on drive c

Try in F8 menu, Last Known Good Configuration.

Can you get in to Safe Mode (also F8 menu)?

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I ran the Compaq diagnostics on my computer and it had an error:
Error:
Hard Drive 1: Drive Protection System Test:test failed, error code: 017037001
Failure: Drive Protection System failure
Time of Error: 11:09AM 7/31/08
Recommended Action:
Replace drive.
Error Details:
Drive Protection System Status Bits = 0x0007
 

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Hey, I created some windows 8 system images(Using the internal system image tool). Now I find restore points more useful, but I would have to turn the system protection on for an external hard drive. The problem is that I don't understand the sophisticated message Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal. Does it mean, that under some circumstances my manually created full system images could be deleted to create a restore point? I would like to keep the system images. Also, I hope it doesn't override existing directories on this harddrive, but I don't want to try it out without being sure. Thanks for the responses

A:Turning on system protection on external hard drive

This article may give some insight:
Windows 7 Backup ? 2 Things I Learnt Today | Musings of a PC

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In my Windows 8.1 I have listed under System Protection, Available Dives:

D: (Protection Off - I have used this for a System Backup location which created an WindowsImageBackup folder)C: (Protection On)Recovery (? This has a yellow folder icon.  Protection had been Off but I have changed it to On and set it to 100% Max Usage 14.86 GB. )
I hope somebody will explain in simple terms what the "Recovery" drive represents and whether my setting it to "Protection On with max usage at 100%" is a good idea or not and what the consequences would be if I set it back to Off.
Siggy

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This is a silly problem to be having. I have two operating systems in a dual boot system. Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, C drive, (where I am trying to run the backup from) and Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit (I drive).

It used to work fine, I think round about 4 weeks ago or so. I am not sure what has changed but it no longer works properly. Instead it identifies my data drive as being a system which needs a system image created for.

I tried using the Backup reset registry key from the tutorials section but that does not work either. They say a picture can paint a thousand words, so here are some screenshots.

I am not sure what else you need to know. Its Dell XPS 420 with a RAID 0 (striping) drive...that is to say two drives combined together in an array (as I understand it). So it acts like one big hard drive.

Any help would be most appreciated!

A:Windows 7 Backup identifies wrong drive as a system drive

Welcome to the forum,

From your screenshots I don't see the problem you're talking about, Can't you just select the partitions you want and go from there?

What does it show when you expand the top "Data Files" ?

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Hello all... recently i hear my HDD ticking... im not sure which hdd is it because there are 2 HDD being installed... but i assume its the system disk that is ticking because the other HDD was recently bought.... but will check it again one day...

my question is... if its a system drive.. i dont have personal files in it... its just the softwares installed on it... but its quite tiring to reinstall them one by one...

is there any way i can clone the whole files on that drive to a new hdd that im gonna buy soon thus making an exactly same on the inside and easily replaced so i dont have to go through all the hassles and the computer will just run fine?

if there is please help me... so i can proceed before the ticking got worse... oh the ticking appear random times usually when opening an application.. and when it ticks everything stop responding for a while until the tick is off... so is this means that system drive is problem or the other drive? the other drive only have music pics and etc.. no softwares are installed on it..

A:how to backup system drive

Hello mate,

Your best bet is to image your drives to an external USB drive using this tool:

Imaging with free Macrium

and

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

That way, should the drive fail, you can simply install the image you made, back to a new drive. Straight forward.

Post back if you need more help.

Regards,
Golden

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I hope this is the right forum for this question which is to do with backing up Windows 10.

I have recently purchased a new laptop which came with Windows 8 and a 1TB hard drive which I partitioned into two - one for the OS (Drive C) and the other for data (Drive F). The reason for this was because I have 2 external drives which are both 500GB and the partitioning made backup easier.

I upgraded the OS to windows 10 as a 'clean install'.

Now I am looking at how to backup the OS.

In the past I used a product called Casper
The reason I used this is because once the initial 'clone' of the C: partition was done, it was a quick job to update it periodically using a feature (they call Smartclone) which only updated certain system files and any changed files on the drive.
I have an external drive which I use to backup the data from F:

A bootable USB drive with Casper on it allows me to boot to the USB, load Casper and then copy the Backup onto a new C: drive should anything go wrong and/or if I needed to change the hard drive,
BUT ALSO
the facility where I could just take the backup drive and use it as a replacement for the main OS drive and it will only be out of date by the amount of time since I did the last 'Smartclone'

Simple - until now.

Within Casper the options only offer the facility to copy the whole hard drive (both partitions) or one partition at a time.

- I do not want to copy the whole drive each time because that will take up a whole 1TB drive unnecessarily. I... Read more

A:Backup of System drive.

1. Casper does not see the EFI and recovery partitions on any disc other than the OS one.



And that is the only disk that should have those partitions..

We all seem very happy with using Macrium Reflect > http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx?x-ca=blog

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Hopefully, I have the proper discussion group.

I am running some older software, most notably Adobe CS6, that has been automatically updated without the update files first being downloaded and stored on my computer. My computer is about 5 years old and I am concerned that if I have a hard drive crash I will lose many of my programs and be unable to reinstall the automatic updates (they may not longer be supported by the vendors). I will have the same problem if I buy a new computer.

I am wondering how I can backup the ENTIRE C: drive, my system drive (program files, windows files, registry, etc.), so that in the event that it crashes I can offload the backup to a new hard drive and quickly pickup from where I left off. In the event of a problem I would like to be able to boot from the backup drive or copy it to a new hard drive and continue as though nothing had happened. Is that possible?

I have two external Seagate backup drives, but they do not seem to be backing up the ENTIRE C: drive even if I check every folder for backup.

Thanks for your advice.

A:How do I backup the complete system drive

Get yourself an Imaging backup program like Macrium Reflect or Acronis True Image or etc. and store multiple copies of your entire base computer hard drive on both of your two Seagates.

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Hi,
I am trying to run a system image file back upon my sony z5 with windows 7 Pro. I have connected my ipod (as an external drive) and it appears in the drop down menu as an available HDD to make the back up to. It is accepted and the back up begins as normal. Shortly after I get a window asking me to label and insert a media larger than 1GB. I click Ok because the ipod is already connected. The back up seems to then roll back a little and starts off again. However, after a few minutes, the dialogue box "label a blank media and insert it into the drive "E" reappears . Drive E is where the ipod is connected and there is adequate space available for the back up. What am I doing wrong?

A:System Image Backup looks for drive

How is the iPod formatted?

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how do i do a backup my windows7 system to hard-drive,ie, not to dvd; i know how in xp, ie, the restore to an earlier version deal, where you see a calendar and your system is automatically backed-up every few days by xp, system tools, i think, in other words , the opposite of a system restore; thanks i got into system security , backup windows7, i found how to do it to a dvd only; thanks

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how do i do a backup my windows7 system to hard-drive,ie, not to dvd; i know how in xp, ie, the restore to an earlier version deal, where you see a calendar and your system is automatically backed-up every few days by xp, system tools, i think, in other words , the opposite of a system restore; thanks i got into system security , backup windows7, i found how to do it to a dvd only; thanks
 

A:Backup system: To hard-drive ?

Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create system image

It should allow you to create a system image on a separate hard drive, external or internal.
You can't do it if you only have one hard drive, you have to a buy a second hard drive.
For obvious reasons, you cannot create a system image on the same drive you are backing up.

You also need to create a "System repair disc" (a CD) so you can boot from it to restore your system from a system image.
The tool to create that CD is in Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create system repair disc
 

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I would like to backup a bad drive and replace it with a new drive (160gb WD in both cases)

I cannot back up the system image from the bad drive to the new drive (hangs up).

The bad drive was an upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.

What can I do?

A:BACKUP BAD DRIVE (SYSTEM IMAGE)

It depends what you mean by bad drive, but I am going to take it to mean that there is data that is not physically readable? If that is the case, then you are not going to be able to back up the data since the bad disk can not be read in order to retrieve the information. Are there any errors being generated?

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System Mechanic fixed some problems for me and everything is working great now. I want to create a system image on another hard drive dedicated to the purpose. I've used the drive in the past, but now Win does not see the backup drive (F) at all. How can I make this drive visible, or force win to place the backup where I want it?

