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Backup and Restore: Backup problems

Q: Backup and Restore: Backup problems

"Turn on Settings", "Change Schedule" are examples of the buttons which do not respond to clicks - I am unable to use the Backup at all as nothing works. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this problem. I have searched the Microsoft forums, and it is clear that the problem I have is of long standing. No fix was found and obviously Microsoft has not, or cannot, fix the Backup facility. Any help will be greatly appreciated. BallyIrish504

A: Backup and Restore: Backup problems

Stuff Windows crummy system, here's a good article on good free backup programs, pick one you like and use that.
 
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-backup-software-11-programs-we-recommend-1137924

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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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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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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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Hi,

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

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

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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

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

Download Everything

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

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

Hope this helps.

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

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

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

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

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

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

System Restore

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

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Windows Vista
Dell Inspiron 1545

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center - one was a continuation of the other.
I have the disc in the drive, and I click 'restore files'
It tells me the disk containing the backup is unavailable. I do not see an option to change where the computer looks for the backup.

Viewing the files on disc one did not give me anything usable.

Googling has showed me several different ways to backup, but very little about how to restore (aside from 'click the button and follow the instructions'.)

Any advice?

A:Restoring backup from CD in Backup and Restore Center

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center how are you trying to use them?, try rebooting with the disk in the tray see if it boots to the disk.if it don't you may have to reset in bios to boot from cd/dvd 1st... http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/how-to-boot-from-a-cd/reset when done..good luck

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I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

A:Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SEE


I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!


Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.

Tonyb57

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I had backed up my system through windows backup. I rebuilt my system, selected the stuff that i wanted to restore from the backup, and now alot of filles can't be opened. The weird thing is, the ones that won't open are green (see attatched printscreen). Wha'ts goin' on here? For example, none of the files in "weekend at the glen" work.


Thanks,


Fred

A:Backup Problems/ Restore

Admin privaledges.

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Hi,
This is my first post, so be gentle with me. My operating system is windows 7 64bit. My problem is that the "Backup and restore" button in the control panel does not work. When I click on it in order to create a backup or to restore...... nothing !!
Can anyone help ??

Terz

A:backup and restore problems

Terz, welcome to the windows 7 forums

What device are you trying to backup to?

Backup needs a device to place the backup on. Like an external usb hard disk or a second hard disk in your computer.

Rich

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

A:backup, restore, and system restore problems

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

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

A:system backup and restore problems

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

Avoid registry cleaners.

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Just installed build 7600 today and I've been having problems restoring the files backup I made. Everything restores fine except for anything that was in the Program Files folder. When I look at the error log at the end, I get like 100,000 lines of things similar to this.

Restore skipped restoring the file: C:\Program Files\Adobe to original location.

I think I've figured out why. Everytime I try to change or delete anything in Program Files I get access is denied. You need permission from... Looks to me like Windows looked itself out. And nothing I do grants me permission to the folder. I've changed owership from TrustInstaller to myself, but it keeps telling me I need permission from Tony-PC/Tony, which is me... I've given myself full control over the files and still it won't let me touch them.

A:Problems with Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Does backup do backups of installed program?
Does it mean that when you installed 7600 you wont have to install all the programs again you will simple restore from backup?

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so, from the beginning... (i'd like to thank you in advance if you read this cause its a bit of a long story)

firstly for some reason internet explorer started crashing (i honestly dont know why it was just the usual stopped working checking for solutions etc)

unrelated i installed mmicrosofts program to check whether your computer is able to run windows 7

after this i attempted a system restore in order to take my computer back to when internet explorer worked to see if it'd sort it out because i didnt know what had made it stop in the first place

as the computer restarted it stopped at the stage where you'd expect the log in screen to appear ... i was left with a black screen and my mouse pointer (which i could move around) and every time after shutting off and starting up again this was the result
as i'd had to just turn off the machine rather than shutting down properly it began coming up with the safe mode options upon startup so i tried that to see if it'd boot... though the difference in the mouse pointer was visible the screen was still just black

i finally decided to resort to a restore to factory settings (f11 on startup) and was given the option to backup my files so obviously jumped at the chance it requested i plug in a usb for it to save to and i let it do its thing

when it finished it rebooted and somehow it miraculously worked... prompted to install a vista service pack i decided to install hoping it might help the system as it was apparently a b... Read more

A:vista backup restore problems

ok its decided to allow me to run the .exe file and its in the process of restoring so hopefully the problem is sorted

i'll update to change this to solved if its works

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My laptop came with a the following partition config:Pri Act ..... "Recovery Partition" - 20GB (14GB Used)
Pri ........... Windows 7 "OS Partition" - 60GB (14GB Used)
Extend...... Data Partition - 210GB (0GB Used)
As you can see the OS partition is not set as "Active" and the "Active" partition is in the "Recovery Partition". Once in a while I would like to switch between Windows XP and Windows 7 by restoring OS image backup to the "OS Partition" - I just don't want a dual boot setup and don't ask me why. So I did an image backup of the whole Windows 7 OS Partition and to save backup storage I only have a files backup on the / level + the /BOOT in the "Recovery Partition" .

After that I re-format the OS Partition and let XP install into it and everything going fine.

