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Windows 7: Windows 7 Backup Error 0x8078012D

27 Jun 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Backup Error 0x8078012D

Anyone get this error code? Received this on first attempt at backup.. The error suggests it's a disk problem...I'll try chkdsk in the meantime...I'm running a SATA 2+0 Raid array...Thanks for your help


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27 Jun 2009   #2

 
 

Hi cehanlon, welcome to the forums.

Any chance you could post the entire message so we can properly aid you with this issue?

Thanks

added sorry just seen it in the title LOL


Jeff
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29 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am getting this same error message when attempting to make my first Windows 7 backup. Another forum I read suggested disabling AV software. But I did that and still get this error. The error seems to indicate a problem with the disk (I am using an external 1TB drive). I have run chkdsk against it (took hours) and it found no problems. Ideas?
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29 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I hope you can get it working properly. I gave up on the built in Windows Backup app.

My solution was to go with a 3rd party backup app. There are some highly regarded free ones as well as the venerable Acronis TIH which just recently came out with the 2010 version which is pretty awesome, imo.
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22 Oct 2009   #5

windows 7 and rhel 5
 
 

I am getting this error today too, my backup has been working so far, I backup to an esata drive. It works for awhile and dosent complete. I can't believe all the information you get is this code. you can't even cut and paste the code out and you have to click details to even see it, is there an error log somewhere I can refer to for the backup ?
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09 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 

I just tried to do the backup and got the same msg on a WD 500gb ext drive on USB. \
Was there ever any resolution to this?

Thx,
Mike
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01 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The same error by me.



I check the HDD's with CHKDSK. There is no problems found!
Any solution?
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12 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 32 bit enterprise
 
 

ok ladies and gentlemen, i came bearing some good news, i think i found the problem (or solution) i think, after almost pulling my hair from getting that error and checking the back up disk and it kept coming back clean, i had an intuition to run the check disk on the source disk (i.e. C:/ or whatever your main drive is called, the one that is being backed up), and i found two bad cluster files, after the clean was done and windows rebooted, i ran the backup again and had success.

now i am assuming this could be the problem because if you think about it, it is also involved in backup process as an I/O (or input output). i hope this helps

Fun Fact: i joined this forum just to post that, i found this site so helpful i thought it was about time i repaid the favor good luck
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31 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Backup Error 0x8078012D

I have also had the problems with backing up in Windows 7 Pro. I also get 2 other codes. One of which refered to file types. It suggested that backup would have problems with Jpeg, Gif, Mpeg, Zip, RAR files.

I did the CHKDSK /R on both the C: and my backup disk (WD My Passport 500GB USB Portable HDD). Neither of which had any errors. I reverted back to just a System image, and libraries backup. Even after that, It would not to an automatic backup, I had to do a manual backup first, and to test this, I set it to do an automatic backup about 2 hours after the manual one was completed. Finally a sucessful automatic backup of just the system image and libraries. I did try to do a manual backup before reverting, and after the chkdsk step including the other files, but again it failed.

Seems backup is very selective, not much of a backup program from what I can see.
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10 Jun 2011   #10

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Backup Error 0x8078012D

After several instances of the above error, I finally got Back Up to run successfully from a year-old laptop (HP TouchSmart TM2-t, Windows 7 Home Premium) to a brand new HP (really WD) 1TB external drive.

Note: it did look as if the back-up part occurred, as the external drive's used/free space numbers changed correctly; but the System Image process errored out about halfway through.

It was CHKDSK that did the trick for me. I ran it from Tools rather than via command prompt and just made sure to check the box that offers to "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors." I've read elsewhere that one needs to run it as Administrator, but that wasn't an issue for me.

The first time through, at least a dozen "bad cluster" errors were found in all kinds of places, mostly WinSxS. Then I ran Back Up and it failed again when creating the System Image, even though it did get a little farther. I re-ran CHKDSK exactly as above, and it found one more bad cluster -- in a funny song!

Ran Back Up again, and this time got all the way through it, including the System Image and a "success" message. I haven't checked yet to see if Back Up will obey the schedule I set, but it is displaying the correct next time.
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