A:Win 7 Cannot find internal system backup drive

From Control Panel >> Backup and Restore >> Change Settings you can select a backup location.

Post up a snip of your disk manager so we can see your hard drive configuration. What "problems" did System Mechanic fix?

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Be that as it may, my Sandisk 120GB SSD crashed today, with Win 7 Pro along with my dual boot setup for Xubuntu. It is the 2nd time this happened within the past four months. The first drive was a 120GB Patriot, which was replaced by the manufacturer, then donated it to a nephew. Now it's the Sandisk. I have three working system image backups, the most recent is from last night, each saved on a different drive so working backups are not an issue, nor is disk space.

I need a knowledgeable reply if there is a way to restore a mirror taken from one disk drive and restore it to another? My experience when the last drive crashed that the MS system restore will not restore it to a different drive. Subsequent research indicated that the mirror is limited to restore to the drive with the same UUID, but I could be wrong.

A:Trying to reinstall from system image backup to a new drive, help.

"...you can download AOMEI Backupper Professional; If server, AOMEI Backupper Server will help you to protect them.
With powerful features, backup, restore, clone can be done for data protection. Besides, by system clone function, it is easy to migrate OS to another hard drive or copy/clone system partition data, which avoid reinstalling system when hard disk updating and also protect system data..."
above snippit from: How to Transfer Operating System to Another Hard Drive?

I have never done such a clone restore, and have not used their software; I cannot vet the above information.
Perhaps others in here will post their experiences with AOMEI Backupper Professional; I do not know if the free
version will even touch the above-mentioned project, again, perhaps others here will post.

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If my system backup exceeds the space of the cd-rw I am rewriting to, am I able to continue the backup on a second cd-rw? If so, How do you do this? Everytime I try, it cancels the backup due to lack of space.
 

A:Performing a system backup with rewritable drive

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Hello,
I created the system backup (bit copy) in my Win 8.1 Pro and saved it to my internal HDD.
It is possible to move it now to another drive (e.g. to NAS)?
I try to do this manually, but even though I can open the folder "WindowsImageBackup" and I see several saved files in included folders I cannot manipulate with them.

A:Move system backup (bit copy) to another drive?

Control Panel > System and Maintenance> Backup and Restore. In the left pane, click on "Turn Off Schedule".
From there you can delete or move the file.
Ideally you should create a new backup file to another location or create an image backup file with something like Macrium Reflect(Free). This would be more secure.

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Current configuration: Win 7 Pro 64-bit, C: (Windows) drive is 500G, backup drive is 1T, (E Games drive is 2T. I have Backup set to include a system image during execution.

A while back I downloaded a game from Steam onto my E: (Games) drive which I've done for years now (never my C: drive).

That game installed a copy of .NET onto the E: drive. Seeing that there already is a copy of .NET where it is supposed to be (C, I deleted the folder. However, ever since Backup wants to make a system image of both the C: and E: drives. Seeing that the backup drive is only 1T, Backup fails.

I opened disk management and checked to see if the E: drive was flagged as a system disk, which it's not, but it's also not marked as 'active', just 'health/primary partition'.

The only way I can get around the backup issue is by shutting off the PC, removing the E: drive, and rebooting. Then Backup only sees the C: drive. However, this is getting old-hat and sometimes produces weird results such as leaving the E: drive icons with the default picture, not the game title picture, after reinserting the E: drive after a successful backup.

Making a long story short, I've looked in the registry for a windows backup parm that reflects both drives but cannot locate anything. Is there anything else I can look at/change to eliminate the E: drive 'system image' so I don't have to mess with removing/reinserting the E: drive?

Thanks.

A:Backup attempting to make a system image of my E: drive

I tried all the links: marking the partition inactive and starting backup, trying to create a system image (where the selection boxes for C: and E: are grayed out and not selectable.

So, is there a parm in registry that I can search for that shows both drives or is there another procedure I can follow?

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I am seeking advice on how best to replace my existing main hard drive, which is partitioned into a C Drive and a D drive] as each half of this hard are nearly full. The C Drive is used for the Windows operating system and programmes – the D drive is used for my User files and documents. The existing hard drive is a 250GB hard drive, and partitioned into two 125 GB drives. I have now bought a 2TB hard drive and would like to partition it on same 50/50 basis, and use it for the same purposes.
I have used the Windows 7 System’s [Start Menu >> Control Panel >> System & Security >> Backup and Restore >> Create System Image] to create a System Image, and have stored this backup onto an external hard drive. Both C and D drives were included in this same backup.
How do I now burn the backup “System Image” onto my new 2TB hard drive?
Will I have to reactivate windows 7 as well as MS Office 2010 again as well as other programmes?
Any help in step by step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Burn System Image backup to new hard drive

I can't give you exact instructions because I don't use that particular imaging program.

But generally---you don't "burn the backup". You "restore" it, using the same program you used to make the backup.

You might have complicated things by putting C and D in the same image file. I'm not sure if they can be restored separately, but I doubt it.

You should not have to reactivate anything and all programs should operate with no issues.

If the restore process goes well--you cannot count on that.

Someone else will have detailed instructions, but there should be a tutorial on this site.

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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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Hey ...thanks in advance for your time on this...

Well here is the history.

W32.Virut.CF
WinXP Pro (fully up to date)
Norton Internet Security (<<what a piece of junk this is)
ADSL

Week ago main system starts acting strange... I start hunting. I find reader_s kicking around and start to kill it... and I find this forum and use the advice throughout to try to get rid of it.

Well to no avail... and ended up with many hours of war only to end in a sad defeat... no matter how I attacked it I was never able to get rid of it completely... so I now have a partially rebuilt system (complete reformat including destruction of original partitions,etc... and I have a large data backup HD that I want to get to so I can burn backup DVD's of the work files etc... (no EXE's, SRC, etc...) mainly design files...psd, ai, etc...

So here is the question.

Is there a way that I can do this (beef up my system with a bullet proof AV/Malware setup, if there is such a thing) so I can connect the old drive as a slave and start backing up stuff to DVD without compromising the newly rebuilt system?

I appreciate your time in this matter and hopefully I have posted to the right group.

Regards,
Arrrggghhhhh

A:W32.Virut infected backup drive - can I get to it on a clean system

Hello,

I'm going to move this to the Am I Infected forum where you can get more immediate assistance on this issue.

Orange Blossom

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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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I have some files leftover from when I was trying to use ROXIO RETROSPECT XPRESS to backup my entire hard drive. It never really worked out for me. It never fully backed up and I continued to have problems with it so I decided to delete all the files manually. I had a difficult time at first, until I realized that you had to right-click go to propertiesand uncheck "read only" and then you could delete the files. http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/heavyjavadrinker/internet/read-only-not-work.jpgHowever, this will not work on the System Volume Information folder. When I click on the "read only" box and hit apply and then ok and then reopen again it is checked again. This on a partition called "back ups" on an Iomega 1TB Network drive and I don't want to delete anything else, just this 3 Gigabytes of data I don't need anymore. Does anyone knowhow to delete these files?http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/heavyjavadrinker/internet/more-contents-of-folder.jpghttp://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/heavyjavadrinker/internet/contents-of.jpg

A:How to delete System Volume files on backup drive

You can simply disable system restore on that drive and the contents of the SVI folder will be deleted. Or you can take ownership of the folder and then delete it (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/). Either way, the folder may reappear - but if system restore is disabled it won't contain any files so you needn't worry about it.

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I have my system setup to where I try not to store anything on the C drive. My E drive, which is another separate drive, is where I keep all of my user data and I have a few non-system related programs installed (some portable, some via an installer) over there. I have my iTunes folder configured to store on the E drive as well. I also configured Windows to store my Favorites folder there. The idea was to not have any data I care about on the C drive unless I couldn't put it on the E drive. The problem I'm running into is that Windows Backup (WBU) wants to backup my C drive *and* my E drive. And it doesn't give you a choice to not back it up. But, I don't want it to back up the E drive because I have another mechanism for backing that up (I don't image it because it is very large and I have specific folders identified with precious data that I backup using other means). I like to use WBU to make the system image of the C drive because it is convenient to use in a restoration because it is integrated with Windows Restore. So, yes, I know I could just NOT use Windows Backup, I've read numerous posts in here about people hating on WBU, but I really want to keep using it. So, on my E drive there is a "Program Files" folder and a "Program Files (x86)" folder that I manually created. And as I alluded to earlier, there is a Favorites folder that has the actual Windows icon (so I believe the system truly knows it is there). What I could use some help w... Read more

A:Windows Backup includes C + E drive in system image. Why?

frank479, welcome to the forums. Following the tutorial backup

step six should be where you choose only the c drive

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Hi , new user here. Currently i'm having some problems with my window 7 home premium, any ideas how to switch the system partition status back to my system reserved? I tried to set inactive with diskpart for my backup Drive D: but it will cause BOOTMGR IS MISSING.