When I try restore Windows 7 to the OS Partition + all the files backup of the "Recovery Partition" and reboot it reported:

" Windows could not start because the following file is missing: Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe"

I am sure the "Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe" is already restore to the Windows 7 OS partition.

Am I missing something in the Windows 7 "Recovery Partition" to backup beside just the / level files and /BOOT? I don't want to backup the whole 14GB so I tried to avoid the Windows 7 recovery disk images in that partition.

A:Windows 7 Image Backup Restore Problems

How about recovering the System MBR into WIn7 partition?

The Recovery Partition should only mark itself Active to run Recovery.

Have you made your Recovery Disk set as a backup to the partition?

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My OS is Vista Ultimate. 2GB RAM. 13GB free space on C Drive. I am unable to use System Restore or Backup and Restore center. When I try to create a Restore Point (or do a backup) error message comes up 'Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason: Cannot create a file when that file already exists. (0x800700B7).' I think (not sure) that these problems came after I was infected with win32:Vitro virus. (No longer any infections showing). I think that my registry may be corrupt or files deleted. Can anyone help please?

A:Error code 0x800700B7 with System Restore and Backup problems

Hi,

Thank you for your post.

Based on my research, I would like to suggest the following:

Note: Please perform a complete system backup first. If any unexpected issue occurs, we can quickly restore the system to the current status.

1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

2. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache

3. Right click on this key and select "Export" and save the key to a Flash Drive or other removable storage device.

4. Remove the key ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows?

5. Please reboot the computer and check if the issue reoccurs. If it works, please also reconfigure the Scheduled Task for System restore in Task Scheduler.

Hope this helps. Thanks.Nicholas Li - MSFT

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I run some classes for seniors, one of which is on backing up.

For Windows 7 backup program we look at at the initial setting up.
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For subsequent classes I would like to repeat this, but have not found a way to go back to the condition of backup not yet set.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Revert the backup and restore window to "backup not set"

Hello dsim,

You could use the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup back to default conditions to not being setup again.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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a) I'm trying to create an image of my C: Drive using Windows 7 Backup & Restore.
(screenshot 1) View image: s1
b) Win 7 automatically selects my D: drive as the save location, but also warns there may not be enough available disk space, which makes no sense as there's 251 GB free space on D:
(screenshot 2) http://s4.postimg.org/qrfmzq3wt/sc2.png
c) In the next step I find that Windows 7 is attempting to back up two drives at once, drive C: and drive E: there are no Windows files on E:
(screenshot 3) http://s14.postimg.org/jr1drq1zl/sc3.png
I haven't a clue what's going on, any advice appreciated ? tia

A:Can't Backup C: using WIN 7 Backup & Restore ?

Hello Nikev,

Did you move any of your user folders or the page file to your E: drive? If so, then E: would be considered a system drive and would be included in the system image by default since it would be required to run Windows.

Considering the size of your E: drive, this would be why you get a warning that your D: drive may not have enough free space on it to be able to save a system image including the C: drive and E: drive. The image may fail due to the size required and what may or may not be available on D:.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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Hi:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

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

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

Thanks

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

Then I did a factory restore to my desktop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks a lot.
Brad

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

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

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

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

A:Fully restore system using Backup & Restore

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

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

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

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

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

Issue solved.

A:System restore backup files won't restore

Hi convert,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are you using to backup your system?

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Hi there,

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

Once I restored all my files I noticed the following;

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

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

A:Restore from backup didn't restore all files

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

Karen's Replicator

Synctoy

Second Copy

FolderClone

Syncback

Freefilesync

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

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

A:System Restore - how to restore backup created

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

Thanks
Zack S

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

A few random thoughts:

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

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

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

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

I'd probably do this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System: Windows 7 Enterprise

ScreenCap below

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suggestions?

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

Can you access the external target drive normally?

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

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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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Where can I find the descriptive definitions of the “reason codes” reported in the Activity Logs when a Backup fails? I have searched all of the DELL site and non-DELL URLS.
Errors with undefined “reason codes: 2, 5 and 32” are reported under the Activity Logs when using the current DELL Backup and Recovery software (Version 2.8.0.62) ran as Administrator in Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586)
 
EXAMPLES:
Data Backu- - <date at time>
An error occurred during the process
Scheduled Backup No
Multiple files Yes
The following files were not backed up:
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Comms\Unistore\data\0000000a000000031013.dat (reason code: 2)
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OfficeFileCache\CentralTable.accdb (reason code: 32)
C:\Users\Pat\VeriSign Root Certificates\DS_Store (reason code: 5)
 
ENVIRONMENT
OS Name - Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
System Type - x64-based PC
DELL Backup and Recovery – Dbr.exe – Version 2.8.0.62 – 04-JAN-2016
DELL Update Tray – DellUpTray.exe – Version 1.9.5.0
DELL Update Service – DellUpService.exe – Version 1.9.5.0

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New system using W7 Pro & IE11 with 1TB SATA hard drive (c drive) & an external drive (e) 250 GB Seagate One Touch Mini 4. Need help in deciding which backup & restore to use, Windows 7 Backup & Restore or Seagate 2 step programs or any suggestions. Want to be able to create whole system image & also backup of all users data files & programs. A couple of questions are: do I have to completely wipe my external drive clean before starting any new backup procedure, can I store both system image & data files on the external drive without creating paritions, is my external drive big enough to hold everything (I currently have space (approx 50 GB left on external drive when using XP). Thank you for any help you can provide.

