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Windows 7: Back up

20 Mar 2011   #1

Window7, 64bit Home premium
 
 
Back up

I have set up windows 7 to back up to an external drive but it fails to do so. It starts OK and gets to about 20% and that is where it stays for hours, until I give up and stop it. Is this an issue with Windows 7 or am I doing something wrong. I am a novice with computer so suggestions gratefully received. Thanks

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20 Mar 2011   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome jeankidd


What is the size of the Ext HD ? and how much Free space is available ?
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20 Mar 2011   #3
whs

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And how is the external formatted - Fat32 or NTFS
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20 Mar 2011   #4

Window7, 64bit Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Welcome jeankidd


What is the size of the Ext HD ? and how much Free space is available ?
The size is 1Tb and has 500Gb free space
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20 Mar 2011   #5

Window7, 64bit Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
And how is the external formatted - Fat32 or NTFS
Sorry, not sure about Fat32s and NTFS's
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20 Mar 2011   #6

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type disk management into the start button search box and hit the enter key.

Wait a few seconds.

A windows will pop open and you will see a column that should say NTFS, or FAT 32 next to your external drive's drive letter.
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20 Mar 2011   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is your computer set to go into hibernation after a certain amount of minutes ?

What make & model is the Ext HD ?
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24 Mar 2011   #8

Window7, 64bit Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
type disk management into the start button search box and hit the enter key.

Wait a few seconds.

A windows will pop open and you will see a column that should say NTFS, or FAT 32 next to your external drive's drive letter.
Hey thanks for your interest to help me. My daughter has saved the day for me and set my computer to back up. Thanks a lot
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24 Mar 2011   #9

Window7, 64bit Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Is your computer set to go into hibernation after a certain amount of minutes ?

What make & model is the Ext HD ?
Thanks Doc Brown. My daughter has helped me and it now backs up automatically. Thanks a million
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