Another problem is that , after a certain period when the laptop is off, when i power on the laptop, it will cause errors such as oxc000000f.Apprently my drive letter will randomly swap around , for example My window drive C: will swap with my backup/system reserved letter, even switching back to the correct letter and startup repair it , the end result is no os files found on disk. a temporary fixed is to delete the drive,install window 7 then system image restore back again. Any help for this?

A:System partition randomly jump to Backup drive

You should only have one HD/SSD drive connected when you install Windows, the drive where you are installing Windows.
My guess is you had two drives connected when you installed Windows and that caused the issues.

To fix your current install you can try this:
- Disconnect the backup drive
- Run Startup Repair (run it 3 times with a reboot after each Repair)

Here's some tutorials about Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
See if Windows will now boot successfully with the backup drive disconnected.

OR, if you're up for another re-install, here's a tutorial for a clean install.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
If you don't want to re-install, read through it and see how it compares to how you installed Windows.

When everything is working correctly with only the one HD connected, reconnect HD two (Backup drive) and remove the active flag

Disclaimer: I'm not an installation guru, so you can wait for others to post with advice.
The tutorials should at least give you something to read through for a better understanding of this ...

Welcome to Seven Forums !

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I have been doing backups using Windows backup since I set up WIN7 back in Oct 09. Until about 2 months ago, I was doing backups to an external USB drive. Back in November 10 I got a NAS box, and I have been sending my backups there. All has been well.

Last night, Windows decided upon it's own to do a system image of an old data drive that's inside my box for reasons only it knows.

I have three local hard drives, C:, D:, and F:.

D: is simply a data drive.
F: is a drive containing an old Windows 7RC copy. I left it there in case I needed to copy any data from it. I really don't even use it, and it's not used for anything.

My Windows backup "Let Me Choose" screen looks like the attachment shown below. As you can see, "Include a system image of drives" shows "(F:), (C:)"

Why has it decided on it's own to include F:? It never did before. My backups have only included a system image of C:. Clearly Windows "thinks" that F: is "required for Windows to run", and the question is WHY?

Can anyone help me out here? I don't want images of F:, and I'd rather not pull the drive. How can I make Windows Backup stop thinking F: is "required"?

Thanks in advance.

A:Backup: System Image selected a drive I don't want imaged

As you are finding out, Windows Backup is quirky at best. The interface and behavior are not ready for prime time. Some people do use it successfully. You may never be able to find out why it is doing this and I wouldn't spend a lot of time trying to understand its "thinking".

Do what you want, but I would do one of the following:

Ditch Windows Backup in favor of an alternative such as Macrium or Acronis.

Pull the cables off the F drive.

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Hi all i can't get windows 8.1 system image to burn to my backup drive it says access denied for some reason or another, and i can't get it to burn to dvd-r ether any help here would be awesome as i want to do a image of my drive.

A:Windows 8.1 system image will not burn to my backup drive

Try Macrium Reflect:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

After imaging all your local drives on a usb drive add the Macrium boot option to startup.
See picture:

I saved my image to a 32 GB usb.
You may or may not need a bigger one.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I recently used "Create System Image" for the first time right after a fresh install on a formated hard drive. During the backup, it stated that the backup would take close to 23 GB. I chose to back up the image to my second hard drive. It completed successfully (so it said). I then checked the size of the image backup and it was only 12 GB. Did it indeed, backup the image successfully? Will I have a problem recovering the image, when that time comes along? Why the compression? Will this affect the performance of the recovered image?

A:System Image Backup is smaller than Bare C Drive

Most Imaging apps compress the DATA they are backing up. How much compresses it depends on the Application, and its settings if they are configuarble.

This is normal.

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Hi all,

My OS became corrupt yesterday (totally unbootable) so I've had to start from scratch. Due to this experience, I'm very keen to have a full system image backup to save me having to spend a day rebuilding my operating environment if something similar happens again. I have a problem when trying to do this though, it's marked a 1TB secondary drive (that I use to store games) as a system drive, meaning that I don't have room to save the backup: http://puu.sh/pRG6S/7766fc6086.png
I have done some research, and I think it's because I have the Oculus Rift software installed to that drive (as I can't fit the games on my SSD (OS drive)), meaning that a service is launched from that drive: Windows 7 Backup identifies wrong drive as a system drive Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
How can I overcome this, forcing Windows to only create a system image from my C: drive? I'd prefer to do it directly through Windows, but happy to use 3rd party software that can create a restore-able full system image.

Cheers,

A:Excluding a default drive from a system image backup?

You would use something like EaseUS Todo Workstation or Clonezilla to exclude or include a partition. Only thing with Clonezilla, is that the image is the whole size of the drive. That means any empty space will be included. Other backup software does the same thing.

Have you tried to do a fix mbr to see if that is the issue? Hard drives do not become corrupt, unless they are failing, or something has caused them to go offline when the computer/nas loses power.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR, 8 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 19061 MB, Free - 6866 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, P4VMM2, 1.0, 00000000
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

i would like to know if i backed up my operating system to my external drive properly. what should i be seeing in the drive to let me know my system is backed up ??

also, i would like to know how to re-install, the saved back up file.

i hope this makes sense......

any help would be appreciated.....

ron
 

A:Solved: installing system backup from external drive ??

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Hello,

I run a system backup weekly using Widnows backup process. This has worked for a long time, but now it has failed. The external drive than I am using is no longer known to the system.

Using a LaCie 3TB conected via esata.

If I go into Computer Management and then disk management, I see the drive, but the system is saying that I have to initialize the disk.

This disk was working up untill recently. I lost the drive before and had to initialize it. Lost all my data.

I can intialize the drive, but work rather have it connect to my system as it once did.

I have had this problem a couple of times.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Stu

A:My system backup failed, could not find external drive

Offhand, it sounds more like a disk problem than a backup program problem.

Have you ever run any hard drive utilities (from LaCie or anyone else) on the drive?

Or checkdisk?

Post a picture of what you see in disk management.

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Hi,
I recently did a system restore and it has created an extra hard drive RECOVERY (D:) Does anyone know how I can get rid of this, there does not seem to be any up to date info on it, only these,

Dell - Recovery - Temp - tmp and ResSys

I used to do a system image every night to my second hard drive - Hard Drive2 (B:) now when I go to back and restore settings this drive no longer appears and I am unable to do my system image. The drive appears everywhere else, my computer, windows explorer etc.

Please, can anyone one help me out,

many thanks,

Chris.

A:System restore has created a new drive (recovery) plus, windows backup

Have you tried restoring any of your previous system images? If not, and you made a system repair disk, try booting your computer up with it and see if your system images on 2 HDD are availble to recover your computer. If you didn't make a system boot disk, then go into Backup and Restore in the Control Panel and open "Recover system sytem settings on your computer". Then open "Advanced recovery methods" and select "Use a system image you created earlier to recover your computer". Your computer should reboot then and take you to the Recovery Console.

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If I was to make an image of my hard drive so that every single little piece of data was saved into a single file. Could I then transfer that (albeit massive file) to external media.

Then no matter how much I screw up my computer (except for BIOS and hardware changes) would I be able to wipe the internal hard drive and write this image to my internal hard drive from the external media (using a linux LiveCD/USB to power it)?

This putting my computer back to the exact state it was when I made the whole disk image?

(I'm just wondering due to this thread that I have: I can't wipe my PC, I need to quickly, please help
I want to know whether I could do this to make an ultimate backup of my system in-case using the ISO mentioned in the thread doesn't work)

A:Do Hard Drive images give me a perfect backup my my system?

Just another little thought:
if people can make perfect clones of hard drives, can't they use these clones to install the disk images onto other computers and illegally transfer activated copies of Windows/OSX or it is hardware specific?