A:Which backup & restore to use

Quote:
do I have to completely wipe my external drive clean before starting any new backup procedure


No, backup image is stored as a file.






Quote:
can I store both system image & data files on the external drive without creating paritions


I think you mean extra partitions - you must already have at least one.

Yes, just store it like any other file.






Quote:
is my external drive big enough to hold everything


Depends how much used space you have on the source partition. Also depends on what type of files you have on the used space, some will compress a lot, some file types compress very little.

Images will typically be 50-60% of the size of the original used space.


Aomei ( owmay ) Backupper is the best free imaging program, Standard version is free:

Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Free Backup and Restore Software

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Had a HDD failure - disk replaced and a clean install of W7 32bit carried out.

I had been using backup tool to create incremental backups ..
I have the nice 'backup folder' Backup set date xxx
on an external HDD ... and in it a number of files
How do I reinstall my files from this backup ?

I looked under backup and it only seems to give option to restore form a restore point ... which is not what I wan to do.

A:How to restore from backup

Hello Sargan,

The tutorial below can help show you how to restore files from your backup.Restore Backup User and System Files
If for some reason, Windows is unable to restore the backup, then you could use the tutorial below to manually extract and restore files from the backup.Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I got a virus that deleted everything in my System Tools folder under Accessories. I need to backup my computer ASAP. Is there any way to download these programs, because I couldn't find them on the microsoft site.

A:Backup and Restore

Have you got a windows disk? The data should be on there to allow you to repair.

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Aloha,
I cannot backup & restore with my Win7 OS because the backup drive died so I installed another drive but the old assigned drive still shows in the backup and restore window. In the backup location it shows new volume I which is the old dead drive which shows disconnected. I cannot connect to my new external drive because when I click on "change settings" it gives me an error message. I will provide two attachments showing the Backup & Restore page and also the error message.

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

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Hi Can someone please HELP?
I have a Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5750G Laptop. I installed a new Font that I inadvertently installed a toolbar with it. I can't remember the name of the programe, but when I tried to uninstall it, it wasnt there, so I tried to restore my laptop to an earlier date, now nothing works. All I get is The backup and restore application could not start due to an internal error: Class not registered (0X80040154). can someone help please.

I use Google Chrome as my browser and Hotmail as my email.

I have Avast, CCCleaner, and Spybot S-D.

Since using my laptop to a previous restore point everything has gone wrong, I can't get into uninstall, I can't use my restore point, I can't use anything in My Control Panel. Network sharing will not open either.

I have now bought an external Hard Drive. However, when I plugged it in I got the message outlined below.

One or more features failed to install Details: Error: 1601. The Windows installer could not be accessed. contact your support personnel to verify that the Windows Installer service is properly registered.

I then tried Factory Restore: However, Microsoft.NET Framework. Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. class not registered (Exception from HRESULT.

I carried on and this came up: I only got Failed to Initialize Volume ... Read more

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I'm totally lost when it comes to restore/backup. I'm not dumb, but my comperheadion is off when I tried to put 2 and 2 together and (without asking) be able to come up with 4. In this case, I've tried and now I need your help please. Situation: When I think of something or how to do something with this computer, I google it, read about it and maybe even find a program to do what I want. So I down load it, install it and it's nothing like it states or it's not what I really wanted. I hope I'm explaining this right. So I go and delete it along with CCleaner and Norton in the register and BINGO! Either I've taken a left when I should of taken a right or the computer missed me up. Go to log in the next morning and the computer is acting kinda of funny. So before installing a program I know I do a restore (default settings) and then I do a back up from windows (default settings). So now that I have a restore and backup, which one would I use? Any other information on this subject would be helpful as well. Thank you.

A:Restore/Backup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955


So I go and delete it along with CCleaner and Norton in the register........ So before installing a program I know I do a restore (default settings) and then I do a back up from windows (default settings). So now that I have a restore and backup, which one would I use?


You shouldn't "delete" installed programs. You should uninstall them.

Not sure what you mean about doing a restore and backup before installing a program.

If you are uninstalling programs incorrectly who know what shape your registry and PC is in.

There is not much point in restoring a backup if the backup is faulty.

A better and less confusing explanation is needed.

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RESTORE HDD BACKUP I have a Gateway computer, 64 bit, DX4822-01, with Intel pentium E5300 Dual Core, 2.6GHZ each, 6GB ram, and 1TB HDD, running Windows 7 Home Premium x 64 bit.

Four days ago I did a complete hard drive backup. On the 6th, and last disc I was told that it didn't properly close the session. 3 days ago something happened, while using Unlocker program to delete malware. My 2 user accounts would not open, until after I opened my admin account. So I decided to do a factory restore. I skipped the backup HDD, since I had just completed one the day before, and didn't want to chance backing up malware.

After the factory restore completed, all was working ok. But when I tried to restore my HDD backup, the system said it was looking for a backup of May 15, 2011. I doesn't recognize my backup of 4 days ago.

Is there any way possible to get Win 7 to accept the most recent backup??

Any and all replies will be deeply appreciated.

