Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 - Backup Problems

09 Apr 2011   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

The quick way to computer management.
Windows 7 - Backup Problems-capture.jpg

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

@thyde9337, did you not read my post? Windows disk management will not let you shrink C: drive thats why I had asked that you use partition wizard or easeus or another 3rd party tool.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Windows uses shadow storage space on the system reserved partition (in this case your 100MB) and the drive you are storing the image on. If the image storage drive hasn't got enough shadow storage allocated then you can have backup problems.

Filling up of the 100MB partition appears to be the main cause of these issues.
Your number one priority is to examine it first using Windows own Disk management. You get to Disk Management through Computer Management. It takes 2 minutes.

If the 100MB partition has more than 50MB unused space then it isn't your problem and you don't need to shrink C:.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows 7 - Backup Problems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Problems using Windows backup
Every time I try running Windows backup I get the following error message: Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders. Error:(The system cannot find the path specified. (0x80070003)) ...
Backup and Restore
Windows backup problems
I can not understand what is happening with windows backup. The instructions given are not clear. They ask for a label to be written on the backup disk. Is this a physical label makes it sound that my computer can read writing???
Backup and Restore
Windows Image Backup Problems
Dear All, I've stumbled on this forum after doing some google searches for similar problems, but I cant find the answer. I had an Intel based PC running 4 Sata II hard drives, once is a stand alone backup drive (G Drive) only which backes up the entire OS and respective files on C Drive....
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 backup problems
I use a smaller laptop with Windows 7 Pro and use the C drive for system software and have moved all my personal folders such as My Documents, Music etc to the D drive to save space. All applications are also stored on the D drive. The problem is can Windows backup personal folders moved in this...
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 Backup Problems
In relation to the below paragraph I have noticed that all the areas that I click on that dont work in the backup section of control panel have those yellow and blue shields that indicate UAL protection or so I think. I have administrator privilages however I think UAL may be preventing me from...
Backup and Restore
Problems with Windows 7 Backup and Restore
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...
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:01.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App