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Hi,

I wanted to share my experience with Windows 8.1 and doing a "quick" backup of the files and folders on another installations HDD prior to some work on that "other" installation.

Scenario:

Computer A: My computer = Windows 8.1 fully patched
Computer B: Other computer = Windows 8.0 fully patched (apart from 8.1)
Removed HDD from Computer B in order to check files system and copy users files and folders prior to some clean-up workPlaced HDD into computer A and it came up as drive KAccessed the K drive .\users\userA folderGot told I did not have permission etc. Do you want access Y/N - Clicked YWaited about 2 minutes for it to think about itAll good - copied documents and pictures etc to temporary holding area on Computer ARemoved drive of B and put it back into Computer BBooted upGot to log on screenLogged on to computer B

then all the problems started!

Start screen in computer B was totally emptyCould not even access the "Desktop"

What had happened is that my Computer (A) had changed the ACL of the HDD for B and removed the permissions (or screwed them up) for the user of operating system B

Managed to run the task manager on B and opened a command prompt
ran icacls c:/ * /T /Q /C /RESET - got loads of "access denied" bust also I guess is reset a lot as well (not sure if I needed to do this though)At same time ran explorer and changed ownership of c:\users\userA back to "userA"Gave UserA full control of both c:\... Read more

A:backup of remote operating system drive caused nightmare

Forgot to say, Windows tells you "you do not have permission to that folder". You click OK and it gives you access. What's that all about then? It should maybe say "You don't currently have access to this folder as it is from a different installation of Windows. You can be granted access but it will destroy the access control list of this folder in the original operating system"

:-(

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I really don't know the best way to phrase this situation but here goes... the QUESTION part should have been last but in case you don't want to read the background (or don't need to) I put it first.

QUESTION:

How can I make a System Image of a secondary hard drive? I.e. one that is not currently running Windows and is instead connected as an additional local disk (so, for example, have Windows running off of the C drive but make a System Image of the D drive, which also has a Windows partition).

Background:

One of my desktop's hard drives failed last week. It can't load windows, but it can appear as another local disk when plugged into another desktop (via SATA cable) AND I can still access the files on the failed hard drive this way. I was able to transfer my essential files (documents, schoolwork, music, etc...) but I know that when I get a new hard drive, install Windows, and transfer my stuff back, I'll still be missing a lot of "program files" type of stuff. (Again, don't know how to say this... I mean like system-specific runtime files and registry entries, maybe?)

One example of this a DJ software that makes playlist files with music and integrated transitions, effects, etc... however the software must have access to the music index/path to manipulate the songs within the program and playlist files. The playlist files are proprietary to the system on which they were first created (in this case on the now-failed hard drive), so when I tried to... Read more

A:Creating System Image (Backup) on the non-Windows Hard Drive

You might want to give this great program a go:
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
Once you make an image you can mount it and extract what you want. If your old HDD has corruptions and in particular file system corruptions you may have problems but it's worth a go.
This tutorial may help
Imaging with free Macrium

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I have a new PC, previously I had a 320 GB HD, this one has 1TB I have put on four or so programs, how long should it take to make an initial system image to DVD, I have a set of 4.7 GB DVD+R 16x disks.

Thanks.
 

A:Burning time for Initial System Image backup of 1TB hard drive to DVD?

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I have 2x160gb intel SSD disks running as RAID0.
Recently my motherboard had failed and I replaced it with new one (different model).
Couldnt access OS because apparently some RAID data is kept on the motherboard and that was gone, so I decided to use a backup.

Booted from windows 7 installation disk and selected backup,

I click on 'repair', get to the 'select a system image backup'.
Select 'use the latest available system image (recommended). Click 'next'
I get the message 'all disk to be restored will be formatted and replaced with the layout and data in the system image'. Click Yes.
but then got an error saying:
"The system image restore failed.
Error details: The disk that is set as active in BIOS is too small to recover the original system disk. Replace the disk with a larger one and retry the restore operation. (0x80042407)"

Disk is completely empty with only 1 partition (deleted all partitions and reformatted and then created one).
Before motherboard problem i had several partitions, but I imagine that restore would recreate them.

Why do i get 'disk to small error' when im restoring on the same disk?
RAID configuration problem? Could stripe size be an issue here?

My OS: Win7 64 Professional

A:System image backup failed (on the same hard drive). Error 0x80042407

What would be a workaround this problem?
I have two other 250gb drives.
How about seting them up as a RAID0, restoring to this bigger disk, then doing backup/restore to the orignal 2x160gb HDD with beter backup program like acronis?

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Ok so my problem here might seem a little complex but im going to go ahead and type it all out in hopes someone can help me out. Here goes:

Ok so I have a 160 GB HDD that Win7 is installed on. I have a slave drive that's 320 GB that has Windows XP on it. (I boot from the 160 GB Win7 HDD).

I have an 80 GB laptop HDD with USB enclosure which I want to use to make a complete disc image of using the Win7 backup utility from the Control Panel. The Win7 HDD has 70 GB used on it so I have enough space on the external laptop HDD.

So this all sounds good like ok what is the problem? So here's the problem...Win7 Backup Utility automatically keeps highlighted the HDD's which need to be imaged for Windows to funtion properly (according to the backup utility). So when I click the Backup and Restore option in the Control Panel and then click Create a system image, I choose my external HDD (the 80 GB laptop HDD in USB enclosure) and I hit next. On the next screen it has the Win7 160 GB HDD and the 320 GB Windows XP HDD checked and they are greyed out so I can not click either of them. So now my total backup is going to take up alot more space than the 80 GB HDD external can hold.

Solution I tried:

I shut down and unplugged the Win XP HDD from the MoBo and attempted to start the computer up. I received an error telling me that I have no active boot partition or something along those lines can't remember it word for word. So I shut down again and plugged the XP HDD ba... Read more

A:Windows 7 Backup Utility/Active System Partition Drive Problem

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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 eveoryone,
yesterday I have try to install OpenSUSE linux as a second OS for my PC. I have maybe done something wrong, so I have had to recreate the BCD (on primary OS Win 8.1 Pro) using EasyBCD app from second instalation of Widnows. Than I have made
4 disc backups (2 per backup app). Then I have finally installed the linux, but I have not installed its bootloader because there was some error and I thought that Windows loader can correct it for me. That was bad idea. The Win 8.1 OS starts to crashes
during loading even if I repeated the step with recreation its BCD via EasyBCD. So I have restored the backup and for some reason I have to start OS first under native IDE mode instead of AHCI (Win 8.1 is runnig on SSD drive).

Now I have found that original restoration points for Win 8.1 was not matched with the drive. I see in the system security tab original drive with correct name and drive letter with directory icon and normally the ?actual? drive with normal icon.
I have issued many time bootrect, bcdboot and bootsect on drive before first BCD recreation via app has been done, but the most significant command options has been always unsuccessful (that is the reason for using EasyBCD). I am almost sure that
than I have made one restore point of drive with no problems noticed. So this is probably issue of restoration from disc backup.
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A:After system restoration from disc backup and some activities with bootloader restore poinst are not matched with drive

Hi,
?I see in the system security tab original drive with correct name and drive letter with directory icon and normally the ?actual? drive with normal icon.?
To be better understanding your issues, we need more details on this, what do you mean by ?don?t match the drive??

Do you mean after disk image back up restoration, the old restore points are in the wrong drive? And please keep reading.
 
I guess you also cannot see these restore points, because I did same thing on my test machine. These restore points are useless after system image restoration or clone. Because Windows Restore Points are maps of changed sectors on the
disk, and they refer to the sectors by absolute location on the disk. If you clone a disk the files are not necessarily restored to the exact same sector locations on the cloned disk as they were on the source disk. When Windows boots, it detects this and
deletes the restore points since they now are invalid. You will find an error entry in the Windows System log saying something like "The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted upon detection" when this happens.

As far as I know, the only way that you can preserve the restore points and shadow copies is to create an image of the disk in sector-by-sector mode and then restore that image to the target disk in sector-by-sector mode, which forces
the sectors to end up in the same absolute locations on the target disk.
Regards,
D. WuPlease remember to mark the re... Read more

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Hello
I do some web design for a company. They have a few computers set up on a network. They just had a problem with one of their computers and may lose a lot of data. What's the best way to back it up on a regular basis?
 