Haplyss

A:Restore hdd backup

What program did you use for the back up? And where do you hold that back up? On optical disks?

Your answer may trigger the most appropriate suggestions.

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Hi, i'm new here and have a question, when i run the backup to a network drive, will it only backup changed/new files, or will it back up all my files like onecare did?

Edit: dont worry about that, i have figured out why it always took up so much room, system image, now i have disabeled that, is there any way to backup the system image separately.

Edit 2: even though create system imaeg is unticked, it still seems to include system image in space calculation and backup. anyway to stop this?

A:Backup and restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Black Star


Hi, i'm new here and have a question, when i run the backup to a network drive, will it only backup changed/new files, or will it back up all my files like onecare did?

Edit: dont worry about that, i have figured out why it always took up so much room, system image, now i have disabeled that, is there any way to backup the system image separately.

Edit 2: even though create system imaeg is unticked, it still seems to include system image in space calculation and backup. anyway to stop this?


The first back up is a full backup. Subsequent backups are incremental, only the changes.

I have system image unticked, because I made one copy after I was fully installed and activated. Whenever, I make a big change I make note of it. If I ever need to use my system image, I have a brand new, no corruption, no malware image. To that clean image I make my changes. But to your question, I do not think there is a way to change it. But, just wait a bi,t someone with more knowledge in that area or maybe about registry, will assist you.

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Hi all,
I created backup image using windows 7 option in D drive

Now i need to know if i format the C drive and would like to reinstall the windows 7 including my personal folder/drivers and other programs which were in the Backup from the D drive ..

Is that possible ,,, guess using the Windows repair disc or there will be other option from the windows boot ??

Thanks

A:backup and restore

Short anwser is Yes, put in the disc and follow the on screen directions and will take you to the backup image, tell it yes to the image you want, do next and it will restore the image, just sit back and let it do it's thing

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Until today, I've been using 32 bit Windows Vista. However, I have 4GB of RAM on my laptop, so obviously I wanted to be able to use it all. So, I decided to do a Full System Backup onto my external HDD and did a fresh install of 64bit Windows 7 RC. It's running very good now, however I need to get my files back. How would I go about doing this?

A:Can't Restore From Backup!

Odd. Given that you were able to backup your files, you used some program right? Surely you can use the same program to do the restore.

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For the first time I have set up Backup and Restore. I am saving to an external hard drive and in the Set Up I have selected "Let me choose". If I selected "Let Windows choose" would the backup include all of my Outlook files?

In "Let me choose" I have selected Data Files and Computer OS (C). But do I need to include a system image every time? It seems to take ages to complete the backup and must be using a lot of disc space.

I am attaching a couple of screenshots because having completed the first backup there does not appear to be anything in the files. So where is all the information I have backed up?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:New to Backup and Restore.

i would suggest that you let windows decide on what to back up if you are unsure.

which outlook are you using? the file save moved under documents/outlook files from 2010 onwards.

your first backup will always take a while depending on the size of your hard drive.

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When I attempt to use the 'backup & restore" function I can get to the control panel backup and restore center but when I click "set up automatic file backup" I get the following error Msg.

The wizard could not be launched for the following reason.
(0x80070483)
No application is associated with the specified file for this operation.
Please try again.

Trying again produces the same results.

I have had similar results trying to launch "Cmd prompt as administrator".
Have found a work around solution for "Cmd Prompt" but nothing presently for "backup and restore"

Need help please.
.
Russ

Dell E-520
Win Vista Home premium 32 bit SP-1
2g mem
160 HD

Russ
 

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My neighbor uses Windows 7 Backup & Restore. We tried to restore a file, but it will not restore the file. The detailed note states "Restore Skipped Restoring the C:\Location\filename"
It gives no reason and wonder if we are missing something? Any help would be great. Dewey
 

A:Backup & Restore

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Hi
I have to reinstall Windows on my new computer as it's not behaving. I therefore have to back everything up before doing that.

I would like to back up the emails, calendar, contacts for my desktop Outlook 2013. I have four different accounts and the data seem to be listed as pst files under each account name. However, last time I backed up, one of the accounts was just named 'Outlook'. I have no such pst file on this computer (although my old one was Outlook 2010 if that makes a difference).

I'm also wondering where the calendar and contacts are stored on this occasion, given there seems to be no generic outlook.pst file

I am using Outlook 2013 and Windows 8.1

Secondly, I am using Onenote. I am trying to back up all the notes I've made. On the save and backup area I can see three possible options for backing up - one is the local folder on my desktop where I migrated data from the last time I moved computers under quick notes.one

The second is in c/users/myname/appdata/local/microsoft/onenote

The third is c/users/myname/docs/onenote notebooks

I have backed up to all three, but have no idea which folders or files to move to the external hard drive as I don't know which to restore.

Many thanks if you can help with either of these...
 

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computer stolen and had backups...however, initial run did not restore, came back with compression error/read error

properties of nbf file show size of files ... data appears to be there
on a restore, empty file folders are restored
a pst file backed up
one or two word files restored
when choosing files in backup program all files are there to be checked, ie name date size
one bad nbf is on one disk
another bad restore had mulitple backups done
one separate disk with email restored okay
compression was one

am looking into isobuster and other third party programs... so dont know if they will be helpful, nti tech guys are not helpful...comments and suggestions appreciated, thank you
 

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I decided to upgrade my desktop to Xp, so I backed up my old drive a 60 Gig Maxtor with 3 partitions. I used an external 200gig maxtor hooked to my laptop and used win XP backup wizard thru my network. I did it this way because my external drive is formatted NTFS and my desktop wouldn't recogniize it because it was running fat32 with windows ME. I did a backup of each partition and all went well. I then upgraded the bios on my ASUS motherboard and purchased a WD 320 Gig hard drive. I installed Xp on the new drive and it works great! I restored the D: and E: partitions just fine. I decided to choose what to restore to the C: drive using the XP restore wizard and something happened to the file. It no longer shows up in the directory it's supposed to be in. It's just gone! I tried a restore point from a few days earlier with no luck.
So I thought I still have the original drive, I'll just reinstall it and grab all the files I want. It turns out I installed the old 60 Gig using a boot utility called ez-bios from ez-drive disk because of partition size restrictions back in the day. That file doesn't come up now and so the hard drive isn't even recognized when I try to boot to the old drive. Of course I can't find my original EZDrive utilty disk which I was hoping might get me access to my now unbootable old drive.
If anyone has any ideas or a copy of EZDrive I'd sure like to hear form you!
 

A:Backup/Restore gone bad

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My parents have a computer that was completely wiped out by a horrible trojan horse. I cannot find a backup disc anywhere. There were two partitions that were completely corrupted. As I understand it one of those partitions was the restore disc. What do I do if I have a computer without a restore disc and no restore partition? Can I request a backup disc from HP?

A:No restore backup

Yep, that's the easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to do it.
The info is at this link: http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html#hp

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Windows backup:
"By default, Windows automatically saves as many system images as it has space for without taking up more than 30 percent of space on the backup disk. Once the disk starts running out of room, Windows deletes older system images. You can set Windows to retain as many system images as it has space for on the backup disk or to only keep the most recent system image."

Is there any way to increase space above 30% ?

A:Backup and Restore

The maximum space it allocates for the shadowstorage (that's where the restore points go) is 15%, not 30%. You can change the size with the VSSAMIN RESIZE command. Here are the details (saves me to type them): How to reduce disk space used by Windows Vista system restore Usually people want to reduce the shadowstorage, but it goes both ways. Just be aware, if you do a resize, you loose all current shadows (restore points) and start anew again.

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Just bought a 1TB external hard drive for use to back up files and system. Now, i understand Windows 7 backup will not back up Program Files and System files even if they are selected. Am i correct in saying that when i go to 'Let me choose' in the backup if a folder is greyed out it means that Windows will not backup that particular folder it up even if it is selected??

A:Backup & Restore

Back up and restore is for your personal documents
System Image will back up the entire drive
System Restore backs up the entire OS.

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Back & Restore successfully creates a restore point.When restoring, the system says it encountered an unknown error and system files have not been changed. Noticed this happening to all manually-created restore points. Not sure about restore points created when auto upgrades are installed. Any suggestions???

A:Backup & Restore

Back and Restore ? Do you mean Backup and Restore Center ?

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I have just bought a new pc with vista home edition premium, included in the package were 2 dvds with blank recovery dvd written on them ,on inquireing I was told that I would have to make my own recovery dvds and that instructions on how to do it would be found on my pc
I then found out that windows complete pc backup and restore is not included with vista home premium
Can anyone tell me how I can reinstall vista should I ever need to without some sort of recovery disk,as one wasn't included in the package
Thanx Chris

A:Backup and restore

Hello christy48, welcome to Vista forums!

What kind (manufacturer) of machine is it?

Most modern manufacturers add a recovery partition that is used to create the recovery discs from. Most of these partitions can be used to recover the machine without ever creating the discs.

Keep us informed!










Later Ted

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I recently "upgraded" to Windows 10 and subsequently back to Windows 7, I thought I would wipe my Seagate backup drive and start backup afresh.  I formatted the drive and unfortunately when I try to backup now using Windows Backup and Restore
I get the error message "The task image is corrupt or has been tamperedwith. (0x80041321)
Any help would be most appreciated.
Kind regards.

A:Backup and restore.

I recently "upgraded" to Windows 10 and subsequently back to Windows 7. I get the error message "The task image is corrupt or has been tamperedwith. (0x80041321)

This is a well-know problem that affects most (all?) people who dropped back from Win10 to Win7. There are two scheduled tasks involved in the backup process. Here are the XML task files:

C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\ConfigNotification
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\Windows Backup Monitor
I do not have this problem but one solution I have seen goes like this:

Delete these tasks while in the Task Scheduler GUI.
Copy these XML task files from some other Win7 machine to your desktop.Use the Task Scheduler GUI to import the XML files from your desktop.

Maybe this simpler solution would also work:

Copy these task files to your desktop.Delete these tasks while in the Task Scheduler GUI.
Use the Task Scheduler GUI to import the XML files from your desktop.

Please post your result for the benefit of other people with the same problem.