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I've just replaced my zip drive with a cdrw. I used to keep backups on zips..and liked the password protection of the device, though I am aware that it can be broken. Is there a way to backup to cd-r with password protection?
 

A:How to backup to cd-r with password protection?

One way to do it if your backing-up MS Office files is using their password protection feature for each file. Although this may get a bit boring setting a password for each file.

If you had a look around the web they must be a piece of freeware that does what you want.

What burning software are you using?
 

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Hi all,
At the 1st time, I made a windows 7 backup partition by "Backup and Restore"..
But a question is risen in my mind
That is: I made a backup partition but it looks like a normal partition. So I think it may be affected by virus or other dangerous things..
So how can I save the backup partition from these things
Or, backup partition serves extra protection to save itself from the dangerous things ?????
Thanks...

A:Backup Partition Protection

In my opinion a backup should not just be a partition it should be a complete different drive. If they are on the same drive and the drive fails you have lost access to your operating system partition as well as your backup partition.

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

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OS WinXP Pro
Trying to backup the registry using the utility backup from system tools.
error =
"Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:Catastrophic failure."

Research shows that it is possible to turn off the volume shadow feature .. but not if the backup includes the System State selection.

I have an ethernet connection to an ADSL modem and a 40gb hard drive in two partitions c: and d: with about 20gb used in total.

Any help much appreciated ..
 

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Both 32 Bit and 64 Bit Versions of Backup & Recovery 10 Compact and System Backup 9.5 for free until 7/12.

Info:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Suite

System Backup

Downloads:

License software - free backup, partition freeware, data recovery

A Guy

A:Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 and System Backup 9.5 Free till 7/12

Good find, Thanks Bill.

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Hi

From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup.

I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a drive for it to make a system image?

I'm mean, this is probably my 8th updagrade to the backup. I've always backed up from C: -> D:, which are on the same hdd, and now it suddenly needs to backup C and D to create a system image .

A:system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?

Hello vbkun.





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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I curently don't use Dell Backup and Recovery, and I don't run any Dell startup items or automatic services. I also don't have the Recovery Partition in my current deployment. Because the partition is missing, Dell Bu & Rec takes a while to start if I click on the tile. When it does start, it offers to rebuild my recovery environment. It looks like in the System Backup settings, I see under more options the following: Instant Restore status (currently turned to on) and statuses for Overlay Icon and Context Menu.

Because I don't run startups or automatic services, and because my Recovery Partition is missing, I wonder if it will do anything at all to turn off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu. I don't like launching Sys Bu & Rec, but will do so if you think that turning off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu will shut off additional features.

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups. They've been very stubborn but after reading some of the posts here and running Spybot, Adaware, SmitfraudFix, Panda Activescan, Housecall, Stinger Avert, Windows Defender, and SDFix, I am now getting only one popup, which shows up as a blank white rectangle in the center of the screen (and now I can't click "Close" to get it off the screen, since the "Close" option is missing). From the size & shape, I believe it's the Security System Protection Control Panel. Would you please review my HijackThis log? Also, in some of the posts I've noticed recommendations to update Java. Is that needed in my case? Thanks very much for your help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:55:55 PM, on 3/28/2008Platform: 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\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Sh... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

The blank popup appeared to be repopulated with information over time...apparently the spyware refreshed itself. I also learned from Task Manager that all of my popups were from the System Integrity Scan Wizard. After some more searching, I found the name (in my case, yzqrqzkp.exe) and told Norton Firewall to block it from accessing the internet. I used HijackThis to fix it and then deleted it and a namesake (YZQRQZKP.EXE-1253B76A.pf) from Windows\Prefetch (not sure that was necessary but deleted it anyway). My only concern is that from what I read, there should have been another copy in \Local Settings\Application Data, which I didn't find. I updated Java per instructions in another post, also turned System Restore off and on. I think the PC is now clean, but would you review my latest HijackThis log to be sure? Thanks very much.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:05:26 AM, on 3/30/2008Platform: 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\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Syman... Read more

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups and my backround change to a blue colour. After reading some of the posts here and running Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware 2007, RegCure and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware it seems as if that problem was solved, but now everytime I put my pc on I get these messages:The first one says "rundll32.exe - Bad Image : The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette" and the second one says "RUNDLL -Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll%1 is not a valid Win32 application".The disk that I got when I bought my pc was Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I downloaded SP2 from the internet.I'm attaching all of the logs you need to assist me, because I don't know if and how badly my pc is still infected.I attached 4 log files: 1. DSS Main.txt 2. DSS Extra.txt 3. Kaspersky 4. DSS Main.txt - after the Kaspersky reportThank you for taking the time to look into my problem.DSS MAIN.TXTDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Parratjie on 2008-04-17 09:29:31Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of the lines listed below. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [e43075dd] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll",b================Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs and uninstall these programs:J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11 Java? 6 Update 2 Java? 6 Update 3 Java? SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1Reboot and post a new hijackthis log.

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I'm trying to create a recovery for my Windows 10, and during the process I get an error saying that: "We can't create the recovery drive: A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive." With some searching, I found that a common way to fix the error is to un-tick the "Backup system files to the recovery drive" message before proceeding to create a recovery drive. I'm wondering what would happen to the recovery/back-up if I did so.

A:What does unchecking "Backup system files to the recovery drive" do?

Have you read this? Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

From the Tutorial


   Note
Back up system files to the recovery drive will require that the USB flash drive is large (at least 8-16 GB) enough for this.

Checking this option will give you a Recover from drive Troubleshoot option in advanced startup that allows you to reinstall Windows from the recovery drive.

Some people are getting a We can't create the recovery drive - A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive error message with Back up system files to the recovery drive checked.

If you have this issue, then leaving Back up system files to the recovery drive unchecked should allow it to successfully create a recovery drive.

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I've read tutorials on how things like My Documents in Vista are really junctions to new file paths, but I still haven't been able to figure out how to apply it to my situation.

The power kicked out on my old computer, and I had another PC lying around, so I stuck it in as a back up drive to access the files I still wanted. So, the old drive that used to run XP is no longer the operating drive, just used for storage, it's the D drive and now there's a new C drive. I'm able to access just about everything I want except for what's in "my documents". I keep getting "access is denied".

I've looked for the new file paths listed here:
Access Denied to Documents and Settings*-*Vista

on this back up drive and on the new operating system drive. but I could only find the old "my documents" folder on the old drive (D), and the "documents" folder on the new drive with the operating system installed (C) only has new files I've created or d/led since I've installed the operating system.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I get a little triangle with an exclamation mark instead of the red circle with an x when I get the "access is denied" message.

Any help would be much appreciated. I've taken ownership of the whole drive, but I read that doesn't apply in this situation.

A:"access is denied" on an old xp drive now used as backup on a vista system

The "My Documents" folder in your C:\Users\username folder in your Vista drive is a junction but that doesn't affect the My Documents folder on the old XP drive which is still a real folder, not a junction.

You should be able to get access to that folder in Vista, if you can fight your way through the ownership and permissions maze.

If you have various user accounts, log in as the Admin user. Right-click a link to Windows Explorer in the Start Menu and click "Run as administrator". That way everything you do in that Explorer window will have elevated priviledges and you won't keep getting UAC prompts. In Explorer, right click the My Documents folder on the XP drive, click the Security tab and give lots of rights to the account you are currently using. Then you might be able to copy files out of it into an ordinary folder which you should make outside of any user folders.

If all else fails, you could try running Linux from a live CD, such as the Ubuntu installer CD (no need to actually install Ubuntu onto the hard disk). Recent versions of Ubuntu include a file manager which can access NTFS partitions. It is less obedient of NTFS security restrictions so it might allow you to copy the files from My Documents on the XP drive to an ordinary folder on the Vista drive.

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I have windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
I went to create restore point on my new dell and after about an 1/2 hour of waiting for SR to open up I got this:

You have no Restore Points. Use System Protection to create restore point.
When I attempt to turn on System Protection, it doesn't show any drives available when it opens -- it just says that it's searching for available drives and it keeps searching and doesn't stop. Eventually, I'll receive the following Error Message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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My PC is infected with 3 malware popups named Security System Proctection Control Panel, System Integrity Scan Wizard and Security System Warning (the last one telling me I have Abebot). I have tried to get rid of them with Kaspersky Antit-Virus, Adaware, spyware sweeper, and SpybotSD, but they are still running. I didn't run the online scan by Kaspersky because I have the most recent version installed and running on my PC. When I ran a rootkit scan with KAV, it took just over four hours and reported my PC was clean. So for whatever reason Kaspersky is not picking up these three forms of malware. Following all other directions on your preliminary instruction list I used Deckard's System Scanner to make two Hijack This files. They are pasted in below. Please take a look and tell me what I should do to get rid of this malware. Thank you very much for this valuable service you are providing.-- Dark EagleDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Perry H. Chesnut on 2008-04-18 23:11:18Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Perry H. Chesnut.exe) ------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:47:35 PM, on 4/18/2008Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:F:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeF:\WIN... Read more

A:Security System Protection Control Panel & System Integrity Scan Wizard Popups

Hello Dark Eagle. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.See you soon,Billy3

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just wanted to double check!!

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

Thanks!
OM
 

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Hello,
 
I have recently successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.
 
However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.
 
I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned :D/ drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.
 
So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system ca... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system cannot fin... Read more

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I have a new HP Pavillion Elite HPE with 920 GB of memory running Windows 7. I am an average computer user. I have a WD external backup drive with 1TB memory. I don't like the backup software that comes with the computer. I can't access anything to see how old the files are. The only option is to restore. Thank God I haven't had to do that. I have the files important to me backed up manually. I tried Nova backup but all I had was a bunch (really- a bunch) of files again that I couldn't access. I had a copy of Norton Ghost that wouldn't work with my old XP computer so I tried it on this one. After days with support manipulating my computer, going through three people to the software engineer, they could not make Ghost work on my (64? whatever) computer.

I don't know if I need a mirror or clone or whatever I've been reading about that I don't understand. I have plenty of room on the backup drive and have CD's and DVD's that will restore, I think. Best Buy made me some when I bought it and the computer made me make some as well when I got home. I can manually do a system backup less my files that doesn't change. So what I really want to do is to find a software that will enable me to choose the files I want to that sometimes change (My Documents) and have those backup on a regular basis. I also want to have those so I can go to my M drive (backup drive) and see my files just like in windows explorer. That way, if anything does happen, I know my files are alright and if I have ... Read more

A:Is there a backup software that transfers files I can read on my backup drive?

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

SyncBack Freeware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I just tried to make a system image backup of my hard drive using the file history interface in Windows 8.1
I received the following two errors.
 
1. Windows backup failed to create the shared protection point on the source volumes.(0x8078006B)
2. The specified object was not found (0x80042308)
 
Can someone please help me find a fix for this issue.  I am thinking that my hard drive is starting to experience some I/O issues.
 
Mark

A:Windows backup failed to create the shared protection point on the source volume

Have you looked in Disk Management to make sure the partition you are using is active?
 
Press the Windows key and the X key together.
 
In the menu which opens click/tap on Disk Management.
 
Right click on the primary partition which you want to active, then click/tap on Mark Partition as Active.

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Please help!!! Pics included to explain the situation
Basically after installing some new software for my phone my windows 7 laptop crashed - it flashes a blue screen and restarts on boot up I can get to image 1 page to try a system repair
But then I need to enable system protection.. Image 2
Is there any way I can do this through a command prompt??
Thank you in advance!!!

A:Enable system protection to preform system restore

Sorry images didnt upload???

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I've tried to open System Protection in System in the Control Panel but it will not work. It gives an error of 0x81000203. I've rebooted and attempted but get the same thing each time.

A:System Protection not working in System Control Panel

Follow instructions on this page error code 0x81000203__ - Microsoft Community

Scroll to the 2nd answer by Meghmala

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I keep getting an error when I try to use the Backup Program. As far as I can tell there are no hidden partitions. Using the Administrator tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management tool, I deleted all the partitions on my external ESATA drive which is larger than my boot drive. Then I recreated two partitions, one a 30G partition and the other uses the rest of the 320G drive. After formatting them, I tried to do a backup and received the same error. I have done this twice now. Anyone know why this is happening and how to fix this?

I used the external drive dock in USB mode and got the same errors. I tried two different external enclosures and still the same errors.

Error:





Quote:
Windows Backup Error:
A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. (0x81000019)
19000081990500003F0900005B090000420ED1665C2BEE174B64529CB14610EA71000000

VSS Warning:

ASR writer Error 0x80042416
0x00000000, The operation completed successfully.
Operation: PrepareForBackup event Context: Execution Context: ASR Writer Execution Context: Writer Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4} Writer Name: ASR Writer Writer Instance ID: {628b20aa-214f-4935-9b7a-722e0bf2200b} Error-specific details: ASR Writer: System partition (partition marked "active") is hidden or contains an unrecognized file system. Backup does not support t... Read more

A:Unable to backup hard drive with Backup Program

That error seems to be referring to your system partition, not your backup destination. Make sure you're logged in as an admin.

Now run an elevated (admiinstrative) command prompt
Start > Cmd > Right Click Cmd.exe > Run as Admin
Type in: sfc / scannow

If you get errors, run that three times.

If that doesn't help you could try a System Repair or Repair Install.

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I'm running Windows 7 64x Home Premium on a Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I just got it back from the warranty repair center, where they replaced the hard drive and graphics fan & heatsink, and reloaded the factory windows version. Before I sent it out for repair, I used Windows Backup to create a backup of all my files on a Toshiba casio 500GB external USB drive (I had over 300 GB of files, so it was easier to use Windows Backup than drag and drop all the files, at least at the time). Now that I have the laptop back, I'm having trouble restoring my files. When I go to Control Panel-> Backup & Restore, a message appears in the restore section, saying "Windows could not find a backup for this computer." I've tried reconnecting the drive as well as restarting my computer, but to no avail. I can see and explore the files in My Computer, so I know the hard drive is properly connected. I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,
Dobber9
 

A:Backup External drive seen by My Computer, but not Backup & Restore

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I have backups on several external USB storage devices. S:, T:, U:, V: and currently V: is my backup drive. I simply want to start cleaning out old backups as I have run out of space. on all my drives. V: I have reduced to a single current backup copy. However on S:, T: and U: there are several dated backups from a time ago that is now somewhat dated. So, I want to free some of this space.

It seems I cannot just change locations and manage my backup space without performing a new backup. That's sick. Anyone know a way to change the location without actually performing the backup?

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Can someone tell by these jpgs if the 6/28/10 "backup" is just a user files backup or a complete System Image Backup with user files backup included which I think is my default b/u setup now ?

Thanks....TR

A:Is this a general backup or system IMAGE & BACKUP

The items in the right pic could be moved to a flash drive or burned to CD. You will have to find them.

The Flash is easy to redownload. The Windows Security updates will just download and install again.

I'll check what my Sys Restore looks like and be back in a moment for the left picture.
I want to be sure.

My last Back up System Restore looks like yours. So this is defintely a System Restore point you are showing.
They changed the wording a bit on Win7 compared to XP.
If you need to go back that far you can try it.
Transfer what you can.

Mike

Yes System Image.

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 I have a screen shot of it.  There is the Local Disk (C:) listed and then this other.
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A:Under System Prop, and System Protection what is (C:) Missing ?

Post an Image from Disk Management Screen.
 
Control Panel / Administration Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management.
 
This will show all current active drives.
 
 
 

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I need help on how to remove the (system reserved) folder under Available Drives in protection settings. On all my other computers it is not shown. Not sure why it is there as it does not show anywhere else on computer as a drive. I guess it just bugs the hell out of me not knowing why it's there. Any help would be appreciated.

A:In System Protection under Available Drives (System Reserved)

Look in Disk Management and see if the Reserve has a partition letter.

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I have a Win10 Pro and ran MR to create a system image backup.
It went well but it turned of system protection.
A message shows up with a warning yellow triangle that reads.
Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal.
--- How do I stop system protection from being turned off?

I have another Win10 computer and created a MR system image backup on that one also.
System protection wasn?t turned off on that one.

I do not use shadow copies: If shadow copies are in use on my computer it doesn?t matter to me if that is the case as I don?t know how to use them anyway. I just don?t want system protection turned off.