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I'm using Acronis True Image Home 2010. I Image my C drive into my 2nd Hard drive 2nd partition. I restored my image to my 2nd Hard Drive 1st partition. Rebooted and my Windows 7 1st Hard Drive came up and then I shut down, removed my 1st Hard Drive and rebooted and got "Bootmgr is mission". I put back my 1st Hard Drive and booted into Windows 7 and went to Disk Management and where the image was restore has no drive letter and I can't give it one. So I figure I did something wrong.

A:Backup and Restore

I don't know what options you set with Acronis.
You have ended up with two conflicting OSs and probably assigned the 1st HDD disk signature to the 2nd HDD. Windows will reassign one of the disk signatures. Bottom line is you end up with a mess.

To get back to your original state. Mark the active partition on the 2nd drive inactive and either:
1) Run system repair up to 3 times on the 1st HDD (preferably with the 2nd disconnected) or
2) Reimage 1st HDD with the image you have on the 2nd HDD.

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Hi need help with windows 7 backup.

I've got an external HD which is just large enough to backup all my libraries.
However whenever windows backs up it seems to create new backup data for any changes to files ie. it'll have backup data for each date it backs up. I believe it does this so I can restore my system to the way it was on a certain backup date. However this also means I run out of space on the backup disc after about 3 or 4 backups.

So, is there a way to make it just have one backup, so only the newest backup is stored? Ie. so my backup drive is simply a mirror image of what is currently in my libraries as opposed to keeping a record of what existed there on previous backups?

Thanks

A:Backup without restore?

make a "Custom Setup" and then: (it is supposed to read "uncheck" not ucheck, sorry)

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I started a thread earlier asking if imaging programs work in seven which can be viewed Here

After some advice from pparks1 a junior member here

and reading the tutorials by Brink

How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7
&
How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7

I decided to give it a try....this is by far the easiest method of doing image/ghost creation and restore

And although on the microsoft website compare editions page it is not mentioned as a feature of Home Premium it is still there although you will not be able to backup to a network location unless you get professional or ultimate

So for me I am ditching third party software in place of the features built into Win7

A:Backup and Restore In 7

I tried creating a system image using Win 7's backup & restore and when I tried to restore it booting from installation media, it couldn't see or be pointed to the image to be restored from which was located on a USB hard drive. (Might have been an issue with my particular USB hard drive also.) So it was pretty worthless in my experience. It was an early build though, so perhaps it works better now.

I generally prefer to rely on Acronis for hard drive cloning which I have found to be very reliable for that. Before ditching 3rd party software, I would attempt to back up and restore using W7's feature and make sure it actually works for you.

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When Im in Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore I find I cant click on Manage space. I want to go there to delete older backups.

A:Backup and restore

any ideas on this one?

Its why I ran sfc/scannow (which didnt find anything).

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Hi there,
I am running vista Premium SP1.
I am havin trouble running a backup successfully.
It is set to fun automatically but always get backup failed.

Says backup did not complete successfully.
Catastropic failure (0x8000ffff)

Not sure what is wrong have run a chkdsk on C drive and all okay.

If could get some sort reason for this it would be great.

Cheers,
John.

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For some time I have been using Backup & Restore to create an image to a Nextar external drive. When checking Properties on the the C: drive I would get, for example, 38.4GB used on the HDD, and checking the E: drive would show about 35.8GB (or close to it).
Lately, when checking each drive the E: drive shows about 2GB more than the C: drive. When restoring an image everything is fine, but I was previously informed that the image was about 2 to 3GB less than the C: drive because the virtual drive was not copied.

Has something changed?

A:Using Backup and Restore

How many backups have you put on the Nextar ?

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If I make a make a full system image backup in a computer, can I make a restores of it in a nother computer even if the mainboard and drivers of the new one are diferen of the old computer,
 

A:Backup and restore

Legally, in a word - NO. Not as you describe that process.
 
What you is asking is "Cloning" rather than just a "Back-up" for your existing system.
This is how you buy those $5.00 Specials from Ebay and other places -
 
Thank You -

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Win7 64bit Home Premium
I am currently testing Backup and Restore to get a better idea of how to use it. I have a backup set up which includes only a small part of my files. After I better understand backup, I will expand the backup to include the rest of my files. Backup was run yesterday and again today. It appeared to run correctly with the size of the backup increasing only a small amount for the 2nd (incremental) run. Now I want to run restore using the above backup to restore to a temporary folder on the desktop so I can compare the restored files to the files already on the computer. I will then delete the temporary folder (with the restored files).

Here's the problem - I started the restore process and after clicking Restore My Files got the Restore Files window, but the Next button is greyed out and I can go no further. What is causing this?

Just in case it is relevant, clicking on any of the other 3 buttons (Search, etc) appears to do nothing.

A:Backup and Restore

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This below may be able to help. If not, then please post back screenshots of what is different than in the tutorial.

Restore Backup User and System Files

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i have a 2TB hard drive that i partition a while ago i am using 100gb of it as windows 7
and the rest just to store files on..
i currently have 10gb on the second partition and 30gb used on windows 7
i installed all i want on there today,updated everything and decided to make a backup of the os
when i open the backup and restore and select the save drive on the next bit it says it will save c: and h: which totals 40gb......
i dont mind it saving the 10 gb thats on there but the question is ... if i save anything else on the h: partition if i decide to recover the os again will it delete all the new stuff i have put on there or will that be ok ??
 