A:I donít want system protection turned off when I do a MR system image

Hi,

The available disk space on the pc with the warning issue is probably too small to store both backup images (MR) and system protection image.






I do not use shadow copies:



Actually you do. System Protection is a form of Shadow Copying.

Furthermore, it's not wise policy to store backups on the same physical drive as your system. Still better than nothing but all in all not sound practice.
Better to store back up on an ext. removable drive.

In the mean time you could reduce the amount of space allocated to System Protection and see if that helps any.

Cheers,

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Hi Everyone

I went on my laptop this morning and it said I needed to run a system restore. Unfortunately when I try to it says I need to enable system protection on my C drive. I've been searching the web for a solution for the past couple of hours and it seems like quite a common problem. However I've tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I'm not the most computer literate so some of the suggested didn't make the most sense. If anyone has any suggestions to help the matter it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

A:How do I enable system protection for system restore?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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My Toshiba Notebook (x64) (running Windows 7) has stopped being able to open/run programs. I've been using safe mode to try and find a cure, and safe mode works fine. I ran a few antivirus programs that detected a few things, but none of them solved this issue. Using System Restore seems to be the only thing I can really do, but I've been having some troubles with it.

Only one System Restore point shows up, and it's only from a few days ago, which isn't far back enough to fix my problem (I've already tried restoring it to that point). There are no other options as you can see here and here.

I tried to create my own restore point, but ran into some problems. When I go into "System" the "System Protection" option is missing. I only have these three options:

When I use the search bar to find it instead, "Create a restore point" comes up, but when I click and it opens System Properties, the "System Protection" tab is missing.

When I looked it up, someone had suggested running Regedit and checking HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR but I couldn't get that far.

If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Troubles with System Restore/System Protection

Hello esu and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you verified that System Protection is turned on? (If it is, try turning it off, restarting the computer, turning it back on, and restarting the computer one more time.)

System Protection - Turn On or Off

See if you can manually create a restore point.

System Restore Point - Create

If not, your computer may have damaged or corrupt sytem files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and make sure to reboot the computer immediately after each of the scans.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi, I defragged my registry (castigate me later, please), and well, my system crashed. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a Lenovo laptop, and on startup, I get a blue screen claiming that the OS couldn't boot, and the option to try a system repair. After analysis, it says that it can't repair the system automatically, and offers more advanced options. I can try a system restore, but after selecting a restore point (clearly the one created before defragging the registry), system restore says that I must enable system protection on the drive. I don't remember disabling it, and I don't know how to enable it without access to the desktop.
From those same advanced recovery options, I can use a system image recovery (don't have an image to recover from), the windows memory diagnostic (it claims there's no memory error), or the command prompt. I know very little about using the command prompt, but I can open the task manager at least, though not explorer.exe or msconfig.exe (the prompt claims they're invalid commands).
I've tried booting in safe mode, with the last known good configuration, with boot logging, and everything else from that menu, as well as a Windows 7 recovery disc (though I believe this disc just provides the same options as those installed on the laptop.
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A:System Restore - Enabling System Protection

right click my computer/properties/advanced system settings/system protection/ high light your drive, click configure,now click( restore system settings and previous versions of files)
OK and exit

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i just installed win7 64 home premium on a new 320gb hard drive and there is 49gb of info on that drive. i start a backup to another drive on my system and it takes hours to complete the backup and when it's finished there are 656gb of info on the 1TB drive. as soon as i delete the backup file the 1 TB goes down to nothing...
i have tried to do this backup several times to the same result. trying to backup C to New Volume E witch is the 1 TB drive...
any ideas?
thanks

A:try to backup and it puts 656Gb on backup drive

I'm confused by a few things. Perhaps you can explain.

1: I wouldn't expect a new installation of Windows 7 to amount to 49 GB.

2: You say you backed something up and it amounted to 656 GB. What drive or partition did you think you were backing up and how much space is occupied on that source drive or partition?

3: What application are you using for this backup?

4: Obviously, if you are trying to backup only a 49 GB partition, the result should not be 656 GB. But it's not clear exactly what you are trying to do.

5: Are you trying to make an "image" file of an operating system? Or trying to "back up" individual files?

More detail needed.

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SO i was trying to do a system image backup just a bit ago and it would not let me save it on the D: Backup hdd which is a WD Caviar black 1Tb. So I created a file in the D drive and named it back up and made share as a network folder. Now backup will see it in network option. So I set it and then saw the summary say that both C and D drive will be included in the image backup. I am like huH? I do not understand why it wants to include the D and I have no option to uncheck that.

A month ago I created a system image on D drive no problem, then a couple days later, the primary drive C crashed so I got a new one and restored on it no problem. Then I was having a Issue with D drive not showing up and got it to show up somehow but I forgot what exactly I did.

D drive has never had any OS installed on it, its just purely data drive where I save pictures, documents, files, and such.

So How do i remove the System off the D drive?

A:My backup hdd shows System should not be, cant do backup

Using DiskPart, mark D as inactive.

Run DiskPart from an elevated command prompt.

Type diskpart to run diskpart

Type /? to list all of the optiions

Type list disk to list your disks

type select disk N where N is the number of the your D disk

type detail disk to make sure you got the correct disk

type inactive to mark the disk as inactive.

type exit to exit diskpart

type exit to exit the command shell

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Hi,
I wanted to start system restore. The window shows: to create a restore point

open System Protection.

When this link is clicked, the System Properties dialog is opened by

SystemPropertiesProtection.exe

But the Tabs "System Protection" and "Remote" are missing in this dialog.

Something is wrong with the installation, but I cannot do new clean installation as many software is installed upon the platform. I have mounted the Vista installation DVD with "GImageX", but I do not know which files or Registry Entries I have to extract.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Oh i can not get system restore to open but it works in safe mode not in regular mode.

A:Need help system protection not there on system properties

Hi,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Run Regedit and check the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR.

If the key is present and has any value other than 0 then system restore is disabled and the system protection tab will be hidden.

Viruses often disable this by setting this registry key. Often they will also disable the task manager and regedit too.

If you get a message saying regedit has been disabled by your administrator then it's quite possible you have been targeted by a virus, in which case a full scan of your system is a good idea.


As always, before making changes to your registry, back it up.

hth
Tanya

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Hi,

I'm trying to backup Win7 to an external HD that currently is used to backup mac. Can anyone help explain what I need to do to make this happen? I'm sure I'll have to format the ext HD then backup the mac using a different file format, but am unsure just what I'll have to do or how to do it.

TIA!

A:Backup to external HD that also has Mac backup on same drive

I assume the external drive is formatted HSF+. If you want to keep using it for the Mac, you can partition the drive with 1 partition HSF+ and the other partition NTFS for windows. Failing that, the Mac can read from but not write to NTFS.

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Got a new laptop for Mother's Day. I want to backup everything to put on my new puter. I have the backup drive set up but just opens to the last backup I did last year. Don't remember what buttons to push to get it started....

I had to get 8.1 BUT was told when 10 comes out I will get a FREE copy of it from Microsoft . And I was told 10 is the new 7!!!!!! Is that correct???????

Please somebody I want to set it up before I go to bed. It is 12:40a.m. now....Yawn.....

Thanks so much.....
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Never Mind, I was able to find the tutorial for it. Imagine that!

A:how to do a backup on my backup hard drive???

Do you mean you want to make an image ?

If you want to backup your data, just do it manually, copy and paste, or use your preferred method.

Backup and Restore is in the Control Panel.
Windows 10 IS NOT the new Windows 7

Nothing will ever replace Windows 7

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Hi,

I was wondering if it was possible to exactly backup a hard drive, and then use the backup in place of the original. I have a tiny hard drive as my boot drive now, and I now want to copy everything over to my new 250gb drive and run from that. Is this possible and how would I go about it?
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Can I backup a drive and boot from the backup?

Steve-0sux said:

Hi,

I was wondering if it was possible to exactly backup a hard drive, and then use the backup in place of the original. I have a tiny hard drive as my boot drive now, and I now want to copy everything over to my new 250gb drive and run from that. Is this possible and how would I go about it?
Thanks for any help.Click to expand...