A:Backup and restore

Not understanding the question. Your big drive is C & D? What is H? If you backup C & D to H say once a week you won't lose anything except what has gone on in that week. In order to minimize what would be lost you could back up all files that have changed each day as well.
 

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RESTORE HDD BACKUP

I have a Gateway computer, 64 bit, DX4822-01, with Intel pentium E5300 Dual
Core, 2.6GHZ each, 6GB ram, and 1TB HDD, running Windows 7 Home Premium x 64
bit.

Four days ago I did a complete hard drive backup. On the 6th, and last disc I was told that it didn't properly close the session. 3 days ago something happened, while using Unlocker program to delete malware. My 2 user accounts would not open, until after I opened my admin account. So I decided to do a factory restore. I skipped the backup HDD, since I had just completed one the day before, and didn't was to chance backing up malware.

After the factory restore completed, all was working ok. But when I tried to restore my HDD backup, the system said it was looking for a backup of May 15, 2011. I doesn't recognize my backup of 4 days ago.

Is there any way possible to get Win 7 to accept the most recent backup??

Any and all replies will be deeply appreciated.

Haplyss ​
 

A:Restore hdd backup

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I bought a commercial backup programme when I bought my Windows 8 PC.

Now, when I need it, I am having difficulties in restoring.

Is the "Windows 7 File Recovery" which is included in Win 8 a good replacement for commercial programmes such as EaseUS and Norton?

I would like to trust Microsoft with my file and image backups.

A:Backup and restore

I am using a free version of Macrium. It's free, fast, reliable
Macrium Reflect Free - CNET Download.com

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I have a gateway T3302 and have used the restore cd to do a full system restopre with backup. A gateway tech told me after the restoration, which was necessary because i was missing a couple .dll wildows files, I would be able to access and restore all files previous to the restore. I now see the "My Backup" folder on my desktop. However, when I click on it, then on the documents & settings file, the user accounts I previously used are not there. How do I get my old files back. HELP!!!!!
 

A:Restore with Backup

All those accounts are gone after a restoration. If anything was saved, it will probably be in a folder at C:\ that is named something like "My Files" or "My Backup". Click on C: and take a look.
 

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I had to replace a dead HD. I had been making backups using the backup function to an external HD. After replacing the C drive and reloading XP Pro and ALL updates, including sp3, I'm unable to restore my backed up data. The computer sees the external drive and I can see the data files on it.

A:Backup won't restore

Hekko cool1

Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?

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A while ago a used the Windows Backup Utility to put all of the files on my thumb drive in. I just needed an easy way to free up space and move all the files around. I wish i would have used a ZIP! I kept 2 copies of the backup file, one on my laptop, and one on my desktop. I restored files on the laptop often and it worked flawlessly. I have since reinstalled Windows XP on the laptop so i copied over the backup file to restore a few files but now im not able to restore files! So what i do is, i open the .bkf file and it opens the Backup and Restore Wizard just like it used to, i click the next button just like i used to. Now it asks if i want to restore files or backup files and i choose restore like always. Now check out my nice photo.

I used to be able to click in that little check box to expand a list of files and from there i could restore them. Now when i click nothing happens because its greyed out. I hope there is a way to get files out of my backup and from now on i will be using ZIPs. Thanks for any help getting my files back.

A:Restore Backup

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Hello,
On my computer is installed AVG antivirus, sometimes when I need to use a restore point to restore the system, have to disable temporarily the antivirus, otherwise the restore is not successful, and this is from my
experience (I learned it the hard way).
Now what happens when restoring using Macrium restore, I mean with the antivirus ?
Thanks for answers.
Motim
PS, If something was posted unfinished, it is because the page closed unexpectedly and reopened - sorry about that.

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Hello,

I have the following problem: I had XP installed on my netbook and encrypted my hard drive with Free Compusec, which installs a new bootloader that after typing in the correct password loads the XP bootloader NTLDR. Because XP started to run slow I started to think about a new clean install and also wanted to try out the new Win7, but first I wanted to try it on a different partition. Well after I checked, if Compusec was fine with dual-boot systems and Win7 and didn't find anything negative I went ahead. Well and now first XP won't boot (no dual-boot screen) and second my whole HDD (except for the Win7 partition) is encrypted, so I don't even have access to my old stuff (because the Win7 bootloader destroyed the Compusec bootloader and now I can't type in my password).

Well now there is a possibility to decrypt the drive with a special key file that is, of course, on the encrypted part of the HDD, so I had to find another way. The forum of the company that makes the encryption software is seldom maintained. I did find some good information though. I was able to extract the MBR from the installation disc. And now here's the thing that I need help with:

In Win7 it says that the extracted MBR is 1024 bytes big (as far as I know this would still fit in the first sector right?). It's also called "extended_mbr.bin", I thought maybe it needs to be bigger than 512 bytes because of the additional functions.

I read in the forum that I... Read more

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I've recently had a problem where my PC ( http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/sony-vaio-ra840g/4507-3118_7-31382931.html?tag=mncol;psum ) would never boot up all the way into Windows. It would boot up to the Windows screen with the bar at the bottom and then turn itself off. It did this over and over.