It should be, what OS are you using? If Xp you will need at least SP1 or better yet SP2 for the new larger drive to be properly recognized. Then use a program such as Nortons Ghost or Acronis True Image to create a backup.
 

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I want to prepare a factory fresh drive so that I can use it to save backup images. Soon I will have a second drive that will only be used to store data files. Neither drive will ever be used for the installation of an operating system. From what I've read, I see no advantage to having more than a single partition on either drive. I know I want to use NTFS.

This should be straightforward. I'm finding it is not. I cannot formulate a search that points me to the right tutorial or thread. Either I get hundreds of options to consider or, if I try to narrow the options, no answer is found.

Please point me to the right discussion. Perhaps the answer will help others who come after me, too.

thanks

baumgrenze

A:Format & Partition New Drive to Use as a Backup Drive or Storage Drive

Do you know how to make a partition and format a drive?

You can do it all in Windows Disk Management.

You don't need to do anything special to the drive just because it is going to store images.
Treat it like any other drive.

Format it with a single partition.

Store your image files on it. Use a folder structure if you want to---perhaps naming a folder something like "Macrium image of C partition, 060714" so you know the date of the image.

Nor do you need to use a separate drive just for image storage.

Make your images and store them like ordinary data. Back up the images just like you'd back up any other important data file. That's what they are: important data.

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1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

A:Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.

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Hi all
I want to disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs from system properties dialog box( screen shot attached).
The user should only able to access change computer name feature. Other feature should be disabled/removed.
I there any way to achieve it?
thanks in advance.


IMG]https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/703346[/IMG]

A:disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs in system

I'm inclined to say no, for a very simple reason.
Changing the computer name requires administrator access. Given that, the user already has full control over the entire computer, therefore he can change whatever he wants.
What's the purpose of such "limitation"?

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Hi, I am trying out windows 7 backup, hoping at last that I won't need a 3rd party backup solution.† So far so bad! My first problem is how ridicilously slow the backup is, but this has been discussed at length elsewhere.† My second problem is the backup stalls when I try to backup a folder which I know has got various bits of malware in.† I am an IT pro and use the files in this folder for testing purposes.† OK fair enough I guess, although I think the backup should handle this event a bit more elegantly.† So I've zipped and password protected the offending files to hide them from the AV (security essentials by the way) The final problem which I just can't understand is that when I try to create an image of my system drive, backup wants to add my D drive (which is purely a data drive) to the image.† My D drive is huge and I don't want to include it in a system image.† I keep my system drive lean and mean for exactly this purpose but now I can't back it up because the total size of C and D drives combined exceed the capacity of my backup drive. I know for a fact that the D drive has no consequence to the system boooting or operating, I have disconnected it and windows boots up just fine.† In computer management the D Drive is not showing up as a system drive, so why does windows think it is?† And why isn't there a power user mode wher I can choose exactly what I want in a system image, I understand you're trying to make windows easy to use for the average Joe, bu... Read more

A:Windows 7 Backup - System image includes non system disk

I suggest you check your hard drive jumpers. There should be only one Active drive. If you disconnect the data partition the Active partition will be changed. We are not clear why the partition will be Active partition when you connect it.
You may open Disk Management, set the 100MB system served partition or your Windows partition as Active and check the result again.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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No matter what I do system protection somehow always manages to turn it self back on

How can I PERMANTLY KILL THIS PROCESS? Is it a service?



I WANT IT GONE FOR GOOD

A:Ive had it with System Protection...

Go to control panel, admin tools, services, volume shadow copy, but that may cause more problems than it solves.

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Hey all, I've ran into a huge problem... My aunt dropped off her family computer yesterday and I've been working on it for a few hours now and to say the least I'm completely stumped. There's this fake anti virus program called Protection System which does it's thing, I'm sure you know all about it. Anyway, I've done a few hours worth of research, read countless "fix it" articles and forum post and nothing has worked yet. At this point I need to rest my eyes and my mind and ask you all for your help.The biggest problem is no programs that could solve the problem or aid in solving the problem work. The real anti virus was disabled and broken, malwarebytes wouldn't install so I renamed it, it then installed halfway before freezing. I played around with that for a while and I got it to install. Couldn't run the program after that, so I renamed the that. It finally opened but as expected the scan shut the program down. After it crashed during the scan malwarebytes was completely inoperable, couldn't even delete it with out a restart. At that point I had enough, I was preparing to post a topic in the "HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal" forum but after several attempts it appears that not even your DDS Tool works. I'm just so frustrated right now...To clear a few things up. I've been trying everything in and out of safe mode, same results. Also, all the games on the computer appear to work, iTunes works, Quickbooks work, AIM works. I'm pretty sure every progr... Read more

A:Protection System

Hi Mike,

do you still have your aunt's PC and do you still need help?

regards _temp_

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I am running Vista Home premium, but see no evidence that it is creating restore points automatically every 24 hours. I can create restore points manually but they are the only ones that show under system protection. Should I not be seeing, "system scheduled checkpoint" in system restore? Thanks.

A:System Protection

I suspect that a system setting has been changed that prevents this from occurring - have you changed any of the system settings/services or used a tweaking/protection utility that might have caused this?

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Hello everyone ... Really hoping you can help me.

I use Firefox browser and gmail or yahoo for mail. I have Fix-It Professional 6 which I just ran for any viruses, mal ware, spy ware and ad ware.

For about the past week or so, every time I start my machine, I get a window called Windows PC Defender inside of which is a"My Computer" window. I cannot close this window but I can minimize it and open an additional window.

This address appears in the location window -
hxxp://my-systemprotection.net/?p=WKmimHVl...nBkaF%2FEkKE%3D

In the My Computer it shows the Windows shield logo along with System Folders, My Documents, Hard Drive and Security. Next to each, flashing in red is notification that I have 5 viruses in the System Folders, 7 in My Documents, 12 in my Hard Drive and that "Security has been damaged by virus" in the Security. Additionally, below that is a separate window "Your Computer is Infected" and shows a long list -

W32.Benjamin.Worm Virus High
Trojan virtumonde Virus Critical
AdvWare.Hotbar Virus High
[email protected] Virus Medium
Trojan.Qoologic - Key Logger Virus High
SHeur.ZSQ Virus High
Adware.Win32.Winad Virus Critical
Trojan-PSW.Win32.LdPinch.abm Virus Critical
Backdoor.Win32.Haxdoor.gu Virus High
Magic DVD Ripper Virus High
Trojan.Fakealert.355 Virus Medium
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.dge Virus High

Recommend: Click "Start Protection" button to erase all threats
When I have clicked on "Star... Read more

A:my-system protection

Hi Cailleach Echo, welcome to BC I have moved your topic to the "Am I infected? What Do I Do?" forum since you appear to be infected by a rogue security product. This will allow our members who specialize in malware removal to find your topic more easily.I've always been warned not to open anything that ends with ".exe"Sound advice. You're infected with some sort of rogue security program. These programs falsely warn that your computer is infected (like in the list of baddies you were given) and then prompt the user (you) to download a file to "clean" the computer. Do not download anything it asks you to. Do not purchase any program it recommends. It is a scam and will only serve to make the situation worse.

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Hey all, I've ran into a huge problem... My aunt dropped off her family computer yesterday and I've been working on it for a few hours now and to say the least I'm completely stumped. There's this fake anti virus program called Protection System which does it's thing, I'm sure you know all about it. Anyway, I've done a few hours worth of research, read countless "fix it" articles and forum post and nothing has worked yet. At this point I need to rest my eyes and my mind and ask you all for your help.The biggest problem is no programs that could solve the problem or aid in solving the problem work. The real anti virus was disabled and broken, malwarebytes wouldn't install so I renamed it, it then installed halfway before freezing. I played around with that for a while and I got it to install. Couldn't run the program after that, so I renamed the that. It finally opened but as expected the scan shut the program down. After it crashed during the scan malwarebytes was completely inoperable, couldn't even delete it with out a restart. At that point I had enough, I was preparing to post a topic in the "HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal" forum but after several attempts it appears that not even your DDS Tool works. I'm just so frustrated right now...To clear a few things up. I've been trying everything in and out of safe mode, same results. Also, all the games on the computer appear to work, iTunes works, Quickbooks work, AIM works. I'm pretty sure every progr... Read more

A:Protection System

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to HighAlso try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr

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