The hard drive was making a lot of noise and so I looked in the BIOS and did not see the Hard drive listed in there. I decided to replace the hard drive with this one: ( http://reviews.cnet.com/internal-ha...ktop/4507-9998_7-33620950.html?tag=mncol;psum ) to see if this would fix the problem.

I have a 500 g External Hard Drive ( http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=106&lang=en ) that came with backup software. I made a complete backup of my computer a few months ago.

My question is: How do I get my back up from the external hard drive on to the new hard drive in my PC?

I really appreciate any advice.
 

A:How do I restore a backup

Depends on the backup software you used, but you'll need to connect both the new drive and the external to another, working computer at least.
 

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I get an error code when I try to back up as a mirror image
error code 0x807800A1

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i, being a bit new to pc and being more comfortable with macs managed to mess up my machine so bad i had to re-install windows.

I am now wishing to restore one of my backups to restore my system to its original state.

When i go to the backup and restore section in the cp i am not able to restore from a backup and am told the bacup disk cannot be found.

I really need that backup cos i had all my music, photos, programs(i hope) in that backup.

Please help!

A:Restore from Backup Help

Would i be able to do this with advanced restore?

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hello Forum,
First, Thanks for all answers !
Since I have some problems with the system, I will divide it into several posts. (Later will post another)
1. I used the Windows cleanup disk tool to delete all restore points except the last one, but it deleted only
several lately done by updates installed, some old ones still are on the list. I made just a test to see if
the most "ancient" restore point exists - just checked which programs will be affected if I use that restore
and it listed all the programs installed since ! I used Ccleaner, but it lists only 2016 restore points, I used
"system restore explorer" but it lists also only 2016 and just two of tham. I have not the Windows 7 installation disk, it was installed on the machine when I got it - any ideas if this can be solved and how.
Attached screenshot list of restore points.

2. Today I made a new full backup image (by windows), after some search the program decided place to
locate the image, then I made a check only if the restore finds the image - it did not find it !
I also have there Macrium image to be safe. Is something corrupt in the system ? I ran all the time
Antivirus program (AVG) and malware tool (MRT) downloaded from Microsoft.
Answers will be appreciated.
Thanks
Motim

A:Backup and Restore

I can't speak for Windows Backup/Restore, I can speak highly of Macrium Reflect free! It will do the job for ya! Now, I use Macrium Reflect Pro and Acronis True Image, neither are free. Probably Macrium Reflect free will work very well for you.

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I recently bought a 500gb wafer-thin external usb hdd and backed up everything on my pc using the Win 7 backup option-- for some reason it took 11 hours to complete !

Now I have decided to restore this backup, I am bit confused how I proceed.

There are 3 files shown on the external hdd :

MediaID.bin-- Windowsimagebackup, and Mike-Tosh. I selected the windowsimagebackup, which surprisingly took only a minute or two to complete.

But when I went back to my desktop, all my program icons were there, but clicking on any them resulted in a 'cannot find program' message.

I then took a look at the Mike-Tosh file and it contained dozens and dozens of zip files.

My problem is not knowing the how to properly restore a full backup ? can anyone tell me the correct procedure please ?

A:how to use backup & restore in Win 7 ?

You have to use windows system image restore program to do it.

Boot the windows 7 dvd/recovery disc.

Select restore system image

System Image Recovery

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Hello I need help!!
When I try to run NTbackup it will start and just say Preparing to backup useing shadow copy. 
It will not do any thing for hours, I have to use ctrl + alt and delete to use windows task manager
to end the process.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Willie T.

A:Backup and Restore

Did this problem just start? If so, try doing a system restore to when it was working.
 
You can also get a clue as to whats going on by looking at the logs in C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data. The Local Settings folder is hidden so turn on show hidden files and folders in control panel, folder options.

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I backed up using XP Pro. Installed Vista Home Premium and tried to restore. After "no backup files on this computer" I eventually found 7 files and had to individually unzip each file to C:\.
I fiddled around some more and in "Empty file" found 32 files to unzip individually.

Is there an easier way to "restore" - please.

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Hello,
Some days ago, I've noticed system started (after long pause!) creating a windows backup,after almost
1.5 hours the work was done (don't know when will be the second).
Now I attach here a screenshot of the backup content, since it is 36 GB, I ask which part to burn to a DVD disk, if I have to burn all of this, then I have to use 10 discs.
Another question, looked for some (free) burning program capable to erase also (windows can't), so I found
"ImgBurn) but my antivirus found inside ad-malware program and removed the downloaded program.
Any idea about a small burning-erasing program ?
As said above, attached a screenshot backup content.
Thanks for answering,
Motim

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Hi everyone. I have been trying to understand the backup and restore utility in Windows 7. I did a complete backup with a system image a week ago. I have the utility on a schedule to backup up my files. Does the utility only backup the new files or all the files on the partition? I already have a system image that is suitable. Why can't I just backup up my user account. Is there a way to just backup your user account? Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie

A:Backup and restore

My understanding is that the backup utility in Win7 for backing up files on a scheduled basis only backs up changes to files.

Have you referred to this link Backup and Restore - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

The backup and restore utility in Win7 does not mention a feature for backing up a user account. This makes sense because your hard drive is not partitioned according to user accounts. Or is it?

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